Porsche Cayenne Coupe Breaks Cover

  • Mar 25, 2019

Porsche has revealed a performance-oriented SUV sportier than the Cayenne SUV, called the Cayenne Coupe. Available in two variants, the regular Cayenne Coupe and the Cayenne Coupe Turbo, it is expected to launch in India later this year.

The Cayenne Coupe now features a lower roofline that slants more towards the rear end. It is 20mm lower than the one on the Cayenne. The A-pillar is not as upright as it used to be. The panoramic glass roof is a standard offering with the Cayenne Coupe. The panoramic roof comes with roller blinds that you can use to cut down sunlight from inside whenever you wish to. A Sport Design package is on offer as an option with carbon roof for performance enthusiasts.

For enhanced aerodynamics, the Cayenne Coupe, in addition to getting a spoiler on the bootlid, gets an extended adaptive spoiler at the back. The two spoilers combined form Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA), with boot lid spoiler extending up to 135mm when the speed crosses 90kmph. As per the automaker, the contact pressure on the rear axle increases, which thereby helps in improving fuel efficiency.

Inside, the Cayenne Coupe gets four seats, each with eight-way power adjustable feature and integrated headersts. There is split-seat setup for two passengers at the back as standard, however, you can order a bench for free if you want. As compared to regular Cayenne, the Cayenne Coupe offers 30mm lower seat height for the rear passengers. The boot space is 625 litres which can be extended to 1540 litres by folding down the rear seats. The turbo version, on the other hand, comes with 600 litres which can be made to up to 1510 litres.

Additionally, the Cayenne Coupe gets a full HD 12-inch touchscreen centre console and same instrument cluster as the standard Cayenne. Plus, there are features like active suspension, sport chrono package and Porsche’s speed-sensitive power steering plus. For enhanced performance, Porsche is offering the Coupe with three sports packages, including a sports exhaust system for the Cayenne Turbo and 22-inch GT alloy wheels that replace the standard 20-inch wheels. Inside, it comes with carbon and Alcantara accents and chequered seat fabric.

There are two petrol-powered engines, one is a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 while the other is the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. The former generates 345PS of power and 450Nm of torque. It sprints to 100kmph from zero in 6 seconds before attaining a top speed of 243kmph. The 100kmph sprint can be managed in 5.9 seconds with lighter components. The higher displacement engine, on the other hand, produces 550PS and 770Nm of power and torque respectively. It travels from zero to 100kmph in just 3.9 seconds and tops at 286kmph.

Bookings for the Cayenne Coupe are already underway in Europe, while it will be delivered by May 2019. In India, we expect it to come later this year with a price tag of around Rs 1.3 crore. It will compete against the likes of the BMW X6 that retails at Rs 92.2 lakh and the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe which can be bought at Rs 99.2 lakh.


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