Porsche debuts four new models in the Middle East


Porsche revealed four new models for the first time in the Middle East at the Dubai International Motor Show. The brand’s sports car showcase featured the latest generation Cayenne, as well as the all-new Panamera Sport Turismo, Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid and the limited edition 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.

Deesch Papke, Chief Executive Officer at Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE, commented: “Our aim at this year’s event is to once again reiterate how and why Porsche builds the best sports cars in every segment. Although all four models revealed today differ in size and shape, they all share the same impressive Porsche performance and iconic design DNA that have become synonymous with our brand. The eagerly anticipated new generation of the Cayenne for example takes an already successful four-door sports car to even greater heights. I am certain our customers and enthusiasts will be impressed by how our engineers have created a dynamic SUV, with offroad capabilities and outstanding levels of comfort, coupled with innovative assistance systems.”

Combining typical Porsche performance, design and versatility, the latest Cayenne range features up to 65 kilograms of weight savings, along with innovative chassis systems, wider rear tyres and rear-axle steering. Going off-road is now even easier, as the driver can choose between five pre-programmed drive and chassis modes, depending on the terrain. A completely new interior showcases the Porsche Advanced Cockpit concept, which creates an even closer link between driver and vehicle. Virtually all the vehicle functions in this fully networked SUV can be viewed and operated using the high-resolution display and touchscreen.

At launch, the Cayenne model range will be available in three versions that range from 340 hp to 550 hp and feature a new eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox. Top of the model line and on the stand at this year’s DIMS, the new Cayenne Turbo delivers a maximum torque output of 770 Nm (an increase of 20 Nm) and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds, when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package.

Also on public display for the first time in the Middle East region are the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, the Panamera 4S Sport Turismo as well as the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, highlighting the diversity of Porsche’s sports car line-up. The Panamera Sport Turismo is the first saloon featuring three seats in the back and a completely redesigned rear exterior. A versatile and practical sports car in the luxury segment, it can accommodate five passengers and up to 520 litres of luggage. The Panamera 4S Sport Turismo, revealed at this year’s motor show, offers typical Porsche performance with an output of 440 hp and a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 4.2 seconds, when equipped with the Sport Chrono Package."

Now the most powerful saloon in the range, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid brings cutting-edge technological advancements in electric mobility to the fore. A boost strategy adapted from the 918 Spyder delivers 850 Nm of torque and a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 3.4 seconds in a model that can drive up to 50 kilometres in electric mode. "

During the first day of the motor show, Porsche also premiered the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, a limited edition coupé, that represents the most powerful and distinctive Turbo S to date. Intricately finished by hand at Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur in Zuffenhausen/Germany, the 3.8-litre, six-cylinder biturbo flat engine (with an exclusive power kit) has a maximum torque of 750 Nm and a power output of 607 hp."