Porsche recently introduced its totally redesigned third-generation Cayenne for the 2018 model year, and like usual the iconic performance brand has been steadily adding trim levels to the line, from an energetic 335 horsepower base V6 up to an amazingly quick 541 horsepower Turbo model, with a 434 horsepower Cayenne S and 455 net horsepower Cayenne E-Hybrid plug-in bridging the gap, but taking a cue from last year’s Panamera lineup a significantly more potent 670 net horsepower (541 hp from the Internal Combustion Engine/ICE and 134 hp from the electric motor) Turbo S E-Hybrid model is now joining the mix.
Porsche’s sport-tuned eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission comes standard, as does Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive with an electronically variable, map-controlled multi-plate clutch, an automatic brake differential (ABD) and anti-slip regulation (ASR).
The new powertrain will be available on both the regular Cayenne and new 2020 Cayenne Coupe (the latter model set to arrive at Porsche Centre Vancouver this fall in less formidable trims), and along with gobs of electrified and twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 horsepower it makes a tarmac melting 663 lb-ft of combined torque (567 lb-ft from the ICE and 295 lb-ft from the electric motor), allowing the new model to shoot from standstill to 100 km/h in a mere 3.8 seconds with its standard Sport Chrono Package or 3.6 seconds with its optional Lightweight Sport Package, all before attaining a top track speed of 295 km/h.
Being a plug-in hybrid, a Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid’s fully charged 14.1-kWh battery is also capable of providing clean zero-emissions EV driving up to 40 kilometres. Additionally, the battery, which resides under the cargo floor, takes a mere six hours to recharge when hooked up to a 230-volt Level 2 household charger, but a new 400-volt supercharger can reduce that time to 2.4 hours.
What’s more, a downloadable smartphone app allows the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid’s driver to keep tabs on the charging process remotely, plus it can pre-condition the automatic climate control system and other features before start up, much like a remote engine start system, although it uses the emissions-free battery for power instead of the gasoline engine.
For those unfamiliar with the new Cayenne Coupe, it features a 20-millimetre lower roofline that includes a redesigned front windscreen resting on shallower A pillars, more heavily tapered rear side windows, remoulded second-row doors, reformed rear quarter panels, and a new back bumper, the latter item also featuring an integrated license plate holder. This results in a slight 19-mm (0.7-inch) increase in overall width, which together with its lower ride height adds to a more aggressive stance.
Some additional Cayenne Coupe highlights include an adaptive rear spoiler, individual rear seats divided by an open centre console bin, and two roof choices, the first including a standard 2.16-cubic-metre fixed glass panoramic sunroof with an integrated roller blind, and the second being an optional carbon-fibre panel.
The new Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, which is available to order from Porsche Centre Vancouver now, starts at just $182,200, whereas the even sportier looking Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe, which performs identically to the more conventional version, is available from $187,100. Both Turbo S E-Hybrid models will arrive early next year.
To find out more, contact Porsche Centre Vancouver at (604) 736-7911 or visit our showroom at 688 Terminal Ave, Vancouver.
Also, make sure to watch this fun video that presents the zen-like lifestyle Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid owners can look forward to enjoying:
The new Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé: A master of balance (1:00):
Story credits: Trevor Hofmann
Photo credits: Porsche
Date Posted: August 31, 2019