Porsche 718 Cayman 2016: everything you need to know about the new Cayman, and turbo four-cylinder

Porsche launches a new Porsche Cayman, a new generation that now comes under the name of Porsche 718 Cayman, as was also the case with the Porsche Boxster and the Porsche 718 Boxster, what does this mean? As you can imagine, among other changes, involves the arrival of the turbo engines. This is all you need to know about the new Porsche 718 Cayman:

New turbo engines 4-cylinder:

Just as we had seen with the Porsche 718 Boxster the new Cayman account, a central provision, with a mechanical 4-cylinder and 2-liter in the version “normal” and and the 4-cylinder 2.5-liter in the version S. these mechanics, develop 300 and 350 horsepower respectively being the pair of 380 Nm in the first case and 420 Nm in the case of the Cayman S.

More power, more torque, less consumption, better performance.

The Porsche 718 Cayman is able to score a 0 to 100 km7h of 4.7 seconds in its configuration more prestacional, with package Sprot Chrono and PDK, while the Cayman S does the same in in 4.2 seconds. Its maximum speed is 275 km/h in the first and 285 km/h in the second while the consumption, depending on the version, ranges between 5.7 l/100 km and 8.1 l/100 km.

Improvements in making his point: these are the new elements that accompany the 4-cylinder engines

Did you know that the Porsche 718 Cayman S, like Boxster S, used turbos variable geometry?

in Addition to the new mechanical turbo 2 and 2.5 liters we come up with new springs and stabilizer bars, new settings for their suspensions and a new tare for your address, more directly, a 10% more. Also, are the new bill a few tires developed in a specific way (for now we have not given more details).

of course not short of options as the package Sport Chrono and the Porsche Torque Vectoring as well as a suspension adaptive PASM that can reduce up to 20 mm the height of the set.

The brakes have also improved. Now the 718 Cayman account with the same endowment of brakes employed by the previous Cayman S while the 718 Cayman S now employs a set of brake inherited directly from the Porsche 911, tweezers that work together with disks of greater width. Everything is in house.


A new control on the steering wheel to regulate the driving modes:

In the last renewal of the Porsche 911 was introduced a selector driving modes in the steering wheel in the shape of a jackknife and after seeing it on the Porsche 911 came in the Porsche 718 Boxster and now the Cayman. This command is associated with the package Sport Chrono, and it is not missing a button in its central part, which releases the full potential of the mechanical 4 cylinder for a few seconds.

Okay, there are improvements in its chassis and has new engines but… what happens with your design?

the appearance of The new Porsche 718 Cayman is defined, with respect to its predecessor mainly by its headlights, by the new internal design of these, by the optical auxiliary and inferior are in charge of the position lights and turn signals and the rear lights. There are No large significant changes in your appearance, while it is true that the design presented by the brand at the end of 2012 is still really current.


And what about on the inside?

The changes in its interior and is reflected in a new provision of the top of the dashboard, a new multimedia system (serial) with new connectivity options and a new wheel inspired in the one used by the Porsche 918 Spyder.

What else should I know?

In the next few days we’ll talk more about the new Porsche 718 Cayman, we will show you how videos, more photos, we’ll talk about your price, equipment, curiosities… but while you can’t lose sight of the extensive technical analysis that we have already done the Porsche 718 Boxster, your “brother” convertible, the story behind the Porsche 718 and even your test, the test of the Porsche 718 Boxster.


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