2011 Porsche Cayman S.
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To accept no compromises, to make conscious decisions, to be governed by nothing other than one's own free will, and to have a clear point of view. A highly promising way to build a sportscar. For Porsche, it's the only way.
It is from this philosophy that Porsche developed the new mid-mounted engine with a 3.4-litre capacity and direct fuel injection (DFI). The engine delivers a power output of 235 kW (320 hp) at 7,200 rpm, and a maximum torque of 370 Nm is achieved at 4,750 rpm. It has been possible to reduce fuel consumption by up to 15% and CO2 emissions by up to 16%, depending on the type of gearbox.
The Cayman S reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 5.2 seconds. Top speed isn’t reached until 172 mph (277 km/h). Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is available as an option. The fastest rate of acceleration of 4.9 seconds is achieved in conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package.
In addition to having a higher power output, the Cayman S also differs from the Cayman in its appearance. It has a front spoiler painted in the vehicle’s exterior colour, and a new twin tailpipe in stainless steel. The sound? Distinctive. In keeping with the rest of the Cayman S.
But so much power also needs to be tamed. This is the task of the optimised brake system with four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers in a striking red painted finish.
To deliver the increased power output to the road, the Cayman S is fitted with 18-inch Cayman S II wheels. Their new design exudes pure dynamism – as befits the model's overall look.
In summary, the Cayman S is more than just a sportscar. It's a Porsche.
The engine of the Cayman S has a 3.4-litre capacity and, for the first time, direct fuel injection (DFI). Power output is 235 kW (320 hp) at 7,200 rpm. Maximum torque: 370 Nm at 4,750 rpm.
All of this is achieved by DFI (in the Cayman S), a lightweight construction and a host of other engineering advancements, e.g. VarioCam Plus. This system increases torque in the lower engine speed range and power output in the upper engine speed range. Injection and ignition are controlled by the engine electronics. The driver regulates engine power – and of course sound – using the extremely sensitive electronic accelerator pedal.
Direct fuel injection (DFI).
The engine of the Cayman S has direct fuel injection (DFI). With millisecond precision, fuel is injected at up to 120 bar directly into the combustion chamber by means of electromagnetically actuated injection valves.
The spray and cone angles have been optimised for torque, power output, fuel consumption and emissions by enabling a homogeneous distribution of the air/fuel mixture, and, therefore, effective combustion. Multiple fuel injections take place, depending on the driving style.
DFI improves the internal cooling of the combustion chamber by having the mixture prepared directly in the cylinder. This allows for a higher compression ratio (12.5:1) which helps to deliver more output along with enhanced engine efficiency.
VarioCam Plus combines variable valve timing with two-stage lift on the inlet side. This results in smoother running, better fuel economy and lower exhaust emissions. As well as greater top-end power and low-end torque.
This two-in-one engine concept seamlessly adapts in response to driver input. The result: instant acceleration and extremely smooth running.
The variation in intake timing is steplessly controlled by means of an electro-hydraulic rotary vane adjuster at the head of the corresponding camshaft.
To improve throttle response during the warm-up phase, VarioCam Plus selects high valve lifts with retarded valve timing. In the middle and low load ranges, low valve lifts with advanced timing reduce fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. High valve lifts generate high torque and maximum output.
The optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), with both manual gearshift and an automatic mode, enables smooth gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power. This results in significantly faster acceleration and lower fuel consumption, without having to sacrifice the ease of automatic transmission.
In total, PDK has seven gears at its disposal. Gears 1 to 6 have a sports ratio and top speed is reached in 6th gear. The 7th gear has a long ratio and helps to reduce fuel consumption even further.
PDK is essentially two half gearboxes in one and thus requires two clutches – designed as a double wet clutch transmission.
This double clutch provides an alternating, non-positive connection between the two half gearboxes and the engine by means of two separate input shafts (input shaft 1 is nested inside the hollowed-out input shaft 2).
Both Cayman models are equipped with alloy engines. The advantages are their low weight and reduced fuel consumption. Thanks to ingenious design down to the finest detail, it has been possible to reduce the weight of the new generation of engines even further, e.g. by fully integrating the camshaft bearings into the cylinder heads.
Integrated dry-sump lubrication.
