2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe S SUV

MSRP $30,000 Est.

Ranked #16 in Midsize Suv

2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe S SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 24, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Cayenne is a known name of the Porsche family of cars and it was the first SUV for the brand. Since its launch, it has enjoyed the following of many enthusiasts owing to the presence of Porsche characteristics in its DNA. The coupe variant of the Cayenne is a sportier and visually attractive model, all thanks to its aggressive sloping roofline. 

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Pros

Peppy performance 

Lively handling 

Engaging to drive 

Cons

Engaging to drive 

Less cargo capacity 

Pricing 

What's New?

No major changes for the Cayenne S Coupe 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$30000

bodystyle

dr SUV

engine type

horsepower

434 hp @ 5700 rpm

torque

405 lb.-ft. @ 1800 rpm

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18 (Est)/19/22 mpg

highway range

521.40 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$30,000 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe S SUV in Carrara White Metallic color
Carrara White Metallic

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The new Porsche Cayenne S Coupe has remained unchanged from its current model and packs the same fun-to-drive attributes that we all love. It will be available in only a single trim option and the price is expected to start at $91,200 excluding other charges. It will face competition from the likes of Audi RS Q8, BMW X6 M50i, and Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe.

2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe S SUV Features

The 2022 Porsche Cayenne S coupe will be available in a single trim configuration only. It will be priced in the ballpark of $91,200 excluding other charges. The Cayenne S coupe will be powered by a more powerful engine in comparison to the base Cayenne coupe. It will offer a luxurious cabin and many convenient features. However, it may lack some of the driver assistance features that the competitors have on offer. 

Trims 

Porsche Cayenne S Coupe

MSRP*

$91,200

Key Features 

Twin-turbocharged V-6 engine 

 

LED headlights with 4-point LED DRLs

 

Automatic headlight activation with “Welcome Home” Lighting

 

Dual-zone climate control system 

 

8-way power-adjustable front sport seats 

 

2+2 seating concept

 

ParkAssist (front and rear) with reversing camera 

 

3D- tail lights with integral 4-point brake lights and light strip 

 

Warn and brake assist 

 

Keyless drive 

 

Cruise control 

* Expected 

We Recommend 

As the 2022 Cayenne S coupe will be available in only one trim configuration, you need to go for it. But the available single trim is feature-packed and you get access to a powerful 434 hp twin-turbocharged engine and standard all-wheel-drive system and together the combination is supremely capable to offer thrilling performance and tackle different road surfaces. 

You can also opt for many customizations and optional features in the traditional Porsche fashion like ambient interior lighting, heated front seats, quad-zone climate control, massage front seats, and many more. However, these features can drain your wallet faster than you can think. 

2022 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe Release Date 

The official prices and availability of the 2022 model will be released soon and we expect it to launch early next year .

2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe S SUV Engine and Performance

The 2022 Cayenne S coupe will be mainly a carry-forward model and mechanically would be identical to the ongoing model. It will be powered by a 2.9L twin-turbocharged V-6 engine producing 434 hp and nearly 405 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be mated to an 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission with manual actuation or automatic mode. The transmission offers fast-shifting speeds and reduces traction interruption as compared to the previous generation Cayenne. The transmission is also known to transfer high torque even at low speeds which can be beneficial for towing as well. 

The optional Sport Chrono Package can improve the performance of the already fast Cayenne S and it can do a 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and a quarter-mile drag will be completed in about 14.4 seconds. Without the package, it does 0-60 mph in about 5.1 seconds and a quarter-mile drag takes about 14.6 seconds. The Cayenne S is a big car but luckily it does not allow all that bulk to be a hindrance in your cornering experience. The handling is just precise and very car-like. The availability of AWD configuration as standard would inspire confidence on different road surfaces. The optional air suspension system can make your ride even more comfortable. 

Models(2022)*

Porsche Cayenne S Coupe 

Audi RS Q8

BMW X6 M50i Coupe 

Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe 

MRSP*

$91,200

$114,800

$86,700

$77,000

Engine*

2.9L Turbo V6

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

4.4L Twin-Turbo V8

3.0L Turbo Inline-6

Drivetrain*

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission*

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

9-Speed Shiftable Automatic

Power*

434 hp @ 5,700 RPM

591 hp @ 5,000 RPM

523 hp @ 5,500 RPM

429 hp @ 6,100 RPM

Torque*

405 lb-ft. @1,800 RPM

590 lb-ft. @1,370 RPM

553 lb-ft. @ 1,800 RPM

384 lb-ft. @ 1,800 RPM

0-60 MPH*

5.0 sec

3.8 sec

3.6 sec

4.7 sec

Quarter Mile*

14.6 sec

12.4 sec

13.8 sec

13.1 sec

Top Speed (MPH)*

163 

189 

155

155

*Expected and 2021 data used for reference 

The BMW and Audi SUVs are equipped with much larger engines than the Cayenne S coupe. The Audi Q8 in its RS avatar is the most powerful SUV of the lot and offers mind-boggling acceleration as well. The BMW X6 with the M-sport Wizardry is in the identical territory of the Audi Q8. The Merc-AMG GLE 53 coupe and Cayenne S coupe offer closely matched acceleration times and come with similarly sized engines as well. 

