Published on May 17th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair


Porsche Launch a Cayenne S Coupe

The Porsche Cayenne Coupe was announced just a few weeks ago and already a higher performance version is out. In true Porsche fashion, this higher performance car is called the Cayenne S Coupe and it should be in showrooms across Europe by July 2019.

Under the hood, you get a twin-turbocharged 2.9L V6 capable of 440PS and 550Nm of torque and it has a top speed of 263km/h. This allows the car to go from 0-100km/h in just 5 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package.

Three optional lightweight sports packages bring that figure down by 0.1 seconds.

Vs Other Cayenne Coupe Variants

The standard Cayenne Coupe comes with a turbocharged 3L V6 with 340PS and 450Nm of torque. Its top speed is 243km/h and it takes 6 seconds to go from 0-100km/h. There’s also a Cayenne Turbo Coupe with 550PS, meaning the S sits right in between. Perhaps we should do a Porsche Nomenclature article soon.

This 2.9L V6 has its exhaust turbochargers arranged between the cylinder banks. This makes the packaging more compact and lower’s the centre of gravity as the engine can be mounted lower. The engine response is also sharper as the gasses have to travel a shorter length. It’s also lighter as the exhaust manifold has been integrated into the cylinder head.

Standard on this Cayenne S Coupe

  • Speed-sensitive Power Steering Plus
  • 20″ alloy wheels
  • Park Assist (front and rear, with reverse camera)
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management

For more on the New Cayenne S Coupe, check out the press release.

There’s no launch film for the Cayenne S Coupe, so you’ll just have to enjoy this one

Press Release:

Porsche is launching another powerful Cayenne Coupé variant: the vehicle is now available to order and will arrive at German dealerships at the end of July 2019. The 2.9-litre V6 engine featuring twin turbocharging and developing 324 kW (440 PS) is at the heart of the new Cayenne S Coupé. The maximum torque of 550 Nm guarantees powerful acceleration. The SUV coupé accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds in combination with the standard Sport Chrono Package. This figure drops to 4.9 seconds with the three optional lightweight sports packages. The top speed is 263 km/h.

Prices for the Porsche Cayenne S Coupé start at EUR 99,657 including VAT and country-specific equipment. In addition to the Sport Chrono Package, the standard equipment includes speed-sensitive Power Steering Plus, 20-inch alloy wheels, Park Assist at the front and rear including reversing camera and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).

Porsche is extending the model range with the new Cayenne S Coupé. The Cayenne Coupé with 250 kW (340 PS) and the Cayenne Turbo Coupé with 404 kW (550 PS) will already be available at dealerships from the end of May 2019. The highlights of the Coupé include sharper proportions with a unique rear section, an adaptive rear spoiler, two different roof concepts and a rear seat bench with the characteristics of individual seats, with a sitting position that is lowered by 30 millimetres compared with the Cayenne. The vehicle features a 2.16 m2 panoramic fixed glass roof as standard or optionally a contoured carbon roof with typical sports car look.

Innovative six-cylinder engine with central turbo layout

The 2.9-litre twin turbo engine of the Porsche Cayenne S Coupé delivers its maximum torque of 550 Nm across a wide engine speed range between 1,800 and 5,500 rpm. Both exhaust turbochargers have been arranged in a central turbo layout inside the cylinder V. This results in an engine with compact dimensions, allowing it to be installed in a lower position inside the vehicle. This in turn lowers the centre of gravity and improves lateral dynamics. The shortened exhaust paths between the combustion chambers and the turbochargers produce a particularly spontaneous engine response and a faster build-up in power. The exhaust manifold has been integrated into the cylinder head, which reduces the weight and means that the manifold is surrounded by coolant. This ensures highly efficient combustion, particularly under full load.

More dynamic proportions and specific design elements

A roof line that drops significantly more steeply towards the rear also lends the Porsche Cayenne S Coupé a particularly dynamic appearance. This effect is supported by a fixed roof spoiler, which accentuates the distinctive Coupé silhouette. The front windscreen and A-pillar are shallower than in the Cayenne, courtesy of a roof edge that has been lowered by around 20 millimetres. Newly designed rear doors and wings broaden the shoulders of the vehicle by 18 millimetres, contributing to its overall muscular impression. In each Cayenne Coupé model, a fixed roof spoiler is combined with the new adaptive rear spoiler as part of Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA). The spoiler is harmoniously integrated into the vehicle silhouette and extends by 135 millimetres at speeds of 90 km/h and above, increasing the downforce on the rear axle. This has benefits for driving stability.

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