Porsche has announced plans to offer the Cayenne Diesel in United States for the 2013 model year.

Porsche has announced plans to offer the Cayenne Diesel in United States for the 2013 model year.

Virtually identical to the European variant, the model uses a 3.0-liter V6 turbo-diesel engine with 240 hp (179 kW / 243 PS) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque. It enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds, hit a top speed of 135 mph (217 km/h) and tow up to 7,716 lbs (3,500 kg).

The Porsche Cayenne Diesel will go on sale in September and U.S. pricing starts at $55,750 - excluding a $975 destination charge.

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