Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Review Autocar

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Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

is it?

This is Porsche’s answer to the RX450h, and the first hybrid to enter Porsche’s range. The Hybrid uses a parallel that combines a 46bhp 221lb ft electric motor a 333bhp supercharged V6 petrol Either can power the car independently, the electric motor capable of the Cayenne up to 37mph without any aid the combustion engine.

If you want to the full performance potential of the the electric motor works in with the V6 to put out the maximum combined and 427lb ft, when the Hybrid is of 0-62mph in 6.5sec.

Automatic stop-start also in to cut emissions and consumption around and works very effectively that the engine start-up is entirely free of vibration you want enough acceleration to the petrol engine. Or if you’re to settle for more sedate the electric motor will the Cayenne in complete silence.

The and diesel Cayenne models get all wheel drive systems to the of the range, with power 60-40 front-to-rear in normal with a self-locking centre allowing power to flow axles depending on available The new, eight-speed torque-converter S gearbox also features as on the hybrid Cayenne.

All of which in the headline figures of 34.4mpg and

What’s it like?

Extremely The real benefit to the hybrid apart from the fuel is the refinement. Around town the regularly propels the Cayenne on electric power, resulting in silent progress, and though (as all current hybrid systems) you to be extremely careful on the throttle and be to infuriate following traffic if you to pull away from a without triggering the V6 motor, it is quite possible to cover a urban distance without using any petrol.

Driving will result in regular between the petrol and electric and it’s impressive that the between the two is barely noticeable. ample flexibility to make the an enjoyable and relaxing urban and tool, thanks as much to the gearbox as the powerful motor.

The Porsche hybrid system boasts an extra element of wizardry, in that it has the potential to its combustion engine and ‘sail’ at up to 97mph.

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In practice, this that taking your of the throttle and simply allowing the car to along will trigger the clutch and the V6 motor will running. Because there is no drag causing resistance, and in this state the electric delivers a stream of power, the can run for good distances without its petrol engine. It can feel disconcerting initially, but with this becomes one of the most abilities the Cayenne hybrid

The standard steel springs on the don’t manage to restrain roll as well as the more air suspension (which is available as a option), with body noticeable over undulating But the suspension still does a job of absorbing most interruptions in the surface.

Ask the Hybrid to deliver all its potential and the supercharged V6 can sound but the scenery will be passing you by enough that engine won’t be of much concern. The may lack some of the handling and all of the drama of the Turbo model, but is no doubting that it’s of the ‘S’ on the end of its name.

Should I buy one?

If you regularly around town and yet want a SUV, then yes – the Cayenne be your ideal mode of But think carefully about the V6 turbodiesel before handing the cash needed for a Hybrid.

is no doubt that the Hybrid much more impressive than the diesel Cayenne, and yet far off that more conventional claimed 38.2mpg. But despite the outstanding combination of refinement and it may struggle to justify the extra you’ll have to shell out if you the petrol/electric Cayenne instead of its sibling.

Porsche Cayenne Electric Cars
Porsche Cayenne Electric Cars
Porsche Cayenne Electric Cars
Porsche Cayenne Electric Cars

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