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.
The new variant is the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, which arrives in the first quarter of 2020 with either the Cayenne’s standard body or rakish Cayenne Coupe option. Pricing starts from $163,150 and $165,650, respectively.
As the name suggests, the powertrain is the same plug-in hybrid setup found in Porsche’s Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. A 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, the same unit in the non-hybrid Cayenne Turbo, sits up front and is hooked to an electric motor integerated with the 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. Drive is then routed to all four wheels via a mechanical all-wheel-drive system. 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.
Peak output of the system is 670 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to spirit the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds. The top speed is 183 mph. A 14.1-kilowatt-hour onboard battery can provide a short electric range. An EPA-rated figure hasn’t been released but the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid with the same system has an electric range of 14 miles. Porsche claims the range in electric-only mode is around 26 miles and a maximum electric-only speed of around 83 mph.
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.