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Feb 26 2010, 1:35am CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

New Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid unveiled at Geneva Motor Show 2010
 
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Porsche unveiled the new generation of the Cayenne SUV at the Geneva Motor Show 2010.
To paint the Cayenne green, the new 2010 Porsche Cayenne lineup includes the Cayenne S Hybrid with hybrid drain.
The Cayenne S Hybrid features a parallel full hybrid drive and fuel consumption in the New European Driving Cycle of 8.2 liters/100km (equal to 34.4MPG), which means CO2 emissions of 193 g/km.
The Cayenne S Hybrid combines the performance of an eight-cylinder with the economy of a six-cylinder running on much less fuel.

Overall the new Cayenne is more efficient. Porsche made them lighter despite the increased length (1.9-inch).


Sales of the 2011 Cayenne in Europe are starting on 8 May. The range starts with the 3.6-liter V6 Cayenne. Despite the increase in engine power to 300 hp, fuel consumption in the NEDC driving cycle in conjunction with optional eight-speed Tiptronic S trans-mission is down from the former model by 20% to 9.9 l/100km, equal to 28.5mpg.

The Cayenne Diesel with its 240 bhp (176 kW), 550 Nm (405 lb-ft) three-liter V6 likewise reduces fuel consumption by 20%, down from 9.3 to 7.4 l/100km (equal to 30.4 mpg now improving to 38.2 mpg).

Fuel consumption is also down significantly on the high-torque Cayenne S with its 4.8-liter V8 power unit, in this case by 23 per cent to 10.5 liters/100 kilometers (equal to 26.9 mpg imp). At the same time the new engine delivers 400 bhp maximum output instead of the former 385hp, offering significantly better performance, just like all models in the new generation of the Cayenne.

This also applies to the Cayenne Turbo, with its 500hp (368 kW) 4.8-litre V8 biturbo consuming just 11.5 ltr/100 km (equal to 27.6 mpg imp) in the New European Driving Cycle, again 23 per cent less than its predecessor (14.9 ltr/100 km or 19.0 mpg imp).

Together with the Cayenne S Hybrid, no less than three of the five versions of the Cayenne thus consume less than ten litres of fuel per 100 km in the New European Driving Cycle, with two models emitting less than 200 grams of CO2 per kilometer. At 193 g/km, the Cayenne S Hybrid is not only the cleanest version of the Cayenne with the lowest level of emissions, but also the cleanest Porsche throughout the Company’s entire portfolio.

In the intelligent interaction of the three-liter supercharged V6 and the electric motor, the Cayenne S Hybrid focuses on maximum efficiency from the overall system. De-pending on driving conditions, the vehicle reaches this target with either only one drive unit operating by itself or with both drive units working together. In this context the 34 kW (47 hp) electric motor is of course the ideal partner for the 333 hp compressor engine with its high torque at low speeds. Together, the two drive units deliver maximum system output of 380 hp and peak torque of 580 Nm/427 lb-ft at just 1,000 rpm, with the same kind of performance as the Cayenne S with its V8 power unit.

The two drive units are connected to one another by a separator clutch master-minded by the Hybrid Manager. Indeed, this separator clutch is essential to run the Cayenne S Hybrid either on its electric motor or combustion engine alone, or with both drive units operating together. Given a reserved, moderate style of motoring, for example in a residential area, this allows the driver to cover short distances on electric power alone and therefore absolutely free of emissions and with hardly any noise, driving at a speed of up to 60 km/h or almost 40 mph.

To ensure fast acceleration when setting off, the electric motor may however serve to provide additional thrust through its boosting effect. Intelligent management of the separator clutch makes the transition among the hybrid-specific driving modes most inconspicuous, comfortable and quick for the driver. At the same time the combustion engine may be completely switched off at speeds of up to 156 km/h or 97 mph, being fully disengaged from the drivetrain when no further power is required. In this so-called sailing mode, cruising along without power, the drag forces exerted by the combustion engine and their braking effect are eliminated in the interest of lower drive resistance and fuel consumption.

Prices of the new Cayenne models in Germany including national specifications and 19% value-added tax (Euro base prices without tax in brackets):
Cayenne 55,431 Euro (46,400 Euro) Cayenne Diesel 59,596 Euro (49,900 Euro) Cayenne S 72,686 Euro (60,900 Euro) Cayenne S Hybrid 78,636 Euro (65,900 Euro) Cayenne Turbo 115,526 Euro (96,900 Euro).

The Porsche site has a web special featuring the new Cayenne 2010.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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