2016 Porsche Cayenne GTS Gets New Twin-Turbo 3.6L V6 Engine

The Porsche Cayenne model lineup offers enough variety for consumers looking to get into a luxury SUV at the higher-end of the spectrum. From the entry-level V6 and Cayenne Diesel to an E-Hybrid offering and the totally insane Turbo S which goes beyond what we define as an SUV, the price-points span well over $100k moving across the scale. But then there’s the 2016 Porsche Cayenne GTS – the more stylized Cayenne offering that gets a little extra Porsche love and attention, and in my mind, the Cayenne model with the best value of the bunch starting at $95,500 US MSRP or $108,200 CAD.

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New 440-hp V6 Turbo Engine

Gone is the heftier 4.8L V8 found in the 2014 Cayenne GTS (there was no 2015 Cayenne GTS offered), replaced with the smaller displacement, higher output 3.6L twin-turbo V6 for 2016. The new engine puts out 440-hp and 425.5 lb.ft of torque compared to 420-hp and 406 lb.ft from the outgoing V8. So no more naturally aspirated V8 goodness – instead, twin-turbo power sharing the same powerplant at the new Cayenne S, reaching 100km/hr in 5.2-seconds (or 5.1-seconds with the Sport Chrono Package). Plus, premium fuel now if that matters to you. 

An active all-wheel drive pairs to the Cayenne’s 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission, all riding on the air suspension which includes the Porsche PASM system.

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Standards and Upgrades

Standard Features on the GTS

The 2016 Cayenne GTS starts at $108,200 CAD and comes equipped with the standards including 8-way GTS power sports seats up front wrapped in Alcantara centres; 4-point LED daytime running lights and LED tail light modules in the rear; a heated steering wheel with multifunction controls; and the Porsche PCM system with navigation paired to an 11-speaker system, to name a few.

Outside, the Cayenne GTS finds a power top hinged tailgate with integrated spoiler and a rear wiper, plus black painted 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels with upgraded rotors/calipers front and rear. 

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GTS Options and Upgrades

With any new Porsche, the customization and options seem endless. This GTS finds the following options:

  • Carmine Red paint – $3,590 CAD
  • Interior package in Carmine Red – $3,390
  • PTV Plus – $1,700
  • Electric side/tilt sunroof in glass – $1,360
  • Heated rear seats – $600
  • Isolated heated windshield – $560
  • Park Assist with Camera – $750
  • Upgraded LED light package – $1,680
  • Self-dimming mirrors – $480
  • Bose package infotainment system – $2,280
  • Comfort lighting package – $380
  • Sport Chrono package – $880

Bringing the total price, including the $1,115 destination charge, to $126,965 CAD.

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