Sporty ambience and full connectivity
Interior and infotainment
The new Cayenne Coupé offers plenty of space for up to five people. At the front, the new eight-way electrically adjustable sports seats with integrated head rests offer exceptional comfort and optimum lateral support. The Cayenne Turbo Coupé features 18-way sports seats which are also available in the other models as an option. Comfort seats with 14-way adjustment, which can also be equipped with a massage function, are also available as an option. Rear passengers sit 30 millimetres lower than in the Cayenne, meaning there is plenty of headroom despite the vehicle’s sporty lowered silhouette. The Coupé comes fitted as standard with a rear bench that has the characteristics of two individual seats and a centre stowage compartment. In combination with the optional two-tone leather interior, the two rear seats are designed in contrasting colour. Alternatively, the comfort rear seats with three individual seats – a familiar feature of the Cayenne – can be ordered at no additional cost.
Practical detail: split backrests at the rear with adjustable incline
The backrest offers ten adjustment positions in two-degree increments from 11 to 29 degrees. The rear seats also feature a cargo position, with the backrest in an almost vertical position. If even more space is required, the backrests can be split in a ratio of 40/20/40 and folded forwards to create a flat loading floor. The luggage compartment capacity is 625 litres and rises to 1,540 litres (Cayenne Turbo Coupé: 600 to 1,510 litres) when the rear seats are folded down. The Comfort Access feature makes the luggage compartment easily accessible. A small movement of the foot underneath the rear bumper is all that is required to open the tailgate automatically. For security reasons, this function is only active if the system is simultaneously able to identify the vehicle key. The Comfort Access also enables keyless unlocking and locking of the vehicle, as well as keyless engine starting.
Quintessentially Porsche: driver-centric cockpit
The Cayenne Coupé offers an intuitive display and operating concept, the Porsche Advanced Cockpit. The instrument cluster features the traditional Porsche central tachometer flanked by two seven-inch full-HD displays. The driver can control all key functions via three core components: the full-HD touch display of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, the multifunction steering wheel to control the on-board computer and the touch-sensitive Direct Touch Control function in the centre console to interact with selected functions.
The 12.3-inch full-HD PCM touch display is not dissimilar to a tablet. The system is just as easy and intuitive to operate and adjust to personal preferences. Using predefined tiles, drivers can quickly and easily create a home screen with their preferred functions, such as favourite radio stations, navigation destinations, favourite phone numbers or activation of the sports exhaust system. On the right-hand side of the screen, an info widget can be selected to enable access to other PCM functions. The navigation function can be displayed in the interaction area in the centre of the screen, for example, while the telephone function can be used on the right. Up to six individual profiles can also be configured. As well as a large number of interior settings, a profile is used to store specifications for lights, driving programmes and assistance systems. Just a few taps and swipes are all that is needed to navigate through the menus. The new PCM responds before it is even touched: if the system senses a hand approaching it, a column appears on the left-hand side of the display with further sub-items within the current menu. The user simply swipes with their fingertip – just like on a smartphone or tablet – to scroll through the options. The PCM also allows you to zoom in or out and rotate the display using two fingers. The display also recognises handwriting, and navigation destinations can simply be written on the screen.
Offroad settings: Five pre-programmed modes
The PCM now also acts as a command centre for all the driving dynamics systems in the Cayenne Coupé. The various offroad settings are selected via a specific menu on the screen. In this menu, the five offroad modes are displayed in 3D against the backdrop of selected scenery. Depending on the selections made, the control system optimally conditions the engine idling, the shifting strategy of the Tiptronic S, the PTM all-wheel system, torque distribution to the rear axle and the PSM stabilisation programme to suit the application. If the relevant equipment is fitted, the modes also adjust the air suspension including ground clearance, the PASM damper system, PDCC roll compensation and the rear axle steering to suit the offroad profile.
The car is configured for road use as standard. If the driver enters easy offroad terrain, such as a gravel track or a wet grass field, he can select the “Gravel” mode. For muddy forest tracks or deeply rutted roads, the driver can use the “Mud” setting. As the name suggests, “Sand” mode is best used when driving through sand, while “Rock” mode is designed for the hard and uneven surfaces found on rocky terrain. When combined with the optional Offroad Package, the menu offers additional displays for the steering angle as well as lateral and longitudinal inclination, which help drivers to get the best out of the vehicle when driving offroad. If the vehicle is equipped with Surround View, a Top View function is also available that shows the Cayenne Coupé within its surroundings.
