Porsche packs the power into its newest Cayenne plug-in hybrids

Porsche is upping its
plug-in hybrid game with several new vehicles added to its lineup,
including a power-packing 2020 Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid.

The plug-in version of this flagship SUV combines a
14.1-kilowatt-hour battery and 134-horsepower electric motor with a
4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine found in the traditional
gas-powered Cayenne Turbo. The electric motor is located between
the V8 engine and its standard eight-speed transmission.

The upshot is a 670-horsepower plug-in beast that produces 663
pound-feet of torque and can travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour in
3.6 seconds. Not bad for an SUV.

But it’s not all about power. Porsche also increased the
energy capacity of its battery, 30% more than the one used in
previous generation plug-in hybrid Cayenne models. EPA fuel economy
figures have not been released yet, but if it’s like other
Porsche plug-in hybrids, the range will be somewhere around 20 or
so miles.

The automaker has a number of nifty standard items in the
Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid (and two new plug-in variants of the
Cayenne Coupé), including a 7.2 kW onboard charger and 21-inch
AeroDesign Wheels. The upgraded charger enables a complete
recharge of the battery in as little as 2.4 hours when using a
240-volt connection with a 50-amp circuit, according to
Porsche.

The plug-in versions of Cayenne Turbo and the Cayenne Turbo
Coupé also comes standard with Porsche’s ceramic composite
brakes, dynamic chassis control and other bonuses like 18-way
adaptive sports seats.

All of this has a price, of course. The base price of the 2020
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is $161,900.


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2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid

Porsche also took the wraps off of two other plug-in variants of
its new Cayenne Coupé, a smaller, flashier version of the Cayenne.
Both Cayenne Coupé variants feature a fixed spoiler above the
rear window with a new adaptive rear spoiler below it that’s
designed to enhance aerodynamic stability.

The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé has a base price of pricier
$164,400, slightly more expensive than its Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid
counterpart due to a few additional extras such as 20-inch alloy
wheels and a glass panoramic roof.

But the two high-end vehicles share many of the same standard
items and stats. Both vehicles can travel from 0 to 60 miles per
hour in 3.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 183 miles per hour,
which is electronically limited.

Porsche also unveiled a less powerful and cheaper 455-horsepower
Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé that has a V6 engine and a base price of
$86,400. This coupé version, which has the same powertrain as the
Cayenne E-Hybrid, has a top speed of 157 mph and can travel from 0
to 60 in 4.7 seconds.

Source: FS – All Tech News 2
Porsche packs the power into its newest Cayenne plug-in hybrids