First Review of the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupé
The Porsche Cayenne Coupé has three new models to choose from; Standard, S, and Turbo. The frame and engine are shared with the Cayenne, but there are some significant changes to support the Coupé line including a sleek roofline which is 0.78 inches lower than the Cayenne, a different suspension, body changes, interior refinements, and custom 22-inch wheels.
The sleeker silhouette of the Coupé was a feat of engineering requiring changes from the A-pillar back including a redesign of the rear doors. The rear fascia was also changed including moving the license plate frame into the bumper for a sleek look. Standard seating is for four but a three-person rear seat is available at no extra charge. The rear seats were lowered 1.2 inches to allow for the sloping roof, and the result is a roomy seat with plenty of legroom regardless of where you sit.
The Coupé comes with a standard panoramic glass roof. The single piece of glass is not just tempered like most sunroofs, but is laminated glass like the windshield and offers both increased sound deadening and a big boost in safety since it is very resistant to shattering. Porsche has even tested it successfully against hail. For drivers who prefer performance to a panoramic view, there is an optional Sport Package which trades the glass roof for a lightweight carbon fiber roof panel, resulting in 48 pounds of weight savings. This package can be bundled with other enhancements including:
- reduced sound deadening
- custom trim on the exterior including the front trim, front spoiler, side skirts, lower rear fascia, and wheel arch extensions
- available seats with houndstooth cloth inserts only offered with the Lightweight Sport package
- optional forged aluminum, 22-inch, GT Design wheels that are each about four pounds lighter than the standard wheels
There are three engines being offered with the 2020 Cayenne Coupé:
- The Standard trim gets a turbocharged 3.0 liter V-6 developing 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.
- The S trim uses a twin-turbo 2.9 liter V-6 offering 434 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque.
- The Turbo trim comes with a twin-turbocharged 4.0 liter V-8 rated at 541 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque.
The transmission in the Coupé is the 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission which offers better off-road low-speed shifting than the Cayenne’s PDK transmission. The transmission choice is also better for towing, and the Coupé is rated for a maximum tow of 7,700 pounds when properly equipped. The Cayenne Coupé is also equipped with Porsche’s Active Traction Management electronically controlled permanent torque-distributing all-wheel drive. There is an active air suspension system available on the Standard or Sport and standard on the Turbo trim which lowers the vehicle at higher speeds yet raises it to a maximum of 9.6 inches ground clearance and 20.6 inches of water depth at its highest setting.
If you are interested in obtaining a 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupé in your favorite trim choice, please contact us at Manhattan Motorcars by calling 866-325-1538. Then go climb some hills in performance luxury with your Cayenne Coupé.