- The sensuous looking Cayenne Coupe sports a strikingly raked D-pillar.
- Two engine options are available – including a V8 Turbo.
- Will surely make its way to India once it goes on sale in the international markets.
Porsche has revealed the all-new Cayenne Coupe as a sensuous alternative to the standard model. The Coupe is what the Cayenne should have been in the first place. It is a rival to the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe with its impressively raked D-pillar and a lot more oomph.
“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,” said Oliver Blume, chairman of the executive board of Porsche AG. The styling changes over the standard car include shallower windscreen and huge liftback-style tailgate. The rear width is up by 18mm and the roof height is down by 20mm. There is an active rear spoiler as well – akin to the Panamera – which extends out at speed over 90kmph.
On the inside, the Coupe is a strict four-seater, just like the X6. However, Porsche is also offering a bench layout at the back at no extra cost. The rear seats are lowered by 30mm, thus freeing up headroom in the raked roofline. The boot capacity is reduced to 625 litres (the Turbo is slightly less at 600 litres) but is still more than its direct rivals. The rest of the cabin remains more or less unchanged.
The Cayenne Coupe hais been introduced with the choice of two petrol engines but more powertrain options – even the plug-in hybrid ones – are expected to be added later. The standard Cayenne Coupe is powered by a turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 producing 335bhp and is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It can do 0-100kmph in 5.9sec and has a top speed of 250kmph. Meanwhile, the Turbo gets a full-blown twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 punching out 542bhp which is good enough for the 0-100kmph time of 3.9sec and a top speed of 286kmph.
The all-new Porsche Cayenne Coupe will be produced alongside the standard car at Porsche’s factory in Leipzig, Germany. Price tag ranges between 62,129 pounds to 104,729 pounds and deliveries are slated to commence in May. Following its international debut, Porsche will promptly bring the Cayenne Coupe to India.