2010 Porsche Cayenne Diesel Cargraphic upgrade review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 , 15:03:35 byAngela

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Porsche Cayenne Diesel Cargraphic upgrade

Porsche developed the Cayenne diesel, a real alternative to the petrol-driven models. Its V6 engine is capable of developing 240 PS and 550 Nm of torque. A traditional customizing company from Germany, Cargraphic, has now included in its range a conversion kit for the look of the Cayenne Turbo. The clients can receive then a matching rear valence along with sports exhaust, heat shield and end pipes all these for EUR2.495. The exhaust systems are produced in England by Cargraphic manufacturers that use only high-grade stainless steel to satisfy even the quality standards demanded in the aviation industry. It seems that technically, the diesel engine used in the Cayenne is actually a turbo engine. Thanks to an upgrade via software, the engine develops 290 PS and 630 Nm of torque and enables the car to reach a top speed of 133 mph. The price for the software performance upgrade reaches EUR995.

Diesel Power with Turbo Look

The Cargraphic upgrade kit for the Porsche Cayenne 3 litre Diesel

The Cayenne Diesel is a real alternative to the petrol-driven models, especially for long-distance motoring. Diesel drivers can really get their money`s worth, not just in economic terms, and this is down to the V6 unit`s high torque of 550 Nm at 176 kW / 240 PS. The only issue is the look, which does come across as somewhat tame, compared with the top Cayenne models. Yet even this is now no longer a major shortcoming, as Cargraphic, the traditional customizing company from Germany, has now included in its range a conversion kit for Cayenne Turbo look.

What the vehicle enhancement specialists, with their reputation for attention to detail, can offer the customer is a matching rear valence along with sports exhaust, heat shield and end pipes, all for 2,495 euros (plus VAT). The exhaust systems are produced in England by Cargraphic`s own manufacturers, working to the highest standards of craftmanship. Only high-grade stainless steel is used, good enough to satisfy even the quality standards demanded in the aviation industry.

All that remains, then, is the "moral" issue of whether a diesel model should actually even be allowed to bear the Turbo insignia. Michael Schnarr, who heads the company along with his brother Thomas, has got the answer: "Technically, the diesel engine used in the Cayenne is actually a turbo engine." And on the subject of performance, he points to another of the company`s products. Thanks to an upgrade via software, the engine power soars to 290 PS (213 kW) and the top speed rises to 133 mph (221 km/h). In terms of torque - now up to 630 Nm - the diesel model is now getting dangerously close to the "real" Turbo Cayenne, with its 700 Nm. The price of the software performance upgrade runs to 995 euros (plus VAT).