The purpose of integrated dry-sump lubrication is to guarantee a reliable oil supply while reducing engine temperatures, even in sportily driven cars. The oil reservoir is located inside the engine. Four oil pumps remove the oil from the cylinder heads directly into the oil sump. A fifth pump in the oil sump directly supplies the lubricating points in the engine.
To reduce power loss and increase efficiency, an electronically controlled oil pump supplies the lubricating points inside the engine as and when required. This means that the oil pump does not work so hard when there is less demand for lubrication. The benefits of this oil supply system include optimum efficiency combined with a reduction in both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
For the engine, these detailed solutions mean a consistent supply of oil regardless of gravitational loads, even in the most demanding track conditions.
The electronic engine management system ensures optimum engine performance at all times. It regulates all engine-related functions and assemblies (see diagram). The results: optimum performance and torque with reduced fuel consumption and emissions.
Another important function of the system is cylinder-specific knock control. Since the six cylinders never all work under exactly the same conditions, they are monitored individually by the knock control. The ignition point is shifted individually, as and when necessary. This prevents damage to a cylinder or piston at high engine speeds and loads. The on-board diagnostics, which are compliant with European standards, ensure timely detection of any faults and defects that may occur in the exhaust and fuel systems and notify the driver immediately. This also prevents increased pollutant emissions and unnecessary fuel consumption.
Resonance suction system.
The intake manifold with double-flow distributor pipe has an adjustable flap that closes and opens at defined engine speeds. As a result of a two-stage resonance effect, the air mass in the intake manifold begins to oscillate, which in turn generates a turbocharging effect and optimises induction. These two effects combine to produce higher torque at low engine speeds, a flatter torque curve and increased power output at high engine speeds, while the acoustic properties of the system are second to none. A sound that is typically Porsche.
The exhaust system – with twin tailpipes on the Cayman S – is made of stainless steel. Until it converges in the connecting tube, the exhaust gas is channelled through two separate tracts and, thanks to separate exhaust gas cleaning systems, the exhaust gas can flow more freely – for increased power and torque.
The stereo lambda control circuitry controls and monitors each cylinder bank separately. For each exhaust tract, four corresponding oxygen sensors regulate the composition of the exhaust gas and monitor the conversion of pollutants in the catalytic converters.
A sports exhaust system – for a more resonant sound – is available as an option for each of the Cayman models.
Fitted as standard in each of the Cayman models is a six-speed manual gearbox. The shift throw is short and precise, the tuning is sporty – as befits the character of the Cayman models. The dual-mass flywheel minimises engine noise and the control cable mechanism prevents vibrations from being transmitted to the gear lever.
The optional PASM is an electronic damping control system. On the Cayman models, the suspension has been tuned to match the increased power of the engine. PASM actively and continuously regulates the damping force for each wheel according to the road conditions and driving style. In addition, the suspension is lowered by 10 mm.
The driver can select between two different modes: ‘Normal’ which is a blend of performance and comfort, and ‘Sport’ where the setup is much firmer. Depending on the mode selected, therefore, PASM is sportier or more comfortable than the standard chassis. The PASM control unit evaluates the driving conditions and modifies the damping force on each of the wheels in accordance with the selected mode.
Sensors monitor the movement of the vehicle body, for example, under heavy acceleration and braking or on uneven roads. The control unit tunes the dampers to the optimum hardness for the selected mode to reduce roll and pitch still further and to increase contact between each individual wheel and the road.
In ‘Sport’ mode, the suspension is set to a harder damper rating. On uneven roads, PASM immediately switches to a softer rating within the ‘Sport’ setup range, thereby improving contact between the wheels and the road. When the road surface improves, PASM automatically reverts to the original, harder rating.
If ‘Normal’ mode is selected and the driver's style becomes more assertive, PASM automatically switches to a harder rating within the ‘Normal’ setup range. Damping becomes harder, and driving stability and road safety are increased.
Sport Chrono Package Plus.
Driving a Porsche should be an even more connected driving experience than it is already. On request, we can equip your vehicle with the Sport Chrono Package, which is available for both of the new Cayman models. Its functions enable an even sportier change in throttle mapping and guarantee even more driving pleasure.
Selecting the Sport button on the center console activates Sport mode, which makes throttle response significantly more immediate, adjusts the rev-limiter to a harder setting and activates the optional Sport Exhaust system.
