The new Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is a 512bhp goldilocks SUV (and coupe)
Porsche adds another hybrid to its its all-conquering Cayenne
Porsche has revealed another plug-in hybrid. It's not as blindingly powerful as the 729bhp Turbo E-Hybrid, though is a little more giddy than the entry-level Cayenne E-Hybrid): welcome to the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, aka Goldlilocks.
Like its siblings, it’s a bear of a car, available in SUV and coupé bodies replete with a 3.0-litre V6 and a 130kW electric motor that combine to produce a maximum output of 512bhp. That achieves 0-62mph in a swift 4.7 seconds. So far, so Porsche.
Since it can manage a respectable 56 miles of pure-electric driving, it’s likely pretty cheap to run around your local area in – not very Porsche at all. What’s more, there's an integrated on-board AC charger supporting power delivery up to 11kW, meaning the 25.9kWh battery can be returned to full in approximately 150 minutes. Or basically the length of any movie by Christopher Nolan.
Porsche has tweaked the standard adaptive air suspension tech for the S E-Hybrid giving it benefits in comfort and driving performance, apparently. There's also a set of 20in wheels thrown in, a brushed steel twin tailpipe exhaust system and fancy LED matrix headlight tech too. Those matrix headlights can be Cinemaxed for the HD versions as an optional upgrade.
There are more features in Apple CarPlay, while interior upgrades include a new air filtration system and a passenger-side screen with in-car video functions.
Dig deep, as prices in the UK start from £87,100 for the SUV and £90,100 for the coupe, and once you’ve piled on the extras and opted for one of Porsche’s (arguably unmissable) sessions at a Experience Centre, you’re looking at a bill north of £100,000.
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