2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe S SUV Fuel Economy

The 2022 Porsche Cayenne S coupe will be a bulky SUV and just like the 2021 model, its fuel efficiency will be on the lower side. It is expected to offer 18 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and about 19 mpg in mixed driving conditions. With a fuel tank capacity of 23.7 gallons, it can travel up to 427 miles in the city, 521 miles on the highway, and 450 miles in mixed driving conditions. 

Models(2022)

Porsche Cayenne S Coupe 

Audi RS Q8

BMW X6 M50i Coupe 

Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe 

MPG (City)*

18

13

16

18

MPG (Highway)*

22

19

22

23

MPG (Combined)*

19

15

18

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)*

23.7

22.5

21.9

22.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)*

427/521/450

293/428/360

350/482/416

405/518/463

* Expected and 2021 data used for reference 

The Audi Q8 RS and BMW X6 M50i are equipped with larger engines and deliver lower fuel efficiency figures of 15 mpg and 18 mpg, in mixed driving conditions respectively. The Mercedes-AMG offers the best fuel economy of 20 mpg, followed by Cayenne S in mixed driving conditions. Also, the best range is offered by the GLE 53 coupe owing to a larger fuel tank capacity and better fuel economy than others. The Porsche comes second in the range battle despite having the largest fuel tank capacity of the lot, followed by X6 M50i and RS Q8. 

2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe S SUV Interior

The 2022 Porsche Cayenne will remain unchanged from the inside and will offer similar features as the outgoing model. The dashboard layout is ergonomic with all the functions within the easy reach of front passengers. The instrument console consists of two high-resolution displays and a central black dial analog tachometer adds to its sporty intentions. The signature Porsche analog clock sits in the middle and above the dashboard which adds a touch of elegance and is reminiscent of Porsche’s rich history. 

In its standard configuration, it is a four-passenger vehicle while a five-seater configuration is an added extra. The seats are comfortable and trimmed in leather upholstery. The front seats also come with an 8-way power adjustment. The steering wheel is also trimmed in leather along with the shifter knob and adds a touch of elegance to the cabin. However, due to a sloping roofline, cargo capacity is affected to some extent and taller passengers in the rear might find it difficult to get in and out of the car. The rear seat comfort is decent as well. 

Models(2022)

Porsche Cayenne S Coupe 

Audi RS Q8

BMW X6 M50i Coupe 

Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe 

Seating Capacity*

4

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)*

N/A

37.1/59.5/41.6

39.3/60.0/40.4

39.2/58.5/40.3

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)*

N/A

38.1/58.5/40.2

37.5/57.7/35.7

37.8/58.4/38.4

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)*

22.0

30.5

27.4

27.4

* Expected and 2021 data used for reference 

The rivals can fit in five passengers in their standard configuration while the Cayenne S coupe can accommodate only four. The aggressive sloping roofline on the Cayenne S coupe results in a lower cargo capacity. The rivals clearly excel with better cargo capacities, with Audi RS Q8 offering the maximum cargo space of 30.5 cu-ft. It also provides better headroom and legroom across the second row. Some of the standout interior features of the Cayenne S coupe are:

  • 8-way power-adjustable front sport seats
  • Dual-zone climate control system
  • Thermally insulated and grey tinted windscreen 
  • Interior lighting 
  • Optional ambient lighting 
  • Paddle shifters 
  • Stainless steel pedals

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The infotainment system of the 2022 Porsche Cayenne S coupe is powered by a Porsche Communication Management system that supports online navigation, mobile-phone preparation, audio interfacing including Bluetooth connectivity, USB, and AUX-in. The 12.3-inch infotainment display is more than sufficient for all your multimedia needs and the response is instant in most usage scenarios. 

It supports wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto as well for your smartphone connectivity needs. For ensuring a better musical experience, you get access to a Hi-Fi sound system with 10-speakers and 150-watts of output. You can also opt for a 14-speaker Bose audio system for a more powerful experience. Besides, you also have support for SiriusXM satellite radio, HD radio receiver, and voice control for added convenience. Some of the standout infotainment features of the Cayenne S coupe are:

  • 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen display 
  • Porsche Communication Management 
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay 
  • Wired Android Auto 
  • SiriusXM satellite radio 
  • High-Fidelity sound system with 10-speakers

2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe S SUV Exterior

The 2022 Porsche Cayenne S coupe will be based on the outgoing model with negligible styling updates. It is a typical Porsche from any angle you look at it. The front fascia imbibes two LED headlights with four-point DRLs along with a narrow blackened grille that sits in the front bumper and looks sporty. 

