Porsche Exclusive showed us today that even hybrid models can be enhanced in order to look just like the more powerful models. As a result, the brand new Cayenne S E-Hybrid received the Meteor Grey metallic exterior colour but also a new Sport Design package with side sills, Bi-Xenon headlights featuring a black background and fitted with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), as well as new wheel arch extensions and 21-inch Sport Edition wheels painted in high-gloss black.
At the rear, we find smoked LED taillights with adaptive brake lights and black sports tailpipes. The interior package includes decorative stitching, painted PCM surround and air vent slats, an aluminum Tiptronic S gear selector and a centre console armrest with model logo.
The design is completed by illuminated door sill guards made out of carbon fiber as well as personalized floor mats and by the carbon fiber grab handles.
Under the hood, we find a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 333 hp (245 kW) and an electric motor that delivers 95 hp (70 kW). The hybrid system develops 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. Despite the impressive performances, the SUV’s combined fuel consumption is 3.4 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions of 79 g/km.
Using just the energy from the lithium-ion traction battery, the Cayenne S e-Hybrid offers a range of 18 to 36 km (11 to 22 miles) and a top speed of 125 km/h or 77 mph.
The latest iteration of the Porsche Cayenne presents a sharper and clearer design that highlights the SUV’s proximity to the road while emphasizing the sports car nature.
Designers modified the rear section of the new Cayenne, with the taillights now featuring a flatter and more precise design. Just like the LED daytime running lights up front, the brake lights on the rear have a four-part design. Now, the tailgate – which cleanly integrates the registration plate recess, handle strip and lighting – adopts the shape of the rear lights, continuing it through a precise horizontal light-refracting edge.
This configuration doesn’t highlight the width of the SUV but also lends it a more dynamic stance on the road, as reinforced by its newly designed exhaust tailpipes integrated in the lower rear panel. All Cayenne S models boast of a double-pipe design. Since the roof spoiler now features no step, it consistently continues the basic roof line while donning a more dynamic appearance.
On the front, the new Porsche Cayenne is provided with completely redesigned elements, including its bonnet and wings, thereby giving the SUV a fresh face. As viewed from the front, all primary design lines run outwards instead of towards the middle, giving new the Cayenne a wider and more dynamic appearance. For instance, the bonnet has been given a wider design, with side gaps now on the wings.
The central air inlet has been made smaller than that on the previous model, as flanked by two more voluminous outer air inlets positioned outwards. The new Cayenne also features spectacular "airblades" on its right and left sides, efficiently directing cooling air to the intercooler.