2017 Porsche 718 Cayman Pricing
- New turbocharged engines deliver stirring performance while returning improved fuel efficiency numbers
- Porsche's PDK automated transmission is the best in the business
- Sharp handling instills confidence
- It has more cargo space than you'd think
- Features that you might expect as standard are often costly options
- New four-cylinder engines don't sound as good as their six-cylinder predecessors
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Features & Specs
|2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)||S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||6-speed manual|
|Horsepower||300 hp @ 6500 rpm||350 hp @ 6500 rpm|
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman videos
Shh on this episode of let's just call it zero to sixty 101 we have a Porsche Cayman this is not the S it's just the standard came in its got roughly 300 horsepower from the flat four which is right there we've got a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and we're gonna see how fast we can go in a straight line first thing we do before we get in launch control out is just mash the gas to see how fast it goes in the key up settings which is stability control on basically the settings you get ahead you would just turn the car on so to call the key up all right I've talked enough let's just nail the gas and go so clutch engage it's a little long initially to get out of the hole and you know despite this 4-cylinder this flat for having a solid mid-range it does Rev nicely up to let's say it looks like about 7500 rpm which which feels good gearing feels a little tall the initial key up acceleration is it's pretty quick for a 300 horsepower and this is a pretty low weight vehicle - and considering how kind of gradual that launch was that's not a bad performance all things considered but next we'll get into some of the more fun settings or run number - I got this little dial here I'm going to turn to Sport Plus or S Plus that's gonna put the dampers in firm put that and soft so we go the more weight transfer I'm gonna turn stability control off I'm not exactly sure how we getting launch control but maybe this is it we'll find out that's what we do left foot hard on the brake right foots gonna nail the gas Rebs are going to shoot up hopefully and I'm gonna release the brake let's do it wow that's a high launch 6,000 rpm or so and way faster already way faster that cuts significant time off the acceleration Wow so the initial launch the first launch the keyup launch mashing the gas there's a little bit of clutch engage and I want to say it like 3,000 rpm or so when I did it in Sport+ with stability control off the tack shot up to like 6100 6200 rpm release the brake and it's not a quick clutch engagement there's still a little bit of time as the car figures out how to do that as smoothly but also as quickly as possible but the acceleration improvements are massive as I'm saying the raw data right here and you might see right there well do you know one or two more runs just to see if that changes I don't think it will consistency is the name of the game with a car like this because there's not much to change an automatic I can't change the clutch shifting manually is just gonna be slower I've tried it the cars gonna up shift better than I can all right let's put the dampers in firm and see if that affects anything I suspect it won't but let's find out hold the brake right front mash the gas release the brake and that's it Wow it actually goes up to 6500 but it cuts down quickly 300 slower 216 and no change in the corner or I just missed it the first time so what I'm gonna try to do on the last run which probably the last run revs Flair up to 6500 but then kind of get controlled back down to 62 I wonder if if I get off the brake quick enough if I can catch it right as they flare up to 6,500 rpm I suspect that it controls it because there might be a better launch happening at 61 that the transmission and clutches may be able to figure out that launch better but hey more engine speed gets you out of the hole faster provided you have the traction all right last runs okay here we go three two one I didn't get it no well and effectively no change to acceleration that's been a handful of acceleration runs in the Porsche came in zero to 60 101 that title catchy let me let us know if it is or if it is it will keep coming up with them if you like what you see keep it tuned here to youtube.com slash Edmunds and if you want the best car buying resources you can find online go to edmunds.com [Music]
Here's How Fast the Non-S Porsche 718 Cayman Can Go
The latest version of the Porsche 718 Cayman may have fewer cylinders, but its new range of turbocharged engines offers more power. How does that translate into forward acceleration? That's what Edmunds Senior Writer Carlos Lago finds out in this acceleration test. Featured in this video is the base model 718 Cayman, which receives motivation from a turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four with 300 horsepower. Though a manual transmission is standard, this test car has the fast-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman Overview
The 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman comes with rear wheel drive, . Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, . The 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman Gas Mileage
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
24 compined MPG,
21 city MPG/28 highway MPG
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
22 compined MPG,
20 city MPG/26 highway MPG
|EPA Est. MPG||24|
|Drive Train||rear wheel drive|
|Curb Weight||2944 lbs.|