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Porsche has unveiled the Cayenne GTS, ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Described as an especially "sporty model," the Cayenne GTS features a Sport Design package that includes extended wheel arches and revised side skirts. The car also has tinted lighting units, a 20-24mm reduced ride height and 20-inch alloy wheels. Other highlights include a sports exhaust system, high-performance brakes, additional body-color accents and the a Porsche Active Suspension Management system.

Interior changes are relatively limited but there's leather and Alcantara sports seats as well as GTS-branded headrests.

Power is provided by a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 440 PS (323 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 20 PS (14 kW) and 85 Nm (62 lb-ft). Thanks to the extra oomph the crossover accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds - or 5.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package - before hitting a top speed of 262 km/h (162 mph).

Besides the GTS, Porsche will introduce the entry-level Cayenne. It features a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 300 PS (220 kW). It is connected to a new eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission which enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.7 seconds before topping out at 230 km/h (143 mph). It also has an engine start/stop system which reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 0.7 l/100 km and 21 g/km, respectively.

Both models will go on sale in Germany in February and pricing starts at €65,427 for the Cayenne and €98,152 for the Cayenne GTS.

Gallery: 2015 Porsche Cayenne & Cayenne GTS

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