Porsche, a brand synonymous with luxury and performance, has unveiled its latest marvel in the form of the 2024 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. This new addition to the Cayenne lineup is not just another hybrid variant; it’s the perfect middle ground for those seeking a harmonious blend of power, efficiency, and luxury.
Positioning in the Cayenne Lineup
The 2024 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is strategically positioned between the standard E-Hybrid and the high-performance Turbo E-Hybrid. While the standard E-Hybrid was introduced with the facelifted 2024 model range, the Turbo E-Hybrid made its grand debut last month, boasting a staggering 729 horsepower. The S E-Hybrid, however, offers a balance between these two, providing an optimal mix of performance and efficiency.
Performance and Specifications
Under the hood of the S E-Hybrid lies a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine, identical to the one in the standard E-Hybrid. This engine churns out 348 hp, and when combined with the electric motor’s 174 hp, the total output is an impressive 512 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. This is a significant step up from the E-Hybrid’s 463 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque.
In terms of performance, the S E-Hybrid can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds, rivaling the twin-turbocharged V8-powered Cayenne S. It completes the quarter-mile in 13 seconds, which is slightly faster than its V8 counterpart.
Efficiency and Charging
One of the standout features of the S E-Hybrid is its efficiency. Equipped with a 25.9 kWh battery pack, it promises to be more fuel-efficient than its gas-only siblings. Although Porsche hasn’t released official figures for fuel economy or electric range, the 2024 Cayenne’s larger battery is expected to surpass the previous model’s 17-mile electric-only range. Charging is also a breeze, with an 11 kW onboard charger allowing for a full charge in approximately 2.5 hours using a Level 2 home charger.
Design and Pricing
Aesthetically, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid closely resembles the Cayenne S. It features 20-inch Cayenne S wheels and a dual exhaust system with brushed stainless steel tailpipes. The standard S E-Hybrid comes with a Silver Exterior Package, while the Coupe variant boasts a Black Exterior Package. The interior is adorned with eight-way seats, the Sport Chrono Package, Comfort Access, stainless steel pedals, and the luxurious Diamar Interior Package in Silvershade.
As for the pricing, the S E-Hybrid starts at $99,100*, with an additional $1,650* delivery fee. The Coupe variant is priced at $104,000*. This makes the S E-Hybrid a more affordable option compared to the Turbo E-Hybrid, which is priced at $146,900*.
The 2024 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is a testament to Porsche’s commitment to blending performance with sustainability. It offers an optimal solution for those who don’t want to compromise on power or efficiency. With its impressive specifications, luxurious design, and competitive pricing, the S E-Hybrid is set to be a significant player in the hybrid SUV market.
*All prices in USD*