We have always gone our own way. This is the hallmark of our independent spirit. Only thus can we continue to meet our high performance standards. And yours. For the Cayenne S Hybrid we chose a highly sophisticated technical concept that perfectly embodies the key principle of an alternative drive: efficiency.
The parallel full hybrid drive on the Cayenne S Hybrid features a 3.0-litre V6 supercharged engine and an electric machine (motor/generator) that provides additional power on demand. It offers levels of acceleration that are comparable with a V8 unit, but with a reduction of up to 22% in both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to the Cayenne S.
The engine delivers 245 kW (333 hp), while the electric machine generates 34 kW (47 hp). Working in tandem, they produce a total output of 279 kW (380 hp).
With a top speed of 242 km/h, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 6.5 seconds. Maximum torque is 580 Nm.
On the parallel full hybrid system, the electric machine and a decoupler are integrated directly into the drivetrain between the combustion engine and the eight-speed Tiptronic S. The decoupler ensures positive engagement with the combustion engine, thereby offering several benefits – both for the driver and the environment.
Under moderate acceleration, the electric machine can power the vehicle independently. In order to drive quietly through residential areas, for example. The generator can also be used to recuperate energy during braking, i.e. for charging the battery.
In addition, the electric machine can be used to boost performance – for faster acceleration.
Other energy-saving features include the car’s ability to glide along, even when the engine is turned off. The hybrid system therefore also brings significant advantages when not driving in urban traffic, as the vehicle can simply ‘coast’ along many stretches of road without any power at all. Together with the auto start/stop function, the parallel full hybrid system offers exceptional levels of performance and efficiency.
The ‘hybrid’ designation on each front wing alludes to the innovative drive concept within.
Inside the car, the TFT colour display in the instrument cluster provides information on the current energy flow. Further driving data is displayed via the optional Porsche Communication Management (PCM).
But the greatest benefit of all: the Cayenne S Hybrid is a Porsche. And it drives like one too.
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