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Published on March 22nd, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Porsche Cayenne Coupe to challenge X6, GLE and Q8


Porsche started the sport SUV segment yearsago with the very first Cayenne. Then the competition went to town with thesegment and even split it up three ways. Now we have Sport SUV, Luxury SportSUV and Luxury Coupe which is this all new Porsche.

This segment has been dominated by the BMWX6 (they were the first) and then the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and now Porschejoins the party with this new Cayenne Coupe right after Audi introduced its Q8.Yes, many might say it sits very close to the Porsche Macan, but then there areenough buyers to keep sales of both models healthy.

Hereis the Press Release: With the introduction of thenew Cayenne Coupe, Porsche is extending the family of the third generation ofits successful five-door, four wheel-drive sports car with a more sportingderivative. “The Coupé includes all the technical highlights of thecurrent Cayenne, and its more dynamic design and new technical details positionit as more progressive, athletic, and emotional,” says Oliver Blume,Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.

Key highlights of the new Cayenne modelinclude sharper styling with a unique rear body section, an adaptive rearspoiler, a rear bench with the characteristics of two individual seats, and twodifferent roof styles – a panoramic fixed glass roof fitted as standard, and anoptional carbon-fibre roof.

Asteeply sloping roof line creates purposeful elegance

Dynamic proportions combine with customdesign elements to lend the new Cayenne Coupé a distinctly purposeful elegance.“The distinctive roof flyline that falls away to the rear makes thePorsche Cayenne Coupé appear more dynamic, and positions it as the mostsporting-looking model in the market segment,” says Michael Mauer, VicePresident Style Porsche.

That effect is supported by a roof spoiler,which accentuates the distinctive Coupé silhouette. The front windscreen andA-pillar are shallower than in the Cayenne, courtesy of a roof that has beenlowered by around 20 mm. Redesigned rear doors and wheel arches broaden theshoulders of the car by 18 mm, contributing to an overall muscular stance. Therear number plate is integrated into the bumper, making the vehicle seem closerto the ground.

The adaptive roof spoiler fitted to thecurrent Cayenne Turbo saw the Porsche become the first SUV to feature this typeof active aerodynamics. The new Cayenne Coupé further develops this technology.On each Porsche Cayenne Coupé model, a fixed roof spoiler is combined with anew adaptive rear spoiler located beneath the tailgate window as part ofPorsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA). The spoiler – harmoniously integrated intothe silhouette – extends by 135 mm at speeds of 56 mph (90 km/h) and over,increasing the aerodynamic pressure on the rear axle, while PAA simultaneouslyenhances efficiency.

Largepanoramic fixed glass roof fitted as standard, with a carbon roof option

The new Porsche Cayenne Coupé comes with a2.16 m2 panoramic fixed glass roof as standard. The 0.92 m2 glazed area givesall passengers an extraordinary sense of space, while the integrated rollerblind protects against sun exposure and colder weather.

A contoured carbon roof is available forthe Coupé as an option. The centre seam styling motif gives the roof acharacteristic appearance, similar to that of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Thecarbon roof is available in one of three optional lightweight sports packages.These also include new, lightweight, 22-inch diameter GT Design alloy wheels,Sport Design styling features, seat centres in classic checked fabric material,and carbon and Alcantara interior trim accents. For the Cayenne Turbo Coupé,the package also includes a sports exhaust system.

Comforton the road with four sports seats

The new Porsche Cayenne Coupé offers plentyof space for up to four people as standard. In the front, new eight-way sportsseats with integrated head rests offer exceptional comfort and optimum lateral support.Rear passengers sit 30 mm lower than in the Cayenne, meaning there is plenty ofheadroom despite the vehicle’s sleeker silhouette. A rear bench that has thecharacteristics of two individual seats further differentiates the Coupé.Alternatively, comfort rear seats – a familiar feature of the Cayenne – can beordered at no additional cost.

The boot capacity is 625 litres – ideal foreveryday use – and rises to 1,540 litres when the rear seats are folded down(Cayenne Turbo Coupé: 600 to 1,510 litres).

Choiceof 340 PS and 550 PS turbocharged engines

The highly dynamic design and customstyling elements of the new Cayenne Coupé truly set it apart from the Cayenne.At the same time, it benefits from all the technical highlights of the thirdmodel generation, which features powerful drive systems, innovative chassissystems, a digital display and operating concept, and comprehensiveconnectivity.

A choice of two high-performance enginesare available at launch. The Porsche Cayenne Coupé with a 3.0-litre V6turbocharged engine delivers 340 PS (250 kW) and maximum torque of 450 Nm. TheSport Chrono Package fitted as standard sees the standard sprint from 0-62 mphachieved in 6.0 seconds, with this figure dropping to 5.9 seconds with theoptional lightweight sports packages. Top speed is 150 mph. Combined fuelconsumption ranges between 22.2 mpg – 23.9 mpg; and combined CO2 emissions 215– 212 g/km.

The top-of-the-range Cayenne Turbo Coupégoes to the starting line with a 4.0-litre V8 engine with twin-turbocharging,550 PS, and maximum torque of 770 Nm. The Cayenne Turbo Coupé can acceleratefrom 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds, and on to a top speed of 177 mph where permitted.


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