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Porsche Has Big Plans For The Cayenne Coupe

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More variants of Porsche’s BMW X6 rival are on the way.

Unveiled back in March, the Cayenne Coupe is Porsche's answer to the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE as it looks to cash in on the lucrative SUV coupe craze. When it goes on sale this fall, you'll have a choice of three engine options. The base model is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 that produces 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, while the recently-revealed mid-range S model pumps out 434 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque.

Topping the range is the Turbo model with a potent V8 producing 541 horsepower and 567 lb-ft. Porsche knows the Cayenne Coupe is going to be a huge hit, so it comes as no surprise that more variants are already being planned.

At a media event in Austria, a Porsche executive confirmed that a hybrid version of the Cayenne Coupe is coming this year. "We will extend the engine lineup [and] this year, you can expect a hybrid engine version."

It's safe to assume the Coupe will share the same electrified powertrain as its Cayenne E-Hybrid sibling, which means it would pack turbocharged, 3.0-liter V6 paired with a 14.1-kWh lithium-ion battery and electric motor producing a combined output of 455 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. This would slot the E-Hybrid between the 434-horsepower S and 541-horsepower Turbo in the Cayenne Coupe range.

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A more powerful version could also be on the cards, as Porsche has hinted at a Turbo S E-Hybrid model could be added to the Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe ranges. These models would likely use the electrified V8 from the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid and potentially produce more than 680 hp and 626 lb-ft of torque.

As for pricing, Porsche usually charges around $10,000 extra for the more stylish Cayenne Coupe models, so we expect the Coupe E-Hybrid to start at around $89,000 since Porsche charges $79,900 for the Cayenne E-Hybrid.

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