Official sketch shows design details of Porsche's upcoming BMW X6 rival; car will be on sale this autumn
21 March 2019

An official sketch of the Porsche Cayenne Coupé has been revealed ahead of the car's imminent unveiling.

The image appears to confirm that the Cayenne Coupé is targeted as a rival for the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé, broadening the scope of the Cayenne line-up.

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Porsche's UK boss has already confirmed to Autocar that the car, which is expected to share the vast majority of its underlying chassis with its traditional SUV sibling, will go on sale this autumn.

Marcus Eckermann said: “The Cayenne Coupé is a very important car for us. It’s a very good looking car. In the UK, I don’t think it will make up as much as half of the overall Cayenne line-up mix, but it will be a good share of it.”

Prototype versions of the car - which show clear styling similarities to the leaked sketch - have been spotted wearing minimal camouflage during winter testing, after having previously been seen at the Nürburgring showing off a new active rectracting spoiler.

The spy pictures show that the new Porsche model receives the same front-end styling as the third-generation Cayenne, albeit with a unique front bumper design. In a move mirroring that of its key rivals, it adopts a newly designed liftback-style tailgate, altered rear side windows and a new tail-light design that is aimed at providing the Cayenne coupé with a more sporting profile.

The retractable rear spoiler, which had previously only been seen in its lowered position, appears to raise and lower as a single piece, rather than use the split wing design seen in the second-generation Panamera.

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Engineering sources close to the German car maker had previously told Autocar that UK sales for the more sleek Cayenne derivative are set to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019. Its arrival was confirmed by Porsche boss Oliver Blume, who revealed that he'd granted a production green light to the coupé last June.

Previous spy pictures had shown a development model being tested on public roads in Germany. Camouflaging over the rear lights hide their design, but Autocar's rendering (below) offers insight into what to expect when the model is revealed.

Blume first hinted at the Cayenne hybrid 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.

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.

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8 June 2018

Porsche now has more 4 doors models than 2 doors ...............  :(

25 January 2019
Michael Joseph wrote:

Porsche now has more 4 doors models than 2 doors ...............  :(

Or more doors than brains.

7 March 2019

I know it seems crazy,  but when the bread meets the butter, its the SUVs that are keeping the company going. Its the SUVs that are paying for the development of sports cars.

The exact same with Jaguar.

JMax

8 June 2018

I wish they would make a nice sporty GT with their 4liter V8 to rival the S63 AMG. My kinda car 

RPF

9 June 2018

Panamera Turbo (S) ?

25 January 2019

Like a modern 928?

Perhaps based upon a shortened Panamera... or the 911 chassis. 

I loved the 928, so that would be a nice revival of a classic nameplate! 

21 March 2019
mx5xm wrote:

Like a modern 928?

Perhaps based upon a shortened Panamera... or the 911 chassis. 

I loved the 928, so that would be a nice revival of a classic nameplate! 

 

+1

8 June 2018

They are usually quite good... but what is that?

8 June 2018

When will this madness stop?

8 June 2018

Isn’t that just a Panamera?!, really, how many types of Car do we need?

Peter Cavellini.

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