Earlier today, we revealed you the 2015 Porsche Cayenne Facelift but we didn’t tell you anything about the new addition to the Cayenne lineup, the S E-Hybrid. Just like the Panamera S E-Hybrid, the new 2015 Cayenne S E-Hybrid uses a 3.0-literV6 supercharged engine that generates 333 hp (245 kW) and an electric motor developing 95 hp (70 kW).
The hybrid system delivers a total output of 416 hp (306 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 590 Nm of torque from 1,250 to 4,000 rpm. With these numbers, the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment 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.
Combined fuel consumption is 3.4 l/100 km, while CO2 emissions are just 79 g/km. Using just the energy stored in the lithium-ion traction battery with an energy capacity of 10.8 kWh, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid has a top speed of 125 km/h (77 mph) and has an all-electric driving range of 18 to 36 km (11 to 22 miles).
As you can see from the photos, the traction battery can be charged from the electric power grid or while driving and relevant vehicle data can be read from a smart phone using the standard Porsche Car Connect feature.
In Germany, the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid has a price tag of € 82,087, which is exactly the price of a Cayenne S Diesel – and is around € 1,000 less than the price of the previous Cayenne S Hybrid.
Price includes VAT and country-specific features. In the United States, the 2015 Cayenne S E-Hybrid is priced at $76,400, excluding destination charges of $995.
Porsche’s latest iteration of the Cayenne features a sharper and clearer design that underlines its sports car nature while highlighting the proximity of the luxury SUV to the road.
The tweaks implemented on the new Cayenne are more apparent on the rear end, with the tail lights coming with a flatter and more precise design. Just like the LED daytime running lights up front, the brake lights feature with a four-part design while the tailgate now elegantly integrates registration plate recess, lighting and handle strip.
In addition, the new tailgate has taken up the shape of the rear lights and continued it through a horizontal light-refracting edge, thereby highlighting the Cayenne’s width while lending the SUV a more powerful stance on the road. This stance is also highlighted by the newly designed exhaust tailpipes integrated in the lower rear panel. Interestingly, all Cayenne S models are provided a double-pipe design. Since the roof spoiler doesn’t have a step anymore, it now continues the basic roof line more consistently.
Meanwhile, it is defined by a completely redesigned front end, bonnet and wings. Furthermore, all main design lines now run outwards, instead of flowing towards the middle -- giving the Cayenne a wider and more powerful appearance.
Porsche has also provided the bonnet with a wider design and has moved its side gaps on the wings. Compared to the previous model, the central air inlet has become smaller -- underscoring the tautness of the front end – and flanked by two seemingly larger external air inlets positioned farther outwards. Furthermore, the stunning "airblades" on the right and left sides of the front end directs cooling air to the intercooler.