Porsche Cayenne (2024): Elevating the SUV Experience

Porsche's flagship SUV, the Cayenne, has embarked on a new journey since its debut in early 2023, replacing the 2018 model. Significant changes have been introduced to the new Cayenne, impacting its design (particularly the interior), suspension, equipment, and engine lineup.

Power Choices Galore

At launch, Porsche offered the basic Cayenne with 353 horsepower, the plug-in hybrid E-Hybrid with 470, and the sporty Cayenne S boasting 475 horsepower. The Cayenne’s base price starts at €103,371 (prices for the 2024 Porsche Cayenne range with standard and Coupe body styles).

The Apex: Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid

The latest addition to the Cayenne lineup is the Turbo E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid version, delivering a staggering 740 horsepower. Priced from €204,409 and reaching up to €241,801 for the Coupe version with the GT package, this is the most potent Cayenne to date. With a top speed of 295 kilometers per hour and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds, it’s an epitome of power.

Distinguishing Features

The Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid is easily distinguishable by larger front air intakes, a quad-exhaust setup, and red brake calipers. Inside, it boasts a GT sports steering wheel and a unique Race-Tex roof lining. The Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid with the GT package, available exclusively for the Coupe body style, features elements and adjustments for a sportier driving experience. It sits 10 mm closer to the ground due to the pneumatic suspension, with the front wheels exhibiting an altered negative camber of -0.58 degrees and wider tires. Additionally, it comes with ceramic brakes (PCCB). This version stands out aesthetically with its carbon fiber roof, spoiler, and rear diffuser. The titanium exhaust pipe exits centrally. The Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid with the GT package can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and achieves a top speed of 305 km/h.

Engine and Propulsion Systems

The base Cayenne features a three-liter V6 gasoline engine producing 353 horsepower, an increase of 13 horsepower from the 2018 model.

The Cayenne S is powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine (previously a supercharged V6).

The plug-in hybrid E-Hybrid combines a 176 horsepower electric motor with a V6 gasoline engine, resulting in a combined output of 470 horsepower, an 8 horsepower increase from the previous model. The battery, installed under the trunk floor, boasts a 25.9 kWh capacity and a maximum charging power of 11 kW. The Cayenne’s homologated electric range is 74 kilometers for both body styles.

The Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid features a 4.0-liter gasoline V8 engine (boosted by two turbochargers) delivering a maximum power of 599 horsepower, along with a 176 horsepower electric motor. The battery capacity and charging power are the same as in the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid. The homologated electric range is 74 kilometers for the standard body and 73 for the Coupe.

Interior Reimagined

The 2024 Cayenne’s dashboard design closely resembles that of the Taycan, setting it apart from the previous model. It boasts two standard screens – one for the curved instrument cluster and another for the infotainment system. As a novelty, there’s an optional third screen above the glovebox for the passenger. The central infotainment screen measures 12.3 inches and is touch-sensitive, offering typical functionalities like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Spotify, and Apple Music, alongside some innovative features like ScreenHits TV, allowing passengers to watch videos when the vehicle is stationary.

Additionally, an optional 10.9-inch screen can be added for the passenger, with a unique “privacy” layer ensuring the driver cannot see the displayed information. This screen provides access to certain vehicle functions, such as climate control and navigation, and allows passengers to watch movies or series, both when stationary and in motion.

The center console between the front seats is significantly different from its predecessor and features controls for the climate system. These controls come in two types: touch-sensitive with haptic feedback, offering convenience and safety as they don’t require the driver to look away from the road, and “physical” buttons.


Suspension and Chassis

For the Cayenne, Cayenne S, and Cayenne E-Hybrid, the standard suspension includes coil springs, with the novelty being two-valve shock absorbers that can control extension and compression separately. Porsche claims this setup enhances comfort at low speeds and agility in corners. The optional air suspension (different from the previous model) features “two-chamber, two-valve” springs. Also available are rear-axle steering and active stabilizers.

The Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid comes standard with air suspension, active stabilizer system (PDCC), and rear-axle steering.

Enhanced Equipment

Equipment improvements for the 2024 Cayenne include an air quality system that uses navigation data to anticipate tunnel entries and activate air recirculation. Optionally, this can be enhanced with a system detecting fine dust, which runs the air through the filter multiple times, and an ionizer that eliminates germs and other contaminants. Optional HD Matrix LED headlights are also available. There are enhancements in the driver assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control (Porsche InnoDrive), and new features like active speed limiter, intersection assist, and curve assist.


Porsche has continually evolved the Cayenne since its debut in 2002, and the 2024 model showcases the brand’s commitment to innovation, performance, and luxury in the SUV segment.

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