The new luxury SUV coming, 2016 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. 2016 Porsche Cayenne might be one of the most exciting vehicles in German maker’s lineup if you don’t prefer sporty coupes which represent their trademarks.
Just like pretty much any Porsche, Cayenne offers a range of normally aspirated engines, but one of better options is certainly S E-Hybrid which offers better fuel efficiency than any other petrol burning Cayenne.
The Engine range & Specs
2016 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid combines 333-horsepower supercharged 3.0L V-6 engine with 95-horsepower electric motor for a net hybrid output of 416 horses. The same internal combustion engine (only supercharger in the lineup) delivers 325 lb-ft of torque which, combined with electric motor’s 229 pound feet, make a total of 435 lb-ft of torque.
Front engine – all-wheel drive layout is standard across the board and hybrid model is no different. Same can be said for 8-speed Tiptronic S gearbox with auto start stop function which ensures smooth and comfortable drive.
Design – Inside and Outside look
After a recent change in design, 2016 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid carries over unchanged. However, even this change wasn’t really dramatic, thus German luxury mid-size crossover pretty much resembles the initial model released back in 2004. Cayenne actually represents a combination of your basic crossover and coupe which Porsche is making best.
This can be seen up front where the car offers singular headlamps on somewhat pronounced wheel arches. It is lower than regular crossover around the back as well in order to keep that sporty spirit alive.
Apart from unconventional design and impeccable performance, Cayenne offers premium refinement and luxury no matter where you turn. Pretty much whole cabin is leather-bound, including the seats and steering wheel. 2016 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid gives you plenty of optional features as well which can be obtained for a few dollars more. Heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats are among these options. 8-way power seats for driver and front passenger are standard, but you can get memory package for them as well.
Porsche’s cockpit cabin remains the same and offers quite sturdy and large instrument panel with middle tunnel. Apart from all controls and plenty of accessories, this unit offers standard 4.8-inch TFT color screen which is responsible for all infotainment purposes. Rear seat entertainment system is part of optional package as well as Bose or Burmester sound systems, or electric slide/tilt moonroof are. Safety features include a rearview camera, front and rear park assist, lane change assist, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.
2016 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Price
Even though 2016 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid doesn’t lead the pack when it comes to fuel efficiency (diesel model does), it is still the most efficient way of driving Cayenne that goes on petrol. It is rated at 21 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, and costs at least $77,200.
2016 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid fits fine into the rest of the lineup, even though it gets slightly different, adapted transmission and quite different engine. It still delivers what is expected from it when it comes to performance and luxury alike.
The key opponents are Volkswagen Touareg and new Audi Q7 Plug-in Hybrid.