Porsche updated its Cayenne model. IS got to know the novelty on the winding roads of Tyrol.
Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, Austria
more than a facelift. Totally refined. One of the most extensive product updates in Porsche history.
Since the redesigned Cayenne model looks, well, pretty much like the Cayenne, the Stuttgart-based company has had to come up with different details to convince its listeners about the significance of the launch.
After a little investigation, the manufacturer’s beliefs begin to be supported. The front of the car features the first evidence of change. The bonnet, lower part of the bow and the headlights reflect the change.
Matrix LED lights are now standard. Those reaching higher levels can invest in HD Matrix LED lights. You realized the power of light when you had to flash the light on the driver coming from the front while driving recklessly on the highway. Yes, it shines brightly in the middle of a bright day!
At the rear, the three-dimensional taillights and rear bumper add a new dimension. The possibilities for body coloring are also wider than before. The same holds true for a selection of 20-, 21-, and 22-inch rims.
The implementation of the new dashboard has taken years of progress. Or continued in the digital wake of the Taycan model. The screen is 12.6 inches. Next to it, you can order another 10.9-inch touch screen, where you can watch TV series, for example. The driver misses out on entertainment, as the film installed on the screen prevents the image from being viewed from the side.
The craze for tactile adjustments hasn’t taken over the workplaces of Porsche designers. Frequently used functions are adjusted with the help of physical switches placed in the center console.
The car starts with a more conventional power button instead of a turnable key. Instead of a gear selector on the center console, the Cayenne has switched to a Taycan-style lever found on the dashboard.
In the first test in the Austrian and German Alps, the Cayenne S was chosen as the first car with a four-liter V8 gasoline turbo engine. Prior to this, the model in question was powered by a V6, which had a strategic reading of 25 kW and 50 Newton meters less. Top speed is measured at 273 km/h and acceleration time is 4.7 seconds (0-100 km/h). Based on a short highway acceleration, it is impossible to doubt the reading.
The Cayenne S’s steering, chassis and brakes work just as you’d expect at their best. The E-Hybrid’s got a different idea. Numerically, all is well. The combined power of the three-liter gasoline engine and electric motor is proportional to the S figure. The hybrid’s top speed is only 254 km/h and acceleration values are 0.2 seconds worse than the S, but the maximum torque figure of 650 Nm beats the performance of the V8 (600 Nm).
No part of the hybrid developed into a real problem, but compared to the V8 model, the steering felt more precise, the brakes noticeably more fuzzy and the sound world a bit artificial.
If only one of the two tested cars had to be chosen, the solution would be to look first at the price list and then at the bank balance: in Finland, the hybrid costs 113,332 euros, while the Cayenne S, which includes taxes, costs 80,978 euros. Including, is 195,298 Euro.
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Porsche Cayenne E Hybrid
combustion engine V6, turbo, 2,995 cm³, 224 kW (304), electric motor 130 kW (176 hp), combined power 346 kW (470 hp), 650 Nm drive battery Li-ion 25.9 kWh (gross) charging power 11 kW, 0- 100% 2.22 hrs Performance 0-100 km/h 4.9 s Top speed 254 km/h Mystage with Electric 90 km Power Consumption 30.8 (kWh/100km,) Petrol 1.8 l/100 km CO2 Emissions 33 -42 g /km Transmission A8, four-wheel drive Dimensions d 4,930, l 1,821, h 1,696 mm, wheelbase 2,895 mm, curb weight 2,425 kg Trunk 627 l, Tank 75 l Price 113,332 Euro
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