This model is the solution when the base model isn't enough, but the Turbo's six-figure price is too steep.
The 2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe slots into the middle of the German coupe-inspired crossover's current lineup. The new trim's 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 offers 434 bhp and 405 pound-feet as an upgrade over the base model's 335 bhp and the Turbo's 541 bhp.
The S Coupe comes exclusively with an eight-speed automatic gearbox that runs through an all-wheel-drive system. Porsche estimates that the crossover can hit 60 miles per hour in 4.7 seconds, and the Lightweight Sport Package cuts the sprint to 4.6 seconds. The top speed is 164 mph for both variants.
The S Coupe has slightly different standard equipment than the standard Cayenne S. For example, the model comes straight from the factory with the Sport Chrono Package, eight-way sport seats, a panoramic fixed glass roof, and 20-inch wheels. Buyers can select between a two-seat layout in the rear or a bench seat that adds a third seatbelt.
The optional Lightweight Sport Package carries over from the base model of the Cayenne Coupe. It adds a Sport Design body kit to the exterior, matte black air intakes and airblades, and carbon fibre parts for the roof and rear diffuser. On the inside, there's a heated steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara, houndstooth seat centre sections, carbon fibre cabin trim, and Alcantara headliner.
The 2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe goes on sale in the United Kingdom later this summer. Prices start at £73,658.00 RRP. For comparison, the base Cayenne Coupe goes for £62,129 RRP, and the Turbo is £104,729 RRP.
Gallery: 2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe
Now available to order: new Cayenne S Coupe with 434 hp
Powerful twin-turbo V6 engine supplements range
Atlanta. The 2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe is now available for customers to order. Like the standard Cayenne S, this model uses a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine making 434 hp (324 kW) from 5,700 to 6,600 rpm and 405 lb.-ft. of peak torque from 1,800 to 5,500 rpm. Power reaches both the front and rear axles via an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive. From a standstill, the new model is capable of reaching 60 mph in 4.7 seconds with the standard Sport Chrono Package or 4.6 seconds with any of the optional Lightweight Sport Packages. Top track speed is 164 mph.
The highlights of the Coupe include a roofline 0.78 inches (20 millimeters) lower than the standard model, a more heavily raked windshield and rear window. The body has sharper proportions and in increased rear track width of 0.70 inches (18 millimeters). The new Coupe body style also includes a fixed roof spoiler that sits above the rear window and an adaptive rear spoiler that extends by 5.3 (135 millimeters) inches at speeds above 56 mph.
The Cayenne S Coupe receives upgraded standard equipment as compared to the standard Cayenne S. In addition to the Sport Chrono Package, it includes 20-inch alloy wheels, eight-way Sport Seats, a panoramic fixed glass roof and a 2+2 seating layout, although customers can choose a rear bench seat with three seatbelts at no additional cost. In compensation for the lower roofline, the rear seats sit 1.18 inches lower in the vehicle.
As with the other Cayenne Coupe models, Porsche is also offering three optional Lightweight Sport Packages. The new packages add a suite of sporty looking body modifications in a variety of materials and colors. More importantly, those packages also introduce new performance focused features to the Cayenne family: a carbon fiber roof and new 22” GT Design wheels made of forged aluminum. The same packages add special interior appointments including Houndstooth cloth seat centers. Cayenne Turbo Coupe models equipped with these packages also gain a Sport Exhaust.
The new Cayenne S Coupe will arrive as part of the 2020 model year. Dealer arrival in the U.S. is expected in fall, 2019. Starting MSRP for the Porsche Cayenne S Coupe will start at $88,600 excluding $1,250 for delivery, processing and handling.