Porsche's most powerful Cayenne ever, the Turbo E-Hybrid, has launched

After the successful launch of the new Cayenne range in New Zealand, Porsche is topping off the comprehensively revised third generation of its successful SUV with a new top model being unveiled internationally. As before, the most powerful Cayenne is a plug-in hybrid.

Sep 6, 2023

Porsche has upgraded the technology in the successor to the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid in a number of ways, achieving significant gains in electric range and performance in particular. The German marque says that both day-to-day usability and driving dynamics benefit notably from the changes.

An electric motor with 130kW of power supplements the extensively reworked 441kW, 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. Together, the two power units deliver a combined power output of 544kW and maximum torque of 950Nm. 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 100km/h in just 3.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 295km/h.

Compared to its predecessor, the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid also offers considerably greater electric range and shorter charging times. With an increased capacity of 25.9kWh, the high-voltage battery installed beneath the load compartment floor enables an electric range of up to 82km. The new 11kW 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 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.

The range-topping nature of the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid SUV and Coupé is demonstrated by the styling of the two models. Both body variants bear the distinctive front-end styling reserved for Turbo models, with enlarged cooling air intakes accented by shiny black airblades. 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. These include a new cockpit with an all-digital instrument cluster in a curved and free-standing design with variable display options, a redesigned centre console and the optional passenger display. The innovative, high-resolution HD-Matrix LED headlights – standard in the new Turbo E-Hybrid models – offer greater comfort and safety in the dark.

Further New Zealand market information on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid is available here