The optional Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) also switches to Sport mode, which offers harder damping and better roadholding.
With the optional PDK in automatic mode, gearshift points are delayed until the upper rev range. The shift times are shorter, the gear changes sportier. At low rates of deceleration, the system initiates a swifter, brake-induced downshift. In manual mode, gear changes are faster and more dynamic. In Sport mode, the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system intervenes later for increased longitudinal and lateral dynamics. PSM now affords greater maneuverability under braking and exit acceleration, especially at low speeds. For maximum dexterity, PSM can be set to standby while the car is still in Sport mode. For safety, it is set to intervene automatically only when ABS assistance is required on both front wheels.
A key component of the Sport Chrono Package is the swivelmounted timer in the center of the dashboard, with analog and digital display.
In combination with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the Sport Chrono Package offers two additional functions that are activated by the Sport Plus button.
First, Launch Control, which ensures you achieve the fastest possible rate of acceleration from a standing start. Launch Control is operated via the Sport Plus button with the “D” or “M” drive position selected. The driver depresses the brake pedal with the left foot; the right foot depresses the accelerator pedal to the floor. With the accelerator depressed, the system detects the driver’s request for Launch Control and revs the engine to an optimal speed of approximately 6500 rpm. Engine torque increases and the clutch closes slightly. The message “Launch Control Active” appears on the instrument cluster display. The driver now quickly releases the brake—and prepares for maximum acceleration.
Second, the motorsport-derived gearshift strategy. Using this, PDK is geared up for maximum shift speed, the shortest possible shift times and optimal shift points for maximum acceleration—for uncompromising performance.
A key component of the Sport Chrono Package is the timer mounted on the dashboard. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system has a special performance display to view, store and evaluate segment times or other driving times. It shows the total driving time, segment distance and the segment times recorded so far. You can view the current fastest segment and the remaining range until empty. Traveled distances can be recorded and benchmark times defined.
The personal memory function of the Sport Chrono Package Plus can also be used to store personalized settings for a range of systems, including the “Welcome Home” lighting or air conditioning.
Dynamic cornering lights.
Available as an option for the Cayman models are Bi-Xenon headlights including dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime running lights. Bi-Xenon headlights are around twice as powerful as halogen headlights so they offer improved visibility and they illuminate the road more evenly. In fact, they are so effective that fog lights are no longer necessary. A headlight cleaning system is built-in.
New dynamic cornering lights offer particularly effective illumination of the road ahead, particularly through bends. Sensors continuously monitor the speed, lateral acceleration and steering lock and, from these variables, calculate the course of the bend. This determines the angle of the dynamic cornering lights, with the lights able to swivel towards the inside of the bend up to a limit of 15 degrees, even with main beam switched on.
What use is a perfect suspension setup without perfectly tuned steering? For Porsche, this would be inconceivable. The solution is a steering system that works with as much precision and immediacy as the chassis itself and, thanks to the power assistance, steering effort is reduced to a comfortable level. Around the straight ahead position, such as during motorway driving, the ratio is less direct with no loss of agility or feedback. The greater the steering angle, the more direct the steering ratio. This is particularly noticeable through tight bends and when parking and provides a high level of active safety and a more immediate driving response. The car has a turning circle of just 11.1 m. The steering wheel also adjusts for height and reach.
Wheels + TPM.
The Cayman is fitted with 17-inch wheels as standard. The new star-shaped design expresses sheer sportiness and allows an eye-catching view of the brake calipers. The Cayman S is fitted with large, 18-inch wheels as standard and the turbine-like arrangement of the spokes gives the car an extremely powerful look. 19-inch wheels are available for both models on request. All available wheels are equipped with anti-theft protection.
The latest optional Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) sends warnings to the on-board computer's display screen in the event of low tire pressure. The driver can check the pressure in all four tires from the instrument cluster. The system now updates even faster after an engine start, tire pressure correction or wheel change – for increased comfort and safety.
Mechanically locking rear differential.
Are you a fan of sporty driving? In your spare time, do you enjoy the occasional outing on the racetrack? Then you shouldn’t do without the new optional mechanically locking rear differential available in conjunction with 18-inch or 19-inch wheels. It further enhances the traction of the driven rear wheels on uneven roads and when accelerating out of tight bends, and the damping of load-change reactions during fast cornering are reduced. Road holding at the limits of performance is even more impressive. The car holds its course better and so PSM intervenes less often.
