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Here's Why The Lamborghini Urus SE Is a Forumla For a Certified Global Best-Seller For The Italian Marque

The 2025 Lamborghini Urus SE is green creds and so much more. 789 horsepower, 30 miles of electric range, and the pure Lamborghini fury you crave.

The Raging Bull Gets a Green Heart

Lamborghini's intentions of electrifying their lineup aren't exactly breaking news, we saw it with the Lamborghini Sian and its clever supercapacitor-powered hybrid drivetrain but now they have taken their hybrid level to a whole new level of green cred and social acceptance amongst the eco-conscious buys from Beverly Hills to Bond Street. Meet the Urus SE – the first plug-in hybrid production Lamborghini, and a sign that even Sant'Agata Bolognese is embracing, however reluctantly, the electric future.

But don't think this bull's been neutered in the name of environmentalism. Far from it. The Urus SE is about adding a new dimension of performance, not subtracting from it. Sure, it'll appease government regulators and might even let you sneak past the Tesla crowd in silent EV mode, but at its core, this is still a Lamborghini.

2025 Lamborghini Urus SE - Official Press Images

So, how does it work? Unlike the Bentley Flying Spur PHEV and the Bentayga PHEV, the Urus SE keeps its beloved twin-turbo V8. Because, c'mon, it's Lambo. But now, nestled between that glorious engine and the 8-speed automatic is an electric motor good for 189 horsepower and a meaty 356 lb-ft of torque.

Key Specifications and Facts about the 2025 Lamborghini Urus SE:

  • Powertrain: Combines a twin-turbocharged V8 engine (611 hp / 590 lb-ft) with an electric motor (189 hp / 356 lb-ft) for a total system output of 789 horsepower.
  • Performance: 0-60 mph in an estimated 3.4 seconds, showcasing hybrid power isn't just about efficiency.
  • Efficiency: 25.9-kWh battery provides up to 30 miles of pure electric range. Regenerative braking further improves mileage. Still thirsty when pushing the V8 hard, as any Lamborghini should be.
  • Tech Upgrades: New centrally-located torque-vectoring system and an electronic limited-slip rear differential promise sharper handling than the standard Urus.
  • Strategic Move: The Urus SE appeases emissions regulations, attracts eco-conscious buyers, and allows Lamborghini to experiment with electrification while satisfying core fans.
  • Sales Success: Urus popularity has fueled Lamborghini's record profits, making hybrid experimentation possible and ensuring the brand a competitive edge in the luxury SUV segment.
  • Price: Starts at a hefty $258,000, targeted towards existing Lamborghini enthusiasts with deep pockets.

2025 Lamborghini Urus SE - Official Press Images Elctrirified but V8's Still The Meat and Potatoes of the Experience

The V8 alone still packs a punch – 611 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of twist – but with the e-motor added on, you're looking at a combined system output of a frankly unnecessary for the soccer run - 789 horsepower, because history suggests that soccer moms will be a big demographic for this Hybrid Lambo SUV. Lamborghini claims a 0-60 mph sprint in a scant 3.4 seconds. In a giant SUV. Physics? What physics?

The key to this green-tinged madness is a 25.9-kWh battery plunked in the back. That's good for a claimed 30 miles of pure electric, emissions-free cruising. Enough to sneak out of the garage without waking the neighbors, or maybe, just maybe, to grab a guilt-free latte from the drive-thru.

The Tech Behind the Fury

Lamborghini ain't just slapping on batteries and calling it a day. This new PHEV setup brings proper tech upgrades. You've got a slick, centrally-mounted torque-vectoring system that can precisely split power between the axles, and a new electronic limited-slip rear differential for maximum cornering grip. Translation? This hybrid might just handle even sharper than its gas-only siblings.

2025 Lamborghini Urus SE - Official Press Images The Perks of Going Hybrid

Okay, so it's faster and promises to handle like a Lamborghini (which is a very good thing). But how does a hybrid system translate to real-world benefits besides bragging rights at the Cars and Coffee meet? For starters, it's not just about the electric range. That e-motor fills in the gaps in the V8's power delivery, meaning instant response and a wave of torque that just doesn't quit. Plus, with regenerative braking, you'll recapture some energy on the go, further extending your range.

Let's not forget that this is about more than just performance. Hybrids are the stepping stone to the full-electric future, and the Urus SE is Lamborghini dipping their toes in the water. Sure, it might attract a new breed of customers who want that Lambo badge but also a nod to eco-consciousness. But more importantly, it lets Lamborghini experiment with electrification while still delivering the core experience fans expect. It's a win-win.

The Business Case for Green Bulls

Lamborghini isn't doing this out of pure altruism. The Urus has been a runaway sales success, making up a whopping 58% of all Lamborghinis sold worldwide in 2022. That popularity has fueled record profits for the brand, allowing them to invest heavily in electrification across their entire lineup.

Think of the Urus SE as both a crowd-pleaser and a strategic move. It placates ever-stricter emissions regulations without sacrificing that addictive V8 rumble (for now). Plus, with other luxury SUVs like the Bentley Bentayga and Porsche Cayenne also offering PHEV variants, Lamborghini can't afford to be left behind.

2025 Lamborghini Urus SE - Official Press Images The Verdict

So, should you rush out and snag an Urus SE? Please click on the red link below to write your comment.

If you're already a Lambo diehard with a healthy bank account (it starts at a cool $258,000), then absolutely. You're getting a faster, sharper, and slightly more high-tech version of the SUV that put Lamborghini on the map for mainstream buyers. And who knows, in a few years, you might just have a collector's item on your hands – Lamborghini's first tentative venture into the hybrid world.

But here's the thing to keep in mind: This is still a Lamborghini. It's gonna be loud, thirsty when you put your foot down, and likely less practical than a similarly-priced BMW iX or Tesla Model X. If outright efficiency and sensible luxury are your top priorities, this probably isn't your SUV, no matter how many electric motors they try to cram in there.

The Lamborghini Urus SE represents a turning point for the brand. It's the first step toward an electrified future, one where raw performance blends with a touch of green guilt. Whether that translates into the ultimate SUV is up to you. One thing's for sure: the future of Lamborghini just got a whole lot more interesting.


Author Bio

Bhavik Sreenath is an automotive expert, writer, and founder of Motolog Studio. With a Master's in Automotive Journalism and experience in publications like Bodyshop Magazine, he delivers compelling stories about the cars we love. From designing magazine layouts to reporting on eco-conscious practices, he brings a multifaceted perspective to automotive writing. His experience in Automotive Journalism makes him a vocal voice for car enthusiasts and industry insiders. Follow Bhavik on XLinkedInInstagram, and Facebook, to stay in touch and up-to-date with the latest EV and battery development news.