Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

Plug-in Hybrid

EV=27mi
Total=490mi
Range

Seats 5

27.1ft3 Cargo

L=193.7
W=78.1
H=66.8

14.1kWh Battery

Porsche has stated the company’s intent to ramp up to an electric future. It will arrive at warp speed later this year with the Taycan EV. Porsche has collected 30,000 pre-orders, which is almost as many customers as the amount of EVs it plans to produce its first year. The cheapest of the four planned EV variants, with an 80kWh battery and lots of range, is expected to cost around 90,000 euros.

In the meantime, Porsche is promoting its hybrids. Its 3 versions of Panamera hybrids and its Cayenne E-Hybrid are cheerleaders for the e-mobility trend Porsche has embraced; they’re “added-value" vehicles that perform better than non-hybrids – a stepping stone to Porsche’s electrification destination.

Motorweek.org has the best explanation for the 2019 Porsche Cayenne SE-Hybrid:

“Several global cities are planning to ban fossil fueled cars. So, the European approach to gas-electric hybrids has been to add limited EV range while also using the electric motor to boost performance. Porsche’s latest V6 hybrid system for the Panamera, is proving the viability of this approach, which now evolves to a reengineered 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV. While output of the single-turbo 3.0-liter V6 remains about the same as before, the electric motor gets a 43-percent boost… up to 100 kw. The denser, 14.1 kilowatt hour battery has about 30-percent more capacity…extending electric range to 27-miles… almost twice as much as the previous Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Total system output climbs to 455 horsepower. An 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission sends all that power to all 4 wheels.”

The Porsche Cayenne SE-Hybrid luxury SUV seats five and has standard all-wheel drive. A range of engines are offered, from a base V-6 to a twin-turbo V-8.

One of the most impressive advantages of the Cayenne Hybrid’s added electric motor is that when it’s used with the 3.0-liter V6 engine, it helps the midsize hybrid get to 60 mph in only 5.4 seconds.

The EPA has no test results for the 2019 model. The 2018 Cayenne SE-Hybrid was rated with 22MPG for combined city/highway, and 47MPGe when using only its electric battery, which has a 14-mile range. Using its gas engine, the hybrid has a Total Range of 490 miles.

If you’re looking for top-notch reliability, performance, quality, and technology in a luxury SUV with the Porsche nameplate on it, plus a splash of eco thrown in, this is the car for you. Keep in mind, the cost is steep; this hybrid’s base price is $81,100.00.

Its V6 engine and electric motor produce a combined 416 horsepower. While it’s a heavy car (5,000+ lbs), two Porsche systems keep it very agile: Torque Vectoring Plus reallocates power to different wheels; and Dynamic Chassis Control reduces body movement. The Cayenne Hybrid uses regenerative braking to slow the vehicle and recover energy. The SUV’s 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission produces shifts that are lightning fast and well-timed. The vehicle comes standard with all-wheel drive. Its infotainment platform, called Porsche Communication Management (PCM) allows you to set audio, navigation and communication functions with single taps on a 7-inch touch screen. J.D. Power and Associates assigned the 2016 Cayenne Hybrid the highest predicted reliability score available, which is reassuring to hybrid buyers concerned about dependability.

Says Car and Driver: "What’s most satisfying about the E-Hybrid is its consistency of character regardless of driving mode. The steering doesn’t have the immediacy of a sports car, but it’s nicely weighted and fully communicates what’s going on with the chassis. The tires bite into corners with eagerness, it would take a head-butt from a battleship to knock the tail out of line, and, despite whatever seductive dance was going on with the powertrain elements, there always seems to be plenty of power on hand to do something epic. The unsung hero here may be the eight-speed automatic doing the shifting; its behavior is always exemplary whether shifted manually or left to its own logic.

At this point the Cayenne is entrenched in the Porsche lineup, and the debate about its standing as a true Porsche is wholly academic. This is the machine that makes Porsche profitable. This is what a modern Porsche looks like and is. The E-Hybrid stands as a reflection of Porsche’s past stretching to Herr Doktor’s 1899 Lohner-Porsche hybrid and as a direct connection to modern Porsche hybrids like the road-bound 918 supercar and the 919 endurance racer. That something this electronically intensive, so heavy, and so not a sports car still feels like a Porsche is astonishing."

REVISED JULY 2019

Specs

Performance:

  • Supercharged 3.0-liter V6 Turbo gas/electric hybrid engine
  • Horsepower: 455 hp @ 5250 rpm
  • Torque: 516 ft-lbs. @ 1000 rpm
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Stability Control, Traction Control
  • Four-wheel independent suspension / Front and rear stabilizer bar
  • 4-wheel ABS brakes
  • AWD – All Wheel Drive
  • Basic Warranty: 4 years / 50,000 miles
  • Free Maintenance: 1 year / 10,000 miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 years / 50,000 miles
  • EV Battery Warranty: 8 years / 80,000 miles
  • Roadside service: 4 years / 50,000 miles

Interior:

