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Plug-in hybrid model now tops the Porsche Cayenne range

Porsche’s Cayenne range follows the Panamera series (earlier post) in now featuring a plug-in hybrid as its new flagship model.


Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé, Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, 2019

The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé draw their system output of 500 kW from the intelligent interaction of a four-liter V8 engine (404 kW/550 PS) and an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission (100 kW/136 PS). The maximum system torque of 900 N·m 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 (183 mph). The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé can drive for up to 40 kilometers (25 miles) with zero tailpipe emissions. The average NEDC consumption is 3.9–3.7 l/100 km (60.3-63.5 mpg US) (fuel) and 19.6–18.7 kWh/100 km (electric).

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 (462 PS; Fuel consumption combined 3.2–3.1 l/100 km, electricity consumption 18.7–17.7 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 75–72 g/km), torque of 700 N·m, and electric range of up to 43 kilometers (26.7 miles). The Cayenne E-Hybrid, which now features a gasoline particulate filter, is available to order again.

Speeds of up to 135 km/h with just electric power. 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 (84 mph). 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 is installed underneath the loadspace floor and has a capacity of 14.1 kWh. The high-voltage battery can be fully charged within 2.4 hours with the standard 7.2 kW onboard AC charger when using a 400-volt connection with a 16-amp fuse. The charging process takes six hours from a conventional domestic socket with a rating of 230 volts and 10 amps. Charging can also be scheduled via Porsche Communication Management (PCM) or the Porsche Connect app (for smartphones and Apple Watch).

Roll stabilisation system, air suspension, and ceramic brakes as standard. 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 (PDCC) electric roll stabilization 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 as standard. 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.

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-liter V8 biturbo engine and with a 3.0-liter V6 turbo engine.

The new Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé has a system output of 340 kW (462 PS) and a system torque of 700 N·m. 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 (157 mph). The average consumption according to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) is 3.2–3.1 l/100 km (73.4 to 75.8 mpg US) (fuel) and 18.7 – 17.7 kWh/100 km (electric). The purely electric range is up to 43 kilometers.



It makes a lot of sense for Porsche (and similar manufacturers) to build PHEVs, especially with CO2 based taxation in much of Europe.
The owners get to tootle around town on electric mode and blast down the autobahns on ICE. The cars are expensive enough to cover the dual engines etc, so it all works out peachy.

Trying to get the same technology into a Golf or a Focus is another matter altogether.


The tech works fine in a Fusion.  Guess how I know.


@ep: you have one,
I am not suggesting that it cannot be done, just that it might be too expensive. A larger car like a Fusion has a better capacity to absorb a higher price (as do BMWs etc.)


It down-scales in size of maybe not in price; note that there was a C-Max Energi as well.  Cute car, but a little short on cargo space.

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