2017 Porsche Cayman – Release Date, Review and Specs

Stylish and capable, the new 2017 Porsche Cayman is one of the most desirable sports car on the market. Highlights for 2017 include an exceptional handling, an extensive personalization option, a beautifully crafted interior, a slick-shifting transmission, and fuel-efficient and rewarding engines. Its release date should be expected sometime in February 2017, at least according to various online sources.

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The Cayman midengine layout gives it a handling balance that’s its rear-engine Porsche 911 stablemate can’t match, and it’s supported by unparalleled steering feel and braking precision. True, Porsche still reserves its most powerful flat-6 engines for the 911, but it’s almost churlish to complain now that the 385-horsepower GT4 model is available. The Cayman is also an ideal size for a sports car, as its compact dimensions make it feel wonderfully nimble on the road.

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You don’t absolutely need to have something that gives you bragging rights for the most power, biggest skid pad g-forces, or top slot at the valet line supposing you’re a reasonably sane person looking to purchase a sports car. Mostly you’re interested in something that will offer everyday usability while still offering a fantastic driving experience.

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The Cayman’s snug interior has always been a defining trait. The sleek, high-mounted center console has become a prominent design feature across Porsche’s model range, giving the modestly priced Cayman a bit of extra cachet. Unsurprisingly, storage space is not a Cayman strong suit. There just aren’t many storage nooks or cubbies that can accommodate your stuff, and the cupholders are flimsy. On the brighter side, the midengine layout allows for two trunks.

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The only remaining question might be how much it costs. It gets pricey even with just a few options added, even as Porsche’s entry-level sports car. But if refinement and driver involvement are your top priorities, the 2017 Porsche Cayman makes a very compelling case, both rationally and emotionally.

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Alternatives to consider in the segment include the 2017 BMW M235i. It is less expensive, has a stout turbocharged inline-6 under its hood, and has a more practical interior. Others are the 2017 Ford Shelby GT 350 and the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette.

Offered Trims – Porsche Cayman

Four trims are offered for the two-seat 2017 Porsche Cayman coupe: base, S, GT4 and GTS.

Exterior Review & 2017 Porsche Cayman Interior Facelift

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Standard accessories and features available for the base Cayman include cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 7” central touchscreen, air-conditioning, automatic wipers, 18” wheels, auto stop-start feature, manual aft/fore and height adjustment, an adaptive rear spoiler, a 4.6” information driver display, heated exterior mirrors, ambient interior lighting, and a six-speaker sound system.

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The only dissimilarity between the base and the Cayman S trim model is the latter’s additional feature list that includes dual exhaust outlets, red painted brake calipers, larger front brake discs, and 19” wheels.

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Opting for the Cayman GTS gets you a sport exhaust, 20” wheels, an edgy Sport Plus driving mode, a synthetic suede interior trim, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, aggressively bolstered sports seats, tinted headlights, adaptive dampers, and dynamic transmission mounts.

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At the helm is the GT4 which comes bundled to together with an aerodynamic exterior unique outside styling, a mechanical differential lock, an exclusive sport suspension, a fixed rear large spoiler, bigger brakes and the exclusive GT4 PDK.

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As is the norm for Porsche, ostensibly innumerable options are on offer, but you’ll have to wait for these as its release date edges closer.

2017 Porsche Cayman Engine Specs

Four engines are offered beneath the hood of the 2017 Porsche Cayman. The base offers a six-cylinder 2.7L engine good for 275 horsepower and 213 lbs. ft. of torque. EPA estimates the PDK to return 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 20/30/24 mpg for the base Cayman.

Stepping up the performance is the 3.4L flat-6 engine rated at 325 horsepower and 273 pounds-feet of torque and comes fitted under the hood of the Cayman S trim model. With a PDK, the Cayman S only needs 4.5 seconds to zoom past 60 mph mark.

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Opting for the Cayman GTS affords you with an upgraded 3.4L flat-6 engine good for 340 horsepower and 280 pounds-feet of torque. Estimates for the fuel economy stand at 19/26/22 mpg with the manual, and 22/31/25 mpg with the PDK.

Finally, the GT4 comes equipped with a 3.8L flat-6 engine. A six-speed manual transmission system mated to the engine forwards the power produced – 385 horsepower and 309 pounds-feet of torque to the wheels.

GT4 Price & 2017 Porsche Cayman Release Date

2017 Porsche Cayman Release date

February 2017 is the expected release date of the new 2017 Porsche Cayman, at least according to various online sources.  As for the price, the Cayman Coupe is estimated will go for sale for and MSRP of $52,600.

