Porsche Cayenne hybrid models bring the power

Cornelia Mascio
Agosto 13, 2019

As the name suggests, the SUVs inherit their powertrains from the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, in this case a 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 that develops 550 PS and 770 Nm of torque.

Porsche has introduced the new Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe. Power has jumped to 680 PS from 5,750 to 6,000 rpm, while maximum torque stands at a towering 900 Nm, made between 1,500 to 5,000 rpm. The result is a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in a claimed 3,8 seconds (that's three-tenths quicker than the standard Cayenne Turbo) and a top speed of 295 km/h. When the electric motor is doing all the work, the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid can travel up to 24.8 miles (40 km) on electricity alone.

On the styling front, the models are distinguished by Acid Green accents, an active rear spoiler and 21-inch AeroDesign wheels. Unlike the more powerful models, though, the lesser E-Hybrid trim forgoes standard performance kit such as carbon-ceramic brakes, an active anti-roll bar, and the 7.2-kW charger (a 3.6-kW charger comes standard).

Otherwise, there are the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+) all as standard.

An assortment of options will be available including a Lightweight Sport Package.

Fortunately, Porsche also adds the Cayenne Coupe E-Hybrid for those on a five-figure budget. Two versions of the package will be available and they save up to 48 lbs (22 kg) of weight. With the debut of the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, Porsche has also upped the horsepower ante of its SUV lineup, making it more powerful than the track-honed GT3RS. Porsche announced on Tuesday (August 13) the launch a new flagship in the line, the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid.

The hybrid range now also includes the new Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé (using the turbocharged 3,0-litre V6 engine as a base), which offers total system outputs of 340 kW and 700 N.m, plus an all-electric range of up to 43 km.

This enables the crossover to run from 0-60 miles per hour (0-96 km/h) in 4.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 157 miles per hour (253 km/h). The Turbo S E-Hybrid also has an all-electric driving range of up to 40km. The price is just as high as the output, with the Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe starting at $165,750 including destination.

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe will be priced from $86,400 and come equipped with eight-way power front sport seats, panoramic fixed glass roof and 20-inch wheels.

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