The new Porsche Cayenne has now a plug-in hybrid version…

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The next stage in Porsche’s road to (full) e-mobility is the Cayenne E-Hybrid. While the power of the 3 litre V6 engine moderately improves on its predecessor by five kW (Seven hp) to 250 kW (340 hp), the performance of the electric engine is now over 43 per cent higher at 100 kW (136 hp). Both combine for a total system power of 340 kW (462 hp).

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Hans Knol ten Bensel

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The maximum torque of 700 Nm is already available just above idling speed; the boost strategy matches that of the 918 Spyder supercar. The Cayenne’s plug-in hybrid drive enables acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 5.0 seconds and a maximum speed of 253 kilometres per hour.

The new Cayenne E-Hybrid can drive up to a distance of 44 kilometres and reach a top speed of 135 kilometres per hour on electricity alone. The average consumption in the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC), depending on the set of tyres used, is 3.4 – 3.2 l/100 km of fuel and 20.9 – 20.6 kWh/100 km of electricity.

Boost concept of the 918 Spyder

This boost layout ensures that the electric engine can be used in all the standard Sport Chrono Package’s driving modes for an additional performance boost. This means the maximum system torque becomes available as you press the accelerator pedal. The extent of the boost support and battery charging during the journey depend on the driving mode. In the performance-focused Sport and Sport Plus modes, virtually all of the battery’s energy can be used for a boost. In Sport mode, the battery is charged just as much as is required for a new boost. In Sport Plus mode, the battery is recharged as quickly as possible. The other modes support maximum driving efficiency.

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More E-power…

Battery capacity ncreased from 10.8 to 14.1 kWh. Within 7.8 hours, the high voltage battery is charged fully via a 230 volt connection with ten amps. If the optional 7.2 kilowatt on-board charger and a 230 volt connection with 32 amps are used as an alternative to the standard 3.6 kilowatt charger, the battery is ‘filled up’ again after only 2.3 hours.

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A redesigned hybrid module and a fast changing Tiptronic S

Porsche has redesigned the Cayenne E-Hybrid’s drive train. The hybrid module consists of a highly-integrated combination of electric engine and separating clutch. The separating clutch is operated electromechanically, which ensures even faster reaction times. The transmission acquires the new Tiptronic S, newly developed for the entire Cayenne range with eight speeds.

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Alongside the launch of the Cayenne E-Hybrid, Porsche is expanding its range of comfort and assistance systems for the entire Cayenne series with additional options such as the new head-up display, massage seats and 22-inch light metal wheels.

4 wheel drive honed to perfection…

With Porsche Traction Management (PTM), the Cayenne E-Hybrid has an active hang on all-wheel drive with an electronically regulated, map-controlled multi plate clutch. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is available as standard. Optional features include the electric Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) roll stabilisation system and a trailer connection for loads up to 3.5 tonnes.

We are surely keen to sample driving impressions for you soon, in the meantime, just look at the photos…

Hans Knol ten Bensel