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Porsche’s flagship Cayenne is a 500kW/900Nm hybrid

13 August 2019

Porsche recently added an all-new flagship to its Cayenne and Cayenne Coupé range.

Oddly, this duo aren’t fire-breathing V12 monsters, but rather fire breathing hybrids.

These two new additions to the Cayenne model series draw their system output of 500 kW from the intelligent combination of a four-litre twin turbo V8 engine (404 kW) and an electric motor (100 kW) integrated into the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission.

The maximum system torque of 900 Nm is available from just above idle speed. Both models accelerate from a standing start to 100km/h 3.8 seconds and where possible can reach a top speed of 292km/h.

But it’s not all about the power. Both cars can cover a distance of 30km on electric power alone and with a top speed of 132km/h.

In addition to the two top models, the hybrid range from Porsche now includes the new Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé with system power of 340 kW, torque of 700 Nm, and electric range of up to 35km.

The lithium-ion battery is installed beneath the load space floor and has a gross capacity of 14.1 kWh. The high-voltage battery can be fully charged within 2.4 hours with the standard 7.2 kW onboard AC charger, when using an appropriate industrial socket connection. The charging process takes six hours from a conventional domestic socket.

The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé come with extensive factory-fitted equipment as standard: features include the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) electric roll stabilisation system, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) rear axle limited slip differential, the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) high-performance braking system, 21-inch lightweight alloy wheels in Aero design including wheel arch extensions in body colour and the Sport Chrono Package. The adaptive three-chamber air suspension, including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), ensures a broad spectrum of characteristically responsive Porsche driving dynamics and a comfortable ride. Lightweight alloy wheels of up to 22-inch diameter and rear-axle steering are also available as optional extras.

Both models will be introduced locally, but the time of arrival as well as the price are not available on Porsche’s local website yet.