After the successful launch of the new Cayenne in early 2023, Porsche is topping off the comprehensively revised third generation of this successful SUV with a new top model, which is the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid.
As before, the most powerful Cayenne is a plug-in hybrid. An electric motor with 176 PS supplements the reworked 599 PS, 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. Together, the two power units deliver a combined power output of 739 PS and maximum torque of 950 Nm, enabling the SUV to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 295 km/h.
Compared to its predecessor, the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid offers considerably greater electric range and shorter charging times. With an increased capacity of 25.9 kWh, the high-voltage battery installed beneath the load compartment floor enables an electric range of up to 82 km. Meanwhile, the new 11 kW on-board charger shortens the charging time at a suitable wall charger or charging station to under two-and-a-half hours despite the increase in battery capacity.
The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid also comes standard with adaptive air suspension that features new two-chamber, two-valve technology, as well as the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) system.
There will be two body variants, namely the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid and the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid Coupe which bear the distinctive front-end styling reserved for Turbo models, with enlarged cooling air intakes accented by shiny black air blades.
The wheel arch trims and exterior-colour rear bumper further underscore the performance-focused character of the models. Other distinguishing features of the Turbo E-Hybrid models include two twin tailpipes in brushed stainless steel and red brake callipers.
Inside, aluminium inlays in the dashboard and the door panel trims highlight the heightened focus on performance. The roof lining is covered in Race-Tex. The standard equipment includes a heated GT sports steering wheel, a mode switch for fast and direct selection of the desired driving mode, and 18-way adjustable leather sports seats. Alternatively, 14-way adjustable leather comfort seats are available.
The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid also benefits from all the new features introduced in the model upgrade presented in early 2023, such as the new cockpit with an all-digital instrument cluster in a curved and free-standing design with variable display options, a redesigned centre console, the optional passenger display, and the high-resolution HD-Matrix LED headlights.
That being said, the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid is the second of three hybrid models that Porsche will be introducing during 2023.