2011 Porsche Cayman

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The Porsche Cayman is a mid-engine 2-seat coupe, similar to the Porsche Boxster but with a fixed hard top and more emphasis on performance, according to the automaker. The 2011 model is mainly a carryover, with a revised set of option packages.

The base 2011 Porsche Cayman features 17-inch wheels with summer performance tires, air conditioning, cruise control, some power accessories (including a power retractable spoiler), trip computer, and a 4-speaker sound system. The Cayman S trim features a larger, more powerful engine, 18-inch wheels, and an upgraded sound system. Options-packaged and stand-alone-are plentiful on both trims. The buyer has considerable choice of upholstery and interior trim materials, suspension, brakes, wheel sizes, and sound systems. Several different seat designs are offered, from traditional to ultra-sporty, from basic to fully featured. A limited-slip rear differential lock is available; so are adaptive bi-xenon headlights, navigation system, voice controls, Bluetooth connectivity, and various automated features. The Cayman R trim is a stripped version of the S (even air conditioning isn't standard), with 19-inch wheels and a slightly more powerful engine. The Cayman S Black Edition is what it sounds like. Front and rear trunks combine to provide 14.5 cubic feet of cargo space, according to Porsche.

The base power plant in the 2011 Porsche Cayman is a 265-horsepower, 2.9-liter, flat 6-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection, working with a 6-speed manual or an optional double-clutch 7-speed automated manual transmission with paddle shifters and rear-wheel drive. This combination delivers 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with manual transmission, and 20/29 with automated manual transmission, according to the EPA. The Cayman S trim features a 320-horsepower, 3.4-liter, flat 6-cylinder engine; its fuel efficiency is virtually the same. With the Cayman R trim, that engine delivers 330 horsepower.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Porsche Cayman include anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, side air bags, and side curtain air bags.

Starting MSRP for the 2011 Porsche Cayman is $51,900.

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  • Name 2dr Cpe Transmission Automatic MSRP 51900.00 Engine 2.9L/177 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
  • Name S (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 62100.00 Engine 3.4L/210 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
  • Aluminum-look interior trim
  • Standard leather pwr reclining bucket seats w/lumbar
  • Leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel -inc: full color Porsche crest
  • Telescoping steering column
  • Instrumentation -inc: analog speedometer, tachometer, trip odometer, clock
  • Trip computer
  • Pwr windows -inc: 1-touch up/down, anti-jam feature
  • Central locking system w/remote control
  • Remote unlocking front/rear trunks
  • HomeLink universal transmitter
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft system -inc: engine immobilizing, transponder key, interior sensor, remote control
  • Alarm system
  • Climate control w/carbon filter
  • Rear window defogger
  • Dash-mounted pop-out cupholders
  • (2) auxiliary pwr outlets
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Storage box on engine cover
  • Center storage compartment
  • Caymen II aluminum wheels -inc: 17" x 7" Cayman II aluminum front wheels, 17" x 8.5" Cayman II aluminum rear wheels
  • P205/55ZR17 summer performance front tires
  • P235/50ZR17 summer performance rear tires
  • Speed-dependent rear spoiler
  • Halogen headlights w/welcome home function
  • LED lights -inc: tail lights, brake lights, rear driver fog light
  • Front/rear fog lamps
  • Tinted glass
  • Heated pwr mirrors
  • Variable intermittent wipers w/heated washer nozzles
  • Cayman S II aluminum wheels -inc: 18" x 8" Cayman S II aluminum front wheels, 18" x 9" Cayman S II aluminum rear wheels
  • P235/40ZR18 summer performance front tires
  • P265/40ZR18 summer performance rear tires
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 2.9L DOHC SMFI horizontally-opposed 24-valve 6-cyl engine
  • VarioCam Plus continuously variable valve timing system
  • Motronic ME 7.8 engine management software
  • Double inertia flywheel
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Independent 4-wheel MacPherson strut suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Pwr steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel vented disc brakes -inc: 4-piston fixed alloy calipers painted black
  • Stainless steel exhaust system -inc: central tailpipe
  • 16.9 gallon fuel tank
  • 3.4L DOHC SMFI horizontally-opposed 24-valve 6-cyl engine
  • Pwr 4-wheel vented disc brakes -inc: 4-piston fixed alloy front calipers painted red, rear calipers painted black
  • Stainless steel exhaust system -inc: central twin tailpipes
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Automatic brake differential (ABD)
    • Porsche stability management (PSM)
    • Traction Control (ASR)
    • Crumple-zone body structure
    • Driver & passenger front airbags -inc: front passenger on/off switch
    • Door mounted side-impact airbags
    • Driver & passenger door trim mounted head curtain airbags
    • 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners & load limiters
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Boron steel tubing around windshield
    • Integrated fixed supplemental safety bars -inc: soft-touch covering
    • Reinforced passenger compartment
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player, (4) speakers
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player, (9) speakers, 185-watts

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