Porsche presents the most powerful Cayenne of all time

Aug 29, 2023 Words: Porsche New Zealand

Porsche is introducing the most powerful model in its SUV model line – the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid. The new 544 kW (739 PS) range-topper is distinguished by superior driving performance paired with high efficiency and comprehensive day-to-day usability.

• Turbo E-Hybrid models add a crowning touch to the Cayenne model line
• V8 and electric motor generate total power output of 544 kW (739 PS) and 950 Nm
• New hybrid technology for greater electric range and faster charging

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. As before, the most powerful Cayenne is a plug-in hybrid. Porsche has upgraded the technology in this successor to the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid in a number of ways, achieving significant gains in electric range and performance in particular. Both day-to-day usability and driving dynamics benefit notably from the changes. An electric motor with 130 kW (176 PS) of power supplements the extensively reworked 441 kW (599 PS), 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. Together, the two power units deliver a combined power output of 544 kW (739 PS) and maximum torque of 950 Nm. The performance of the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid more than justifies its billing as the top of the line. The new Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid completes the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and reaches 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 kilometres (EAER city). 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.

Standard air suspension with two-chamber, two-valve technology
The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid models come standard with adaptive air suspension that features new two-chamber, two-valve technology. This makes it possible to adjust the rebound and compression stages of the suspension’s operation separately. This technology enhances comfort and safety in equal measure while offering an even wider spectrum between the Comfort and Sport Plus suspension settings. The suspension combines confident handling in dynamic cornering with comfort-focused characteristics in slow driving situations and maximum suppression of pitch and roll. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) is also standard in the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid. Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) and rear-axle steering are available as options.

Availability and pricing
The new Turbo E-Hybrid is the second of three hybrid models that Porsche will be introducing during 2023. It can be ordered now and starts at a price of $309,000 MRP for the SUV version and $316,300 MRP for the Coupe version, with first arrivals anticipated late 2023 - early 2024.