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2024 Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid price and specs: BMW X5 M and Mercedes-AMG GLE63-beating performance and cost

Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid will arrive in Australian showrooms before the end of the year.

Porsche will introduce another variant to its updated Cayenne line-up with the Turbo E-Hybrid, an electrified 544kW bruiser that will outmuscle even the Ferrari F8.

Priced at $288,400 before on-road costs for the five-door wagon and $297,200 for the coupe version, the go-fast eco-friendly Cayenne sits above the E-Hybrid ($155,900 for wagon, $161,600 for coupe), but below the flagship Turbo GT (from $366,200).

However, with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V8 and electric motor combination, the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid punches out a sizeable 544kW/950Nm, which is sent to all four wheels via an automatic transmission.

The result is a large SUV that can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds, making it just 0.1s slower to the landmark time than the Lamborghini Urus Performante.

However, with a 25.9kWh battery in tow, the plug-in hybrid Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid can also travel a yet-to-be-disclosed number of kilometres on pure electric power.

And when that charge dissipates, the 11kW on-board charger can top up the battery in less than two and a half hours with the right set-up.

Fuel economy is yet to be revealed.

The Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid wears a price tag of 8,400 before on-road costs.

Standard equipment includes adaptive air suspension with settings for Comfort and Sport Plus, keyless entry, rear privacy glass, digital radio, soft-close doors, matrix LED headlights, ventilated front seats and quad-zone climate control, while the SUV also gains a panoramic glass roof and the coupe features 22-inch wheels borrowed from the 911 Turbo.

The front seats are also sportier and feature leather and electronic adjustability, while comfort seats are also available to option.

In-cabin technology is also at the forefront of the Turbo E-Hybrid with an all-digital instrument cluster and large multimedia screen.

For safety the Cayenne features adaptive cruise control, lane change assist, a surround-view monitor and lane keep assist.

The Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid punches out a sizeable 544kW/950Nm.

In terms of performance enhancements, there is Porsche’s Torque Vectoring Plus system and Dynamic Chassis Control.

Standing the Turbo E-Hybrid apart from its Cayenne peers is more aggressive bodywork found on Turbo variants, more open front bumper for better cooling, body-coloured wheel arches, twin exhaust pipes and red-painted brake calipers.

Porsche Australia plans to launch the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid locally before the end of the year.

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