Porsche_Cayenn_Coupe_S_frontPorsche will launch another powerful Cayenne Coupe variant early next year, but has provided significant details to the Australian media on our imports.

The Cayenne Coupe S has a 2.9-litre V6 engine with twin turbochargers to develop up to 440 horsepower (324 kW) and torque of a heady 550 Nm. The Coupe S 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 optional lightweight sports packages.

Cayenne Coupe remains a four-door but it’s roof line drops more steeply towards the rear than in the SUV wagon models. The front windscreen and A-pillar are shallower as the roof edge has been lowered by about 20 millimetres.

New style rear doors and guards broaden the shoulders by 18 millimetres, contributing to its overall muscular impression. A fixed roof spoiler combines with the new adaptive rear spoiler as part of Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA).


The spoiler extends by 135 millimetres at speeds of 90 km/h and above, increasing the downforce on the rear axle.

Cayenne Coupe has a large panoramic fixed glass sunroof as standard, with the option of a contoured carbon roof.

Standard on Australian imports are metallic paint, 21-inch alloys and a larger fuel tank, Bose surround sound system, lane change assist and adaptive air suspension in combination with Porsche active suspension management.

That’s the good news, the bad news is that it won’t be here till early 2020. However it’s now available to order. Pricing for the Cayenne S Coupe starts at $166,600 plus on-road charges, orders can now be placed with any Porsche dealer.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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