New for 2017:Porsche
Christian Wardlaw | Apr 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.
Detailed changes for each Porsche car and SUV are shown on the pages that follow, the vehicles listed in alphabetical order.
- 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