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Porsche Cayenne Coupe to target BMW X6

Swept-back body style for £62K newcomer.

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Porsche now has an answer to sporty SUV rivals with swept-back body styles in its Cayenne Coupe.

This new model adds a swooping roofline and coupe silhouette to the existing Cayenne SUV, pitching Porsche’s best-seller directly against German rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, Audi Q8 and BMW X6.

Like its competitors, the Cayenne Coupe is bound to divide opinion with its styling. Signature features include a more steeply raked windscreen, curving roofline and dramatically tapered rear end onto the SUV’s bulky body.

Porsche states that the styling fits the Cayenne’s sporting character, paired as it is exclusively with high-performance powertrains and a chassis tuned for dynamism.

The Coupe’s roofline is a centimetre lower than the standard car, while redesigned rear arches and doors add 2cm to the car’s width. The rear features a roof spoiler and, uniquely, an adaptive spoiler on the boot lip.

As standard, the Cayenne Coupe will be supplied with a panoramic fixed glass roof, while a full carbon-fibre version will be available as an option.


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Inside the Coupe is also distinctly different to its stock sibling, with the standard car’s three-seater rear bench removed in favour of two individual seats with a centre armrest. Rear passengers sit 3cm lower than in the standard Cayenne to provide them with sufficient headroom, despite the low roofline.

Boot space is 625 litres rising to 1,540 litres when the rear seats are folded down, though in Turbo models it drops to 600 and 1,510 litres. This compares to 770 and 1710 litres in the standard Cayenne.

At launch, the Coupe engine line-up will mirror that of the standard Cayenne. Entry point will be a 340hp 3.0-litre V6 petrol unit offering a 0-60mph sprint of less than six seconds and a top speed of 151mph.

Also available will be the Cayenne Turbo Coupe, which features a 4.0-litre V8 producing 550hp. It will be capable of 0-60mph in less than four seconds, and a top speed of 178mph.

According to Porsche sales and marketing head Detlev von Platen, the brand wants to appeal more strongly to new, younger target groups with the Cayenne Coupe. “These groups value exclusivity and an expressive lifestyle and have a very performance-oriented mentality,” von Platen said.

Porsche is taking orders for the Cayenne Coupe, with first deliveries set for the end of May. Prices start at £62,129, the Turbo costing from £104,729.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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