Porsche continues to focus on e-mobility, with the Cayenne range following the Panamera series in featuring a plug-in hybrid as its new flagship model.
The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé draw their total output of 680 hp (500 kW) from the intelligent interaction of a four-litre V8 engine (550 hp / 404 kW) and an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission (136 hp / 100 kW). Both models accelerate from a standing start to 100 kph in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 295 kph.
135 kph / 40 km with just electric power – and no emissions!
This exceptional performance is also exceptionally efficient. The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé can drive for up to 40 kilometres with zero emissions. In addition to the two top models, the hybrid range from Porsche now includes the new Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé with total power of 462 hp (340 kW), torque of 700 Nm, and an electric range of up to 43 kilometres. The Cayenne E-Hybrid, which now features a gasoline particulate filter, is available to order again.
Like all Porsche plug-in hybrids, the new top model in the Cayenne family is also one of the sportiest in the segment because of its hybrid powertrain.
The two motors are interconnected via a separating clutch inside the hybrid module. In E-Power driving mode, the electric motor can, on its own, propel the vehicle up to a maximum speed of 135 kph. 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.
The lithium-ion battery can be fully charged within 2.4 hours with the standard 7.2 kW onboard AC charger using a 400-volt connection with a 16-amp fuse. More importantly and conveniently, it takes six hours from a conventional domestic socket with a rating of 230 volts and 10 amps – making overnight charging at home very easy and probably the preferred and normal option for most customers.
Roll stabilisers system, air suspension, and ceramic brakes.
The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé come with extensive factory-fitted equipment as standard. This includes the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) electric roll stabilisation system, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) rear-axle differential lock, the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) high-performance brake system, 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 (PASM), 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.
Full connectivity and auxiliary air conditioning.
All Cayenne models include full connectivity as standard including smart online voice control. Additional options 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 enables the vehicle to be heated and cooled even when the ignition is not switched on.
All Cayenne models feature LED headlights, a cruise control system, camera-based pedestrian protection and Park Assist at the front and rear – including a rear-view camera system in the Cayenne Coupé. Optional extras include LED matrix beam headlights, a head-up display, lane-keeping assist, road sign recognition, active lane guidance, junction assistant and emergency braking.
Cayenne Coupé debuts as a V6 and V8 hybrid.
With the Cayenne Coupé, Porsche has added an even sportier variant to its successful SUV line-up. Highlights of the coupé include sharper lines with a unique roof and rear section, an adaptive rear spoiler, a rear seat bench with the characteristics of two individual seats, and two different roof designs: a panoramic fixed glass roof as standard and an optional carbon roof. Like the SUV, the coupé version is now available in two different hybrid versions; the 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine and a 3.0-litre V6 turbo engine.
All four different hybrid versions of the Cayenne are now available to order.
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