Porsche Cayenne Coupe: new BMW X6 rival revealed

24 Jul 2019 02:59
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<p>The optional roof is available as part of one of three lightweight sports packages, which also include unique exterior design detailing, 22in wheels, carbonfibre and Alcantara interior trims and, on the Turbo model, a sports exhaust.</p>
<p>The Cayenne <span>Coup&eacute;</span> will initially be sold with the choice of two petrol engines, although others, including a pair of petrol-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrains shared with the&nbsp;Panamera, are expected to be added to the line-up by the end of the year as part of Porsche’s electrification push.</p>
<p>The entry-level&nbsp;<span>Cayenne&nbsp;</span><span>Coup&eacute;</span> is powered by a turbocharged 2.9-litre petrol V6 producing 335bhp and 332lb ft of torque. In combination with a standard eight-speed automatic gearbox, it has a claimed 0-62mph time of 5.9sec and a top speed of 151mph. Official fuel economy is 30.4mpg and&nbsp;CO2 emissions are 212g/km.</p>
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<p>Further upmarket is the Turbo, which has&nbsp;a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre petrol V8. With 542bhp and 568lb ft of torque going through the same automatic gearbox, it has a claimed 0-62mph time of 3.9sec and a top speed of <span>178mph</span>. Fuel economy is rated at 25.0mpg and&nbsp;CO2 emissions at 258g/km.</p>
<p>The 567bhp twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre petrol V8-powered BMW X6 M and 577bhp twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre petrol V8-powered Mercedes-AMG GLE&nbsp;63 S <span>Coup</span><span>&eacute;&nbsp;</span>both have a claimed 0-62mph time of 4.2sec and a limited top speed of 155mph.</p>
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<p>Porsche is yet to detail the changes it has made to the Cayenne's&nbsp;suspension for the Coup&eacute;. However, it has confirmed that&nbsp;all models will receive speed-sensitive power steering, 20in alloy&nbsp;wheels, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), the Sport Chrono package,&nbsp;Park Assist and a rear-view&nbsp;camera as standard.</p>
<p>Prices for the <span>Cayenne Coup&eacute;&nbsp;</span>start at &pound;62,129, rising&nbsp;to &pound;104,729 for the more comprehensively equipped Turbo model. Order books are&nbsp;open now ahead of first deliveries in May. </p>

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Source: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/porsche-cayenne-coupe-new-bmw-x6-rival-revealed

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