Porsche has slotted a mid-range 'S' variant into its Cayenne Coupe range, priced from $166,600 before on-road costs.
Sitting between the base Cayenne Coupe and the range-topping Turbo, the S is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 making 550Nm of torque between 1800 and 5500rpm, and 324kW of power.
That's up on the 250kW offered in the base model, but well down on the 404kW you get in the Turbo. Power is put to the road through an eight-speed automatic transmission, and helps the S hit 100km/h in 5.0 seconds on its way to a 263km/h top speed.
Speccing a trio of lightweight packages drops that sprint time to 4.9 seconds. The Sport Chrono Package is standard fit, along with niceties like parking sensors at both ends, speed-sensitive power steering, 21-inch alloy wheels and PASM active suspension.
Options across the Coupe range include a carbon-fibre roof, carbon-fibre interior trim, and a sports exhaust system. A panoramic glass roof is standard across the range, along with Australia-specific kit like a larger fuel tank, metallic paint, surround view, Bose surround sound, lane-change assist and adaptive air suspension.
Porsche says headroom is identical compared to the Cayenne 'wagon' with its taller roof in the Coupe, by the way, claiming the rear seats have been dropped by 30mm to compensate for the slicker roofline. Which begs the question, why not drop the seats in the regular Cayenne and create enough room for top hat enthusiasts? Anyway, we digress.
Boot space is rated at 625L with the rear seats in place and jumps to 1540L with the rear seats folded.
2019 Porsche Cayenne Coupe pricing
- Cayenne Coupe - $128,400
- Cayenne S Coupe - $166,600
- Cayenne Turbo Coupe - $254,000
All prices exclude on-road costs.