Although famously known as a high-performance car, Porsche took its time in developing a car with environmentally friendly technology. Most recently, Porsche is expanding its hybrid range by introducing the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid.
The main point of the car is under its hood. Porsche installed a 3.0-liter V6 engine (250 kW / 340 hp) combined with an electric engine (100 kW / 136 hp) to produce a total system power of 340 kW (462 hp).
The combustion engine performance has increased compared to the previous 5 kW (7 hp) to 250 kW (340 hp), electric engine performance where it now has more than 43 percent at 100 kW (136 hp). While the maximum torque reaches 700 Nm.
The upgrade strategy utilized on the car is exactly like the 918 Spyder supercar. This ensures that the electric engine can be used in all Sport Chrono Package driving modes for additional performance improvements.
The Cayenne plug-in hybrid drive allows acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds and a maximum speed of 253 km/h. The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid can cover distances of up to 441 kilometers and a top speed of 135 km/h using only electric power.
Another important note is that the average consumption in the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC) is 3.4 – 3.2 liters / 100 km of fuel and 20.9 – 20.6 kWh / 100 km of electricity.
When the battery runs out, the vehicle owner can recharge approximately 7.8 hours by using a standard 3.6 kW onboard charger. Meanwhile, if the charging time can be reduced to 2,3 hours with the 7.2 kW charger.
As a gesture to differentiate the car with others on the lineup, Porsche made small changes to the interior. The carmaker adds green accents to the instrument cluster and infotainment system. This model is also equipped with additional standard equipment including the Auxiliary Cabin Conditioning system.
Along with the launch of the Cayenne E-Hybrid, Porsche expands the range of its comfort and assistance system for the entire Cayenne series with additional options such as a new head-up display, a massage chair, and 22-inch lightweight metal alloy wheels.
With Porsche Traction Management (PTM), the Cayenne E-Hybrid has an active all-wheel drive with an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. Thanks to the new chassis, the Cayenne E-Hybrid offers the driving dynamics of the same sports car as all the new Cayenne models.
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is available as standard. Optional features include a Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) stabilization control system and trailer connections for loads up to 3.5 tons. The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is marketed starting at $ 81,800.