Porsche Cayenne hybrid models bring the power

  • Porsche Cayenne hybrid models bring the power

Porsche Cayenne hybrid models bring the power

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe will retail for $2,500 more.

Aside for the introduction of the Turbo S E-Hybrid for both SUV and SUV Coupe body styles, Porsche announced the availability of a somewhat less powerful version, the Cayenne E-Hybrid, that develops 462 PS and 700 Nm of torque. Sitting pretty at the top spot in the German automaker's luxury SUV line-up, the pair of gas-electric trucks demonstrate that one of the great things about electrification is that it can deliver you great heaping piles of power and torque. Also joining the lineup is the Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe, with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6/electric motor pairing that produces 455 hp. But naught to 100 comes up in 3.8 seconds with a top speed that is limited to 294 kmph.

In full-electric mode, the 14.1 kWh battery allows for a range of up to 40 km (25 miles), at speeds that can reach even 135 kph (84 mph) when the E-Power driving mode is selected.

Regardless of your tastes or budget, you'll need to wait a few months to get your hands on the latest crop of Cayenne models, as the Turbo S E-Hybrid, Coupe Turbo S E-Hybrid, and Coupe E-Hybrid are all due to arrive during the first quarter of 2020.

While the Environmental Protection Agency has yet to release range or fuel economy estimates for the model, we expect the Turbo S E-Hybrid to offer more than 20 miles of all-electric driving range when placed in its emissions-free E-Power setting. The Carbon Interior Package is available as part of a Lightweight Sport Package, which also includes 22-inch GT Design Wheels, carbon fiber trim, and more. This model will set you back $87,750, including the mandatory $1,350 destination charge.

The beefier Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe uses that same electric motor and battery, but here, it's slapped onto a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8. Output is sent through the ceiling, putting down a meaty 670 hp and 663 lb. -ft. The result is a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in a claimed 3,8 seconds (that's three-tenths quicker than the standard Cayenne Turbo) and a top speed of 295 km/h.

Standard equipment abounds on the Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe, given its position atop the Cayenne Coupe lineup. Porsche's carbon-ceramic brakes are standard, as is adaptive dampers and torque vectoring. There are still options, though, like a louder sport exhaust and rear-axle steering. Eighteen-way adaptive sport seats are standard, too, for a little extra comfort. Everything that comes standard on the Turbo hybrid models can be optioned onto the E-Hybrid Coupe save for torque vectoring.