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. Thanks to Intelligent Performance, it perfectly embodies the key principle of an alternative drive: efficiency.
The parallel full hybrid drive on the Cayenne S Hybrid features a 3.0-liter 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, when compared to the Cayenne S fuel consumption.
The engine delivers 333 hp, while the electric machine generates 47 hp. Working in tandem, they produce a total output of 380 hp.
With a top speed of 152 mph, acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes 6.1 seconds. Maximum torque is 428 lb.-ft.
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 city 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 and each front fender alludes to the innovative drive concept within.
Inside the car, the TFT color 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.