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New for 2017: Porsche

New for 2017: Porsche

By Christian Wardlaw, April 05, 2017

Porsche has redesigned its Panamera sports sedan for the 2017 model year, and has overhauled both the Boxster and Cayman sports cars, replacing their flat-six engines with new turbocharged flat-fours and grouping them together under the new designation of 718. The iconic 911 also receives new engines, and both the 911 and Macan lineups expand with new GTS models. The company’s next-generation infotainment system makes its way into all models for 2017.

2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo front quarter photoDetailed changes for each Porsche car and SUV are shown on the pages that follow, the vehicles listed in alphabetical order.

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster/718 Cayman

  • Significant updates to Boxster and Cayman accompanied by name change to 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman
  • For the first time, the Cayman is priced lower than Boxster
  • Standard turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine making 300 horsepower, 280 lb.-ft. of torque
  • S models use a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine good for 350 hp, 309 lb.-ft.
  • Both engines are more powerful and claimed to be 14 percent more efficient
  • 6-speed manual or PDK dual-clutch automated manual transmissions
  • Acceleration to 60 mph takes 4.5 seconds with standard engine, 4.0 seconds with S models’ engine
  • Top speed increased to 170 mph for standard model, 177 mph for S model
  • Re-tuned suspension, improved braking components
  • Restyled bodywork, upgraded interior
  • Next-generation Porsche Communication Management infotainment system debuts, with Connect Plus subscription services, handwriting recognition technology, and navigation
  • Optional Sport Chrono Package adds a new Individual driving mode, Sport Response button


2017 Porsche 911

  • Significant updates and expansions are made to the 911 lineup
  • Styling and lighting updates present a cleaner, more distinctive appearance
  • Next-generation Porsche Communication Management infotainment system debuts for all models, and includes Connect Plus subscription services as well as handwriting recognition technology and navigation
  • New front axle lift option improves front ground clearance at the touch of a button
  • Sport Chrono Package now offers Individual drive mode setting and a Sport Response button in all models (standard 911 Turbo and Turbo S)
  • Carrera models receive new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engines, a lowered and re-tuned active sport suspension for improved ride and handling, available rear-axle steering
  • Carrera 4 and 4S get a new electro-hydraulic all-wheel-drive system for faster response and acceleration
  • New Carrera GTS models debut with extra power, a sport exhaust system, standard wider bodywork, Sport Design styling details, blacked out trim, and a Sport Chrono Package
  • Turbo and Turbo S models also have new, more powerful engines and hardware upgrades, including a new Sport driving mode for the stability control system
  • Acceleration to 60 mph takes as few as 3.4 seconds for a 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe with PDK dual-clutch automated manual transmission. Top speed is 193 mph for a Carrera GTS Coupe equipped with the standard 7-speed manual transmission.
  • Turbo and Turbo S models also add power and performance, accelerating to 60 mph in as little as 2.8 seconds, and achieving a top speed of 205 mph


2017 Porsche Cayenne

  • Next-generation Porsche Communication Management infotainment system debuts with Connect Plus subscription services, handwriting recognition technology, and navigation
  • New Platinum Edition offered with standard Cayenne and Cayenne S E-Hybrid models
  • Platinum Edition models add 20-inch Spyder RS wheels, unique wheel-arch extensions, high-gloss black interior trim, sport seats with leather and Alcantara upholstery, a Bose surround sound system, upgraded steering, improved headlights that illuminate around corners, and front and rear parking sensors


2017 Porsche Macan

  • Next-generation Porsche Communication Management infotainment system debuts, complete with handwriting recognition technology and Connect Plus subscription services
  • New Macan GTS model debuts, making extra horsepower and torque compared to the standard Macan S
  • GTS has unique design details, sport seats wrapped in leather and Alcantara, a lower center of gravity, active air suspension with model-specific tuning, revised traction and stability control systems, upgraded brakes, 20-inch RS Spyder wheels
  • Porsche says Macan GTS accelerates to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and achieves a top speed of 159 mph, when equipped with optional Sport Chrono Package
  • New Performance Package for Macan Turbo adds horsepower and torque while reducing the time to 60 mph to 4.2 seconds and increasing top speed to 169 mph
  • Macan Turbo Performance Package option also installs a Sport Chrono Package, a lower center of gravity, active air suspension with model-specific tuning, upgraded brakes, and a sport exhaust system


2017 Porsche Panamera

  • Completely redesigned for 2017
  • Standard and long-wheelbase Executive body styles
  • Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera 4S, and Panamera Turbo model series
  • More powerful and more efficient drivetrains; available all-wheel drive
  • New 8-speed PDK dual-clutch automated manual transmission
  • New rear-axle steering, upgraded air suspension, new 4D Chassis Control management system
  • Porsche Advanced Cockpit displays and controls with smartphone-style displays and configurable LED screens
  • Next-generation Porsche Communication Management with Porsche Connect subscription service offerings, handwriting recognition, and 12.3-inch display
  • New Burmeister 3D high-end surround sound system with 21 speakers and 1,455 watts of power
  • New Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment system with 10.1-inch display screens
  • Next-generation of Porsche driving assistance and collision avoidance technologies
  • E-Hybrid model coming for 2018, a plug-in hybrid variant that provides 31 miles of electric vehicle driving in addition to gas-electric performance that produces 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. An E-Hold setting conserves electric range for specific driving situations.

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