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Montreal 2015: Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, Cayenne S E-Hybrid make Canadian debut

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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 drive 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 package, and the PASM active damper system which lowers the car's ride height by 10 millimetres. Let's not forget the bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and the sport exhaust system which offers the unmistakable GTS sound.

All GTS versions have the 911 Carrera 4 body with wide-flared rear wheel arches and a wide track. The standard 20” wheels with centre locks are painted in an exclusive matte black finish. When combined with the PDK transmission, the 911 Carrera GTS sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.2 seconds).

Meanwhile, the new Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is the first of its kind in the premium SUV segment. It has a 10.9 kWh lithium-ion traction battery, which enables an all-electric driving range of 18-36 km. Combined fuel consumption is rated at 5.0Le/100km, according to Transport Canada, while acceleration from zero to 100 km/h takes 5.9 seconds thanks to 416 total horsepower, including 333 horsepower from a supercharged 3.0L V6.

The 911 Carrera GTS and 911 Carrera 4 GTS are now arriving at dealerships with prices 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 starting at $86,800.