The most powerful Porsche Cayenne is a plug-in hybrid
Toronto, Aug. 12, 2019 - 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
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).
Roll stabilization system, air suspension, and ceramic brakes as standard
The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé come with extensive
factory-fitted equipment as standard. Features include the Porsche Dynamic Chassis
Control (PDCC) electric roll stabilization system, 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 including
wheel arch extensions in body colour, 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 comfortable ride. Up to 22-inch lightweight alloy wheels and rear-axle steering
are also available as options.
Full connectivity and auxiliary air conditioning as standard
All Cayenne models include full connectivity as standard. This enables online navigation
with real-time traffic information, smart online voice control, and extensive Porsche
Connect services – including searching for public charging stations. Additional
options for all Cayenne derivatives when the new model year starts include wireless
Apple CarPlay®, new USB-C ports and a smartphone storage tray with inductive charging
function. All hybrid models from Porsche have standard auxiliary air conditioning.
This can be remote-controlled directly via the PCM and via the Porsche Connect app,
and enables the vehicle to be heated and cooled even when the ignition is not switched
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.
All four different plug-in hybrid versions of the Cayenne are now available to order.
Prices in Canada start at $93,000 for the Cayenne E-Hybrid and $99,000 for the Cayenne
E-Hybrid Coupé. Arriving in Canada in the first quarter of 2020, the Cayenne Turbo
S E-Hybrid is available from $182,200, and the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé starts
About Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd.
Established in 2008, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. (PCL) is the exclusive importer and
distributor of the Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman; Panamera; as well as
Cayenne and Macan. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, since 2017, PCL employs a
team of more than 50 in sales, aftersales, finance, marketing, network development,
and public relations. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class
experience in keeping with the brand's 70-year history of leadership in the advancement
of vehicle performance, safety, and efficiency. In 2019, a Parts Distribution Centre
will open its doors and service the countrywide network of 19 Porsche Centres. PCL
is the dedicated subsidiary of Porsche AG, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.
In 2018, Porsche sold an unprecedented 8,904 units in Canada, up 7.9% over the prior
At the core of this success is Porsche's proud racing heritage that boasts some
30,000-plus motorsport wins to date.