The BMW X6 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe are getting one strong rival that comes from Germany too. It’s the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe – a sportier and more dynamic version of the popular mid-size luxury SUV. The automaker revealed the coupe-like crossover a day ago and soon, the model will become available in dealerships.
Basically, everything from A-pillars back is new on the 2020 Cayenne Coupe. Compared to its regular sibling, the sportier-looking model has been lowered about 0.8 inches. It sports a significantly sloped and lower roof that gets a new tail fitted with an adaptive rear spoiler that cooperates with a spoiler roof. The adaptive spoiler raises 5.3 inches whenever the SUV travels above 56 mph. It’s also important to mention the model’s standard panoramic roof. The feature can be replaced with an optional, lighter, and full high-gloss carbon-fiber roof. In the back, the Porsche Cayenne Coupe sports repositioned taillights, while the Turbo version also gets Sport Exhaust System. The more expensive option also includes 22-inch wheels and Alcantara interior trim.
Although lowered and coupe-like, this Cayenne provides enough headroom for its passengers. The carmaker resolved the potential issue with the seats that are lowered down by 1.18 inches compared to the regular Cayenne. Since it has been shaped like there are two independent seats, the SUV comes limited to four passengers. Though, the automaker will offer a five-seat model as well that offers a three-seat bench in the back. It’s fair to say that the model gets quite poor cargo volume that’s limited to 22 cubic feet only. Space can be increased to 54 inches when the rear seats are folded down.
The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe comes coupled with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 that pumps out 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. This one accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, while top speed has been limited to 151 mph. The more potent Cayenne Turbo Coupe is using a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 that provides 541 hp and 567 pound-feet of twist reaching 60 mph in only 3.7 seconds. This one is limited to 178 mph though. This is all for now, but it won’t be as the automaker prepares the Cayenne S, the Cayenne E-Hybrid, and the Turbo S E-Hybrid. On the other hand, this coupe-like SUV will definitely lack a diesel mill. In any case, no matter which one you choose, it’s going to be coupled with a Sport Chrono Package and Porsche Active Suspension Management adaptive dampers.
Potential buyers can expect their models this fall. A base version of the coupe SUV will cost $76,550, while the high-performance coupe, the Cayenne Turbo Coupe is going to start at exactly $131,350.