Porsche is extending the Cayenne model line to include a new coupe body style for 2020.
“The coupe 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,” said Oliver Blume, chairman of the executive board of Porsche AG.
Highlights of the new model include sharper lines with a redesigned rear section, an adaptive rear spoiler, individual rear seats and either a panoramic fixed glass roof fitted as standard, or an optional carbon fiber roof, according to the carmaker.
STEEPLY SLOPING ROOF LINE
Revised design proportions give the new Cayenne coupe models a more athletic appearance.
“The significantly (steeper) roof line that falls away to the rear makes the Cayenne coupe appear even more dynamic, and positions it as the sportiest-looking model in the segment,” said Michael Mauer, vice president style for Porsche.
The effect is supported by a roof spoiler, which accentuates the distinctive coupe silhouette.
The current Cayenne turbo was the first SUV to feature an adaptive roof spoiler, according to the company, a concept the new Cayenne coupe adopts and adapts to its new design. Each Cayenne coupe model features both a roof spoiler and a new adaptive rear spoiler as part of Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA). The spoiler extends by 5.3 inches above speeds of 56 mph, increasing downforce to the rear axle.
The coupe also comes with a large panoramic fixed glass roof standard to create a sense of space. To protect occupants against sun exposure, there is also an integrated sunshade.
For the first time, the Cayenne model line is also available with a carbon fiber roof as an option offered exclusively with the coupe models. The option is available in one of the three lightweight sports packages. These packages also include the Sport Design features and new, weight-reduced 22-inch GT Design wheels, fabric seat centers in Pepita, and carbon fiber and Alcantara accents in the interior.
For the Cayenne turbo coupe, the package also includes a Sport Exhaust System.
UPGRADED STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Building on the already well-equipped Cayenne, the new coupe variants also include upgraded standard equipment. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), the Sport Chrono Package and 20-inch wheels are part of the starting MSRP of the standard model.
New for the Cayenne coupe models, eight-way Sport Seats are standard equipment in the front. The new seats, which are similar to the 18-way Adaptive Sport Seats that are standard equipment in the turbo model, offer lateral support and feature an integrated headrest.
In the rear, the coupe comes fitted as standard with a rear bench that has the characteristics of individual seats. Alternatively, the comfort rear seats-a familiar feature of the Cayenne-are available as a no-cost option.
The coupe benefits from all the technical highlights of the third-model Cayenne generation, which features powerful engines, innovative chassis systems and comprehensive connectivity.
All Cayenne coupe models will come with the Sport Chrono Package as standard equipment. Two high-performance engines are available at market launch. The Cayenne coupe features the same 3.0-liter mono-turbo V-6 as the standard Cayenne, generating 335 hp and maximum torque of 332 foot-pounds. It achieves the 0-60 mph sprint in 5.7 seconds, or 5.6 seconds with the optional lightweight sport packages. The vehicle’s top speed is 151 mph.
The top-of-the-range Cayenne turbo coupe uses a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 producing 541 hp and 567 foot-pounds of torque. It accelerates from a standing start to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, and has a top speed of 178 mph.