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Porsche adds Cayenne S Coupe to line-up
Cayenne S Coupe joins regular, Turbo variants in Porsche’s new sloped-back SUV range
15 May 2019
PORSCHE Cars Australia (PCA) has expanded its recently revealed Cayenne Coupe line-up, with the mid-range S to slip between its entry-level and flagship siblings early next year.
A sloped-back take on the German brand’s first SUV nameplate, Cayenne Coupe is now available to order with the same 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine as the more traditional Cayenne S wagon.
It produces 324kW of power from 5700 to 6700rpm and 550Nm of torque from 1800 to 5500rpm and is mated to a ZF-sourced eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system with torque vectoring.
With the Sport Chrono package fitted as standard, this combination results in a zero-to-100km/h sprint time of 5.0 seconds, but it can be reduced to 4.9s with oneof the three optional lightweight sports packages fitted. Either way, top speed is 263km/h.
For reference, with the Sport Chrono package optioned, Cayenne S completes the triple-digit dash in 4.9s and has a terminal velocity of 265km/h.
While performance may be marginally slower, Cayenne S Coupe attracts a hefty $11,900 premium for the extra style that it brings over its third-generation counterpart.
However, buyers are compensated with a longer list of standard equipment, with Australian examples confirmed to feature air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) adaptive dampers, a larger fuel tank, metallic paintwork, 21-inch alloy wheels, a Bose surround-sound system, blind-spot monitoring and surround-view cameras.
As with the two other Cayenne Coupe variants, a large panoramic fixed glass roof is also standard, although a sporty contoured carbon-fibre panel is optional.
To improve high-speed stability, the trio also gains a roof-mounted adaptive rear spoiler that can extend by 135mm above 90km/h.
As reported, the regular Cayenne Coupe is motivated by a 250kW/450Nm 3.0-litre single-turbo V6, while the flagship Cayenne Turbo ups the ante with a 404kW/770Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8.
Cayenne Coupe’s front roof edge is about 20mm lower than that of Cayenne, resulting in a shallower A-pillar, while its shoulders are 18mm larger thanks to redesigned rear doors and broader fenders.
2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe pricing*
*Excludes on-road costs
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