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Cayenne

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

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Air Suspension with Leveling System and Height Adjustment
On vehicles with air suspension, the driver can set five different level steps manually.

The preselected level is automatically adapted to suit the vehicle speed.

The height of the vehicle is automatically kept constant when the vehicle is loaded. The individual levels can be set only while the engine is running.

Information

  1. The vehicle may not be driven on public roads in the terrain or special terrain setting.
  2. Frequent level changes can cause the compressor to overheat. In this case, the compressor must cool for several minutes before the leveling system is fully functional again. The system automatically adjusts to a selected level when the compressor cools down.

Normal level
The ground clearance at normal level is approx. 7.48 in. (190 mm) (Cayenne GTS: approx. 7.00 in. (178 mm)).

Terrain level (High level I)
This level is intended for off-road driving, field tracks, forest paths, etc.

The vehicle is raised by around 1.1 in. (28 mm) (front axle) and 0.98 in. (25 mm) (rear axle) compared with normal level.

Terrain level can only be selected manually and at speeds below approx. 50 mph (80 km/h).

The vehicle is automatically lowered to normal level at speeds exceeding approx. 50 mph (80 km/h) (60 mph or (100 km/h) when the offroad driving program is active).

The vehicle is automatically raised to terrain level when the off-road driving program is activated.

Special terrain level (High level II)
This setting is intended only for extremely challenging terrain requiring maximum ground clearance.

Compared with normal level, the vehicle is raised by around 2.28 in. (58 mm) (front axle) and 2.17 in. (55 mm) (rear axle).

Special terrain level can only be selected manually and at speeds below approx. 20 mph (30 km/h). The vehicle is automatically lowered to terrain level at a speed of more than approx. 20 mph (30 km/h).

Low level
This level is intended for high-speed driving. From a speed of approx. 100 mph (160 km/h) the vehicle is automatically lowered by around 0.87 in. (22 mm) (front axle) and 0.98 in. (25 mm) (rear axle) compared with normal level.

The vehicle is also automatically lowered if it exceeds 85 mph (138 km/h) for at least 10 seconds.

The vehicle is automatically raised to normal level if the speed drops to less than approx. 50 mph (80 km/h) for around 10 seconds, or less than approx. 25 mph (40 km/h).

Information
If low level was set manually using the rocker switch in the center console, low level also remains active at speeds below approx. 25 mph (40 km/h).


Information
The normal level on the Cayenne GTS is already lower than on other model types. Therefore the vehicle is not lowered below normal level on the basis of speed.

The vehicle is lowered by approx. 0.39 in. (10 mm) (front and rear axle) compared with normal level if low level is manually selected or Sport mode is switched on.

For information on Sports mode:

  • Please see the chapter "SPORT MODE" on page 200.

Low level II (not Cayenne GTS)
This level is intended for high-speed driving. From a speed of approx. 130 mph (210 km/h) for more than 40 seconds, the vehicle is automatically lowered by approx. 1.26 in. (32 mm) (front axle) and 1.38 in. (35 mm) (rear axle) compared with normal level.

The vehicle is automatically raised to low level if the speed drops to below approx. 105 mph (170 km/h) for around 60 seconds or below approx. 75 mph (120 km/h).

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