If there’s a theme that carries throughout plug-in hybrids of every kind this yr, it’s that batteries are getting greater and electric-only driving vary is getting longer.
With Porsche’s newest variations of the Cayenne E-Hybrid plug-in hybrids, you possibly can wager on each of these enhancements, in addition to the pursuit of higher efficiency alongside the best way.
The 2024 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid that the German automaker introduced for the U.S. market on Monday will land proper between the V-6 Cayenne E-Hybrid and the V-8 Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid variations in efficiency and value. Together with the $1,650 vacation spot price, that quantities to $100,750 for the Cayenne S E-Hybrid in its SUV physique type, or $105,650 in its curvier Coupe physique type.
The Cayenne S E-Hybrid has a 348-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 plus a 174-hp electrical motor system packaged with an 8-speed automated transmission. That makes a system output of 512 hp and 553 lb-ft (up from the E-Hybrid’s 463 hp and 479 hp), enabling a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds (from 4.6 seconds), based on Porsche. Additional, the quarter-mile time of 13.0 seconds is 0.1 second faster than the twin-turbo V-8 non-hybrid Cayenne.
2024 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid
The S E-Hybrid, like the remainder of the refreshed Cayenne PHEV lineup, does certainly get a bigger battery pack this yr—25.9 kwh, versus the previous fashions’ 17.9-kwh pack. None of those fashions but have an EPA electrical vary score, however in a primary drive assessment of the 2024 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Inexperienced Automotive Experiences estimated a real-world electrical vary between 20 and 30 miles. Anticipate a big increase versus the earlier fashions’ EPA-rated 15 miles—in addition to, maybe, considerably higher mileage than the previous-generation V-6 Cayenne E-Hybrid’s 21 mpg mixed.
Along with the larger battery, the Cayenne E-Hybrid fashions all get an 11-kw onboard charger, which permits a full cost of the plug-in hybrid’s battery pack in about 2.5 hours. It doesn’t, just like the 2024 Mercedes GLE 450e, embody DC fast-charging, but it surely’s possible to supply a extra centered driving expertise than the 2024 BMW XM.
Commonplace gear on the S E-Hybrid consists of an adaptive air suspension with two-chamber, two-valve tech permitting a wider vary of efficiency or consolation, in addition to eight-way energy entrance seats, a steering-wheel mode change, stainless-steel pedal pads, and Apple CarPlay. Porsche says that by way of the My Porsche app it’s the primary automaker to permit entry to extra automotive capabilities inside CarPlay—maybe similar to the improved Apple Maps route planning within the Taycan.
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