September 30, 2023

The German automaker continues so as to add fashions to the brand new Cayenne platform, with the Turbo E-Hybrid being the most recent entrant with its unveiling earlier today. Whereas this newest trim doesn’t captain the roster of quintessential SUVs based mostly on worth—that spot continues to be occupied by 631 hp Cayenne Turbo GT—it would present extra mainstream enchantment in an evolving electrification panorama.

In contrast to the aforementioned GT-derived hauler, the brand new Turbo E-Hybrid can be accessible within the conventional SUV physique type, whereas the previous is solely produced in coupé format. This can naturally give the most recent mannequin a lot broader enchantment and certain, considerably extra market share and the optics that associate with it.

What “E-Hybrid” Means This Time Round

After all, the large deal right here is the hybridized 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine supplemented by a 25.9 kWh battery and 174 hp electrical motor. This alliance permits the plug-in hybrid energy unit to provide a complete of 729 hp and 701 lb-ft of torque, enabling the two.5-tonne SUV to rocket from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds on its technique to a prime pace of 183 mph. That additionally makes it essentially the most highly effective Cayenne ever produced. Porsche claims that as much as 50 miles of vary is feasible if the SUV is pushed by the electrical motor alone.

We’re extra more likely to see the goal demographic of E-Hybrid clients utilizing all that efficiency potential for actions like towing, whereas daredevil varieties will look to the GT to supply extra excessive thrills. However for individuals who need the most effective of each worlds, a GT Package deal is accessible, which provides wider wheels, carbon ceramic brakes, aerodynamic parts and a titanium exhaust system straight from (you guessed it) the Cayenne Turbo GT. Nonetheless, the bundle is unique to coupé variations and is for choose markets solely.

Even sans the GT add-ons, the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid continues to be a reasonably imply machine, with options equivalent to adaptive air suspension, sport seats, rear-wheel steering, and PDCC, being customary or non-obligatory on the brand new SUV. Moreover, an 11 kW on-board charger helps to expedite the charging course of for this high-performance PHEV.

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid could be ordered now and they’re going to arrive as 2024 fashions early subsequent 12 months. In conventional physique styling, the Turbo E-Hybrid has a base MSRP of $146,900 whereas those that go for the coupé model can be topic to its barely larger base MSRP of $151,400. In markets the place it’s accessible, the GT Package deal provides on about £20,000.

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