2012 Porsche Cayman Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$51,900-$67,500
$46,530-$60,570
19 /CITY / 27 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- Addition of Cayman S Black Edition and Cayman R trim levels

Exterior Features
The 2012 Porsche Cayman is a 2-door sports coupe available in four trim levels. Seventeen-inch wheels are standard.

Interior Features
The 2012 Porsche Cayman seats 2 passengers and provides 9.2 cubic feet of trunk space. Base models are equipped with cruise control, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 4-speaker audio system with a CD player and iPod interface. Cayman S Black Edition models feature black interior styling, sport steering wheel, and Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with an upgraded Bose audio system, satellite radio, and a navigation system. The top-of-the-line Cayman R is stripped of its air conditioning and stereo to save weight, and also features special lightweight seats.

Optional Features
Porsche offers a myriad of optional features for the Cayman depending on trim level, and also groups many upgrades together in packages. The Sport Chrono package boosts the coupe's performance with a sport button that quickens throttle response and improves handling. The Convenience package adds bi-Xenon headlights, auto-dimming mirrors, and automatic climate control. Stand-alone options include a wide array of wheels, upgraded upholstery, variety of power-adjustable comfort and sport seats, ceramic composite brakes, double-clutch automated manual transmission, and a manual-locking rear differential.

Under the Hood
The Porsche Cayman base model is fitted with a 2.9-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 265 horsepower, while the Cayman S trim comes with a 3.4-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 320 horsepower. The Cayman S Black Edition and R model are both equipped with a tuned version of the same 3.4-liter engine in the S model that produces 330 horsepower. Every Cayman is rear-wheel drive and comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Porsche Cayman are:
- Cayman: 19-20/27-29/22-24 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Cayman S: 19-20/26-29/22-23 mpg
- Cayman S Black Edition and R: 19-20/27-29/22-23 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Porsche Cayman include side air bags, side curtain air bags, and anti-lock brakes.

To date, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have tested the 2012 Porsche Cayman.


What's New for 2012:
- Addition of Cayman S Black Edition and Cayman R trim levels

Exterior Features
The 2012 Porsche Cayman is a 2-door sports coupe available in four trim levels. Seventeen-inch wheels are standard.

Interior Features
The 2012 Porsche Cayman seats 2 passengers and provides 9.2 cubic feet of trunk space. Base models are equipped with cruise control, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 4-speaker audio system with a CD player and iPod interface. Cayman S Black Edition models feature black interior styling, sport steering wheel, and Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with an upgraded Bose audio system, satellite radio, and a navigation system. The top-of-the-line Cayman R is stripped of its air conditioning and stereo to save weight, and also features special lightweight seats.

Optional Features
Porsche offers a myriad of optional features for the Cayman depending on trim level, and also groups many upgrades together in packages. The Sport Chrono package boosts the coupe's performance with a sport button that quickens throttle response and improves handling. The Convenience package adds bi-Xenon headlights, auto-dimming mirrors, and automatic climate control. Stand-alone options include a wide array of wheels, upgraded upholstery, variety of power-adjustable comfort and sport seats, ceramic composite brakes, double-clutch automated manual transmission, and a manual-locking rear differential.

Under the Hood
The Porsche Cayman base model is fitted with a 2.9-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 265 horsepower, while the Cayman S trim comes with a 3.4-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 320 horsepower. The Cayman S Black Edition and R model are both equipped with a tuned version of the same 3.4-liter engine in the S model that produces 330 horsepower. Every Cayman is rear-wheel drive and comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Porsche Cayman are:
- Cayman: 19-20/27-29/22-24 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Cayman S: 19-20/26-29/22-23 mpg
- Cayman S Black Edition and R: 19-20/27-29/22-23 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Porsche Cayman include side air bags, side curtain air bags, and anti-lock brakes.

To date, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have tested the 2012 Porsche Cayman.


Available Trims for the 2012 Porsche Cayman
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2dr Cpe Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 51900.00 Engine 2.9L/177 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
Name S (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 62100.00 Engine 3.4L/210 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
Name S Black Edition (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 67500.00 Engine 3.4L/210 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
Name R (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 66300.00 Engine 3.4L/210 City/Hwy MPG 20/29

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INTERIOR
  • Aluminum-look interior trim
  • Standard leather pwr reclining bucket seats w/lumbar
  • Steering column w/manual fore/aft & height adjustment
  • 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
EXTERIOR
  • 17" Cayman II 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
  • 18" Cayman S II wheels
  • P235/40ZR18 summer performance front tires
  • P265/40ZR18 summer performance rear tires
  • 19" Boxster Spyder wheel
  • P235/40ZR19 summer performance front tires
  • P265/40ZR19 summer performance rear tires
MECHANICAL
  • 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
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 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
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player, (4) speakers
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player, (9) speakers, 185-watts

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