380-hp SUV is the cleanest vehicle in Porsche's product portfolio
MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 14 /CNW/ - Porsche Canada is putting the
spotlight this weekend on its new-for-2011 Cayenne S Hybrid SUV at
Toronto's Green Living Show, at the Direct Energy Centre, April 15-17.
The sports car maker's first production hybrid vehicle, the Cayenne S
Hybrid delivers the performance Porsche drivers expect with surprising
In the intelligent interaction of its 3.0-litre 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-bhp (34-kW) electric motor is the
ideal partner for the 333-bhp engine, which produces high torque at low
engine speeds. With peak torque at 427 lb-ft at just 1,000 rpm, the
Cayenne S Hybrid's performance is on par with a V8-powered Cayenne S,
with significantly lower fuel consumption.
What makes the Cayenne S Hybrid unique from other hybrids on the market
is its ability to cruise at high speeds on electric power alone. The
gasoline engine can be completely switched off and disengaged from the
drivetrain at speeds of up to 156 km/h. In this so-called "sailing"
mode, the drag forces exerted by the combustion engine and their
braking effect are eliminated in the interest of lower resistance and
fuel consumption. With its low emissions, the Cayenne S Hybrid is not
only the cleanest Cayenne model, but also the cleanest vehicle in
Porsche's entire portfolio.
The hybrid's two drive units are connected by a decoupling clutch. A
hybrid controller controls 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 to 60
km/h. For aggressive acceleration, the motor provides a power boost to
the gasoline engine.
Note: Photos of the new Cayenne S Hybrid are available to accredited
journalists in the Porsche Press Database at http://presse.porsche.de. Footage material is available to registered users at http://www.thenewsmarket.com/porsche.
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SOURCE Porsche Canada
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