2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman For Sale

  • 718 Cayman 718

    718 Cayman 718

    MSRP $53,900

  • 718 Cayman 718 S

    718 Cayman 718 S

    MSRP $66,300

Porsche 718 Cayman For Sale

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman Performance Porsche Performance

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman performance

Powertrain

718 Cayman with two-liter, turbocharged flat four-cylinder engine delivering 300 hp. 718 Cayman S with 2.5-liter, turbocharged flat four-cylinder engine with VTG (variable turbine geometry) making 350 hp. Both engines make 25 more horsepower than their respective predecessor. The new powertrains also make up to 67 lb.-ft. more torque, which is available below 2,000 rpm, greatly increasing performance and usability in everyday driving situations.

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman performance

Performance

With the new turbo engines, the 718 Cayman models offer superior acceleration and throttle response thanks to the Dynamic Boost function. The 718 Cayman with PDK and Sport Chrono Package accelerates from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds (0.6 seconds quicker than the previous model). With the same equipment, the 718 Cayman S takes just 4.0 seconds (0.4 seconds quicker than before). The top track speeds are 170 and 177 miles per hour, respectively. When equipped with the Sport Chrono Package, the PSM features a new Sport Mode with a higher threshold of intervention to suit performance-oriented drivers on enclosed tracks.

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman performance

Turbocharged Flat Four-Cylinder Engines

More important than the increase in horsepower is the torque advantage of the new engines. The two-liter engine of the 718 Cayman makes 280 lb.-ft. of torque (an improvement of 67 lb.-ft. ), which is available from 1,950 to 4,500 rpm. The 2.5-liter engine in the 718 Cayman S delivers up to 309 lb.-ft. of torque (37 lb.-ft. more than the previous Cayman S) from 1,900 to 4,500 rpm. This is the greatest torque increase in the history of the Porsche Cayman and gives the car a much higher level of usability, performance and responsiveness in rpm ranges that drivers use every day. The engines can rev up to 7,500 rpm, and retain about 95 percent of their power from 6,500 rpm to the redline, both characteristics reminiscent of naturally aspirated high-performance engines. During spirited driving, the driver is thus given the option of enjoying the free-revving nature of the engine and shifting through the gears, or to use the generous amount of torque available from low engine speeds throughout a large rpm range.

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman appearance

Design Overview

Comprehensively advanced design. Only the luggage compartment lid, roof and windshield have been left unchanged. The front fascia has a sharper profile, which gives the front of the car a wider and more muscular appearance. Redesigned rear fascia appears wider due to the high-gloss black accent strip with integrated Porsche logotype. New clear glass tail lights with four-point brake lights.

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman appearance

Sharpened Design

The design of the new 718 Cayman emphasizes the close relationship with the 718 Boxster. Apart from the roof and rear trunk lid, the two bodywork versions are closer than ever before visually – similar to the 911 Coupe and Cabriolet models. Viewed from the side, the 718 Cayman stands out thanks to its striking fenders and sill covers. With its even more clearly defined edge, the indentation in the door leads to the redesigned air intakes with 2 vanes. The enlarged air intake cover is another indication of the 718 Cayman’s increased performance. The rear fenders are less arched, emphasizing the width of the 718 Cayman. There is also a revised choice of wheels. The 718 Cayman comes standard with an 18-inch wheel, while the 718 Cayman S is fitted with a 19-inch wheel. Other 19- and 20-inch wheels are optionally available.

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman comfort

Restyled Interior with Porsche Communication Management

The interior picks up on the exterior’s consistent emphasis of horizontal lines and is characterized by an even higher quality and functionality that is typical for Porsche. The impressive leather trim has stitching which continues to the storage compartment. With its elevated air vents, the redesigned upper part of the dash panel reflects the distinguished three-dimensional exterior design. A sport steering wheel in the design of the 918 Spyder measuring 14.8 inches (375 millimeters) in diameter is standard. The 14.1 inch (360 millimeter) GT Sport steering wheel is available as an option. Porsche offers multifunction and steering wheel heating as options for all steering wheel versions.

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman comfort

Fully Electric Sport Seats

Comfort doesn’t have to be sacrificed. Neither does a sporty driving feel. The optional fully electric Sport seats offer power adjustment of seat height, backrest angle, squab angle and squab depth. Also electrically operated are the fore/aft adjustment, four-way lumbar support and even the steering column. The included memory package stores a range of settings, including the positions of both exterior mirrors and all driver’s seat and steering wheel positions.

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman safety

Upgraded Brakes with Multi-Collision Braking System

The 718 Cayman now employs the brake system that was previously used in the Cayman S, with front brake rotors measuring 13 inches (330 millimeters), representing a 0.6 inch (15 millimeter) increase compared to the previous model. The 718 Cayman S is equipped with the new four-piston calipers and thicker brake rotors (34 millimeters instead of 28 millimeters) of the 2017 911 Carrera on the front axle. The Porsche Ceramic Composite brake system (PCCB) with rotors measuring 13.8 inches (350 millimeters) at all four wheels is available as an option. The 718 Cayman models also come standard with the multi-collision braking system. The system can reduce the severity of a secondary collision by automatically braking the vehicle after an initial collision triggering an airbag deployment.

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman safety

Optional Assistance Systems

The 718 Cayman can be ordered with new and improved assistance systems. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC, option) now has a coasting function in conjunction with the PDK transmission. When driving in a queue of vehicles the clutches are disengaged, thus saving fuel by coasting. The optional Lane Change Assist monitors the driver’s blind spots and areas to the rear of the vehicle on both sides. Active as of 20 miles per hour, a visual signal in the corresponding door mirror warns the driver that a vehicle has been detected in the adjacent lane.

