After the Panamera, Cayenne’s plug-in hybrid versions also received the larger-capacity battery, resulting in a 30 percent longer electrical range.
Instead of the previous 14.1 kWh, the owners can manage a capacity of 17.9 kWh. This means that the WLTP-compliant urban electric range has been increased to 48 kilometers for the Cayenne E-Hybrid and 42 kilometers for the Turbo S E-Hybrid.
The change was certainly justified by German regulations, as both types can receive the E-license plate and the associated reduced company car tax.
The Cayenne hybrid versions use a 136-horsepower, 400 Nm torque electric motor integrated into the eight-speed transmission. It can drive a recreational vehicle at speeds of up to 135 km / h. The internal combustion component for the Cayenne E-Hybrid is a 340-horsepower 3.0 V6 turbocharged engine; and system power is 462 hp. The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid has an eight-cylinder, four-liter turbo engine with 550 hp and a system output of 680 hp.
The E-Charge mode has been changed to charge the battery on the fly: from now on, the system will not charge the system to 100 percent, but to a more favorable 80 percent of life. Charging performance has also been increased.
The car can be charged up to 7.2 kW from a wall charger; the system now takes into account the total energy consumption of the household and makes sure that it does not overload the grid.