Porsche details 2020 Cayenne S Coupeby Ronan Glon
The Coupe line-up gains a mid-range model.
Porsche has expanded the Cayenne Coupe line-up with a mid-range model called S. It slots between the entry-level Cayenne Coupe and the range-topping Cayenne Coupe Turbo in the growing model hierarchy.
The Cayenne S Coupe is mechanically identical to the Cayenne S that's already part of the Porsche family. That means power comes from a twin-turbocharged, 2.9-liter V6 engine tuned to develop 434 horsepower from 5,700 to 6,600 rpm and 405 pound-feet of torque over a broad range that stretches from 1,800 to 5,500 rpm. The six spins the four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Porsche pegs the mid-range model's zero-to-60-mph time at 4.7 seconds with the standard Sport Chrono package, and its top speed at 164 mph. Adding one of the three optional Lightweight Sport packages lowers the zero-to-60-mph time every so slightly to 4.6 seconds.
Befitting of its mid-range status, the S is better equipped than the suffix-less Cayenne, but not as luxurious as the full-fat Turbo. The list of standard features includes the aforementioned Sport Chrono package, 20-inch alloy wheels, eight-way power-adjustable front sport seats, a fixed panoramic glass roof, and a 2+2 seating arrangement. Porsche notes buyers who want or need a three-person rear bench can order one at no extra cost.
On sale now, the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe S starts at $88,600 before a $1,250 destination charge enters the equation. To add context, the standard Cayenne S carries a base price of $82,900 before Porsche adds the same destination charge. Deliveries will begin in the fall.