2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe spied hiding production body

It will go after the BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and Audi Q8

Luxury car manufacturers are going crazy for the so-called coupé SUVs these days, and even non-premium carmakers are getting a piece of the action.

While BMW and Mercedes-Benz have been selling coupé SUVs for quite a while now, Audi has just entered the segment with the Q8 — and now it looks like it’s Porsche’s turn.

What you see in the gallery is a Cayenne Coupe test mule that our spy photographers caught in action near Stuttgart, Germany. Although it’s heavily camouflaged, the development prototype adopts a sloping roof design for a sportier profile.

At the front, the model looks just like any other Cayenne, but the windshield, side and rear windows are different. As for the rear end, it appears inspired more by the Panamera than the regular Cayenne or Macan SUVs.

When the Porsche Cayenne Coupe arrives in the second half of 2019 as a 2020 model, it will feature a similar engine lineup as the regular Cayenne — which is logical because it will be underpinned by the same MLB Evo platform.

The test mule’s small-diameter steel rotors and trapezoidal dual-exhaust system suggest the engine bay houses a six-cylinder engine — likely the 3.0-liter V6 or 2.9-liter V6.

More powerful engines will be on offer, obviously, including a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 in the Cayenne Turbo Coupe. A high-performance plug-in hybrid is in the cards as well, and it will offer 680 hp and a monumental peak torque of 850 Nm. An eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission will be standard, as will a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system.

As for the cabin, expect an identical dashboard layout as in the normal Cayenne, with a 12.3-inch central display for the Porsche Communication Management system and a tachometer flanked by two 7-inch screens. However, headroom for rear passengers and cargo capacity might be affected by the different roof and rear end.

READ MORE: Our review of the 2018 Porsche Cayenne S review

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