For the first time ever, Porsche has introduced a coupe version of the Cayenne, touted by the company as being an even sportier model of its popular SUV. The new Cayenne Coupe is set to go against similar rivals such as the Audi Q8, BMW X6, and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe when it goes on sale later this year.
The sportier Cayenne Coupe’s front windscreen and A-pillars are shallower than the regular Cayenne, thanks to a roof edge that has been lowered by 20 mm. In addition to that, the Cayenne Coupe also gets redesigned rear doors and swollen fenders that adds another 18 mm to its width. The rear number plate has also been relocated, now residing in the bumper.
That aside, the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe also gets an adaptive rear spoiler that is part of the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA), which extends by 135 mm at speeds about 90 km/h, thus increasing downforce on the rear of the Cayenne Coupe.
Moving inside, Porsche says that the new model comes, as standard, with two rear seats, although customers can opt for the comfort rear seats which seats three, at no additional cost. Speaking of seats, Porsche also said that the rear passengers sit 30 mm lower than in the regular Cayenne, allowing for more headroom despite the lowered roof line.
At launch, two engine choices are available for the new Cayenne Coupe – a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 that does 340 PS and 450 Nm. When fitted with the Sport Chrono Package, the Cayenne Coupe completes the century sprint in just 6.0 seconds. The second engine option is a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that does 550 PS and 770 Nm, which enables the Cayenne Coupe to complete the century dash in a mere 3.9 seconds.
Standard equipment on the new Cayenne Coupe include:
- Speed sensitive Power Steering Plus
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- Park Assist
- Reverse Camera
- Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
- Sport Chrono Package
“The Coupé includes all the technical highlights of the current Cayenne, but has an even more dynamic design and new technical details that position it as more progressive, athletic, and emotional,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.