Contact Didier Palmer
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
One of the key features of the Cayenne hybrid is its ability to coast at speed to eke out better gas mileage on the highway. At speeds up to 86 mph, the engine will shut down, only to be restarted when the driver asks for torque by stepping on the gas pedal. In order to do this smoothly, a clutch between the engine and the electric motor reengages as the engine fires, a process that Porsche says takes 0.3 second.
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