Porsche Introduces 2020 Cayenne Coupe

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Like its German rivals, which include Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and BMW, Porsche has finally joined the ranks with a large SUV that has coupe-like styling. No, it's not an April Fools' joke, as Porsche's latest SUV is the 2020 Cayenne Coupe. And, unsurprisingly, the SUV looks like a larger version of Porsche's incredibly popular Macan.

Let's start with what the Cayenne Coupe shares with the rest of the Cayenne lineup. The coupe variant has the same platform and powertrain as other Cayenne models. At the time of launch, the Cayenne Coupe will be available in two trims. The entry-level model, which will probably be called the Cayenne Coupe will have a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that makes 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. That's the same engine found in the regular Cayenne.

The Cayenne Turbo Coupe will have a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that pumps out 541 hp and 567 lb-ft of torque. Sound familiar? That engine powers the Cayenne Turbo. An eight-speed automatic transmission that shuffles power to all four wheels is standard for the Cayenne Coupe.

With similar powertrains, it shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that the Cayenne Coupe doesn't have any better performance specs than the regular Cayenne. What you get for the extra money is sportier styling, 20-inch wheels, a panorama, and Porsche's active suspension management (PASM) system as standard.

To accommodate for the sloping roofline, Porsche has lowered the Cayenne Coupe's rear seats by 1.18 inches to ensure that tall passengers are still comfortable in the back. Porsche, though, wasn't able to solve the cargo space dilemma. The Cayenne Coupe has 22 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats in place, which expands to 54.3 cubic feet in total. The Cayenne Coupe Turbo has slightly less (21.2 cubic feet and 53.3 cubic feet) cargo space.

Porsche Cayenne Coupe

The regular Cayenne has a more spacious cargo area that measures in at 27.1 cubic feet behind the second row and 60.3 cubic feet in total. Once again, Turbo models have less space (26.3 cubic feet and 59.3 cubic feet).

Besides having a few extra features, a sloping roofline, and less cargo space, the Cayenne Coupe isn't a massive departure over the regular Cayenne. Unfortunately, those few things come at a premium. Pricing for the Cayenne Coupe starts at $76,550 (including the $1,250 destination fee). The Cayenne Turbo Coupe is more expensive at $131,350.

For comparison, the regular Cayenne costs $66,950, while the Cayenne Turbo is priced at $125,850. The stylish Cayenne Coupe will go on sale later this fall and will compete against the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, Audi Q8, and BMW X6.

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Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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