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Hot like pepper: The greenest Porsche yet

Porsche’s best-selling model, the Cayenne SUV, has never been eco-friendly before. Now the Cayenne S Hybrid is the cleanest Porsche there is.

Porsche’s best-selling model, the Cayenne SUV, has never been eco-friendly before. Now the Cayenne S Hybrid is the cleanest Porsche there is.

It runs on electric power only up to 60 km/h and uses the electric motor to boost the 3.0-litre, V6 engine under hard acceleration.

But its “sailing mode” is its cleverest trick.

At speeds of up to 156 km/h — when the engine is on overrun — the engine is disengaged from the drivetrain so the car can coast along without using power at all, saving fuel and reducing emissions.

 
 
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