New 671bhp Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid revealed

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is more powerful than the Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid has arrived, slotting in at the top of the Cayenne range. Its mountainous power output makes it the most powerful SUV in the Volkswagen Group portfolio; it has 30bhp more than the Lamborghini Urus and 45bhp more than the Bentley Bentayga Speed. It can be ordered now, with prices starting from £123,349 and first deliveries scheduled for October.

Available in both SUV and Coupe SUV body styles, the range-topping Cayenne uses the same running gear as the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. A turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine produces 542bhp, while an electric motor adds another 134bhp. As both parts of the powertrain cannot produce maximum power at the same time, the combined power output drops very slightly to 671bhp. All of this power reaches the road via an eight-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive.

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That considerable power output means the 0-62mph acceleration takes only 3.8 seconds. That’s about the same as the fastest Bentley Bentayga and a couple of tenths slower than the Lamborghini Urus, but it’s over half a second quicker than the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4. With a 183mph top speed, it’s faster than some Porsche 911 models too.

Despite the breathtaking performance, Porsche claims the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid can return up to 52.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 90g/km. These figures are down to the car’s ability to run for up to 25 miles on electric power when the 14.1kWh battery is fully charged. It’s likely that your fuel economy could drop into single figures when you make use of all the power available, though.

You can run on electric power all the way up to 84mph. Once the battery has been depleted, it’ll take just under two and a half hours to recharge from a 7.2kW charger, or about six hours on a standard three-pin plug. There are four driving modes - E-Power, E-Hybrid, Sport and Sport Plus - with the first mode being the default setting for the car when starting it.

Porsche has thrown its performance catalogue at the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, with the Sport Chrono package (usually an expensive option), active suspension and ceramic brakes that feature brake regeneration to help charge the battery on the move. From the outside, you’ll be able to tell the car apart from the rest of the range with fluorescent green badges and brake calipers.

Read our reviews of the Porsche Cayenne and the Cayenne Coupe for more information.

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