“Like all Porsche plug-in hybrids, the new top-of-the-range model in the Cayenne family is also one of the sportiest vehicles in the premium segment – not in spite of its hybrid powertrain but because of it.”
Porsche has introduced their most powerful SUV by far boasting 500kW, the plug-in hybrid Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid available in both normal and coupe variants. Porsche claims that both Cayenne S E-Hybrid version will consume fuel of 3.7-3.9L/100km and electricity consumption of 18.7-19.6kWh/100km. Both Porchas are powered by a 4.0-litre V8 engine with an output of 404kW and 900Nm with both the combustion engine and the 100kW producing electric motor mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. Both models sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds reaching top speeds of 295km/h.
In addition to the two top models, the hybrid range from Porsche now includes the new Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé with system power of 340 kW, a torque of 700 Nm, and an electric range of up to 43 kilometres. gasoline particulate filter is available to order again. In the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid models, the electric motor is located between the V8 engine and the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. The two motors are interconnected via a separating clutch inside the hybrid module, referred to as the Electric Clutch Actuator (ECA). In E-Power driving mode, the electric motor can, on its own, propel the vehicle up to a maximum speed of 135 km/h. It can also be used in the other modes for an additional power boost. These modes can be selected via the standard Sport Chrono Package (Hybrid Auto, Sport and Sport Plus). Porsche has taken this boost strategy from the 918 Spyder super sports car.
With a capacity of 14.1kWh, the lithium-ion battery is situated underneath the vehicle’s floor and can be charged within 2.4 hours with a standard 7.2 kW onboard AC charger using a 400-volt connection with a 16 amp fuse. From a normal socket with 230-volts, charging the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid takes 6 hours. Charging can also be scheduled via Porsche Communication Management (PCM) or the Porsche Connect app. Roll stabilisation system, air suspension, and ceramic brakes as standard.
Similar to their combustion only powered siblings, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid is available with extensive factory-fitted equipment which includes Porsche’s Dynamic Chassis Control, Porsche Vectoring Plus and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes for high-performance braking. 21-inch lightweight alloy wheels in Aero design including wheel arch extensions in body colour, Power Steering Plus, and the Sport Chrono Package. The adaptive three-chamber air suspension, including Porsche Active Suspension Management, ensures a broad spectrum of typical Porsche driving dynamics and a comfortable ride. Up to 22-inch lightweight alloy wheels and rear-axle steering are also available as optional extras.
All Cayenne models include full connectivity as standard. This enables online navigation with real-time traffic information, smart online voice control, and extensive Porsche Connect services – including searching for public charging stations. Additional options for all Cayenne derivatives when the new model year starts include wireless Apple CarPlay, new USB-C ports and a smartphone storage tray with inductive charging function. All hybrid models from Porsche have auxiliary air conditioning as standard. This can be remote controlled directly via the PCM and via the Porsche Connect app, and enables the vehicle to be heated and cooled even when the ignition is not switched on.