The Cayenne S was treated to a new front end and widened wheel arches for 2007, which went some way to counter criticism of the original car’s appearance.

The V8 engine was increased in capacity from 4.5 to 4.8-litres which, in turn, saw the maximum power rise to 385bhp, from 340bhp.

However, the big news was the adoption of Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) which, combined with an aerodynamic improvement, saw fuel consumption decrease to 19.0mpg on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).


Capacity: 4806cc

Compression ratio: 12.5:1

Maximum Power: 385bhp @ 6200rpm

Maximum Torque: 500Nm @ 3500rpm

Brakes: Front: 330mm discs; rear: 330mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS

Suspension: Front: Double track control arm with subframe, spring struts and conical stump springs and dampers Rear: Multi-arm with subframe, spring struts with coil springs and dampers.

Wheels & Tyres: Front: 18×8.0J with 255/55R18 tyres. Rear: 18×8.0J with 255/55R18 tyres (19- 20- and 21-inch rims optional)

Length: 4798mm

Width: 1928mm

Weight: >2225kg

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Top speed: 156mph 0-62mph: 6.6 seconds (manual)