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2017 Porsche Cayenne Release Date, News & Specs

Rated as probably the best all-round crossover on the market today, the 2017 Porsche Cayenne, among other things, offers an indulgent and sporty character. A rarity that most vehicles in its segment fall short off. Some of its prowess can be attributed to its wide array of engines, its ability to be customized, a plug-in hybrid model, and a rewarding handling. Its release date, although speculative at the moment due to the scanty data available to us, should be expected in the Autumn of next year.

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Most automakers would deem four engines to be a more-than enough diversity to offer its customers, however, Porsche seems to suggest otherwise. The Cayenne offers up to six engines that offers an output ranging from the base’s “humble” 300 horsepower to the breathtaking 520 hp.

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Beyond its engines, the vehicle provides bells and whistles that cater for a variety of desires. We will discuss the details below according to what is offered per trim level. It’s been difficult to figure out what just the Cayenne misses and despite offering a limited cargo capacity, a high price tag, and a relatively small touchscreen, there is virtually nothing else the vehicle doesn’t cater for.

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Some of its chief rivals that come with a lower price tag include the 2017 BMW X5, the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE. Although, its competitors offer upscale amenities, the 2017 Porsche Cayenne is hard to beat in terms of luxury, performance, and efficiency.

Available Trims – Porsche Cayenne

The five-passenger Porsche Cayenne for 2017 comes in a whopping seven trims: Base, Diesel, S, E E-Hybrid, GTS, Turbo, and the Turbo S trim.

Interior News & Exterior Changes – 2017 Porsche Cayenne

Some of the features that will be offered in the 2017 Cayenne include automatic climate control (dual-zone), power folding heated mirrors, daytime LED running lights and taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a 7” touchscreen display, a partial leather upholstered seats, a cooled glovebox, foglights, xenon headlights, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a USB interface, a 10-speaker audio system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.

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The S adds a sunroof, driver memory settings, 19-inch wheels, mirror-mounted turn signals, a power adjustable steering wheel, and speed sensitive variable steering effort.

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Picking the S E-Hybrid will get you a 3.6kW onboard charger, smartphone app integration, adaptive suspension dampers, an energy management display, and Porsche’s Car Connect with E-mobility.
Opting for the GTS trim will get you 20” wheels, a 14-way front power seats, LED foglights, an adjustable air suspension system, unique exterior styling elements, a partial simulated suede upholstery, tinted taillights, and a selectable sport suspension system.

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The Turbo, which offers a V8-powered turbocharged engine offers standard 18-way heated adaptive front seats, HD and satellite radio, a 14-speaker sound system, heated front and rear seats, full leather interior, LED adaptive headlights, rear outboard seats, and a heated steering wheel.

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The Turbo S trim offers standard PTV Plus (side-to-side torque-vectoring aft differential), a carbon fiber interior trim, ultra-high performance carbon-ceramic brakes, PDCC (Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control), a more powerful V8 engine, and a Sport Chrono package.

2017 Porsche Cayenne Engine Specifications

For reduced fuel consumption, all trims come equipped with the stop-start feature. Additionally, the AWD system is standard, as is the eight-speed automatic transmission system. All other models except for the Diesel and S E-Hybrid come with an active system that adds locking rear differential and two additional off-road modes.

The base Cayenne comes equipped with a – 300 hp and 295 pounds of torque – producing 3.6L V6 engine. It is projected to sprint to 60 mph in about 7.3 seconds. EPA ratings stand at 19/24/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

A 3.0L Diesel V6 powers the Cayenne Diesel trim. Its output – 240 hp and 406 lbs. ft. of torque powers all the four wheels via the standard eight-speed automatic transmission system. Output stands at 20/29/23 mpg.

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The Cayenne S offers a 3.6L turbocharged V6 engine rated at 420 horsepower and 406 lbs. ft. of torque. It only takes it 5.4 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph.

The plug-in S E-Hybrid features a 3.0L supercharged V6 engine combined with an electric motor offer a solid output of 416 horsepower and 435 pounds of torque. The model is expected to offer a stunning performance of 5.2 seconds from a 0-60 mph sprint. Fuel ratings are estimated to be 21/24/22 mpg.

Finally, a 4.8L turbocharged engine behemoth rated at a whopping 520 hp and 553 lbs. ft. of torque comes equipped under the hood of the Cayenne Turbo. Elevating the output to 570 hp and 590 pounds of torque is the Turbo S model that also takes an astounding 3.8 seconds to accelerate from 0-60mph.

Price Estimate & Date Of Release – 2017 Porsche Cayenne

Rumors allege the vehicle will possibly be released in Autumn next year. As for the price, the Cayenne Diesel once available will go for sale for a base MSRP of $62,300, while the Cayenne Hybrid and Cayenne SUV will cost you an MSRP starting from $77,200 and $58,300 respectively.

