Published on August 13th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid 2020 unveiled
Meet the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, SUV with 680hp
The week started with Porsche making the biggest automotive introduction. Two new sports utility vehicle, with electric power and very impressive power delivery that will shake up the rivals from Lamborghini and Bentley. Yes, this new Cayenne and Cayenne Coupé have performance figures to challenge the 911 Turbo!
Porsche continues to focus on e-mobility, with the Cayenne range following the Panamera series in now featuring a plug-in hybrid as its new flagship model. The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé draw their system output of 670 HP from the intelligent interaction of a 541 HP four-litre V8 engine and a 134 HP electric motor integrated into the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. The maximum system torque of 663 lb.-ft. is available from just above idle.
Both models accelerate from a standing start to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 295 km/h. This exceptional performance is matched by a high level of efficiency: the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé can drive for up to 40 kilometres with zero local emissions, based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
In addition to the two top models, the hybrid range from Porsche now includes the new Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé with system power of 455 HP, torque of 516 lb.-ft., and electric range of up to 43 kilometres, based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
Speeds of up to 135 km/h with purely electric power
Like all Porsche plug-in hybrids, the new top-of-the-range model in the Cayenne family is also one of the sportiest vehicles in the premium segment – not in spite of its hybrid powertrain but because of it. In the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid models, the electric motor is located between the V8 engine and the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission.
The two motors are interconnected via a separating clutch inside the hybrid module, referred to as the Electric Clutch Actuator (ECA). In E-Power driving mode, the electric motor can propel the vehicle up to a maximum speed of 135 km/h on its own.
It can also be used in the other modes for an additional power boost. These modes are selectable via the standard Sport Chrono Package (Hybrid Auto, Sport, and Sport Plus). Porsche has taken this boost strategy from the 918 Spyder super sports car.
The lithium-ion battery is installed underneath the load space floor and has a 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 a 400-volt connection with a 16-amp fuse.
The charging process takes six hours from a conventional domestic socket with a rating of 230 volts and 10 amps. Charging can also be scheduled via Porsche Communication Management (PCM) or the Porsche Connect app (for smartphones and Apple® Watch).
All Cayenne models feature LED headlights, a cruise control system with speed limiter function, camera-based pedestrian protection and Park Assist at the front and rear – including a rear-view camera system. Options include LED matrix beam headlights, a head-up display, Night Vision with thermal imaging camera, and the Porsche InnoDrive digital co-pilot including adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, road sign recognition, active lane guidance, junction assistant, and emergency braking.
A double debut: Cayenne Coupé as a V6 and V8 hybrid
With the Cayenne Coupé, Porsche has added an even sportier variant to its successful SUV line-up. Highlights of the coupé include sharper lines with a unique roof and rear section, an adaptive rear spoiler, a rear seat bench with the characteristics of two individual seats, and two different roof designs: a panoramic fixed glass roof as standard and an optional carbon roof.
Like the SUV, the SUV coupé is now available in two different hybrid versions: in combination with the 4.0-litre V8 twin turbo engine and with a 3.0-litre V6 turbo engine.
The new Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé has a system output of 455 HP and a system torque of 516 lb.-ft. In conjunction with the standard Sport Chrono Package, it sprints from a standing start to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds (5.0 seconds with the lightweight sports package) and has a top speed of 253 km/h.