RE: New, faster Porsche Cayenne Coupe revealed

RE: New, faster Porsche Cayenne Coupe revealed

Thursday 21st March

New, faster Porsche Cayenne Coupe revealed

Sleeker version of Porsche's largest SUV is faster than its sibling; arrives as V6 and Turbo



Porsche has pulled the covers off its new Cayenne Coupe, and confirmed that the shapelier model will be marginally quicker than the standard model. The firm's biggest-selling car has been given a substantial makeover to work its roofline and tailgate into the body of the new, sleeker SUV - and has received minor chassis alterations to give it a performance edge over the regular five-seater Cayenne, too.

First things first, that back-end. It’ll come as no surprise to see a light bar and Panamera-esque tail light arrangement integrated within the car’s pinched rear, where it also has a dual spoiler setup incorporating Porsche active aero tech. The firm says it produces even more downforce here thanks to its aerodynamic design.


This isn’t simply a case of a new rear slapped onto the Cayenne, however. Porsche’s designers have also widened the rear arches by 18mm for a more muscular appearance and also trimmed the A-pillar to better blend with a roofline which is 20mm lower. Passengers in the front might not notice the latter, but those in the back sit 30mm closer to the ground in order to claw back some of the headroom lost by that new lid. There are just two seats in the back, by the way, helping the Cayenne Coupe to save weight (although it's possible to have the standard bench as a no-cost option).

The Coupe comes as standard with the Sport Chrono package, meaning the range-topping Turbo makes use of the same 550hp twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 to sprint 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds, two tenths quicker than the regular SUV, while top speed is unchanged at 177mph. The other variant revealed at launch, a turbocharged 3.0 V6, also has the same 340hp as its standard counterpart and can hit 62mph in 5.9 seconds (also with the Sport Chrono package), saving it a couple of tenths as well, before reaching 150mph. Both variants run with a slightly wider rear track (hence the wider arches), providing the Coupe with more stability and, ultimately, more overall grip. Or so the engineers told PH.

Most importantly, the performance stats place the new Porsche ahead of the Mercedes-AMG GLE Coupe, despite that car’s V8 enjoying a power advantage. Porsche’s hybrid powertrain is going to be added to the Cayenne Coupe at a later date, creating a rival for AMG’s forthcoming electrified 53-badged alternative. Executives also hinted to PH that a more extreme S E-Hybrid that pinches the electrified V6 system from the Panamera will follow, while a Turbo S model will complete the line-up.


Of course, the negative of opting for the Coupe over the regular Cayenne, other than the loss of a rear seat, is a scalped boot. Space in the back of the V6 is down from the regular SUV’s 770 litres to 625 litres, while the Turbo loses 145 litres from the five-seat version’s 745 litres. Fold the seats down and it’s a similar story, the V6 Coupe now offering 1,540 litres and the Turbo version swallowing 1,510 litres. If boot space is your thing, the AMG GLE Coupe wins this battle. But nobody buys an SUV-coupe for boot space, surely…

Porsche is taking orders for its new Cayenne Coupe now, with prices starting at £62,129 for the V6 and £104,729 for the Turbo, making the models pricier than their five-seat siblings by £6,164 and £5,438 respectively. The first cars are due in Britain this May, meaning we’ve not long to wait to see how a haircut has affected Porsche’s broadly talented Cayenne. More to come on that soon.


 










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phope

Original Poster:

58 posts

83 months

Thursday 21st March
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As these things go, that's pretty nice looking

Dale487

972 posts

66 months

Thursday 21st March
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phope said:
As these things go, that's pretty nice looking
I thought the same, well at least better than the X6 & GLE - plus I do like the orange paint & hounds-tooth seats.

Augustus Windsock

1,711 posts

98 months

Thursday 21st March
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Sorry but to me it’s the same as the BMW and Mercedes equivalents; gopping and pointless...

Omaruk

427 posts

102 months

Thursday 21st March
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I thought coupes had 2 doors? Clearly I’m wrong as there are BMW, VW 4 door coupes etc. What’s the definition?

Chestrockwell

1,714 posts

100 months

Thursday 21st March
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The rear looks exactly how I thought it would, like an X6 and GLE Coupe, you literally cannot make a ‘coupe’ SUV look good, I’d rather just have a Cayenne, looks much better.

I know money talks and all that but I’d love to see Porsche make a 928 successor, a car to tackle the 8 series
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RobDickinson

26,572 posts

197 months

Thursday 21st March
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Omaruk said:
I thought coupes had 2 doors? Clearly I’m wrong as there are BMW, VW 4 door coupes etc. What’s the definition?
It's whatever they think they can sell.

rare6499

269 posts

82 months

Thursday 21st March
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Omaruk said:
I thought coupes had 2 doors? Clearly I’m wrong as there are BMW, VW 4 door coupes etc. What’s the definition?
Restricted rear head room for marginally improved aesthetics :/

The Voice

159 posts

92 months

Thursday 21st March
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I’m equally as confused by this as I am the BMW X6 et al.

It appears to be a normal Cayenne, which has been made less practical by looping off part of the roof / boot? Yet it still has five doors like the regular car, just with severely reduced headroom.

What does this give you over a regular Cayenne, other than more compromises?





RDMcG

13,270 posts

150 months

Thursday 21st March
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Pointless ugly exercise in destroying practicality for some kind of perceived style. Will appeal to the like-the-view-when-riding higher people, but less that a Cayenne and certainly not a coupe. No more horrible than the X6 and the others of this ilk. I think BMW started this trend. There should be a visit from the design police.

thebigmacmoomin

2,113 posts

112 months

Thursday 21st March
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Why Porsche …. why

Pericoloso

39,758 posts

106 months

Thursday 21st March
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As mentioned ,nice colour ,I like a bit of orange ,don't like anything else about it though.....nono

GhellopeSir

33 posts

23 months

Thursday 21st March
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-_-


When will it end?

swisstoni

7,783 posts

222 months

Thursday 21st March
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S’alright.

Wills2

15,733 posts

118 months

Thursday 21st March
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Love the interior and the hounds tooth seats however I prefer the looks of the standard cayenne which for me is a really good looking SUV.


Wills2

15,733 posts

118 months

Thursday 21st March
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compositionwhat8 said:
340HP and the V6 car can just about do 5.9 seconds to 60? Yikes.
0-60 would be 5.7 the 5.9 is to 62mph, it's a very large and heavy car.



J4CKO

27,722 posts

143 months

Thursday 21st March
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thebigmacmoomin said:
Why Porsche …. why
Maybe because their market research has identified what will sell and make them money ?

Porsche would be a distant memory if it was left up to us lot on here to manage it.

0a

21,261 posts

137 months

Thursday 21st March
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At some point vulgar will go out of fashion, and these will be seen as deeply naff!

CS Garth

1,964 posts

48 months

Thursday 21st March
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You can add 10% to that price after next week's vote

Trikster

548 posts

145 months

Thursday 21st March
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Blimey, one of these faux coupes that actually looks alright..... no room for the dog though...

unpc

2,085 posts

156 months

Thursday 21st March
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Downforce? They're having a laugh.