Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Debuts in Paris
Although it’s probably not the first thing you associate with the German high-performance car company, Porsche actually boasts a larger variety of plug-in hybrids than any other automaker. Not even Toyota, with its myriad of Priuses (Prii? Priuplets? Pria pets?), offers more plug-in hybrid models than Porsche.
The latest is a new Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, which premiered at the Paris Motor Show yesterday. The new model now joins the 918 Spyder and the Panamera S-E Hybrid in Porsche’s ever-expanding lineup of hybrid vehicles.
Based on the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S, this model differentiates itself with a 10.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which drivers can charge with the 333 horsepower, 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine (or, of course, by plugging it in). A 95 hp electric motor powers the Cayenne when it’s in electric-only mode, although the top speed when driving it on that setting is 78 mph. All together, the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid’s powertrain combines for a total of 416 ponies.
No range estimates for electric-only driving have been released yet, and neither have any mileage numbers. However, the company has been kind enough to provide us with the MSRP for the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, which is listed at $76,400.
Now that the Cayenne has been electrified, we can reasonably expect to see the 911, Boxster, Cayman and Macan receiving plug-in versions in the future. Adding all-electric options to its lineup may have once sounded like a very uncharacteristic move on the part of Porsche, but such is the world we live in now.
- Austin GermainContributor
Austin Germain, son of owner Steve Germain, is an avid car lover and enjoys producing YouTube videos for the various dealerships. He is the Brand Experience Manager for Germain Motor Company, which includes working with Porsche of Ann Arbor, MINI of Ann Arbor, and VW of Ann Arbor.