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2012 (62) Porsche CayenneGTS 5dr Tiptronic S

Mercedes-Benz of Inverness

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

5-inch high-resolution TFT colour displayCoolant temperature gauge
External temperature gaugeOil temperature gauge
On board computerRemote tailgate/fuel filler releases
Service interval indicator 

Exterior Features

2 speed front wipers + intermittent wipeAutomatic headlights
Body colour door handlesColour coded bumpers
Dual tube twin tailpipesElectric windows + anti trap protection + one touch open/close drivers side
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights
Grey tint in upper edge of windscreenHeated rear windscreen
Heated washer jetsIntegral rear antenna
Intermittent rear wash/wipePower foldback door mirrors
Rain sensorSports exhaust system
Tinted LED tail lights 

Interior Features

40/20/40 split folding rear seat5 12V sockets
Active carbon filterAdjustable headrests (except centre rear)
Air quality sensorAutomatic air recirculate
Delay courtesy light functionDoor safety lights- front and rear
Engine Compartment LightFootwell courtesy lights front and rear
Front and rear cupholders x 2Front and rear door entry lights
Front centre armrestFront reading lights
Front seatback pocketsIgnition Lock illumination
Illuminated air conditioned gloveboxIlluminated ashtray
Illuminated centre console storageIlluminated driver/passenger vanity mirrors
Illumination of luggage compartmentIsofix system on outer rear seats
Leather door armrests + grab handles on centre consoleLeather steering wheel and gearshift
Passenger under seat storage trayPollen filter
Rear centre armrest with storage compartmentRear reading lights
Retractable Loadspace CoverRetractable luggage net
Roof mounted sunglasses holderStainless steel door sills
Stainless steel pedalsStorage bins on all doors
Storage compartments in cargo area side walls 


High gloss black exterior pack - CayenneSportDesign pack with side skirts - Cayenne


3 point front/outer rear seatbelts + pre-tensioners + force limiters on front seatsABS+ABD
ASRCurtain airbags
EDCElectronic parking brake
Front seat belts warningFront side airbags
Full size driver and passenger airbagsHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill hold controlPassenger airbag deactivation system
PTM (Porsche Traction Management)Red painted brake calipers


Alarm system + interior ultrasonic protection + inclination sensorElectronic transponder immobiliser
Porsche vehicle trackingPreparation for vehicle tracking
Remote central lockingTwo stage locking


100 litre fuel tankPorsche stability management (PSM)


Integrated cluster with black bezelsTrim strip in silver
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)251Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftQUAD CAMCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC4806Compression Ratio12.5:1
Cylinder LayoutV8Cylinders8
Cylinders - Bore (mm)96Cylinders - Stroke (mm)83
Gears8 SPEEDNumber of Valves32

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)26.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)33.2EC Urban (mpg)19.1


Badge Engine CC4.8Badge Power420
Coin SeriesGTSInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0749E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years10Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)5.7Engine Power - BHP420
Engine Power - KW309Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6500Engine Torque - LBS.FT380
Engine Torque - MKG53Engine Torque - NM515
Engine Torque - RPM3500Top Speed162


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front275/45 R20
Tyre Size Rear275/45 R20Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleRS SpyderWheel Type20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2155 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)100Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1780
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)670Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked3500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Porsche Cayenne

By Andy Enright


The Porsche Cayenne got off to a rough start in life. When it first arrived in 2002, few were delighted with its styling, many feeling that it tried to unsuccessfully transfer too many design cues from its sports cars onto an SUV. Then there was the backlash from many who felt that Porsche had no business making 4x4s and should instead stick to what it did best; namely making sports cars. Gradually, through sheer intensive development, the Cayenne won people over. The big win came in 2010 with the launch of the second-generation car which expressed its own identity far more articulately. Here's what to look for when tracking down a used example.


