Porsche Cars Canada Ltd.

Porsche Cars Canada Ltd.

January 15, 2015 10:15 ET

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS and Cayenne S E-Hybrid Make Their Canadian Debut: Two new Models Introduced at the 2015 Montreal International Auto Show

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 15, 2015) -

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Today, Porsche introduced two new models at the 2015 Montreal Auto Show: the 911 Carrera GTS and the Cayenne S E-Hybrid. The former represents a second generation of the 911 Carrera GTS models. Four variants - a coupe and a cabriolet, each with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive - now close the gap between the 911 Carrera S and the street-legal sports car optimized for the race track, the 911 GT3.

Noteworthy standard items include: a 430 horsepower engine, Sport Chrono pack-age, and the PASM active damper system which lowers the car's ride height by ten millimetres. Also among the standard equipment list, you will find bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and the sport exhaust system which offers the unmistakable GTS sound. The driver and front passenger sit in an exclusive Alcantara interior with leather-trimmed sport seats whose centre panels are made of the suede-like material. When price-adjusted for their additional features, the new top models are even more attractive.

The exteriors of the latest 911 models differ from the other Carrera versions. All GTS versions have the 911 Carrera 4 body with wide-flared rear wheel arches and a wide track. The standard 20-inch wheels with centre wheel locks are painted in an exclu-sive matte black finish. Accentuating the front end are special trim elements and darkened bi-xenon headlights. Black trim strips on the customized GTS air intake screen and black chrome-plated exhaust tailpipes characterize the rear portion.

When combined with the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK), the 911 Carrera GTS sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.2 seconds). The top speed of each GTS model is beyond the 300 km/h barrier; the fastest at 306 km/h is the Coupe with a manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. In addition to quicker accelerations and higher top speeds, improved efficiency yields combined fuel con-sumption figures which remain unchanged compared to the equivalent S model.

With the addition of these new top models, the 911 Carrera range now consists of twelve sports cars at three power levels, coupé and cabriolet, as well as with rear-wheel and all-wheel drive systems.

The second vehicle presented is the new Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the first of its kind in the premium SUV segment. It joins the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the 918 Spyder, making Porsche the world's only carmaker to offer three plug-in hybrid models.

Compared to the previous Cayenne S Hybrid, the new model has a 10.9 kWh lithium-ion traction battery, which enables an all-electric driving range of 18 to 36 km. The electric motor power was more than doubled: from 47 hp to 95 hp. The combined fuel consumption is rated at 5.0 Le/100 km, according to Transport Canada. The three-litre V6 supercharged engine (333 hp) and the electric motor (95 hp) produce a combined system power of 416 hp at 5,500 rpm and a total system torque of 435 lb-ft from 1,250 to 4,000 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is accomplished in 5.9 seconds to a top speed of 243 km/h. The top speed in all-electric driving is 125 km/h. The traction battery can be charged from the electric power grid or while driving.

The 911 Carrera GTS and 911 Carrera 4 GTS are now arriving with pricing starting at $130,300 for the Carrera GTS, and $137,900 for the Carrera 4 GTS. The new Cayenne S E-Hybrid is now available in Canada with pricing will start at a very competitive $86,800.

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