Those seeking to have a Porsche Cayenne which is a little more eco-friendly before had to turn to aftermarket conversions. Not so now that Porsche, according to Green Car Reports, plans to showcase a new Cayenne S Hybrid at next week’s Geneva Auto Show.
Porsche says the Cayenne S Hybrid, via its hybrid technology, has “fuel consumption in the New European Driving Cycle of just 8.2 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 34.4 mpg imp), which means CO2 emissions of just 193 g/km.” (Actual EPA-certified fuel economy figures, according to Porsche North America, will be available when the car goes on sale in North America later this year.) This makes it effectively the cleanest Porsche ever designed. At the heart of the S Hybrid is a three-litre supercharged V6 married to a electric motor by a separator clutch that runs the vehicle either on its electric motor or combustion engine alone, or with both drive units operating together. Porsche says that “the 34 kW (47 hp) electric motor is of course the ideal partner for the 333 hp compressor engine with its high torque at low speeds.”
The hybrid technology will allow the Cayenne to “deliver maximum system output of 380 bhp and peak torque of 580 Nm/427 lb-ft at just 1,000 rpm, with the same kind of performance as the Cayenne S with its V8 power unit.” One will be able to go on the electric motor alone at a speed of up to 60 km/h or almost 40 mph. Pricing of the hybrid Cayenne will be set at around 96,900 Euros.