2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Arrives With More Electric Range

MAY 1 2018 BY CHRIS BRUCE 16

With optional equipment, charging the battery takes just over two hours.

Porsche will bring plug-in power to the 2019 Cayenne with the introduction of the new E-Hybrid variant. The SUV will combine a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 and a single electric motor to produce a total of 455 horsepower (339 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-meters) of torque. A 14.1 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery will give the model a 44-kilometer (27-mile) range in the generally overly optimistic NEDC test.

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The Cayenne E-Hybrid’s electric motor alone produces 134 hp (100 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. It also helps the SUV reach 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 4.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 157 mph (253 kph).

The only available drivetrain consists of an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. Multiple drive modes let owners decide how the power gets to the ground, include settings for electric-only motoring or Sport Plus for using as much electrical power as necessary for the quickest acceleration.

In standard form, the Cayenne E-Hybrid comes with a 3.6 kW on-board charger and requires 7 hours and 48 minutes to refill the battery from a 230-volt connection running at 10 amps. With the optional 7.2 kW charger and a 230-volt, 32-amp source, the time drops to 2 hours and 18 minutes. A smartphone amp allows owners to schedule charging remotely, and they can pre-set the HVAC settings, too.

Other than the E-Hybrid badge, the only ways to tell the PHEV apart from other Cayenne models will be the Acid Green brake calipers and the extra flap for hiding the charger. Inside, additional settings for the gauge cluster can show state of charge and electricity consumption. Acid Green dials appear on the tachometer and Sport Chrono display. Buyers will get an expanded range of standard equipment, too, that will include the Sport Chrono Package, active suspension management, and Auxiliary Cabin Conditioning.

The E-Hybrid will get Porsche’s InnoDrive driver assistance suite as an option. The sophisticated version of adaptive cruise control combines data from sensors and maps to adjust the gearing and use of the electric motor for upcoming corners or elevation changes.

You’ll have to be patient to get one of these PHEV performance SUVs. The Cayenne E-Hybrid won’t arrive in the United States until early 2019, and they’ll carry a base price of $79,900, plus a $1,050 destination fee. All 2019 Cayennes will be available with a few new options, like massaging seats, heated windshield, head-up display, and 22-inch wheels.

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16 Comments on "2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Arrives With More Electric Range"

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Will
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Will

How many AER 27 miles in EPA testing

Bill Howland
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Bill Howland

I’m surprised they would say the standard charger is 3.6 kw and then charge it at only a 2.3 kw rate (230 1ph @ 10 amperes). If a doubly sized charger is optional, prey tell what is the cost addition for it?

pjwood1
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pjwood1

Pink. I want pink calipers.

This is the PHEV whose 2017 iteration achieved near 1 mile per 1 KWh, per EPA (14 miles, 10.8KWh).

You basically *have* to spend less, to get a better electric drive train.

Viking79
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Viking79

It is less than that usable, probably 8 kwh. It is inefficient at 47 mpge (1.4 mi/kwh from the wall), but even then it uses less than half the energy it does burning gas. As long as people plug it in they will still cut down on gas usage substantially if they don’t drive too much.

pjwood1
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pjwood1

With the $80-100k Porsche customer, I’d even grant a good fuel economy improvement without plugging in, but at the same time I believe this customer deserves a better electric drive section, for this much money.

Rightofthepeople
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Rightofthepeople

“A smartphone amp allows owners to schedule charging remotely,”

A smartphone AMP huh? Hey Chris, I see what you did there!

Robert Weekley
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Robert Weekley

This is Porsche ‘Amping it Up’, I guess!

John
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John

What’s the reason for the overly-complicated hybrid don’t-know-what-it-wants-to-be system at this point? Pick either electric or stick with ICE, not sure I get it. It’s like dragging a retriever to a bath to get manufacturers to commit to electric. Seems pretty stupid to keep investing time and effort just to get destroyed by a Model X..

Martin Winlow
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Martin Winlow

The same reason all the major old-school dinosaur auto-makers are doing it; to appease the ignorant masses (as well as appear to comply with government mandates on CO2 & emissions reduction).

From an engineering perspective, having a hybrid system, under normal driving conditions, permits the ICE to be run at a relatively constant RPM where it is at its most efficient, using the battery as an energy reservoir, thereby achieving significant overall efficiency gains (of, at most, 15%) over an normal ICE arrangement.

Denis
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Denis

This beast is not your conventinal Toyota hybrid with MG1/MG2. It has transmission with gears. I doubt that that ICE has anything in with Atkinson cycle ICEs.

dathomir
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dathomir

So because I and many others drive a PHEV, we’re “ignorant”… got it! Thanks and stay classy my friend.

Since you guys missed the plethora of articles, Porsche IS INVESTING IN BEVs (Mission E arrives soon).

Viking79
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Viking79

If you look at submissions on fuelly, they have 3 of the PHEV Cayennes from 2017, 2 are averaging over 30 mpg, 1 at 22 mpg. The 2 at 30+ mpg are 50% to 100% improvement in fuel economy of the gas version at 15-20 mpg (on fuelly for 3.6 gas engine). Even the worst one is getting 0-50% better.

This new version will be a larger improvement. I guess you don’t think halving fuel consumption is important?

John
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John

No, I don’t. Maybe halving a gas hog to a ‘whopping’ 30 mpg was big news in 2010, but it’s 2018. We have SUV’s that can go 300 miles on a charge that run high 10’s in the 1/4 mile. Semi trucks that can tow 80,000 lbs 300-500 miles.

As long as we’re impressed with 30 MPGs, then EV adoption will move like pond water.

David H
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David H

Are you sure it’s NEDC and not WLTP?

Martin Winlow
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Martin Winlow

A realistic 20 miles of electric-only range then.

Yawn!

julien
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julien

The AER is made useless by the tiny 134 hp electric motor that is way too small for the weight of the vehicle to be driven under electric power alone. Unfortunately, Porsche still has the old philosophy of a powerful ICE and a weak electric motor. In modern plug-in vehicle, it should be the opposite.