The new generation of Porsche Cayenne and its hybrid variant will make their U.S. debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The 2011 Cayenne S Hybrid, powered by a 3.0-liter 333-horsepower supercharged V6 and a 47-horsepower (34 kW) electric motor is set to go on sale in American this Fall. This SUV offers more power than a normal V8, with much much better fuel economy.
Other new Porsche models on display at the show in New York include the 2011 Boxster Spyder roadster which is currently on sale for $61,200, the 2011 911 Turbo Cabriolet featuring a 500-horsepower 3.8-liter engine, and of course the Panamera four-door super saloon.
2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Details:
The high-tech Cayenne S Hybrid that is debuting at the New York show next week features a highly sophisticated parallel full hybrid system. With a combined power output of 380 horsepower from the supercharged V6 combustion engine and an electric motor, the Cayenne S Hybrid combines the performance of a V8 with the economy of a V6.
Through continuous interaction between the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 and electric motor, the Cayenne S Hybrid focuses on maximum efficiency. Depending on driving conditions, either drive unit can operate independently or together. The 47-horsepower (34 kW) electric motor is the ideal partner for the 333-horsepower engine, which produces high torque at low engine speeds. With peak torque at 428 lb-ft at just 1,000 rpm, the Cayenne S Hybrid’s performance is on par with a V8-powered Cayenne S.
The Cayenne S Hybrid’s two drive units are connected by a decoupling clutch. A hybrid controller constantly coordinates their complex interaction, and intelligent management of the clutch makes the transition among various driving modes seamless. Like many hybrids, the Cayenne S Hybrid can cover short distances on electric power alone, free of emissions and noise up to 60 km/h or almost 40 mph. For aggressive acceleration, the motor provides an extra ‘boost’ to the gasoline engine.
Like many hybrids, the Cayenne S Hybrid can cover short distances on electric power alone, free of emissions and noise up to 60 km/h or almost 40 mph. For aggressive acceleration, the motor provides an extra ‘boost’ to the gasoline engine.
Other Cayenne models in the American market include the entry-level Cayenne with 300-horsepower 3.6-liter V6, the Cayenne S with a 4.8-liter V8 developing 400 horsepower, and the Cayenne Turbo, with its 500-horsepower, 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8.