German opulence, plus-sized

Stuttgart just unveiled the latest addition to its Cayenne SUV lineup - the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe, which brings all the speed and finery of the standard Cayenne, but with a lower, sportier roofline. This thing certainly looks like its got what it takes to be a success in the segment, but how does it compare to its German sibling from the Four Rings, a.k.a. the 2019 Audi Q8?

Two Of VW Auto Group’s Most Luxury-Laden Utility Vehicles Going Head To Head

If it’s high-riding utility and German-style opulence that you’re after, then the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe and 2019 Audi Q8 are two excellent choices.

The 2019 Audi Q8 comes equipped with all kinds of top-shelf features, including LED lighting, 22-inch wheels, and of course, that coupe-like roofline seen in the profile. Inside, there’s space for up to five passengers, with four-zone climate control, Wi-Fi, and quilted upholstery keeping ‘em comfortable. Behind the massive Audi-branded grille is a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 making 355 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, which is routed to a full-time all-wheel-drive system via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Put your foot down, and the Audi Q8 will hit 60 mph in 5.3 seconds.

Video: 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Vs. 2019 Audi Q8 - Luxury Coupe SUV Showdown
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If you’re looking for a little more muscle from your SUV, then the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo is the right choice thanks to a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8.

Step it up to this monster, and you’ll have as much as 541 horsepower and 567 pound-feet of torque at your command, which is enough to send the SUV to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 178 mph. Meanwhile, the base-model Cayenne Coupe gets a turbo 3.0-liter V-6 making 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, while both trim levels are decked out in finery like power-adjusting front seats, leather and Alcantara upholstery, and Porsche’s latest digital infotainment system.

Porsche Cayenne Coupe Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo Audi Q8
Engine Turbocharged V6 Twin-turbocharged V8 V-6
Displacement 3.0 l 4.0 l 3.0 l
Engine layout Front-engine Front-engine front-engine
Bore 84.5 mm 86.0 mm 84.5 mm
Stroke 89.0 mm 86.0 mm 89.0
Horsepower 335 HP @ 5,300 - 6,400 RPM 541 HP @ 5,750 - 6,000 RPM 335 HP @ 5,000 - 6,400 RPM
Torque 332 LB-FT @ 1,340 - 5,300 RPM 568 LB-FT @ 1,960 - 4,500 RPM 369 LB-FT @ 1,370 - 4,500 RPM
Compression ratio 11.2 : 1 10.1:1 11.2 : 1
0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package 5.7 s 3.7 s 5.3 s
Top Speed 150 mph 177 mph 130 mph

Which would you rather have? Let us know in the comments section below.

Further Reading

Video: 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Vs. 2019 Audi Q8 - Luxury Coupe SUV Showdown
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Read our full review on the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Video: 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Vs. 2019 Audi Q8 - Luxury Coupe SUV Showdown
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2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Quirks And Features

Video: 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Vs. 2019 Audi Q8 - Luxury Coupe SUV Showdown Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2019 Audi Q8.

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