Porsche is launching another powerful Cayenne Coupé variant: the Cayenne S Coupé is now available to order and will arrive in Porsche Centres across Australia at the start of 2020.
The 2.9-litre V6 engine featuring twin turbochargers and developing 324 kW (440 hp) 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.
Pricing for the Cayenne S Coupé starts at $166,600^. In addition to the Sport Chrono Package and speed-sensitive Power Steering Plus as global Cayenne Coupé standard equipment, Australian specification of the vehicle also includes a larger fuel tank, metallic paint, 21-inch alloy wheels, Surround View, BOSE Surround Sound system, Lane Change Assist and Adaptive air suspension in combination with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) among others.
Porsche is extending the model range with the new Cayenne S Coupé. The Cayenne Coupé with 250 kW (340 hp) and the Cayenne Turbo Coupé with 404 kW (550 hp) will also be available at Porsche Centres at the same time. 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 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
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.