Engine Porsche M48.01

The 4.8-liter Porsche M48.01 gasoline engine was produced by the concern from 2007 to 2010 and was installed on the Cayenne crossover in the back of the 957 or a restyled version of the first generation. The unit existed in two degrees of forcing: for the S version with 385 hp and for the GTS with 405 hp.

Engines of M48-line: M48.00, M48.50, M48.01, M48.51, M48.70.


Production years 2007-2010
Displacement, cc 4806
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 385 – 405
Torque output, Nm 500
Cylinder block aluminum V8
Block head aluminum 32v
Cylinder bore, mm 96
Piston stroke, mm 83
Compression ratio 12.5
Features VarioCam Plus
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on the intake shafts
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Porsche Cayenne S 2008)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 217

The engine was installed on:

  • Porsche Cayenne 1 (9PA) in 2007 – 2010.

Disadvantages of the Porsche M48.01 engine

  • Seizures in the cylinders are less common here than in their predecessor, but there are also;
  • Bad oil or gasoline is to blame, as well as overheating or driving on a cold engine;
  • A lot of trouble is associated with antifreeze leaks from burst pipes or a tank;
  • Often the injection pump of the direct injection system and the fuel pump in the tank fail;
  • The weak points of the engine include ignition coils, thermostat, pump, vacuum pump.

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