Porsche not planning to offer hybrid versions of the 911 (991) or the Macan

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 22, 2014

Three plug-in hybrid models are currently available from Porsche, the 918 Spyder, Panamera S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Still, you shouldn’t expect any new models from the German manufacturer, as company’s hybrid powertrain manager Manfred Schumann told TopGear that is is impossible to use the same technology from the Panamera S E-Hybrid for example, on the smaller Macan.

As a result, Porsche is not planning to offer a hybrid version of the Macan, at least for now. Regarding the plug-in hybrid version of the 911, Porsche said that it is too early yet and the current 911 will not receive any plug-in hybrid tech.

Maybe the next-generation will! The last plug-in hybrid model introduced by Porsche, was the facelifted Cayenne S E-Hybrid. This model uses a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that delivers 333 hp (245 kW) and an electric motor that produces an additional 95 hp (70 kW).

With a total output of 416 hp (306 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 590 Nm of torque from 1,250 to 4,000 rpm, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds, while top speed is 243 km/h or 151 mph.

What’s more surprising is that fuel consumption of this model is just 3.4 k/100 km or 69 mpg, with CO2 emissions limited at 79 g/km.

Using just the energy stored in the lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 10.8 kWh, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid offers a driving range of 18 to 36 km (11 to 22 miles), while top speed is 125 km/h or 77 mph. In the United States, the 2015 Cayenne S E-Hybrid is priced from $76,400, excluding the $995 destination charge.

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