Porsche Cayenne Coupe goes green with new E-Hybrid models

Marco Green
August 13, 2019

Aside for the introduction of the Turbo S E-Hybrid for both SUV and SUV Coupe body styles, Porsche announced the availability of a somewhat less powerful version, the Cayenne E-Hybrid, that develops 462 PS and 700 Nm of torque.

They're not just impressive figures for a hybrid, they in fact make the 2020 Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and 2020 Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe the most powerful cars to bear the Cayenne badge.

The more-affordable Cayenne Coupe E-Hybrid makes use of a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine good for 335PS coupled with a 134PS electric motor.

0 to 100 comes up in 3.8 seconds with a top speed limited to 294 kmph.

The twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 engine offers 404 kW while an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed transmission adds 100 kW.

Standard equipment abounds on the Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe, given its position atop the Cayenne Coupe lineup. That can extend by 5.3-inches when the speed hits 56 miles per hour or above. The Turbo S models are the most powerful Cayenne variants ever built, producing a total system output of 670 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque from a 4.0-liter 541-hp twin-turbo V8 aided by a 134-hp electric motor.

For the U.S. market, the models will come nicely equipped with the Sport Chrono Package and ceramic composite brakes.

Otherwise, there are the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+) all as standard. Auxiliary air-conditioning, controlled through the PCM and the Porsche Connect app, is also offered, along with options such as 22-inch alloy wheels and rear-wheel steering.

Situated under the boot floor, the battery can be fully charged in six hours using a 230-volt, 10-ampere domestic socket, or 2.4 hours through an AC charging station, using the standard 7.2 kW onboard charger.

The Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe gets eight-way seats, a fixed panoramic roof, and 20-inch Cayenne Design wheels.

Inside, 18-way Adaptive Sports Seats are standard, while the rear gets two bucket seats. Everything that comes standard on the Turbo hybrid models can be optioned onto the E-Hybrid Coupe save for torque vectoring.

Porsche says all three cars should arrive in dealerships in the United States sometime in Q1 2020. The company has revealed the most powerful versions of the latest Cayenne and Cayenne Coupé, and they're both plug-in hybrids - the Turbo S E-Hybrid, to be exact.

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