For those who don’t know, Porsche will launch its first hybrid vehicle – the Cayenne S Hybrid – this weekend. But this is not the only good news we have for you, as the manufacturer announced that it achieved significant fuel savings in all its new-generation Cayenne models.
According to the German manufacturer, the 2011 Cayenne sport utility vehicle has achieved its goal of improved fuel efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The new Cayenne powered by a six-cylinder engine now consumes 20 percent less fuel than its predecessor, while the V8 Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo models enjoy similar reductions.
In addition, the vehicles are more powerful than the outgoing models, which means better performance. Apparently, the reduction in consumption is attributed to the use the new fuel-efficient eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission with automatic stop/start function and a wide gear ratio range.
Also, the weight reduction and intelligent lightweight construction is also an important factor in reducing fuel consumption.
The new Cayenne is with 400 pounds lighter, which means lower CO2 emissions, but improved performance, agility, and handling.
Regarding the new Cayenne S Hybrid, this model features a new and sophisticated parallel full hybrid drive system, delivering the performance of a V8 with the economy of a V6. According to EPA, the Cayenne S Hybrid achieved 21 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.