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Engine 718 Cayman 718 Cayman S
Type Turbocharged flat four-cylinder engine
No. of cylinders 4
Valves/cylinder 4
Displacement 1,988 cm3 2,497 cm3
Bore 91.0 mm 102.0 mm
Stroke 76.4 mm
Max. power output 300 hp 350 hp
at engine speed 6,500 rpm
Max. torque 280 lb.-ft. 309 lb.-ft.
at engine speed 1,950 – 4,500 rpm 1,900 – 4,500 rpm
Power output per liter 151 hp/l 140 hp/l
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Maximum engine speed 7,500 rpm
Cooling system Water cooling with thermal management and switchable water pump
Valve control Camshaft adjustment and VarioCam Plus valve lift adjustment for intake and exhaust
Oil supply Integrated dry sump lubrication and demand-controlled oil pump
Engine charging Single turbocharger Single turbocharger with VTG
Intercooling Indirect intercooling (two low-temperature air-water radiators and one water-intercooler)
Exhaust system Dual-branch exhaust system with central stainless steel tailpipe Dual-branch exhaust system with central stainless steel dual tailpipes
Emission control system Two three-way catalytic converters and on-board diagnostics for monitoring the emission control system
Fuel management Gasoline Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)
Drive system Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Wheels and Tires 718 Cayman 718 Cayman S
Wheels with tires, front 8 J x 18 ET 57 with 235/45 ZR 18 tires 8 J x 19 ET 57 with 235/40 ZR 19 tires
Wheels with tires, rear 9.5 J x 18 ET 49 with 265/45 ZR 18 tires 10 J x 19 ET 45 with 265/40 ZR 19 tires
Luggage Capacity and Weights 718 Cayman 718 Cayman S
Luggage capacity 5.3 cu.-ft. (150 l) front, 9.7 cu.-ft. (275 l) rear
Manual/PDK Manual/PDK
Unladen weight per DIN 2,944/3,010 pounds 2,988/3,054 pounds
Gross vehicle weight rating 3,649/3,715 pounds 3,671/3,737 pounds
Power-to-weight ratio 9.8/10.0 lb./hp 8.5/8.7 lb./hp
Performance Figures 718 Cayman 718 Cayman S
Manual/PDK Manual/PDK
Top track speed 171/171 mph 177/177 mph
Acceleration
0-60 mph 4.9/4.7 s 4.4/4.2 s
0 – 60 mph with Sport+ – /4.5 s – /4.0 s
0-100 mph 11.3/11.1 s 9.7/9.5 s
0-100 mph with Sport+ – /10.8 s – /9.2 s
Quarter mile 13.4/13.2 s 12.8/12.6 s
Quarter mile with Sport+ – /13.0 s – /12.4 s
Aerodynamics 718 Cayman 718 Cayman S
Drag coefficient c D 0.30 0.31
Frontal area A 2.01 m²
c x A: d 0.60 0.62
Power Transmission 718 Cayman 718 Cayman S
Transmission Six-speed manual transmission with single-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel; optional seven-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK)
Clutch diameter Manual 240 mm; PDK 202/153 mm
Gear ratios Manual / PDK
1st gear 3.31/3.91
2nd gear 1.95/2.29
3rd gear 1.41/1.65
4th gear 1.13/1.30
5th gear 0.95/1.08
6th gear 0.81/0.88
7th gear –/0.62
Reverse gear 3.00/3.55
Rear axle 3.89/3.62
Chassis 718 Cayman 718 Cayman S
Front axle Lightweight spring-strut suspension (MacPherson type; Porsche optimized)
Rear axle Lightweight spring-strut suspension (MacPherson type; Porsche optimized)
Steering Electromechanical power steering with variable steering ratio and steering pulse input
Steering ratio 15.0:1 (on-center) to 12.5:1
Steering wheel diameter 375 mm; optional 360 mm
Turning circle diameter 36 ft. (10.98 m)
Driving stability system Porsche Stability Management (PSM) incl. ABS with extended brake functions
Brakes 718 Cayman 718 Cayman S
Brake system Four-piston aluminum monoblock fixed caliper brakes, front and rear
Brake discs, front axle Grey cast iron; internally vented and perforated
Diameter 13.0 inches (330 mm)
Thickness 1.1 inches (28 mm) 1.3 inches (34 mm)
Brake discs, rear axle Grey cast iron; internally vented and perforated
Diameter 11.8 inches (299 mm)
Thickness 0.8 inches (20 mm)
Dimensions 718 Cayman 718 Cayman S
Length 172.4 inches (4,379 mm)
Width / with door mirrors 70.9 inches (1,801 mm) / 78.5 inches (1,994 mm)
Height 51.0 in. (1,295 mm) 51.0 in. (1,295 mm)
Wheelbase 2,475 mm
Track width, front (for wheel size) 59.6 inches (1,515 mm) (18") 59.6 inches (1,515 mm) (19")
Track width, rear (for wheel size) 60.3 inches (1,532 mm) (18") 60.6 inches (1,540 mm) (19")
Fuel and Emissions 718 Cayman 718 Cayman S
Fuel type 93 octane (U.S.)
EPA fuel economy Manual/PDK Manual/PDK
City 21 / 22 mpg 20 / 21 mpg
Highway 28 / 29 mpg 26 / 28 mpg
Combined 24 / 25 mpg 22 / 24 mpg
Fuel tank capacity 54 l (64 l optional) 64 l