In other words, sheer driving pleasure and faster lap times.
The Cayman models follow a clear line. Their own. Even when it comes to the chassis. The driver’s connection to the road is an essential priority at all times, along with the delivery of the engine’s power.
For this reason, the Cayman models are equipped with a lightweight suspension with transverse links and spring struts, front and rear. The spring and damper unit and the anti-roll bar unit have been further tuned for exceptional driving dynamics and greater driving comfort. During fast lane changes and through tight corners, this chassis is in its element.
Thanks to the mid-engine layout and the construction of the bodyshell, roll and pitch are practically eliminated. The chassis responds with absolute precision to acceleration and braking.
The lightweight construction keeps the vehicle gross weight and the weight of the unsprung masses low. Virtually all moving axle parts are made of aluminium.
Driving stability is excellent, even in the event of considerable load changes – thanks not least to the vehicle's generous track width. High levels of safety and a consistently dynamic driving experience are the result.
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake.
On request, Porsche can equip your Cayman S with a brake system that has already had to cope with the harshest requirements of motorsport: the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). The ceramic brake discs have a diameter of 350 mm front and rear – for extremely powerful braking.
The brake discs are formed from a specially treated carbon-fibre compound that is silicated in a high-vacuum process at approximately 1,700 °C. Not only are the resulting discs much harder than standard discs, they are more resistant to heat. The low thermal expansion of the brake discs prevents deformation under heavy braking. Furthermore, the ceramic brake discs are totally resistant to corrosion and offer more favourable noise-damping properties.
Six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers on the front axle and four-piston units at the rear provide a high and constant brake pressure. The pedal response is fast and precise with only moderate input required.
Each of the full-size airbags is inflated in two stages, depending on the severity of an accident. In less serious accidents, the airbags are only partially inflated, thereby minimising discomfort for the occupants. Also fitted as standard is Porsche Side Impact Protection (POSIP).
It comprises side impact protection elements in the doors and two airbags on each side. An integral thorax airbag is located in the seat backrests, while the door panels each contain a head airbag. With each having a volume of approximately 8 litres, these airbags offer excellent protection in the event of a side impact.
Other passive safety features include head restraints integrated into the seat backrests, an energy absorbing steering column, three-point seat belts, front seat-belt pretensioners and force limiters, energy-absorbing elements in the dashboard and flame-resistant materials throughout the interior.
Porsche Stability Management.
PSM, which comes as standard, is an automatic control system that stabilises the vehicle at the limits of dynamic driving performance. Sensors continuously monitor driving direction, speed, yaw velocity and lateral acceleration. Using this information, PSM computes the actual direction of motion. If this direction deviates from the desired course, PSM initiates braking interventions targeted at individual wheels in order to stabilise the vehicle.
Under acceleration on wet or low-grip road surfaces, PSM improves traction using the ABD (automatic brake differential) and ASR (anti-slip regulation) functions, giving an agile response. When ‘Sport’ mode is selected on the optional Sport Chrono Packages, the PSM intervention threshold is raised to enable greater driver involvement – particularly at speeds of up to approximately 70 km/h (45 mph). The integrated ABS can further reduce the braking distance. For an even sportier drive, PSM can be deactivated. However, it is automatically reactivated for your safety if either of the front wheels (in ‘Sport’ mode, both of the front wheels) requires ABS assistance. ABD remains permanently active. PSM has been enhanced and now includes two additional functions: precharging of the brake system, and brake assist. If you suddenly release the accelerator pedal, PSM automatically readies the braking system. With the braking system having been precharged, the brake pads are already in light contact with the brake discs. Maximum braking power is therefore achieved much sooner. When sudden braking is detected, the brake assist function applies maximum brake pressure to all four wheels.
The acceleration of the Cayman models is impressive. Even more impressive, perhaps, is the vehicle’s maximum braking power, which comfortably tames the power of the engine.
Four-piston aluminium monobloc brake calipers are fitted front and rear. Offering excellent rigidity, they are compact and save on weight. Their superior responsiveness, for fast and sensitive braking, sets them apart. A brake booster provides assistance, reducing pedal effort whilst maintaining a powerful braking effect.
