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The 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid is getting ready to go on sale in the U.S. this November. The new price tag will start from $67,700, not including destination charges. The 2011 Porshe Cayenne S Hybrid is deemed to be fuel efficient by Porshe, but not close to any other hybrid cars’ standards. And here we see why.
Although the 2011 Porshe Cayenne S received a “Hybrid” badge, but it isn’t your Toyota Prius kind of car. The 2011 Porshe S Caynne S Hybrid is rated by the EPA at 21 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, and that fuel consumption rating is only comparable to most non-hybrid V6 engine cars. Nevertheless, the Cayenne S Hybrid will not be subject to a gas-guzzler tax due to it so called measly “Hybrid” badge.
Out with the old V8 engine, and in with the new 3.0-liter supercharged V6 gasoline engine that is capable of producing 333 horsepower. The 3.0-liter supercharged engine is connected to a 34-kW electric motor ( producing 47 horsepower) to minimize fuel consumption in heavy traffic. Pretty much a raw upgrade here. It is so easy done that a caveman could do it.
The motor is governed by the Hybrid Manager, which uses a decoupling clutch to power the car by either the electric motor or the combustion engine alone, or by both drive units together.This gives the hybrid system with the combined power output of 380 hp and a peak torque of 428 lb-ft at just 1,000 rpm. Performance wise, the Cayenne S Hybrid can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 6.1 seconds with a governed top speed of 150 mph. That’s if you are in a hurry for grocery shopping.
So there you have it, your caveman hybrid system for the 2011 Porshe Caynne S Hybrid with about $13,000 increase to the sticker price.