Porsche facelifts Boxster and Cayman models

Porsche facelifts Boxster and Cayman models

Porsche Cayman fq

Porsche is unveiling its freshened up Boxster and Cayman models at the LA Auto Show this week. A fairly standard facelift, their noses and tails have been redone with a touch of Carrera GT, but each car now has a unique look. Much more importantly, the engines and transmissions have been updated as well, with the 2.9L and 3.4L powerplants getting Porsche’s direct fuel injection for a 10-25 hp increase depending on the model. Along with the extra oomph, owners will get better fuel economy with a 11-16 percent rise. Part of that boosted mileage comes from the direct-injected engines, but the newly available Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe, or PDK, double-clutch gearbox lends a hand.

The base Boxster and Cayman will now have 255 hp and 265 hp respectively, and the S versions will be rated at 310hp for the Boxster S and 320hp for the Cayman S. A Cayman S with PDK and Launch Control will also get to to 100kph in just 4.9 seconds. At the other end of the lineup, the Boxster with a six-speed manual will do it in 5.9 seconds. The new models will hit international markets in February 2009.

Porsche Cayman fq

Porsche is unveiling its freshened up Boxster and Cayman models at the LA Auto Show this week. A fairly standard facelift, their noses and tails have been redone with a touch of Carrera GT, but each car now has a unique look. Much more importantly, the engines and transmissions have been updated as well, with the 2.9L and 3.4L powerplants getting Porsche’s direct fuel injection for a 10-25 hp increase depending on the model. Along with the extra oomph, owners will get better fuel economy with a 11-16 percent rise. Part of that boosted mileage comes from the direct-injected engines, but the newly available Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe, or PDK, double-clutch gearbox lends a hand.

The base Boxster and Cayman will now have 255 hp and 265 hp respectively, and the S versions will be rated at 310hp for the Boxster S and 320hp for the Cayman S. A Cayman S with PDK and Launch Control will also get to to 100kph in just 4.9 seconds. At the other end of the lineup, the Boxster with a six-speed manual will do it in 5.9 seconds. The new models will hit international markets in February 2009.

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