Rolling slowly towards its fourth birthday, the Porsche Cayenne is getting a light restyling for the next Paris Motor Show in September. If the aesthetics are only slightly modified, the technological changes are much more interesting!
The range is growing with an S E-Hybrid variation which links up unleaded and electricity. The V6 3.0 engine with 333 hp is attached to a 95 horsepower electric engine to have a maximum power output of 416 hp at 5’500 t/min. Thanks to its rechargeable batteries, this Cayenne should be able to do 18 to 36 km (depending on the driving style) without emitting a single gram of CO2! This should make the homologated consumption fall to 3,4k/100km, so 79gr CO2/km!
The most notable evolution of the existing models concerns the Cayenne S, which prefers a 3.6 V6 twin turbo with 420 hp and 550 Nm to the 4.8 V8 of 400 hp and 500Nm. Enough to save 4 tenths on the 0 to 100km/h, delivered in 5,5 seconds, and 1l/100km on the average consumption (9.5l/100km). The 4.8 V8 is reserved for the Cayenne Turbo which goes from 500 to 520 hp. The diesels are changing less significantly: the V6 gains 17 hp (262 now) when the V8 has just 3 more units of power (385hp).
Aesthetically, you’d really need to look closely to notice the redesigned bumper incorporating new deflectors, the radiator grill and the optical unit inspired by the Macan or even the slimmed rear lights. On board, the wheel is inspired by the 918 Spyder, whereas the passengers at the rear can make the most of optional ventilated seats.
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