PORSCHE CAYENNE COUPE REVEALED, PRICED FOR MZANSI

Porsche has dropped pics and details of the brand new Cayenne Coupé, a new addition to the Cayenne range. As previously speculated and when the teaser sketcher dropped, the Cayenne Coupé is aimed at cars like the Audi Q8, BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. This is Porsche’s interpretation of that segment, the big coupe SUV segment. And yes, it is actually called Cayenne Coupé.

According to its maker, the Cayenne Coupé is a progressive, athletic and emotional vehicle, which is designed to stand out from the crowd and perform as a Porsche is expected to. Of course it is a large car, like the normal Cayenne. But it does differ from its sibling in a few ways. Firstly the obvious sloping rear roofline that gives it a coupe look and feel. To compensate for the lack of roof, Porsche lowered the rear seats by 3cm, so apparently headroom has not been affected. Standard boot capacity is 625 litres (600 in the Turbo) and 1 540 litres when the rear seats are folded down (1 510 litres in the Turbo).

Interestingly at some point we were speculating about the number of rear seats the Cayenne Coupé would carry. Thankfully Porsche has not only offered four standard seats, but customers can add a fifth middle one at the back. A second standout feature is the adaptive rear roof spoiler we first saw in the new Cayenne Turbo. It deploys at speeds upward of 90km/h and extends by 13.5cm to improve aerodynamics. While on the roof, buyers will be able to choose from a normal 2.16m2 panoramic glass roof with a shielding rolling cover, or a carbon fibre option.

The car comes with new sports seats, carbon fibre and Alcantara bits. Infotainment is courtesy of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and Porsche Connect that help with things like real-time traffic information and finding restaurants. It is compatible with Apple CarPlay. A standard BOSE sound system kicks out 710W from 14 speakers, while an optional Burmester is paired to 21 speakers and delivers 1 455W of pure sound.

Two powertrains will be available for now, namely the entry-level Cayenne Coupé and Cayenne Coupé Turbo. The former carries a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder turbo engine delivering 250kW and 450Nm of torque. Porsche says it can hit 5.9 seconds in the 0 – 100km/h sprint and reach 243km/h. The range-topper uses a 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 that gives it 404kW and 770Nm, good for a sprint in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 286km/h.

 

Porsche Cayenne Coupé Prices

Cayenne Coupé – R1 303 000

Cayenne Coupé Turbo – R2 277 000

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