Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid models announced
Porsche announced the new Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe: the most powerful Cayenne models ever.
With 670 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque courtesy of a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 combined with an electric motor, the new range-topping Cayenne models are the latest examples of Porsche using plug-in hybrid technology to enhance performance. Both new models will arrive as part of the 2020 model year. A third new model, the 2020 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe also broke cover.
The new Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe models accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds, toward an electronically limited top track speed of 183 mph. 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, depending on the selected drive mode.
Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive is standard equipment on all Cayenne models including the newly announced versions. The electric motor is connected to a 14.1 kWh lithium ion battery offering 30% more energy capacity than the battery used in previous generation plug-in hybrid Cayenne models. The same battery is used in other current plug-in hybrid Cayenne models.
As the top models, these two vehicles come with improved standard equipment as compared to the Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne Turbo Coupe. Of particular significance, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+) and Sport Chrono Package are all included from the factory as standard.
A 7.2 kW onboard charger and 21-inch AeroDesign Wheels including wheel arch extensions in exterior color are also standard equipment on the top two models. Sport Exhaust and Rear Axle Steering are both available as options. The upgraded charger enables a complete recharge of the 14.1 kWh battery in as little as 2.4 hours when using a 240-volt connection with a 50-amp circuit. All of these features except PTV+ are optionally available on the V6-powered Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe.
Both models include 18-way Adaptive Sport Seats as standard equipment. The seating layout for the standard body style includes a rear bench seat with three seating positions. By contrast, the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe and Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe feature two seating positions with separated individual bucket seats. For those customers who wish to take advantage of three rear seating positions, the rear bench seat design from the standard body is available to customers as a no-cost option. The rear seats in the coupe also sit lower to offset the Coupe roofline, which is 0.78 inches (20 millimetres) lower than the standard model.
In addition to the new top models, Porsche also announced the Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe. Combining the same 3.0-litre single-turbo V6 and electric motor as the standard Cayenne E-Hybrid, total system output is 455 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the standard Sport Chrono Package, the 0-60 mph sprint happens in 4.7 seconds. Top track speed for this model is 157 mph.
Eight-way Sport Seats offer significant side and thigh bolstering, further emphasising the sporty intent of the Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe. A fixed glass panoramic roof, and 20-inch Cayenne Design wheels also represent upgrades in standard equipment over the Cayenne E-Hybrid.
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe and Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe are all expected to reach US Porsche dealerships in the first quarter of 2020. The starting MSRPs are $161,900 for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, $164,400 for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe and $86,400 for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe.