2011 PORSCHE CAYENNE HYBRID

The 2011 Porsche Cayenne is more sporting and dynamic, more fuel efficient, more spacious and lighter than its predecessor.
Led by the all-new Cayenne S Hybrid — Porsche’s first production hybrid — the 2011 Cayenne sets the standard in its class in efficiency and performance. This new Cayenne was developed according to the Porsche Intelligent Performance philosophy — more power on less fuel, increased efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
The highlight for 2011 is the new Cayenne S Hybrid featuring a highly sophisticated parallel full hybrid system. With a combined power output of 380 horsepower from the supercharged V-6 combustion engine and an electric motor, the 2011 Cayenne S Hybrid combines the performance of a V-8 with the economy of a V-6.
Through continuous interaction between the 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 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-horsepower electric motor is the ideal partner for the 333-horsepower engine, which produces high torque at low engine speeds, with peak torque at 428 lb-ft at just 1,000 rpm.
The Cayenne S Hybrid’s electric motor and its supercharged V-6 are connected to one another by a decoupling clutch, which ensures that the Cayenne S Hybrid may be driven either by the electric motor or the combustion engine alone, or by both drive units together.
The 2011 Cayenne S Hybrid can cover short distances on electric power alone, free of emissions and noise up to almost 40 mph. For aggressive acceleration, the motor provides an extra boost to the gasoline engine.
Base model estimated mpg: 21/25
Estimated starting price: $67,700
Compiled by Motor Matters

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