Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking (no really its his name) has confirmed that next years Cayenne will be installed with a three-litre V6 diesel developing 237bhp and 406lb ft of torque.
If the lump sounds familiar, that s because the oil-burner will be transplanted near-unchanged from the Audi Q7 - all part of the Posche/VAG group not-always-so-friendly partnership.
The turbodiesel will haul the Q7 to 60mph in 8.5 seconds and return around 27mpg, so you can expect similar performance from the Cayenne.
Rather than investing in a new, expensive diesel engine, Porsche has instead ploughed its cash into developing a hybrid system, which should make its way into the Cayenne some time in 2010.
And if you re getting a bit rattled about the whole idea of a diesel Porsche, just a thought: it could have been the five-litre V10 turbodiesel straight out the Touareg. All things considered, probably a good move.