2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

2013-2014 Cayenne – Manual

Page: 267

Operating Your Porsche in other Countries
Government regulations in the United States and Canada require that automobiles meet specific emission regulations and safety standards. Therefore, cars built for the U.S. and Canada differ from vehicles sold in other countries.

If you plan to take your Porsche outside the continental limits of the United States or Canada, there is the possibility that:

  1. Unleaded fuel may not be available,
  2. Unleaded fuel may have a considerably lower octane rating. Excessive engine knock and serious damage to both engine and catalytic converters could result,
  3. Service may be inadequate due to lack of proper service facilities, tools or diagnostic equipment,
  4. Replacement parts may not be available or very difficult to get.

Porsche cannot be responsible for the mechanical damage that could result because of inadequate fuel, service or parts availability.

If you purchased your Porsche abroad and want to bring it back home, be sure to find out about shipping and forwarding requirements, as well as current import and customs regulations.

When the ignition is on, the fuel level is displayed on the instrument panel.

  • Please see the chapter "FUEL GAUGE" on page 105.

Refueling Fire Risk

  • Fire, open flame and smoking are prohibited when handling fuel.

Fuel Vapors and Skin Contact
Fuel and fuel vapors are hazardous to health.

  • Avoid contact with skin or clothing, since injury to your skin may occur.
  • Do not inhale fuel vapors, since they may make you ill and possibly cause death if inhalation is prolonged and occurs in a closed space.

To prevent damage to the emission control system and engine:

  • Never drive the tank dry.
  • Avoid high cornering speeds after the warning lights have come on.

  • Please see the chapter "FUEL ECONOMY" on page 266.


It is important that the service intervals, particularly the oil change intervals, are observed in accordance with the specifications in the "Maintenance" booklet.

Check engine warning light
If the warning lights in the instrument panel come on and remain on while driving, it suggests:

  1. a potential engine control problem and the need for system service or
  2. an improperly fastened tank cap or
  3. refueling with engine running.

Fuel recommendations gasoline engine
Your Porsche is equipped with catalytic converters and must use UNLEADED FUEL WITHOUT METALLIC ADDITIVES ONLY.

Your engine is designed to provide optimum performance and fuel economy using unleaded premium fuel with an octane rating of 98 RON/ 88 MON (93 CLC or AKI) (Cayenne S Hybrid: 95 RON/85 MON (90 CLC or AKI)). Porsche therefore recommends the use of these fuels in your vehicle.

Porsche also recognizes that these fuels may not always be available. Be assured that your vehicle will operate properly on unleaded premium fuels with octane numbers of at least 95 RON/ 85 MON (90 CLC or AKI) (Cayenne S Hybrid: 91 RON/82.5 MON (87 CLC or AKI)), since the engine’s "Electronic Oktane™ knock control" will adapt the ignition timing, if necessary.

If fuels of less than 95 RON/85 MON (90 CLC or AKI) (Cayenne S Hybrid: 91 RON/ 82.5 MON (87 CLC or AKI)) are used however, this could reduce performance and increase fuel consumption.

  • Avoid driving at full throttle.
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