A special ventilation system, whereby the entire wheel brake is supplied with cooling air by openings in the front end and special channelling systems, increases the stability of the brakes during heavy use.
For the Cayman models, the braking system has been modified to cope with the increased engine power. Just like the Cayman S, the front axle of the Cayman features internally vented brake discs with a diameter of 318 mm. On both models, 299 mm brake discs are fitted to the rear axle. The brake pads have also been optimised for improved braking performance. The rear brake discs of the Cayman S are 4 mm thicker than those of the Cayman, which increases stability under load even further. To distinguish them visually, the brake calipers on the Cayman have a black anodised finish while those on the Cayman S are painted red.
For reduced weight, optimum braking in the wet and improved cooling, the brake discs on both models are cross-drilled.
For the Cayman S, the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is available as an option.
The system of longitudinal and transverse members at the front of the vehicle distributes the forces exerted onto the bodyshell in the event of an impact and minimises deformation of the passenger cell. Our patented bodywork structure with a rigid bulkhead cross member made of ultra high-strength steel absorbs the forces introduced into the system of longitudinal members which prevents deformation of the footwell. The reinforced doors contribute to the overall rigidity of the car. The forces exerted in a frontal collision are transmitted into the side structure along a higher load path, which improves the deformation characteristics of the passenger cell even further.
Both models are equipped with an immobiliser with in-key transponder. In addition, the Cayman S has an alarm system with contact-sensitive exterior protection as standard (optional for the Cayman). It is activated and deactivated by the remote control integrated in the ignition key, which is also used to lock and unlock the doors. Radar-based interior surveillance is available as an option for both models.
In conjunction with the alarm system, this optional preparation enables future installation of a vehicle tracking system avail- able from Porsche Tequipment. It makes it possible to locate a stolen vehicle across most of the countries of Europe. The package includes a special wiring loom and a higher-capacity battery. A tilt sensor for the alarm system is included.
The standard seats with centre upholstered in Alcantara offer a high degree of comfort with good lateral support and optimised under-seat suspension. Through bends, your seat gives you a feeling of security without restriction. The seats are equipped as standard with manual height and fore/aft adjustment and an electric backrest adjustment, enabling virtually every driver to find the ideal seat position, regardless of physical build.
Comfort seats with electric fore/ aft, height, backrest and lumbar support adjustment are available as an option. The tilt angle of the seat squab is also electrically adjustable. The memory function supports the exterior mirrors and all seat positions on the driver’s side. Using the control switches in the door panel, it is possible to restore one of two personalised settings. Additionally, you can store a further seat position in each of the ignition keys. As soon as you unlock the door using the key remote, the driver’s seat and exterior mirrors resume their stored position.
The optional sports seats have firmer leather upholstery than the standard design. Higher side bolsters on the seat squab and backrest provide additional lateral support. The seat height and fore/ aft position is adjusted manually, the backrest electrically.
The optional adaptive sports seats in leather combine excellent comfort with first-rate track performance.
Along with all the adjustment features of the comfort seats, the side bolsters on the seat surface and backrest are individually electrically adjustable, for increased comfort on long journeys and tailor-made lateral support through bends or on the racetrack. The memory function supports the exterior mirrors and all driver’s seat positions, apart from the side bolsters.
For the ultimate sports experience, you could opt for sports bucket seats with a folding backrest, integral thorax airbag and manual fore/aft adjustment. The backrest shell is made from glass/carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic and has a stylish carbon-weave finish. The backrest pivots are positioned high in the side bolsters to provide lateral support to the pelvic region characteristic of a race seat. The seat upholstery is offered in all available leather types and colours.
As an option, all compatible seats – apart from sports bucket seats – can be equipped with two-level seat heating.
Seat ventilation for the standard seats and comfort seats is also available as an option (only in conjunction with heated seats, climate control and part or full-leather interior). A slipstream effect evaporates perspiration moisture – for a comfortable seating environment. Ventilation intensity can be set to one of three levels.
Porsche Communication Management.
On request, the Cayman models can be equipped with the latest Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. As the central control unit for audio, navigation and communications, it is now even more multifunctional and ergonomically operated.
