Some would refer to the hybrid aspect of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid as the cream filling in a cookie. The vehicle differentiates itself from the Panamera hybrid which has some of the same basic power-train capacities and stores energy in a 9.4 kWh battery. Under the hood, the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid comes available with a supercharged 3.0 liter V6 engine with a 95-hp synchronous electronic motor. This generates about 333 horsepower. One noticeable thing when Driving the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, is the hybrid system does not require any operator input.
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Driving
When the battery pack has sufficient charge, the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid can start and drive using electric power until it has basically exhausted all of the stored energy from the battery pack. Another major powertrain aspect of the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is the two fitted console mounted buttons which are unique to the vehicle. The top button forces the system into EV mode for emissions free driving while the bottom engages the combustion engine and recharges the battery. the vehicle does not compromise on performance though as you will notice when Driving the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid that it only does 0 to 60 within 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 151 miles per hour.
Space and Ride of the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid
When Driving the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, you will find the electric mode a bit hushed as expected but when the combustion engine comes on it will be obvious. The battery pack of this vehicle is located at the rear beneath the cargo floor which makes sense space wise. The other thing is that the steering and handling of the vehicle are very similar to the other Cayenne’s of the same year, so the hybrid system has not interfered in any way performance wise.
You could say that it is on a fuel efficient mission but the vehicle is all Porsche, and drivers will enjoy the experience. The vehicle will most likely be preferred though by the efficiency minded buyers for urban environments that need a little more fuel efficiency. If you want to view or purchase the vehicle, come on down to Larson Porsche of Tacoma.
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