Cayenne coupé will use V6 and V8 petrol engines
The new model, conceived to rival the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé, is intended to broaden the scope of the Cayenne line-up. UK sales are planned to begin during the fourth quarter of next year, according to engineering sources close to the German car maker.
First hinted at by Blume in an interview with Autocar last year, the five-door Cayenne coupé will be based heavily on its more practical Cayenne sibling, alongside which it will be assembled at Porsche’s factory in Leipzig, Germany.
The new Porsche model receives the same front-end styling as the third-generation Cayenne, albeit with a unique front bumper design. But in a move mirroring that of its key rivals, it adopts a newly styled liftback-style tailgate, altered rear side windows and a new tail-light design that is aimed at providing the Cayenne coupé with a sporting profile similar to that of the second-generation Panamera.
Porsche intends to position the Cayenne coupé as a performance model, with both a 440bhp version of its twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 and a 550bhp version of its twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engines set to be offered from launch. No diesel-engined versions of the new model are planned.