The main feature is the 6.5-inch color touchscreen with a durable, easy-to-clean coating. Functional, innovative and easy to use, you will find the display very clearly presented, and a maximum of five list entries per page enables you to operate the unit quickly and safely. However, you can also choose to operate the PCM using conventional button controls.
Radio functions include up to 48 memory presets. The integrated single CD/DVD drive supports the MP3 format and—in combination with the optional Bose® Surround Sound system—is now able to play back music from audio and video DVDs in the 5.1 digital format. An integrated six-disc CD/DVD changer with MP3 playback is also available as an option with PCM.
The optional GPS navigation system now has a hard drive containing map data for most areas, allowing for considerably faster route calculations with a choice of three alternative routes.
A touchscreen enables rapid destination input and instant viewing of points of interest (POIs) by simply allowing you to touch the symbols on the map. The system also supports automatic navigation along a previously recorded route (reverse-route navigation), as well as a compass and GPS based navigation in regions not covered by your navigation DVD.
When viewing a map, it is possible to select between a new bird’s-eye perspective view and the familiar 2-D display. At highway exits, graphical turn indications are displayed for better orientation. In split-screen mode, you can choose to display not only the current map overview, but also a list of icons that represent dynamic route guidance.
The optional electronic logbook enables automatic recording of mileage, route distance, time and date, starting point and destination as part of every journey. Once you have downloaded the logbooks from the PCM via Bluetooth® or the optional USB interface, you can evaluate the data on your PC using the software supplied.
To enable Bluetooth® connection for those mobile phones that support the Hands-Free Profile (HFP), an optional hands-free phone interface is available. With HFP, the PCM acts as a hands-free system. The mobile phone can remain tucked away, and PCM can be used to control functions of the phone.
BOSE® Surround Sound-System.
The optional BOSE® Surround Sound-System is compatible with both the CDR-30 audio system, which comes as standard, and the optionally available PCM. Developed specifically for Porsche, it has been optimised for the Cayman models. A total of 10 loudspeakers, including an active subwoofer and central speaker, and a seven-channel digital amplifier with a rated output of 385 watts, combine to produce a truly memorable sound experience.
During audio playback from audio or video DVDs (only in conjunction with the optional PCM), the system is now able to make full use of the impressive sound spectrum of 5.1 digital recordings. With music in 5.1 digital format, the sound has already been recorded in a multi-channel format and is faithfully reproduced exactly as the original.
Five dedicated audio channels (front left, front right, centre, surround left, surround right) deliver a sound that is as authentic as it is natural. The digital 5.1 surround sound is balanced, lifelike and crystal clear. It’s a sound that's as true to a live performance or cinematic experience as you can get.
Of course, you can still play traditional music sources such as CDs (only format supported by CDR-30), either in stereo or in one of the surround modes generated by the patented BOSE® Centerpoint® system. The new algorithm of Centerpoint® II extracts an even more precise and realistic sound from the stereo signal.
The SurroundStage® signal processing circuitry developed by BOSE® assigns each individual audio channel, whether sourced from a DVD or generated by Centerpoint®, to a selected combination of loudspeakers and is therefore able to deliver an optimally balanced surround sound experience to both seat positions.
To complement these features, the BOSE® Surround Sound-System offers a comprehensive selection of equaliser presets for customised sound. The dynamic loudness function increases bass levels as you decrease the volume, thereby compensating for the decreasing sensitivity of the human ear at these frequencies. Moreover, the AudioPilot® Noise Compensation Technology uses a microphone to continuously measure the ambient noise inside the vehicle and adapts music playback automatically so that a consistent sound is maintained in all driving conditions.
The BOSE® Surround Sound-System. A genuine – perhaps the only – alternative to the characteristic engine sound.
Each black circular dial in the instrument cluster – aluminium-coloured in the Cayman S model – provides important information at a glance. In the centre is the analogue rev counter with digital speedometer and a customisable display of key data from the standard on-board computer. Additional data, such as average fuel consumption, fuel range or the data of the optional TPM can be shown as desired. The right-hand dial displays a range of information, including the outside temperature and shift pattern of the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), as well as the selected gear. The dial on the left contains the analogue speedometer with digital trip meter and total distance display. The design and legibility of the dials are also enhanced by the white backlight illumination.
