250,000th PORSCHE CAYENNE - A DIESEL - ROLLS OFF THE LINE
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Since 2003, more than 85,000 Cayennes have been sold in North America

ATLANTA - March 6, 2009 ---- Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG in Stuttgart today produced the 250,000th
Cayenne at its Leipzig, Germany assembly plant. The milestone vehicle, a white Cayenne powered by
a fuel-efficient and clean-burning six-cylinder diesel engine, will be delivered to a customer in Austria.

Porsche began building its sporty Cayenne SUV in Leipzig in 2002. "The introduction of the Cayenne
as the third model in the series was an important strategic step for Porsche," said Dr. Wendelin
Wiedeking, Chairman of the Board of Porsche AG. "The five-seater is not only a great addition to the
range for our many long-term Porsche customers, but it also opens up to us an entirely new
customer segment on international markets." Thanks to its typical Porsche genes, the easy-to-handle
Cayenne uniquely combines sportiness with robustness and absolute off-road capability.

Since the Cayenne went on sale in North America in March 2003, U.S. and Canadian customers have
to date purchased 85,311 examples of Porsche's popular SUV. In addition to the United States and
Germany, important future Cayenne sales markets include China, Russia, Latin America and the
Middle East.

The current North American Cayenne model lineup includes the Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne GTS,
Cayenne Turbo, and Cayenne Turbo S. Next year Porsche will introduce the Cayenne S Hybrid, a
vehicle offering V8 performance, the efficiency of a four-cylinder, and the ability to 'coast' at a
maximum highway speed of 86 mph for up to 1.2 miles on electric power only. Later this year it also
will offer the Cayenne S Transsyberia, a special model commemorating the Cayenne's three
consecutive first-place finishes in the grueling TransSyberia rally in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Yesterday Porsche unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show its Cayenne Diesel featuring a
3.0-liter engine producing 240 horsepower. Fuel consumption, on average, is only 9.3 liters per 100
kilometers (or approximately 25 mpg*), with a range up to 620 miles, or 1,000 km. The Cayenne
Diesel today is not sold in North America as Porsche has decided to concentrate its efforts on
bringing the Cayenne S Hybrid to North America. Nevertheless, Porsche will closely monitor
consumer trends to decide on the U.S. market potential of a diesel-powered Porsche.
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