Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Caught Testing

Porsche Cayenne

MAR 29 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 8

The Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is almost upon us.

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

Though Porsche has not officially confirmed the Cayenne S E-Hybrid for production, we can say with 99% accuracy that it’s coming soon.  Why else would it be out conducting winter tests?

(*Though we can’t post images of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid here due to copyright infringement issues, Car Scoops has shots of the plug-in Porsche SUV out in the wild.)

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid will be the automaker’s first plug-in hybrid SUV.

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid will feature the same powertrain (perhaps with some minor tweaks) found in the plug-in Panamera.

  • 3.0-liter V6 gas engine
  • 416 total hp
  • 20-ish miles of electric-only range

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid is expected to debut in late 2014 as a Model Year 2015 offering.

Additional Panamera S E-Hybrid specs (expected to be nearly identical for the Cayenne S E-Hybrid) posted below:

  • 95 hp electric motor
  • Electricity is stored in a 9.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack
  • Top speed in electric-only mode is 84 mph
  • Top speed 167 mph with the gas engine cranking
  • Panamera S E-hybrid accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds

$70,000 seems like a decent ballpark estimate for the price of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, though we have our fingers crossed that it’ll carry an MSRP that’s slightly lower.

Source: Car Scoops

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8 Comments on "Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Caught Testing"

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The attempt to make a SUV look like a Porsche sportscar turned into an ugly perversion.

It also turned it into the most in-demand SUV in the world.

That was a good one 🙂

The fastest SUV is clearly a well defined positioning, go Porsche E.

The BMW X5M holds that title as fastest regular production SUV. 0-60 in 4.0 seconds.

You are confusing speed and acceleration.

Maybe they will do the smaller, upcoming Macan.

Within about three years ALL Porsche models will be available as PHEVs and a few BEVs won’t be far behind. I personally can’t wait to order my Boxster E.