Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid offers best driving dynamics
Porsche is continuing to implement its performance-focused hybrid strategy in the new Cayenne: with electrical engine performance enhanced by over 43 per cent and around 30 per cent more battery capacity in comparison to its predecessor. The new Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid offers the best driving dynamics in its class and maximum efficiency.
A powerful three-litre V6 engine (250 kW/340 hp) combines with a virtually silent electric engine (100 kW/136 hp) to generate system power of 340 kW (462 hp).
The maximum torque of 700 Nm is already available just above the idling speed. The boost strategy matches that of the 918 Spyder supercar, just like in the new hybrid Panamera models.
The Cayenne’s plug-in hybrid drive enables acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds and a maximum speed of 253 km/h. The new Cayenne E-Hybrid can drive up to a distance of 44 kilometres and speed of 135 km/h on electricity alone, producing no local emissions. The average consumption of the all-wheeler in the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC), depending on the set of tyres used, is 3.4 – 3.2 l/100 km fuel and 20.9 – 20.6 kWh/100 km of electricity.
Alongside the launch of the Cayenne E-Hybrid, Porsche is expanding its range of comfort and assistance systems for the entire Cayenne series with additional innovative options.
Accordingly, the list of available options now includes the new head-up display, the intelligent digital copilot Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control with active lane guidance, massage seats, the heated windscreen, independent heating with remote control and 22-inch light metal wheels. Remote Park Assist will be available in the next expansion phase. This package of new comfort and safety functions includes the ability to guide the Cayenne into a parking space or home garage using a smartphone.
462 hp system power with 918 Spyder boost concept
Porsche began pursuing electrification in its luxury SUV back in 2010: the Cayenne S Hybrid was the pioneer in its segment. In 2014, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid was another groundbreaker, with the introduction of plug-in hybrid technology. The next stage in the journey towards e-mobility is the new Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid. While the performance of the combustion engine moderately improves on its predecessor by five kilowatts (7 hp), taking it to 250 kW (340 hp), the performance of the electric engine is now over 43 per cent higher, at 100 kW (136 hp). Both combine to produce a system power of 340 kW (462 hp), 34 kW (46 hp) higher than the car’s predecessor. The battery capacity also reaches a new level, enhancing the electric range and boost reserves too: in comparison to the previous model, capacity has risen from 10.8 kWh to 14.1 kWh. This is an increase of around 30 per cent.
The boost strategy based on the 918 Spyder supercar is another new addition. It ensures that the electric engine can be used in all driving modes for an additional performance boost. A system torque of 700 Nm is directly available when you press the accelerator pedal. The spontaneous responsiveness creates an impressive acceleration experience that’s unique to the segment. The Cayenne E-Hybrid hits 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds from a standing position. The SUV also reaches its maximum speed of 253 km/h with the combined forces of the combustion and electric engine in the Sport Chrono Package’s Sport Plus mode, available as standard. Depending on the driving situation and performance requirements, drivers can continue to draw on the boost torque across the entire range of speeds. This leads to a significantly more agile and superior driving experience.
The extent of the boost assistance and battery recharging depends on the driving mode. In the performance-focused Sport and Sport Plus modes, virtually all of the battery’s energy can be used for a boost. In Sport mode, the battery is charged just as much as is required for a new boost. In Sport Plus mode, the battery is recharged as quickly as possible. In the other modes, a limited amount of energy is available for boosting in order to support efficient driving.
Driving modes for sporty and efficient driving
The new Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is now better suited than ever to driving requirements. Its control system also has a range of different driving modes at its disposal for this purpose. The emphasis is on performance, highlighted by the fact that the Sport Chrono Package is fitted as standard. The driver can toggle between the four modes E-Power, Hybrid Auto, Sport and Sport Plus using the mode switch on the steering wheel.
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