2017 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

 

2017 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

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New 2017 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid at Len Stoler Porsche for Baltimore, MD

The 2017 Cayenne E-Hybrid represents Porsche in the hybrid mid-sized luxury SUV class. For th 2017 model year, it, along with all other Cayenne models, get the latest version of the PCM 4.0 touchscreen infotainment system. A new S E-Hybrid Platinum model is available. The Cayenne S E-Hybrid features a plug-in charger. It has a 10.8-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that allows it to go in all-electric mode up to 78 mph. The 2017 E-Hybrid also includes a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine. The E-Hybrid offers an impressive list of standard features, and handles like any other sport SUV. If you are in the market for a luxurious SUV that gets great mileage, the E-Hybrid is worth a look.

Under the Cayenne E-Hybrid's Hood

The 2017 S E-Hybrid’s all wheel drive uses a single-mode system with a self-locking center differential. The plug-in S E-Hybrid features a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that works in parallel with an electric motor. It puts out a maximum of 416 hp and 435 lb-ft. The E-Hybrid is capable of driving in pure electric mode -about 14 miles - before the gas engine kicks in. You can recharge a drained battery in around 2.7 hours using the standard 3.6-kilowatt onboard charger and high-voltage current; an optional 7.2-kilowatt charger recharges in half the time. Mileage for the E-Hybrid comes in at 22 mpg combined.

Design of Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

The S E-Hybrid features include a plug-in hybrid power system, adaptive suspension dampers, a 3.6-kilowatt onboard charger, and an energy management display in the instrument cluster. Also included is Porsche Car Connect with E-mobility, this technology provides remote access to important hybrid features through a smartphone app. Step into the cabin of the 2017 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid and you will know you are in a Porsche. The center console sits high and there is a cockpit-like feel for the driver. There are many buttons on the console, but the layout makes sense, and it is easy to get used to. The 7-inch touchscreen gets updated to the latest PCM 4.0 that has proximity sensors and multi-touch gesture control. The E-Hybrid’s interior materials are soft touch surfaces. Where there is plastic you have the option to upgrade to wood, leather, or carbon fiber. The standard eight-way power seats are comfortable and the rear seats recline and slide forward to give extra rear cargo space when needed. The S E-Hybrid is available as a new limited Platinum Edition model for 2017. It receives all the upgrades such as door sill guards with special illuminated Cayenne S logos, and auxiliary cabin conditioning which allows preheating or precooling of the cabin before you enter. The Sport package is available on the S E-Hybrid; it combines the Sport Chrono package, 14-way power front seats with driver memory settings, sport exhaust, air suspension and adaptive dampers. Also available on the E-Hybrid is the Premium package, giving you even more exterior and interior features.

Conclusions

When it comes to safety features the2017 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid comes standard with the latest technology. This includes antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. And a "multi-collision brake system" automatically slows the vehicle down to 6 mph after an initial collision occurs in order to minimize further damage. The 2017 Cayenne is an impressive luxury SUV, and for those who want the best of both worlds, the plug-in S E-Hybrid provides as much zip as the S with the benefits of electric-only driving and better overall mileage.