  • Back-up Camera
  • Leather Seats
  • Parking Assist
  • Apple Car Play
  • Navigation
  • Lane Departure Alarm
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Auto Emergency Braking
  • Dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Rear center 3-point belt
  • Child seat anchors
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Stability control
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
  • Rear height adjustable headrests
  • Remote anti-theft alarm system
  • Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
  • 2 front headrests
  • 3 rear headrests
  • Dusk sensing headlamps
  • LED headlamp
  • Auto delay off headlamps
  • Traction control
  • Driver Memory Package
  • European Delivery (Zuffenhausen)
  • Premium Package
  • European Delivery (Leipzig)
  • Smoking Package
  • 14-Way Power Seats w/Memory Package
  • Premium Package Plus
  • 18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats w/Memory Package
  • 3 Months of provided satellite radio service
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • Satellite radio satellite radio
  • 10 total speakers
  • USB connection
  • 150 watts stereo output
  • Front seatback storage
  • Cruise control
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Keyless ignition
  • Climate control
  • Audio controls on steering wheel
  • Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
  • Cooled storage compartment
  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Electric power steering
  • Rear view camera
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
  • Front door pockets
  • Interior air filtration
  • Hands-free entry
  • 4 one-touch power windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Interior Trim in Leather Interior Color
  • Compass/Sport Chrono Dial in Mojave Beige
  • Burmester 3D High-End Surround Sound System
  • Preparation for the Rear Seat Entertainment
  • Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel in Carbon Fiber
  • Interior Trim in Anthracite Chestnut w/Aluminum Inlay
  • Seat Heating (Front and Rear)
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Seat Belts in Graphite Blue
  • 6-Disc CD/DVD Changer
  • Compass/Sport Chrono Dial in White
  • Interior Trim in Red Gum
  • Night Vision Assist
  • Porsche Crest on Headrests (Front)
  • Loadspace Mat w/Deviated Carpeting, Leather Edging, and Stitching
  • Interior Trim in Textured Aluminum
  • Seat Belts in Slate Grey
  • Cargo Management System
  • Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel in Dark Walnut
  • Porsche Crest on Headrests (Front and Rear)
  • Bose Surround Sound System
  • Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel in Anthracite Chestnut
  • Center Console Armrest w/Porsche Crest
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Interior Trim in Carbon Fiber
  • Comfort Access
  • Seat Belts in Mojave Beige
  • Deep-Pile Floor Mats w/Deviated Carpeting, Leather Edging, and Stitching
  • Steering Wheel Heating
  • Center Console Armrest w/Model Logo
  • Seat Belts in Bordeaux Red
  • Roof Lining in Alcantara
  • Power Sunblind for Rear Side Windows
  • Seat Belts in Truffle Brown
  • Seat Belts in Cohiba Brown
  • Ionizer
  • Interior Trim in Natural Olive Grey
  • Four-Zone Climate Control
  • Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel in Red Gum
  • Seat Belts in Chalk
  • Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel in Alcantara
  • Seat Heating (Front)
  • Floor Mats w/Deviated Carpeting, Leather Edging, and Stitching
  • Massage Seat Function (Front) w/Seat Ventilation (Front and Rear)
  • Interior Trim Painted in Exterior Color
  • Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment
  • Compass/Sport Chrono Dial in Bordeaux Red
  • Massage Seat Function (Front) w/Seat Ventilation (Front)
  • Interior Trim in Dark Walnut
  • Seat Ventilation (Front and Rear)
  • Seat Ventilation (Front)
  • Clock
  • Compass
  • External temperature display
  • Trip computer
  • Tachometer
  • Bucket front seats
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • 8 -way power passenger seat
  • height adjustable driver seat
  • 8 -way power driver seat
  • Leather
  • Reclining rear seats
  • Split-folding rear seatback
  • Folding center armrest
  • Rear ventilation ducts
  • Exterior Mirrors Painted in High Gloss Black
  • ParkAssist (Front and Rear) w/Surround View
  • 7.2 kW On-Board Charger
  • Smartphone Compartment
  • Door Handles in High Gloss Black
  • Side Window Trim in High Gloss Black
  • Supply Cable for Hardwired Installation
  • Heated Windshield
  • Interior Trim in Leather in Deviated Color
  • Roof Rails in Black including Roof Transport System
  • Supply Cable for NEMA 6-30 Electrical Socket
  • Vehicle Keys Painted and Key Pouch in Alcantara
  • Summer Performance Tires for 21" Wheels
  • LED-Matrix Headlights w/Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+)
  • Supply Cable for NEMA 14-30 Electrical Socket
  • Tinted Taillights
  • Supply Cable for NEMA 14-50 Electrical Socket
  • Automatically Dimming Mirrors
  • SportDesign Package
  • 21" Cayenne Exclusive Design Wheels
  • LED-Headlights in Black w/Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
  • Panoramic Roof System
  • Interior Trim Painted in Deviating Exterior Color
  • LED-Matrix Headlights in Black w/Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+)
  • Head-Up Display
  • Vehicle Keys Painted and Key Pouch in Leather

Exterior:

  • Power moon roof
  • Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
  • Privacy glass
  • Rear spoiler, running boards
  • Alloy wheels, performance tires
  • Power liftgate
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Summer Performance Tires for 19" Wheels
  • 21" Cayenne AeroDesign Wheels
  • Summer Performance Tires for 20" Wheels
  • LED-Headlights w/Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
  • Deletion of Model Logo
  • SportDesign Front Fascia
  • Wheel Center Caps w/Colored Porsche Crest
  • Roof Rails in High Gloss Black
  • SportDesign Package
  • Towing Package w/out Tow Balls
  • Thermally and Noise Insulated Glass
  • Soft Close Doors
  • Stainless Steel Skid Plates (Front and Rear)
  • Exterior Mirrors Painted in Exterior Color
  • Roof Rails in Satin Aluminum w/Roof Transport System
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