Porsche announces that it is upgrading the battery capacity of the Cayenne E-hybrid from 14.1 kWh to 17.9 kWh. Overall, a 27 percent increase in its capacity. It a piece of great news for fuel-efficient drivers they would be getting more efficient hybrid without the change in the powertrain.
With this battery capacity, we are expecting an increase in range but no numbers are shared by Porsche. The powertrain is unchanged from the 2020 Cayenne E-Hybrid, a 455-horsepower turbocharged 3.0 L V6 in E-hybrid and the turbo S E-hybrid has 670 horsepower twin-turbo 4.0 L V8. The eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission is standard with both engines. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.
The Porsche has updated the standard drive modes of the new Cayenne. However, the battery charge is changed from 100 percent to 80 percent when the gas is recharging the battery. This type of recharging results in increasing the life of the battery pack in EVs and hybrids.
The base model of the Porsche Cayenne starts at $83,150 and the Turbo S at $164,550. The orders are open now and the dealer deliveries will start in the spring of 2021.