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Power to the Chinese

By SYF77 on 05 Jul 2010

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Instead of using a 3.6 liter naturally aspirated V6 engine, the Porsche Cayenne thatís meant for the Chinese market will use a supercharged 3.0 liter V6 powerplant from the Audi S4.

This means that finally, the analystsí prediction of China-destined cars to be better vehicles than those meant for the other parts of the world have come true. Porsche is making this move because of a tax legislation thatís related to the engine capacity of the car. If the 3.6-liter engine is used, this would put the SUV in the 3 to 4 liters category, making it to the 40% tax level. But with the 3.0-liter engine from the S4, the Cayenne would fall under the 3 liter limit, reducing the taxes to 25%. What this ultimately means is that the Chinese customers will receive a more advanced machine but with a higher tax reduction. They get a car that offers enhanced driveability as well as more horsepower and torque.

The supercharged 3.0 liter TFSI V6 unit delivers 333 hp between 5,500 and 7,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 324.5 lb-ft between 2,900 and 5,300 rpm. Meanwhile, the naturally aspirated 3.6 liter engine in the Cayenne has an output of 300 hp at 6,300 rpm and 295 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm. Singapore also has a road tax system that is based on capacity but guess our market is too small to warrant any attention.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Ferraricalifornia Jul 05 2010 09:03 PM
i believe this car can be imported from China from Parallel Importers....

i suppose the 3.0Supercharged V6 engine makes more sense lah....

the 3.6V6 is almost nigh any difference from the 4.8V8....

people shopping in the Porsche brand will definitely have the money for the 4.8V8 400bhp/ 500bhp version....

but anyways,

the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid S is using the 3.0 Supercharged V6 engine too what....
AhBao9388 Jul 06 2010 12:29 PM
China are left-hand drive.
Singapore are right-hand drive.
it wouldnt happened sadly
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