The Cayman models feature as standard a three-spoke sports steering wheel with fullsize airbag. The steering wheel is adjustable for height and reach and the rim is in smooth-finish leather. As an option, you can specify a threespoke multifunction steering wheel in leather with integrated buttons for the most essential audio and, where applicable, navigation and telephone functions. Alternatively, the multifunction steering wheel is available in smooth-finish leather, Aluminium Look, carbon or macassar wood.
In conjunction with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), all available steering wheels are equipped with gearshift switches, enabling you to change gear directly from the steering wheel. For extra comfort on those cold days, steering wheel heating is also available on request for all steering wheels (steering wheel heating available only in conjunction with heated seats).
Air Condition. The Cayman models come with a powerful and quiet air-conditioning system as standard. The optional climate control system offers even more uniform and comfortable ventilation.
Cruise Control. This optional automatic speed controller for the 30 to 240 km/h (19–149 mph) speed range is operated using a switch on a separate control stalk on the steering column.
Welcome Home lighting. When the vehicle is opened or closed using the key remote, the standard automatic locator lighting automatically switches on the fog lights and LED daytime running lights. This is particularly convenient at night. In conjunction with the optional PCM and Sport Chrono Package Plus, the delayed lighting switch-off period can be adjusted as desired.
Homelink. The optional programmable garage door opener is integrated into the overhead console and remotely controls up to three different garage doors, gates, home lighting and/or alarm systems.
Water Repellent side windows. The surfaces of the side windows are treated with a water-repellent coating so that not only water but also dirt runs away more easily, thereby providing optimum visibility even in poor weather.
Windscreen Wipers. The windscreen wipers with an adjustable intermittent wipe speed are aerodynamic and inconspicuous. The windscreen washer system has two heated and filtered nozzles. An integrated rain sensor is available as an option (in conjunction with auto-dimming mirrors).
Rear Screen. The rear screen is tinted and has heating functionality. Its generous size affords excellent rearward visibility. A detachable fabric screen on the inside of the rear lid provides additional privacy for the main luggage area.
Rear Wipers. The Cayman models can be equipped with an effective and streamlined rear wiper on request. It is styled to blend seamlessly into the overall design of the vehicle.
ParlAssist. As soon as reverse gear is engaged, the optional ParkAssist is activated automatically. If you move too close to an obstacle, a warning signal begins to sound, becoming faster until the car stops. The sensors of the optional ParkAssist are neatly concealed in the rear bumper.
• Engine: Horizontally opposed, mid-mounted six-cylinder
• Construction: cylinder and engine heads formed in aluminum
• Valvetrain: Four overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, variable intake valve timing and lift control (VarioCam Plus), hydraulic valve play compensation
• Intake System: Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)
• Lubrication: Integrated dry-sump
• Management: Motronic® with six coils, sequential multipoint fuel injection
• Electrical System: 12-volt, 2100-watt alternator, 70Ah battery
• Fuel: Premium Unleaded
• Bore: 3.8 in.
• Stroke: 3.1 in.
• Displacement: 3436 (3.4l)
• Horsepower: 320 @ 7200
• Torque: 273 @ 4750
• Compression ratio: 12.5:1
• Drivetrain: rear-wheel drive
• Power unit: Engine and transmission bolted together to form common drive unit, engine power transmitted via driveshafts
• Body: Two-seat coupe, monocoque structure, lightweight, hot-galvanized all-steel body shell
• Front Suspension: Independent MacPherson struts with alumium control arms, coil springs, stabilizer bar and negative steering-roll radius
• Rear Suspension: Independent MacPherson struts with aluminum control arms and stabilizer bar; toe-angle control
• Brakes: Four-piston monobloc, aluminum fixed calipers front and rear, discs internally vented and cross-drilled
• Front Brake Discs: 12.52 (318 mm)
• Rear Brake Discs: 11.77 in (299 mm)
• Wheels and Tires - front: 8Jx18" / 235/40
• Wheels and Tires - rear: 9J x 18" / 265/40
• Length: 172.3
• Width: 70.9
• Height: 51.4
• Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.9 gal (64 liters)
• Curb Weight - manual: 2976
• Fuel economy city/hwy [mpg] - manual: 19/26
• Top Track Speed - manual: 172
• 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) - manual: 4.9
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