The third-generation of the Porsche Cayenne is about to be unleashed on the world, and this week we learned details on perhaps the most intriguing version of the model, the plug-in hybrid variant that will be available to consumers early in 2019.
The numbers provided by the automaker indicate that the Cayenne E-Hybrid will have all that it takes to please the brand’s discerning customers. Want raw power? The “green” Cayenne will deliver 455 hp and 516 lb-ft of maximum torque. Especially remarkable about the latter figure is that it will be available as of only 1,000 RPM.
That translates into 0-100 km/h acceleration in just five seconds.
Hybrid also means, or it should anyways, reduced fuel consumption. That the new plug-in Cayenne will be able to cover 44 km on a charge should please many consumers. That distance should allow most commuters to get to and from work without burning a drop of gasoline.
Fuel consumption of a plug-in vehicle is notoriously hard to measure, because it depends almost entirely on the user’s driving habits and the roads they use. The company is advancing an average of around 3.5L/100 km.