Porsche announces three new PHEV Cayennes

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-hybrid 2019 first drive review- cabin

That's almost $35,000 more than the cost of the standard Cayenne Turbo, although the delta falls closer to $25,000 after accounting for the gasoline-electric model's extra standard features. This enables the crossovers to have a combined output of 670 hp (550 kW / 679 PS) and 663 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque.

Indeed, while the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine provides 548hp, the electric motor serves up an extra 135hp for that 680hp total output. That's because when these go on sale in the United States in Q1 2020, they will officially become the most powerful Cayenne models produced to date. Hooked to the eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox with drive going to all four wheels, Porsche claims a top speed of 295 km/h for both with the benchmark 0-100 km/h acceleration time taking 3.8 seconds. This powertrain is already offered on the standard Cayenne SUV and mixes a 3.0-litre V6 engine with electrification to produce 456bhp and 700Nm of torque.

Being the new flagship models, the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid comes extensively packaged. The company has revealed the most powerful versions of the latest Cayenne and Cayenne Coupé, and they're both plug-in hybrids - the Turbo S E-Hybrid, to be exact.

In September, Porsche plans to present its first electric auto, the Taycan. In addition to the two top models, the Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé now complements the series. The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is equipped with an electric motor and a battery. The Sport Chrono Package, which includes a mode switch featuring the Sport Response button, is also standard on all three vehicles. But that feature also played into the performance of the previous-generation Cayenne Turbo S, which needed 3.8 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour and 12.2 for the quarter-mile, despite boasting 29 more horses from its larger twin-turbo 4.8-liter V-8 and weighing 18 pounds less than this portly 5148-pound five-seater. The plug-ins also score a host of factory-fitted equipment as standard, including the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Controlelectric roll stabilisation system, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus rear-axle differential lock, ceramic composite brakes and the Sport Chrono Package.

Porsche today unleashes three new 2020 Cayenne models, two of which will take their places at the top of the standard and coupe ranges. Auxiliary air-conditioning, controlled through the PCM and the Porsche Connect app, is also offered, along with options such as 22-inch alloy wheels and rear-wheel steering. Top speed is an electronically-limited 183 miles per hour.



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