The sloping hood with a Porsche logo on it is instantly recognizable. The side profile is different from a normal Cayenne as the sloping roofline on the Cayenne S makes it aesthetically pleasing and sportier to our eyes. The rear profile gets two sleek LED tail lights with a LED strip connecting them together and quad-tip stainless steel exhausts clearly define Cayenne’s sporty character. An adaptive rear spoiler help in improving the dynamics of the vehicle 

Models(2022)

Porsche Cayenne S Coupe 

Audi RS Q8

BMW X6 M50i Coupe 

Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe 

Curb Weight (lbs)*

4,725

5,490

5,115

5,254

Length (in)*

194.2

197.3

194.8

194.4

Width (in)*

78.1

78.7

78.9

84.9

Height (in)*

66.0

66.7

66.3

70.2

Ground Clearance (in)*

7.4

8.3

8.5

7.5

Wheelbase (in)*

114.0

117.9

117.1

117.9

* Expected and 2021 data used for reference 

The Porsche Cayenne Coupe is the lightest of the lot and sits on a shorter wheelbase as compared to the competition, granting it better handling than all of them. The Audi RS Q8 is the bulkiest of the lot but that does not hamper its performance to a greater extent owing to its higher performance from a bigger engine. The BMW and Audi SUVs come with a higher ground clearance as well, offering better compatibility on different types of road conditions. Some of the standout exterior features of the Cayenne S coupe are:

  • LED headlights with 4-point LED DRLs
  • 3-D LED tail lights with LED light strip 
  • Automatic headlights
  • Welcome Home lighting 
  • Courtesy lighting on mirror 
  • Privacy glass for rear windows
  • Adaptive rear spoiler 

2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe S SUV Safety

Like many other expensive and exclusive cars, the 2022 Cayenne S Coupe is not crash tested by safety agencies like the NHTSA or the IIHS, and we don’t expect it to be tested anytime soon. However, looking at the history of Porsche and its renowned German engineering, we believe that the Cayenne S coupe will be well-built and offer adequate safety to all its occupants. 

Although, most of the active safety features are offered as optional and it would have been better to have at least some of them as standard. However, some standard features like side impact protection system from Porsche, front/knee/side airbags, Warn and brake assist, collapsible rear spare tire, etc are good enough in their own respect. Some of the standout safety features of the Cayenne S coupe are:

  • Porsche Side Impact Protection System 
  • LATCH system 
  • ParkAssist with reverse camera 
  • Tire pressure monitoring system 
  • Anti-theft alarm system 
  • Warn and brake assist 
  • Optional blind spot monitoring system 

2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe S SUV Competition

2022 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe V/S 2022 Audi RS Q8 

The 2022 Audi RS Q8 boasts better performance and a bigger engine than the Cayenne S coupe. Although, it is more expensive than the exclusive Cayenne S coupe as well and the price difference is huge. The Cayenne offers better fuel efficiency and is lighter as well, offering better handling under all conditions. The Audi RS Q8 is more practical than the Cayenne and offers better cargo capacity and higher seating capacity as well. 

2022 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe V/S 2022 BMW X6 M50i Coupe 

The 2022 BMW X6 M50i is a very tempting package for sure. It offers many features for less as compared to the Cayenne S coupe. It offers better performance and is equipped with a bigger engine. But despite that, it offers decent fuel efficiency figures and a better cargo capacity than the Cayenne S coupe. The Cayenne S coupe offers better interior comfort and elegance than the X6 M50i and we personally believe that it looks better from an aesthetics point of view. 

2022 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe V/S 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe is very closely matched in terms of performance to the Cayenne S coupe. Although, it is priced much less than the Cayenne S coupe. It also offers better fuel efficiency as well. It offers a larger cargo capacity than the Cayenne S and interior space is very identical in both the SUVs. The GLE 53 Coupe also offers better safety features as standard in comparison to the limited list of features on the Cayenne S coupe. 

2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe S SUV Final Verdict

The 2022 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe will be a no-compromise SUV in terms of performance and luxury. It inherits all the lovable characteristics of Porsche like lively handling, lightweight construction, and timeless Porsche styling. Although some rivals offer better safety features as standard and are priced less than the Cayenne S coupe. If you are a hardcore Porsche and performance enthusiast then this car is for you. However, if you are looking for better practicality and performance then there are many more options in the segment to consider before making a decision.