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New 2017 Porsche Macan – Release Date, Specs & Info

With highlights such as a spirited performance, a highly customizable cabin, an engaging and athletic ride quality, and a hush and quiet ride, the five-passenger 2017 Porsche Macan is a great choice for a luxury crossover. Its release date, despite being a controversial issue at the moment, should be expected sometime in early 2017.

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The new 2017 Porsche Macan is our favorite in the segment. It is the most rewarding and fastest vehicle available. Its acceleration is breathtaking and tops its category, but matches other high-performance sport sedans. And with the Macan S and Macan Turbo generating an output of 340 and 400 horsepower respectively, you’ll definitely enjoy the enthralling ride quality.

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Also winding you way along a twisted road shouldn’t be problem, as the new model possesses a nimble handling characteristic. You’ll also find it to be engaging more than most rivals including its bigger brother, the Cayenne, although it may not be as nimble as Porsche’s two-door sport’s cars.

2017 Porsche Macan trims, front and rear view

Despite the center stack having so many buttons, it doesn’t take long to acclimate to them thanks to a logical layout. And from the Macan’s driver seat, the dashboard layout clearly mirrors many other modern Porsche designs, with triple dials for the instruments, a flat dash top and a center console that looks as if it belongs in a Learjet. The upscale look and feel is seamlessly provided by the exceptional well-crafted cabin and interior soft-touch materials.

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As we have also come to expect from Porsche, even the base seats are exceptionally well contoured and reassure side-to-side support for more spirited roads, and affords long-haul comfort even when asphalt turns to dirt.

The cockpit layout provides a seating position well suited to spirited driving, and the steering wheel takes inspiration from the company’s exotic 918 Spyder sports car. The Macan also costs an arm and a leg, especially if you tick all the boxes in the aforementioned option’s list. It’s also worthwhile to note, though, that the cargo area and the rear seat are tight relative to other competitors in the market.

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So at the end of the day, you’ll have to differentiate whether you are looking at a vehicle that offers luxury equipment or you’re more into performance. If you’re looking for luxury, we recommend you check out both the 2017 Audi SQ5 and the 2017 Audi Q5. With them comes an array of engines, and high-quality interior trimmings.

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Another option you should consider is the 2017 BMW X3. It also offers a variety of engines, luxury items galore, and more cargo space. Lastly, if you’re searching for comparable style and a bit of off-road flair, your best bet would be the 2017 Range Rover Evoque.

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2017 Porsche Macan Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Porsche Macan is a 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine mated to a seven-speed automated manual transmission system. The system then forwards the output generated – 340 horsepower and 339 lbs. ft. of torque to all the wheels via the AWD drive mode.

2017 Porsche Macan engine

According to Porsche, a time of 5.6 seconds, a second quicker than other compact luxury crossover SUV, is needed to saunter from 0-60 mph.

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Still want more oomph? Then opt for the Macan Turbo that comes equipped with a 3.6L turbodiesel V6 engine rated at 400 horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque. With only 4.4 seconds needed to get past the 60 mph mark, the Macan Turbo becomes the undisputed compact crossover in the market in terms of acceleration.

EPA says you should expect the two engines to return 23/17/19 on the highway/city/combined.

Offered Trims – Porsche Macan

2017 Porsche Macan trims, front angle, headlights and grille

Two trims are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Porsche Macan: base S, and and the luxury-themedTurbo. The GTS is reviewed separately.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Porsche Macan Interior Review

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Standard accessories and features available for the base Macan S include running running lights, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, automatic tri-zone climate control, 18/19” wheels, rear folding 40/20/40-split seats, foglights, automatic bi-xenon headlights, a power liftgate, adaptive cruise control, USB/iPod audio interface, a 7” touchscreen interface, simulated suede/leather upholstery, a rear privacy glass, and an eleven-speaker sound system.

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The Macan Turbo, in addition to what the base offers, adds a heated 10-way power front seats, unique rear and front fascia’s, bigger brakes, a more powerful engine, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, bottom bolsters and a power-adjustable side, LED foglights, unique 19” wheels, a fourteen-speaker Bose sound system, full leather upholstery, and aluminum accents.

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As is Porsche’s tradition, there are dizzying array of available color-matched and leather-swathed interior trim pieces bundled in packages and as standalone items. But you’ll have to wait a bit longer, probably months leading to its official release date to know the precise tidbits.

Price & 2017 Porsche Macan Release Date

2017 Porsche Macan Release date

Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017. As for the price, the Macan SUV is rumored will go for sale for an MSRP starting around $52,600, a pricier tag relative to other rivals in the segment but guarantees value nonetheless. You could also lease it for a while before committing.

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