Porsche has announced three new E-hybrid models in the Cayenne line-up: The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe & the Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe.
Porsche has introduced two new top-of-the-line derivatives to its Cayenne line-up, the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid & the Cayenne Coupe Turbo S E-Hybrid. Don't be fooled by their E-Hybrid tag though. That's because when these go on sale in the US in Q1 2020, they will officially become the most powerful Cayenne models produced to date. Since it's the Cayenne Coupe's debut to the E-Hybrid range, Porsche has also introduced a standard Cayenne Coupe E-Hybrid derivative, much like its sibling.
Presently, the Cayenne is available as a Turbo & E-Hybrid. While the former is powered by a 534bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, the latter gets a more modest 330bhp 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 motor coupled with a 132bhp electric motor. Thus, the combined power output of the Cayenne E-Hybrid is pegged at 449bhp. The new Turbo S E-Hybrid though combines the power of the raging V8 with that of the same E-Hybrid powertrain. The result? A combined power output of 661bhp and an earth-moving 899Nm of torque (Both the Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe), which gives it a 0-100km/h time of just 3.6 seconds (With Sport Chrono Package). To put things into perspective, performance thoroughbreds like the BMW M5 Competition produce 617bhp and 750Nm of torque.
Since the ICE & the hybrid powertrain have been borrowed from existing models, the Cayenne & Cayenne Coupe Turbo S E-Hybrid share the same equipment & specs as their siblings. Both top-spec models are driven by the eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission and get Porsche Traction Management (PTM) as standard. The 132bhp electric motor continues to be powered by a 14.1kWh Li-ion battery pack.
However, as they will become the range-topping offerings, they do get some extra bits & bobs. Visual distinctions come courtesy of Acid Green-coloured brake callipers and the same colouring around their badges. Other performance features like the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+) and Sport Chrono Package also come as standard, factory-fitted equipment on these. A 7.2kW onboard charger and 21-inch AeroDesign wheels are also a part of this list.