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 |  Feb 19 2009, 11:12 AM

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Along with the eagerly anticipated GT3, Porsche will debut the new Cayenne Diesel at the Geneva Auto Show in March.

Powered by a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine, the Cayenne Diesel makes 240hp and a significant 405 ft-lbs of torque at just 2000 rpm. Porsche says the engine can propel the Cayenne Diesel to 62 mph in a reasonable 8.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 133 mph.

The Cayenne Diesel will come standard with Porsche’s Tiptronic S transmission – sorry, no PDK here.

Fuel consumption is rated at 30.4 mpg on average, for a total fuel-tank range of 620 miles.

With all that powerful diesel-generated torque we expect the towing abilities to be significant, however, Porsche has yet to release that statistic.

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Outside the Cayenne Diesel looks the same as a standard Cayenne, including the rear Cayenne badge. (It appears as though any reference to the diesel engine will be absent).

Other features of the Cayenne Diesel include Porsche Traction Management (PTM) to ideally distribute power between the front and rear wheels. Finally, Porsche’s Stability Management (PSM) system has received tweaks to work more fluidly with the diesel powerplant.

The Cayenne Diesel is currently not scheduled for sale in North America.

Porsche Cayenne Diesel:

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Official release after the jump:

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