It is unreasonable to state the Cayenne S E-Hybrid is a one-trap horse. Like whatever remains of the as of late changed and-tucked Cayenne range it’s amazingly great at everything from fast cruising to gentle going dirt road romping. In any case, it will be its economy numbers that win it the most consideration.
The official figures verge on the strange. On the EU test cycle – which modules are permitted to begin with their battery packs completely charged – the E-Hybrid devours only 3.4 liters/100km. This in a vehicle that has an aggregate joined power yield of 306kW and, in spite of measuring 2350kg, can drag its lardy arse from 0-100km/h in 5.9 seconds. Drive a cumbersome incredible SUV, spare the planet, all in the meantime.
Be that as it may, obviously, there’s a however: like the greater part of its module brethren the E-Hybrid can just convey those numbers in the event that you never stray too a long way from an electrical attachment. Past its electric-just scope of 35km, it’s only a half and half carting around an additional huge battery pack.
Mechanically the Cayenne E-Hybrid is essentially indistinguishable to the module rendition of the Panamera that has been at a bargain in Europe for over a year. Both have the same supercharged V6 and 70kW electric engine that is sandwiched between the motor and the standard eight-speed auto ‘box. The Cayenne has marginally more battery limit – 10.8 kW/h versus 9.4 kW/h – however generally the two cars are Appalachian cousins regarding shared DNA.
The uplifting news is the greenest Cayenne it’s no hair shirt exceptional. Left to its own particular gadgets the e-Hybrid works in electric-just mode at low speeds, and this makes it greatly smooth and calm when made a request to trundle. The motor cuts in as required, with the powertrain’s move from electrons to hydrocarbons consistent. You can bolt it into electric-just mode at velocities of up to 125km/h, albeit quicker advance devastates battery run.
Whatever remains of the driving knowledge is practically indistinguishable to the standard V6 Cayenne S. You can feel the E-Hybrid’s additional mass while assaulting a more tightly street, yet despite everything it holds and turns strikingly well to something so tall and overwhelming. Under extraordinary manhandle it wilts in a way the standard Cayenne doesn’t – with the brakes beginning to blur in the wake of being made a request to adapt to rehashed huge stops. An extend of Autobahn affirmed it’s cheerful to journey north of 200km/h, little utilize however that will be here…
What’s more, economy? Porsche laid on a tender 50km test course which the E-Hybrid began with a completely charged battery pack, the trek PC revealing 3.4 liters/100km at the far end – the honor from Greenpeace is in the post. For difference, 50km of energetic caning in a similar car saw the show perusing 19.6 liters/100km, and conveyed a knighthood for administrations to the petrochemical business. Reality lies somewhere close to those conflicting extremes.
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