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It has finally happened. Porsche has gone

After eight decades of petrol-only
propulsion - with the exception of a few assorted tractors and ill-advised
aftermarket jobs - Porsche has bitten the big green bullet and announced that
next year’s Cayenne will feature a three-litre V6 diesel.

It’s the same unit that features in Audi’s
Q7, with 237bhp and an impressive 406lb ft of torque. The TDI engine will see
the Q7 to 60mph in 8.5 seconds - expect similar performance from the
closely-related Cayenne.

Those of you
who wince at the idea of a diesel Porsche, we feel your pain. Then again, we
were a touch sceptical about the Audi R8 diesel…
and that looks to be shaping up rather nicely.

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