Porsche reveals turbo-infused 2020 hybrid Cayenne SUV lineup

Porsche reveals turbo-infused 2020 hybrid Cayenne SUV lineup

The company has revealed the most powerful versions of the latest Cayenne and Cayenne Coupé, and they're both plug-in hybrids - the Turbo S E-Hybrid, to be exact.

A third new model also debuted: the 2020 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe. Don't be fooled by their E-Hybrid tag though.

The pilot's view inside the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid. The Cayenne Coupe E-Hybrid costs from £71,424. In either case, power comes from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 paired with an electric motor assist system. Thus, the combined power output of the Cayenne E-Hybrid is pegged at 449bhp. But that feature also played into the performance of the previous-generation Cayenne Turbo S, which needed 3.8 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour and 12.2 for the quarter-mile, despite boasting 29 more horses from its larger twin-turbo 4.8-liter V-8 and weighing 18 pounds less than this portly 5148-pound five-seater. The sprint to 60 miles per hour takes just 3.6 seconds, and the top speed is bumped up to 183 miles per hour. To put things into perspective, performance thoroughbreds like the BMW M5 Competition produce 617bhp and 750Nm of torque.

The Cayenne E-Hybrid might not have the wild output of the Turbo S E-Hybrid, but it's also significantly less expensive.

Another such example is the new BMW 225xe Active Tourer which was announced on Friday (European time), and which with a 10kWh battery, 65kW electric motor and top electric speed of 131km/hr will offer up to 53km of zero emissions driving according to the German carmaker.

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However, as they will become the range-topping offerings, they do get some extra bits & bobs.

All three of the new hybrids will wear visual identifiers like Acid Green brake calipers and badging highlights.

Standard equipment on the Turbo S E-Hybrid includes carbon-ceramic brakes, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and, of course, the Sport Chrono package.

The more-affordable Cayenne Coupe E-Hybrid makes use of a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine good for 335PS coupled with a 134PS electric motor. Added to this is a top speed of 295km/h, with the sole electric portion of the vehicles delivering 135km/h of speed alone. Eight-way power sport seats, a fixed glass panoramic roof and 20-inch alloy wheels are standard with the fashion-forward variant, which also features a pair of slightly lower seats in the second row on account of its sloped roof.

On the open road, pure electric driving will give you a speed of up to 135km/hr, acceleration from 0-100km/hr in 3.8 seconds and overall a top speed of 295km/hr.

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