Introducing Porsche’s New Flagship Models

by BTM

Thu, 29 August 2019

Porsche continues to excel in performance, efficiency and e-mobility in its spectacular top-of the-range plug-in-hybrids: the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé.

Derived from the intelligent interaction of a four-litre V8 engine and an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission, these glorious vehicles are greener, cleaner and, crucially, more potent.  Both models accelerate from a standing start to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, reaching a top speed of 295 km/h.  They can also drive for up to 40 kilometres with zero local emissions.

Owing to their hybrid powertrains, these new formidable models are also some of the sportiest in the premium segment.  In E-Power driving mode alone, the electric motor can propel the vehicle up to a maximum speed of 135 km/h as well as being used in the other modes—Hybrid Auto, Sport and Sport Plus—for an added power boost.  Additionally, the 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery, which is installed beneath the loadspace floor, can be fully charged in as little as 2.4 hours.

The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé come with extensive factory-fitted equipment.  Highlights include: the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) electric roll stabilisation system; the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) rear-axle differential lock; the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) high-performance brake system; 21-inch lightweight alloy wheels in Aero design; Power Steering Plus; and the Sport Chrono Package.  The adaptive three-chamber air suspension, including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), ensures a broad spectrum of typical Porsche driving dynamics and a more-than-comfortable ride.  

These hybrid models come with full connectivity, enabling online navigation with real-time traffic information and smart online voice control, as well as air-conditioning which can be remote-controlled directly via the PCM, thus enabling the vehicle to be heated and cooled even when the ignition is not switched on.

Additional options for all Cayenne derivatives include 22-inch lightweight alloy wheels, rear-axle steering and, when the new model year starts, wireless Apple CarPlay®, new USB-C ports and a smartphone storage tray with an inductive charging function.

All Cayenne models also feature LED headlights, a cruise control system, camera-based pedestrian protection and Park Assist at the front and rear—including a rear-view camera system in the Cayenne Coupé.  Optional extras include LED matrix beam headlights, a head-up display, lane-keeping assist, road sign recognition, active lane guidance, junction assistant and emergency braking.

Porsche’s exclusive hybrid range also includes the new Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé–-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.

The new Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé has a system output of 462 hp (340 kW), and a system torque of 700 Nm.  Thanks to its 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 packages) and has a top speed of 253 km/h.  According to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), its average consumption is 3.2–3.1 l/100 km (fuel) and 18.7 – 17.7 kWh/100 km (electric).  The purely electric range goes up to 43 kilometres.

Like the SUV, the coupé version is now available in two different hybrid versions: the 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine and a 3.0-litre V6 turbo engine. 

All four hybrid versions are now available to order.  Price details can be obtained at the nearest Porsche Centre.