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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Has 462 HP, Sport Chrono Comes as Standard

Porsche may have already introduced the 2019 Cayenne, but the third-generation lineup obviously didn't land in complete form. Well, the range has now gotten one step cloer to that status, with Zuffenhausen introducing the 2019 Cayenne S E-Hybrid.
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The generation change has brought updates on all fronts, whether we're talking about performance, efficiency or image.

The newcomer mixed a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 delivering 340 hp with a 136 hp electric motor, for an overall output of 462 hp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque, with the latter arriving at around 1,000 rpm. The powertrain also involves an eight-speed automatic, which sens the power to all four wheels.

Buried underneath the trunk floor of the E-Hybrid sits a 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that offers up to 27 miles (44 km) of electric range Nevertheless, this figure was calculated using the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) procedure, so the real-world autonomy might be smaller. In the full EV mode, the high-riding model can get up to 84 mph (135 km/h).

As for the pricing, the 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid starts at $80,950, which makes the newcomer a serious threat for the Cayenne S. To be more precise, the gas-electric model delivers better acceleration and superior fuel efficiency compared to the 440 hp Cayenne S.

The 3.6 kW charged offered as standard, which works with a Level 2 240V outlet needs 7.8 hours to recharge the battery. As an option, you can have a 7.2 kW charger that allows the battery to be fully charged in just 2.3 hours.

The list of features for the 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is impressive, whether we're talking about the standard or the optional goodies. For instance, the base trim involves the Sport Chrono package, but we have to mention that the Sport and Sport Plus modes you're familiar with are joined by four new drive modes that you can change using the steering wheel-mounted switch: E-Power, Hybrid Auto, E-Hold, and E-Charge.

As for the features that require one to pay extra, we're looking at goodies like 22-inch alloy wheels, massaging seats, a heated windshield and a head-up display.

And since the mid-cycle revamp of the ex-generation Cayenne saw the model dropping its V8 in favor of a turbocharged V6, it's pretty difficult to build a case for the S.

Returning to the hybrid side of the third-generation Porsche Cayenne, we'll remind you that Porsche has already confirmed the Turbo S E-Hybrid incarnation of the SUV. And with this set to borrow the 680 hp powertrain of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, those seeking supercar levels of acceleration will be able to get their kicks.


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