Porsche expanded its portfolio of high-performance electrified automobiles by releasing three hybrid variants of the Cayenne directly. The common, third-generation Cayenne and the swoopy Cayenne Coupe launched earlier in 2019 each achieve a range-topping Turbo S E-Hybrid model, whereas the extra style-focused of the 2 receives a tamer E-Hybrid mannequin packing acquainted . The trio will attain showrooms in the course of the 2020 mannequin yr.
Just like the Panamera that wears the identical identify, each variants of the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid supply a brutal quantity of energy due to a plug-in hybrid powertrain constructed round a twin-turbocharged, four.Zero-liter V8 engine. The eight-cylinder works with an electrical motor to ship 670 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque to the 4 wheels by way of an eight-speed computerized transmission. They’re not mild, however the hybrid expertise pelts them from zero to 60 mph in three.6 seconds.
Porsche sandwiched the electrical motor between the engine and the transmission. It attracts electrical energy from a 14.1-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack stuffed beneath the trunk ground. Motorists who’ve entry to a 240-volt charger can high up the pack in 2.four hours, in line with the German automaker. Effectivity-related specs just like the E-Hybrid’s gas financial system, and its electric-only vary, will likely be revealed nearer to its on-sale date.
Positioned additional down within the Cayenne hierarchy, the E-Hybrid Coupe depends on a turbocharged, three.Zero-liter V6 and an electrical motor to ship 455 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. It takes four.7 seconds to succeed in 60 mph from a cease, which continues to be loads fast, and it tops out at 157 mph. Digital Traits drove the usual E-Hybrid and praised its versatile, multifaceted powertrain, its agile chassis, and its wonderful infotainment system.
Visually, it takes a well-trained eye to inform the brand new hybrid fashions aside from their current counterparts. They obtain the standard assortment of model-specific emblems, as you’d anticipate, and 21-inch alloy wheels tucked beneath fender flares. It’s the identical story inside, the place the tech options present in different variations of the Cayenne are accounted for.
All three gasoline-electric variants of the Porsche Cayenne will attain American showrooms in the course of the first quarter of 2020. Porsche priced the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid at $161,900, the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe at $164,400, and the Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe at $86,400. Word the aforementioned figures don’t embody a compulsory $1,350 vacation spot cost.