What's next, an all-electric Cayenne?
Porsche has just announced new hybrid models being added to the Cayenne SUV line. The new Turbo S E-Hybrid arrives as the top of the line, with a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain delivering a massive 670 horsepower. That makes the new hybrid version the Cayenne's most powerful model.
To get that power, Porsche has combined the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 (good for 541 horsepower) from the Cayenne Turbo and the 13- horsepower electric motor from the Cayenne E-Hybrid in a marriage for the ages. Porsche tells us that the combination will haul the crossover from 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds before topping out at 183 mph.
The Turbo S E-Hybrid comes in a choice of body styles. Buyers can choose between the standard Cayenne body style or as the even more sleek and stylish Cayenne Coupe. Either way, and as you expect, the Turbo S E-Hybrid comes loaded with a list performance features that includes active anti-roll bars, rear-wheel torque vectoring, and a monstrous set of carbon-ceramic brakes all around. Porsche's Sport Chrono package adds a driving mode selector to the steering wheel as well as launch control.
Included with the high-end models is a 7.2-kilowatt charger that will bring the 14.1-kilowatt-hour battery pack to a full charge in just two and a half hours, assuming you have access to a 240-volt plug on a 50-amp circuit. Porsche claims the range in electric-only mode is around 26 miles and a maximum electric-only speed of around 83 mph.
The Turbo S E-Hybrid starts at a heart-stopping $161,900, and you'll have to add $2,500 more for the "coupe" version. Fortunately, Porsche is also offering a third option and that comes in around half the price at $86,400. The new Cayenne Coupe E-Hybrid uses an electrically assisted and turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that will hit in 62 in as little as 5.0 seconds flat and a top speed of 157 mph.
Either which way, there's time to save up some cash as the Turbo S E-Hybrid, Coupe Turbo S E-Hybrid, and Coupe E-Hybrid are due to land at dealers in the first quarter of 2020.