Have you ever looked at the third-gen Porsche Cayenne and thought it needs a sportier charachter? Regardless of your answer, the company’s execs did, and have allegedly approved it for production.
The Cayenne Coupe (or whatever it will eventually be named) should benefit from a slightly updated front end design as well as a new tailgate and rear lighting units, probably inspired by the new Panamera. Rounding up the exterior work will be a lower roofline with shallower windows, which will place it in the same zone as the BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and new Audi Q8.
Porsche will refrain from offering diesel engines in the Cayenne Coupe, opting instead for the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 of the regular Cayenne, where it makes 440PS (434hp / 324kW) and 550Nm (406lb-ft) of torque. The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that delivers 550PS (542hp / 391kW) and 700Nm (568lb-ft) of torque in the Panamera Turbo is rumored to power the range-topper.
The British mag doesn’t say anything about a possible E-Hybrid version in the vein of the Cayenne, where it combines a turbo’d 3.0-liter V6 with an electric motor and a 14.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The total output is 461PS (455hp / 339kW) and 700Nm (516lb-ft) of torque and it’s channeled to all four wheels.
If everything goes as planned, Porsche should make the official announcement in the coming weeks/months. And this won’t be the only coupe-SUV from Weissach, as reports claim that a a Macan Coupe could very well be pitted against the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.