Porsche continues to consistently focus on e-mobility, announcing today the new Cayenne range which follows 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 models draw their system output of 500 kW (680 PS) from the intelligent interaction of a four-litre V8 engine and an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. The maximum system torque of 900 Nm is available from just above idle. Both models accelerate from a standing start to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 295 km/h. This exceptional performance is matched by a high level of efficiency: the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé can drive for up to 40 kilometres with zero local emissions. Both new models will arrive as part of the 2020 model year.
A third new model also debuts today: the 2020 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé, with system power of 340 kW (462 PS), torque of 700 Nm, and electric range of up to 43 kilometres.
The new Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe models reach a top speed of 295 km/h.
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.
Speeds of up to 135 km/h with just electric power
The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé come with extensive factory-fitted equipment as standard: features include the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control electric roll stabilisation system, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus rear-axle differential lock, the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake 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. Up to 22-inch lightweight alloy wheels and rear-axle steering are also available as optional extras.
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. The electric motor sits between the gasoline engine and the eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission, allowing the respective power sources to propel the vehicle in combination or independently. The 14.1 kWh lithium ion battery offers 30 percent more energy capacity than the battery used in previous generation plug-in hybrid Cayenne models. 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. Porsche has taken this boost strategy from the 918 Spyder super sports car.
All three models bear distinctive Acid Green coloring around their badges, and on their brake calipers.
All models feature online navigation with real-time traffic information, smart online voice control, charging scheduling and remote control of auxiliary air conditioning.
A double debut: Cayenne Coupé 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 SUV coupé is now available in two different hybrid versions: in combination with the 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine and with a 3.0-litre V6 turbo engine. The new Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé has a system output of 340 kW (462 PS) and a system torque of 700 Nm. In conjunction with the standard Sport Chrono Package, it sprints from a standing start to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds (5.0 seconds with the lightweight sports packages) and has a top speed of 253 km/h. The average consumption is 3.2–3.1 l/100 km (fuel) and 18.7 – 17.7 kWh/100 km (electric).
All Cayenne models include full connectivity as standard. This enables online navigation with real-time traffic information, smart online voice control, charging scheduling and remote control of auxiliary air conditioning via Porsche Communication Management or the Porsche Connect app.