German manufacturer hasn't offered a diesel-powered machine since February, and will now focus on hybrids and EVs
James Attwood, digital editor
23 September 2018

Porsche has confirmed that it will no longer offer diesel-powered versions of any of its models, with company chief Oliver Blume saying the firm will instead intensify development of hybrid and electrified technology.

Autocar revealed in February that the firm had discontinued its only two diesel models, the Macan S Diesel and Panamera 4S Diesel, due to a fall in customer demand and the introduction of stricter emissions tests. At the time, Porsche said that didn’t mean it had “decided to stop all diesel models” forever.

However, the company now says it will no longer offer diesel powertrains in the future, noting they accounted for just 12% of worldwide Porsche sales in 2017.

“Porsche is not demonising diesel,” said Blume. “It is, and will remain, an important propulsion technology. We as a sports car manufacturer, however, for whom diesel has always played a secondary role, have come to the conclusion that we would like our future to be diesel-free. Naturally, we will continue to look after our existing diesel customers with the professionalism they expect.”

Porsche is gearing up to launch the Taycan electric sports car next year, and says that by 2025 “every second new Porsche vehicle could have an electric drive”, meaning a hybrid or full electric powertrain.

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23 September 2018

When you consider how many great sounding cars Porsche have made and how many technical advances they’ve pioneered, a rattling diesel was never going to cut it. It’s a great sign of progress that they’ve ditched the tractor engines.

Some say that the only water you should find in a Porsche is in the windscreen washer bottle. Well that will be true again with the Taycan, which IMHO does qualify as a true Porsche thanks to its ground-breaking technology.

But at least there will no longer be a diesel Porsche. Hallelujah. Dr. Ferdinand can stop spinning in his grave now.

 

23 September 2018
Many modern diesel engines are great, and their purity, economy and torquiness are entirely appropriate in the Cayenne, whereas half-baked, neither-fish-nor-fowl 'hybrids' are not.

24 September 2018

Agree with HiPo 289 and beechie. A Cayenne can be diesel, but a Porsche Cayenne should be V8 twin turbo. Ferdinands first design had electric motors as part of its drivechain and the Taycan brings us full circle. Diesel has its place, in tractors, Audi's, and other German appliances.

24 September 2018

Thanks for letting us know about this update from Porsche that it will not offered a diesel-powered machine and will now focus on hybrids and EVs in any of its models.

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24 September 2018
Re all the rejoicing of porsche ditching diesel , most of the cayennes, macans and panameras ive seen are diesel . The reason for that is they aren't sports cars . Porsche stopped being a pure sports car manufacturer decades ago , in reality they're no different to Ford or Mercedes but with a better sporting flagship, it's a vw offshoot same as Seat or Audi. Porsche would do well to remember it wasn't petrol 911s or even boxsters that's saved the company but in the main diesel SUVs.....

24 September 2018
Sundym wrote:

Re all the rejoicing of porsche ditching diesel , most of the cayennes, macans and panameras ive seen are diesel . The reason for that is they aren't sports cars . Porsche stopped being a pure sports car manufacturer decades ago , in reality they're no different to Ford or Mercedes but with a better sporting flagship, it's a vw offshoot same as Seat or Audi. Porsche would do well to remember it wasn't petrol 911s or even boxsters that's saved the company but in the main diesel SUVs.....

In those days Porsche was independent small company. Now it is a very integrated integrated part of VAG, they provide engines to other parts of the concern, they use the same platform as other parts of the concern. There will still be petrol-SUVs available from P and with hybrid tech they will be almost or as efficient as diesel.

24 September 2018

 Porsche is only doing what most in the near future are doing, they are moving towards what most of us want, quite, clean transport, ok, they’re going to produce EV and hybrid sports cars and SUV’s but transport none the less and even by 2030 I think we’ll still have Deisel in new Cars which beggars the thought....what are we going to do with the Oil surplus?

Peter Cavellini.

24 September 2018
When will V-Dub do the same?

24 September 2018

There's only so much a company can do efficiently. Petrol, Hybrid, Electric, diesel if one had to go from the range I'm SO GLAD it's DIEsel.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

24 September 2018
Has anyone read any real world reports on real mpg on hybrids , apart from the prius and niro, none of them are any good . Which begs the question what about global warming which was because of increased CO2, if our cars need more fuel then we are all stuffed ? Surely if the newest diesels are as clean as petrol but produce far better mpg then we are going down the wrong road . My nephew (Not a petrol head ) has a Merc 300h , lives in a tenement has no access to charging and gets 20-30mpg because he's dragging a huge dead battery pack along everywhere. That's the reality for a lot of people .

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