The first rumors about a Porsche Cayenne Coupe emerged back in May, but now there is a second report about such a vehicle, which means that the German manufacturer is really determined to enter a new segment. As you may know already, BMW already rolled out the second-generation X6, while Mercedes-Benz will launch the MLC later this year.
Porsche doesn’t want to be left behind and will build a sportier Cayenne. What’s more interesting is that, according to AutoExpress, the Porsche Cayenne Coupe will not be based on the new-generation Cayenne that will arrive in 2017.
The British magazine says that the Cayenne Coupe could arrive in 2015 and will be based on the same platform as the Bentley SUV and the new Audi Q7. This means that the Cayenne Coupe will be a part of the facelifted Cayenne range.
Porsche is expected to use the same engines found on the standard Cayenne, V6 petrol and diesel turbocharged engines as well as the V8 that powers the S and Turbo versions.
Regarding the design, we expect a plunging roofline which will reduce the rear space for the rear passengers as well as the trunk volume. In addition, the Cayenne Coupe will also be more expensive that the standard Porsche Cayenne.