New versions of the Porsche Cayenne have done away with the low-range gearbox that was found on the original generation, but the platform is still able to deliver the same off-road performance using more advanced electronic traction control systems. The decision to eliminate the heavy low-range gearbox was done to save weight and improve the vehicle’s overall handling profile.
“In the further development of the electronic control systems, we made a big step forward in terms of control quality and speed,” Oliver Laqua said, in a press release. “As a result, we were able to have the same off-road capability as the E1 in the new design of the E2 without a transfer case or a low-range gear, and we could therefore achieve a big weight saving.”
When a Mark Motors Porsche customer is outfitting their Porsche Cayenne, they will need to make several decisions about which of the many available accessory packages to add. If a buyer wants to maximize the off-road potential of the current Cayenne, they’ll need to add the available Off-Road Package that will include:
Additional underbody protection
Rock rails with integrated skid plates
Reinforced engine and rear axle protections
Additional digital displays for the vehicle’s telemetry
Better towing support
If you would like to learn more about the Porsche Cayenne and its long list of capabilities, make an appointment with a Mark Motors Porsche product expert, today.