Porsche has announced the new Cayenne in an E-Hybrid variant; as the brand’s expansion plans for its hybrid line-ups.
The new Cayenne E-Hybrid combines the best driving dynamics in its class with maximum efficiency. A three-liter V6 engine (250 kW/340 hp) combines with an electric engine (100 kW/136 hp) to generate system power of 340 kW (462 hp). The maximum torque of 700 Nm is already available just above idling speed; the boost strategy matches that of the 918 Spyder supercar. Zero to hundred sprint takes just .0 seconds, with a maximum speed of 253 km/h on tap. The new Cayenne E-Hybrid can drive up to a distance of 44 1) km and speed of 135 km/h on electricity alone. The average consumption in the NEDC depending on the set of tyres used is 3.4 – 3.2 l/100 km of fuel and 20.9 – 20.6 kWh/100 km of electricity.
To ensure that the electric engine can be used in all the standard Sport Chrono Package’s driving modes for an additional performance boost, the car has several drive modes including the Sport and Sport Plus modes. In Sport mode, the battery is charged just as much as is required for a new boost. In Sport Plus mode, the battery is recharged as quickly as possible. The other modes support maximum driving efficiency.
Alongside the launch of the Cayenne E-Hybrid, Porsche is expanding its range of comfort and assistance systems for the entire Cayenne series with additional options such as the new head-up display, massage seats and 22-inch light metal wheels.
Charging with the Porsche Connect app and Porsche Charging Service
Battery capacity has improved significantly in the Cayenne E-Hybrid, along with the distance on electricity and the boost reserves: in comparison to the previous model, capacity increased from 10.8 to 14.1 kWh. This is an increase of around 30 per cent. The fluid-cooled battery, stored beneath the loading floor in the rear of the car, consists of eight cell modules with 13 prismatic lithium ion cells each. Within 7.8 hours, the high-voltage battery is charged fully via a 230 volt connection with ten amps. if the optional 7.2 kilowatt on-board charger and a 230 volt connection with 32 amps are used as an alternative to the standard 3.6 kilowatt charger, the battery is ‘filled up’ again after only 2.3 hours.
The charging process can be managed and monitored via Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and remotely using the Porsche Connect app.
Cayenne E-Hybrid drivetrain
Porsche has redesigned the Cayenne E-Hybrid’s drive train. The hybrid module consists of a highly-integrated combination of electric engine and separating clutch. In contrast to the previous electro-hydraulic system with the spindle actuator, the separating clutch is operated electromechanically, which ensures even faster reaction times. The transmission acquires the new Tiptronic S, newly developed for the entire Cayenne range with eight speeds. The automatic gearbox not only offers even more comfortable and smoother starting but also significantly speeds up switching. Interruption of tractive force during switching processes has also been reduced further.
With Porsche Traction Management (PTM), the Cayenne E-Hybrid has an active hang-on all-wheel drive with an electronically regulated, map-controlled multiplate clutch. With its broad range of torque distribution, the system offers clear benefits in terms of driving dynamics, agility, traction control and offroad capabilities. Furthermore, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is available as standard. Optional features include the electric Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) roll stabilization system and a trailer connection for loads up to 3.5 tonnes.