“Porsche has extended its third generation Cayenne model line-up with a new sportier Cayenne Coupe.”
At its third generation, Porsche has presented the new Cayenne Coupe to face likes of the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. The coupe includes all technological highlights of the Cayenne but with a dynamic design and technical details that position it as more progressive, athletic and emotional.
Exterior design highlights are its sharper lines with a unique rear sloping section, an adaptive rear spoiler, a rear bench with characteristics of two individual seats, and two different roof concepts – a panoramic fixed glass roof fitted as standard, and an optional carbon roof. Its coupe effect is supported by the steep roof line that falls away to the rear and a roof spoiler that accentuates the coupe contour. The roof has been lowered by 20mm hence making the front windscreen and A-Pillar appear shallow than the Cayenne. Rear doors have also been redesigned and fenders broaden shoulders by 18mm. The rear number plate is integrated into the bumper, making the vehicle seem closer to the ground.
First seen on the current generation Porsche Cayenne Turbo, as part of the Porsche Active Aerodynamics, the adaptive roof spoiler adds active aerodynamics while the Cayenne Coupe is in motion. At speeds of 90km/h and up, the adaptive roof spoiler extends to 135mm increasing downforce and efficiency.
Inside, the Porsche Cayenne Coupe has space for up to four people as standard and features 8-way front sport seats with integrated headrests offer exceptional comfort and optimum lateral support. In the rear, the Coupe comes fitted as standard with a rear bench that has the characteristics of two individual seats. Comfort rear seats can be ordered additionally at an extra cost. Compared to the Cayenne, patrons in the back seat sit 30mm lower and the boot capacity is 625 litres and rises up to 1,540 litres when seats are folded down. On the Cayenne Turbo Coupe the dimensions are 600 – 1,510 litres.
The Porsche Cayenne Coupe will be launched with a choice of two engines. A six cylinder turbocharged engine with a displacement of three litres that delivers 250kW and 450Nm. Sprints of 0-100km/h are achieved in 6.0 seconds with lightweight sports packages a 5.9 second sprint is achieved. The 3.0 engine pushes the Cayenne Coupe to top speeds of 243km/h. Topping the range is a 4.0 litre twin turbocharged V8 developing 404kW and 770Nm and achieves 3.8 second 0-100km/h acceleration times and a top speed of 286km/h.
Standard equipment on the Cayenne Coupe includes a speed sensitive power steering plus, 20 inch alloy wheels, front and rear park assist including a reverse camera, Porsche Active Suspension Management and the Sport Chrono Package.