The second generation Cayenne made landfall in May 2010 with a line-up that comprised three petrol models; 300PS 3.6-litre V6 Cayenne, 400PS 4.8-litre V8 Cayenne S and 500PS 4.8-litre V8 Cayenne Turbo. These models were augmented by the popular 240PS 3.0-litre V6 Cayenne diesel and the specialist interest 380PS 3.0-litre V6 petrol/electric Cayenne S Hybrid. Take-up was strong right from the outset, but within a year, Porsche had started tweaking the range. In April 2011, the Cayenne diesel saw its power output edge up to 245PS. At the same time, Porsche introduced a Powerkit that added 40PS to the already frantic Turbo model and also made a series of improvements to the S Hybrid, including the ability to drive on electric power from a cold start. The sporty Cayenne GTS was introduced a year later, a 420PS V8 petrol engine being paired with firmer suspension, a lower ride height and aggressive body styling. The diesel range got a shot in the arm in September 2012 with the introduction of the potent 381PS twin turbo 4.2 V8 Cayenne S diesel, while the tail end of that year saw the Turbo S flagship introduced, a model packing some 550PS. The range was thoroughly updated in autumn 2014.

What You Get

As much as you can admire the old Cayenne for its technical prowess, it was nevertheless hard to get past its rather bulbous styling but Porsche is on a roll at the moment. We'll skip over the Panamera and move swiftly onto the latest Boxster and 911, the 918 hypercar and the second gen Cayenne, all amongst the best looking cars in their respective classes. The Cayenne matured really well. It's less physically imposing than the original car and that can only be a good thing, looking sleeker and more subtle and just more Porsche. If the car looks more compact these days, you'll realise it's a bit of sophistry from the stylist's pen. Get inside and you'll find a good deal more space, thanks to this car's 60mm increase in length over the first generation models. Three adults can now sit easily across the back seat - though two would as usual be more comfortable - thanks to two things. First that the centre transmission tunnel is usefully low. And second that the rear seat can slide backwards by up to 160mm to prioritise legroom if you're not using all the boot capacity. As you'd expect, this seat can also recline (into three different positions) as well as split and fold (electrically if you pay extra, though even that system doesn't leave you with a completely level surface when everything's folded flat). Still, once you've dropped the seats, the 670-litre luggage bay's capacity is upped to a useful 1780-litres.

What to Look For

Check for off-roading damage and kerbed alloys and make sure all of the electric functions work. Check for a fully stamped-up service record and do an HPI check to make sure the car you're looking at is legitimate. The hybrid drive system has proven as tough as old boots. Tyres are pricey, so do check that your Cayenne isn't in need of new boots. Inconsistently-worn tyres will also hint at alignment issues. Virtually all Cayenne models will pass through Official Porsche Centres so you can normally buy with confidence, albeit without expecting a screaming bargain. Avoid anything that's had too much in the way of aftermarket modification, as this is usually a first class way to lose your shirt on a Cayenne.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2011 Cayenne S Hybrid) Front brake pads can be found for around £60 with rears retailing at £40. A replacement headlight pod costs around £500 while a front bumper is a reasonable £300.

On the Road

The Cayenne forged a reputation from day one as the best-handling of the big SUVs and the likes of the BMW X5 and the Range Rover Sport have been shooting at it ever since. Whether you choose the base diesel or the rorty Turbo S, you can expect a car that handles with tidy body control, a polished feel to the control weights and with responsive tractable engines. Were we to pick the highlights of the range, it would probably be either the sporty GTS or the quite lovely S Diesel. The latter's 4.2-litre twin-turbocharged V8 develops 381PS and a monstrous 850Nm of torque, driving through an eight speed automatic gearbox. If you need to do any towing, make sure whatever you're towing is firmly stowed, else things are going to be bouncing up the carriageway behind you when this thing takes off. The Cayenne S Diesel sprints to 62mph from a standstill in 5.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 157mph. What's not so well known is that the Cayenne is also an absolute beast off-road. You'll probably want a 'beater' set of wheels and knobblier tyres if you plan to do this seriously, but the drive system and chassis is well up to the task. The diesel's permanent all-wheel drive system does a better job when things get really tough than the active all-wheel drive of the more powerful cars.


The Cayenne deserves credit as the car that saved Porsche from financial meltdown. The Weissach company needed the cash injection from markets such as the US to remain solvent and the Cayenne delivered. This car is more than just a financial expediency though. It developed into something very special and these post-2010 models are the used picks of choice. The base diesel will do most people just fine, but the real talent in the Cayenne chassis is unleashed when you dose it up a bit. Go for an S Diesel or a GTS and you'll really have a weapon. The Turbo and Turbo S models smack a little of overkill. As a used buy, it's proven very tough. Even the complex hybrid model has had a solid record of reliability. Demand is strong across the board though, so bargains may be hard to come by.


This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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