Sound systems: up to 21 loudspeakers and 1,455 watts
The Cayenne Coupé and Cayenne S Coupé are equipped with the HiFi speaker system as standard, while the Cayenne Turbo Coupé comes with the BOSE® Surround Sound System. With 14 loudspeakers and a separate subwoofer, 14 amplifier channels and a total output of 710 watts, this system delivers true clarity of sound to all five seats. The top-of-the-range system is the advanced Burmester® 3D High-End Surround Sound System, featuring the new Auro 3D® format, which creates a realistic concert hall atmosphere within the car. The system includes 21 loudspeakers with a two-way centre system, an active 400 watt subwoofer and a total output of 1,455 watts.
Connect Plus: fully networked as standard
The new Cayenne Coupé is fully networked and connected. The wide range of networking options are part of the Porsche Connect Plus infotainment package, which is included in the standard equipment. This means that drivers can now access the following services through Porsche Communication Management (PCM):
- Amazon Music, one of the most popular streaming services, is available directly through the PCM. In addition to the comprehensive music selection, Amazon Music also offers other entertainment services for the particular country.
- Radio Plus is an intelligent combination of traditional radio reception and online radio. This service extends the range of your personal favourite station through an integrated Internet radio function so that it is practically unlimited, provided that the chosen station offers an online radio channel.
- Users of the Smart Home devices from Nest can receive information about their home in the vehicle at any time. The service transmits data from smoke detectors and images from installed cameras via the Internet. It also enables control of the temperature in the house directly from the vehicle.
Once the Cayenne Coupé leaves the range for terrestrial reception via FM or digital radio, the system automatically switches to online streaming. This improves the reception quality in areas with poor radio coverage. Porsche offers a seven-gigabyte data pack for the use of the Amazon Music streaming service, for online radio and for surfing the web using the Wifi hotspot in the vehicle. The new Cayenne Coupé is permanently online thanks to the integrated, LTE-compatible SIM card. This function is also included as standard.
Online navigation with swarm data
The online navigation works with real-time traffic information. The simplified search for navigation destinations is based on the central finder, which is accessed by clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the header of the PCM. This enables destination searches using simple terms. The finder also provides a wide range of additional information, such as fuel prices, available car parks including prices and opening times, along with user reviews for hotels and restaurants.
Voice input of navigation destinations is just as simple, thanks to the new “Voice Pilot”. Thanks to online speech recognition, voice commands can be now be performed intuitively. For example, it is now possible to enter a navigation destination without specific address details. The system understands more than 100 commands in total – from navigation functions, to music control, through to vehicle functions, such as the air conditioning and seat heating. Route calculation for navigation therefore takes place at the same time both online and internally in the PCM. The PCM independently decides which navigation system has calculated the optimum route, but always starts with the result that was calculated fastest. The navigation system also processes swarm data with the new Risk Radar service, whereby data about traffic and road conditions is anonymously captured and transmitted from vehicles with the relevant equipment. Captured by the vehicle sensors, this data provides warnings regarding fog, skidding risks and accidents. With this function, the new Cayenne Coupé can contribute towards mitigating risks and preventing accidents.
Destinations are easy to create before a journey, not only in the PCM, but also using the Porsche Connect App on a smartphone or outside of the vehicle via the “My Porsche” online platform. The destinations are synchronised once the driver has been identified by entering their Porsche ID in the vehicle, the app and the “My Porsche” web portal.
For Apple and Android smartphones: Porsche Connect App
The Porsche Connect App provides the driver with a wide range of options to access different vehicle and Connect functions. The app is divided into three main areas: “Navigation”, “My Vehicle” for vehicle-related functions and “My Account” for user-related services and settings, such as linking of the Connect App with the user’s Amazon Music and Nest accounts. In the “My Vehicle” area, the driver can see whether the doors, tailgate and windows are closed by means of a representation of their own vehicle shown in three perspectives, and the driver can also lock or unlock the vehicle. Information regarding the vehicle range, oil level and maintenance history can also be called up here, and the monitoring and safety functions of the vehicle can be controlled.
More detailed information about Porsche Connect can be found online at www.porsche.com/connect and in the Porsche Connect Store at www.porsche.com/connect-store.