Porsche has unveiled details of the revised Boxster and Cayman line-ups. In best Porsche tradition the exterior tweaks are minor and hard to spot – essentially new front and rear light clusters – but underneath it’s a more thorough update.
As leaked on DR back in July, the Boxster and Cayman get a new 2.9-litre engine, with power outputs rising to 255bhp for the roadster and 265bhp for the coupe (up 10bhp and 20bhp). The S models’ 3.4-litre flat-six now features direct injection and develops 310bhp and 320bhp respectively (up 15bhp and 25bhp over the old models). Both the 2.9-litre and 3.4-litre cars will be available with Porsche’s 7-speed PDK gearbox, replacing the old torque-converter Tiptronic S system.
In conjunction with improved engine efficiency (particularly in the case of the direct-injection 3.4-litre unit) PDK helps to markedly reduce fuel consumption: The Boxster and Cayman with PDK return 31mpg, the S models 30.1mpg.
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