- porsche claims the new 670-hp 2020 cayenne turbo s e-hybrid can make the 0-60 run in 3.6 seconds.
- there will also be a coupe version of the turbo s e-hybrid and of less powerful cayenne e-hybrid.
- both models will arrive in dealerships in the first quarter of 2020.
with the 541-hp 2019 cayenne turbo firmly ensconced at the top of the porsche's suv hierarchy, there was only one thing left for the automaker to do: knock it off its perch with the 2020 porsche cayenne turbo s e-hybrid suv and coupe. we'd be lying if we said we didn't know this top-dog hybrid versions were coming, but we figured zuffenhausen would let the cayenne turbo at least get comfortable before nudging it aside with these 670-horsepower plug-in-hybrid flagship cayennes.
cayenne turbo s e-hybrid
the cayenne turbo s e-hybrid utilizes a 541-horsepower twin-turbo v-8 and 134-horsepower electric motor for a combined total of 670 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. an eight-speed automatic transmission funnels torque to all four wheels. a 14.1-kwh lithium-ion battery is said to offer 30 percent more capacity than the battery used in previous generation plug-in cayenne models. charging time is quoted at 2.4 hours when connected to a 240-volt, 50-amp source. porsche says the cayenne turbo s e-hybrid coupe will reach 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 183 mph, figures identical to the suv version.
following porsche's current agenda to make hybrids the top trims of a given lineup, the cayenne turbo s e-hybrid comes with enhanced standard equipment including porsche ceramic composite brakes (pccb), porsche dynamic chassis control (pdcc), porsche torque vectoring plus (ptv+) and the desirable sport chrono package. the turbo s e-hybrid starts at $163,250 and goes on sale in the first quarter of 2020.
cayenne hybrid coupes
porsche also wedged in the announcement of coupe versions of the cayenne turbo s e-hybrid and the less-powerful porsche cayenne e-hybrid. we can't say we're surprised at the decision, as the current cayenne, cayenne s, and cayenne turbo all have coupe variants of their own. aside from unique bodywork, including a 0.78-inch lower roofline and a 0.7-inch wider rear track, the cayenne hybrid coupes share components with their respective suv brethren.
the cayenne e-hybrid coupe uses a 3.0-liter turbocharged v-6 and electric motor for a total output of 455 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. the sport chrono package is standard, and porsche claims this model will reach 60 mph in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 157 mph, numbers unsurprisingly identical to those for the current cayenne e-hybrid suv with which it shares its powertrain.
both cayenne hybrid coupe models get standard front adaptive sport seats with 18-way adjustment but replaces the suv's three-across rear bench seating for a pair of buckets that lower the vehicle passenger count from five to four (the suv's bench seat is no-cost option in both coupe models). the rear seats also sit lower to accommodate the coupe's rakish roofline.
as with the entire cayenne coupe lineup, the turbo s e-hybrid and e-hybrid have a fixed spoiler above the rear window and a new adaptive rear spoiler below it. extending by 5.3 inches at speeds above 56 mph, the lower spoiler is said to enhance dynamic stability.
a lightweight sport package similar to the versions available on other cayenne coupe models also makes the leap to the hybrids. currently available in two forms, the package can include a carbon-fiber roof, the carbon interior package, a synthetic leather headliner and heated sport steering wheel, and back and silver houndstooth seat centers. exterior bits include 22-inch gt design wheels and various carbon fiber exterior body bits. combined, the package contents can save up to 48 pounds.
aficionados of the coupe versions will have to pay a premium for their taste, as the 2020 porsche cayenne turbo s e-hybrid coupe starts at $165,750, a $2500 increase over the suv variant. the 2020 porsche cayenne e-hybrid coupe starts at $87,750. interested parties should find them in dealerships in the first quarter of 2020.