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Hello everyone. I am new to posting on this forum but I have read many interesting and informative posts on it. My current car is a 2015 Macan S which I love, but I have decided to order a new Porsche. I starting by looking a a 2020 Macan Turbo but then I discovered that the Macan Turbo engine is the same engine used in the Cayenne S. I also knew that the interior of the Macan has basically not changed since the Macan came out. So I thought why get basically the same car as I have now with a bigger engine and a few performance upgrades when I can look at something new to me like the Cayenne.

I looked at the Cayenne S but then gravitated to the Cayenne S Coupe. I read every review I could find on the S Coupe and they were all pretty favorable. I realize the Coupe is not really a coupe at all in the traditional sense but I love the sportier looks of it vs. the regular Cayenne. I also was not concerned by the loss of some cargo space due to the sloping roofline.

The bottom line is that I just ordered a 2020 Cayenne S Coupe in moonlight blue with the truffle brown/cohiba brown club leather interior. I also added dark walnut trim and a dark walnut steering wheel. IMO the combination looks great on the configurator. My dealer only had two 2020 coupes allocated to it and my car will more than likely be the first Cayenne coupe that they have seen. My car isn’t due until May, 2020 and I will post pictures when I can. I ordered most every option that I could and the final cost is mind numbingly high but what the **** you only live once.

Any feedback, positive or critical about my choices is welcome. I do have a question for anyone who has experience with the 18 way adaptive sport front seats. I am wondering if a large man like myself will find them comfortable. I am 6’3” and 270lbs.
I can still revert back to the 14 way comfort seats before my order locks.

Thanks and happy driving and happy holidays to all.
 

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Welcome.

I'd suggest a return to the dealer and see if they have a Cayenne with the sport seats available for you to try them on. The bolsters may be uncomfortable for you.
 

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I recommend the 14-way seats. I have both 14s and 18s (Macan Turbo and Cayenne GTS). I'm 5'10", 185 lbs and the 18s are snug.
 

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I recommend the 14-way seats. I have both 14s and 18s (Macan Turbo and Cayenne GTS). I'm 5'10", 185 lbs and the 18s are snug.
I also don't like the 18-way seats. The bolsters are just too tight, but not where you'd expect them to be tight (in the butt area).
I am 6' 250 and my wife is 5'4" 110, and we both have (had) the same complaint: the bolsters hit us just above the knees, and we can't sit with our knees apart in a normal comfortable position.

We had to get out and take a walk after every hour in the seats - passenger OR driver.
We traded ours because of the seats. In retrospect, we could have bought some Recaro or other premium seats, but then we'd have an unsale-able car. We took the hit and went with 14 way.
We tried several other things to get comfy in the 18-way seats. Sheepskins, pillows, wedges - nothing could get rid of that bind on the lower thighs.
My 250# frame liked the butt space, but that wasn't the problem.


The narrowness up front also compromised my pedal action because my knees weren't in line with the pedals. 1/4 second delay on track days. Kind of like heel and toeing but it was knee and toeing.
 

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My Cayenne Coupe

I’ve had my Coupe for 2 weeks now and absolutely loving it, you will not be disappointed! The only niggle is that those in the back feel a little hemmed in as they have dropped the seats to protect headroom. Not a showstopper, especially for me as I doubt I’ll ever sit there.

The car replaced a 2017 718 Boxster, great fun but the Cayenne tech is better in every way, at least a generation better if not 2. It’s Crayon with black leather, I was nervous before it came but in the flesh it’s a fantastic choice and suits the car well.

We have had a series of Land Rovers and I considered a RRS, my wife has a disco, but it’s a bit heavy footed compared to the CC and the quality issues we put up with, character, would drive me nuts in my own car.

Suffice it to say that I’m confident that you will enjoy your choice
 

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Hello @JonnyA, thank you for the report on the Coupe as you seem to be in the UK getting it early. Here in the US we are not expecting them until May of 2020. I would like to see if you could share the build code (or trim Base, S, Turbo. etc.) and some pictures of the exterior with Crayon color which is Chalk in the US the way I understand it. That's the color that I ordered for the 2020 Cayenne we are waiting to arrive in April. Many happy miles to you!
 

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Hi Turbo

Here’s the code, PL2IEBP3, assume it works in the US?

Not sure how to load pictures but there is one on my profile. Happy to discuss in a separate thread rather than hijack this one if that helps.
 

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@JonnyA,

Great build and the code loads with no issues. Also, interesting to see the differences in prices and options with the US. No worries on the pictures, there is row of icons as I type this Quick Reply and one of them looks like a yellow picture icon and as you hover, it says, Insert Picture. Many happy miles and thank you for sharing your build and how much you are enjoying it!
 

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I am 6'7" 220. I went 14 way and seats are comfy. I also went standard Cayenne S (not coupe) and can fit comfortably at my height in the back seats with the full panoramic moon roof. Hope that helps some folks in selection choices.
 

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How do you tell the difference between the 18 or 14 ways seats on an older Cayenne, 2011-2014.
I’m looking for a turbo now and the seat type is usually not list.
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@Ronvf, the differ by the stitching pattern. The 18 ways are all straight line stitching and 14 ways have a 45 degree stitching lines across the cushion. Also, 18 ways have very heavy bolsters so hard to miss those.
 
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