Porsche has expanded the established Taycan series in recent years to include two large-format station wagons. The Cross Turismo and the Sport Turismo appeal to additional target groups who want more space in the back seat. The test will involve driving the Cross Turismo, which is loaded with off-road accessories for rougher use on light off-road and gravel roads.
With the Taycan, Porsche has cemented the turnaround to an e-sports car in recent years. This can be seen not only in the performance spectrum of the popular Stuttgarter, but also increasingly in the bandwidth of the model. The spacious Tourismo variant alone has been finely graded with various service packages and entry-level prices for all customer requirements. It can be configured from the basic Sport Tourismo model to the high-performance Turbo S Sport Tourismo model. We tested the Sport Tourismo with the large battery pack in winter.
After the launch of the new Porsche Taycan electric sports car in September 2019, the sports car manufacturer is introducing the third version of the sports sedan, the Taycan 4S. The latest model is available with two battery sizes and, according to the manufacturer, has an output of up to 390 kW (530 PS) or, with the Performance Battery Plus, up to 420 kW (571 PS). After the two turbo models, the Taycan 4S is the entry point to the model range.
At Porsche, 2019 is the focus of the all-electric Taycan. But the moment has come in the field of electrification for the current hybrid models. However, the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is not intended to convey pure efficiency: the boost strategy from the Porsche 918 Spyder super sports car is also intended to awaken sportiness and dynamic driving fun in the large-format SUV.
The plug-in hybrid with a system output of 340 kW (462 hp) has a purely electric range of 50 km and, according to the manufacturer, consumes 2,5 l / 100 km with CO2 emissions of 56 g / km. With its new plug-in hybrid, Porsche is using the strategy of the 918 Spyder: the fastest production vehicle that ever lapped the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. The 652 kW (887 hp) hybrid Spyder conquered the legendary race track in 6 minutes 57 seconds; mainly thanks to the additional thrust from two electric motors. This strategy is now also in the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid ... Continue reading "Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
The SUV cars are clearly the trendsetters in the German car market. Almost every third car is now ordered from new cars in this segment and there is no end in sight for a long time to come. This is also clearly noticeable in the sports car manufacturer Porsche. The almost five-meter-long Cayenne ranks ahead of the classic 911 and the Boxster / Cayman in sales statistics. As a plug-in e-hybrid, it can - charged with a capacity of around 11 kWh - ... Continue reading "Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid