Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid models announced

Aug 13, 2019   Vehicle Launch

Porsche has 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 V-8 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 colour 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 V-6-powered Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe.

In addition to the new top models, Porsche also announced the Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe. Combining the same 3.0-litre single-turbo V-6 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.

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.

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