2016 Porsche Cayman facelift spotted – first spy pictures
Source : 2016 Porsche Cayman facelift spotted – first spy pictures
Updated Cayman will go on sale within the UK early next year following its debut at the Geneva motor show
Porsche is actually preparing to return four-cylinder power to its sports car line-up for the 1st time since the 968 ceased production in 1995 in facelifted versions of the third-generation Boxster in addition to also second-generation Cayman, both earmarked to make their debut at next year’s Geneva motor show prior to the start of UK sales.
The brand new turbocharged four-cylinder engine is actually planned to be used by the Boxster in addition to also Cayman in place of the existing naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine in a move of which’s set to provide cost-leading versions of the roadster in addition to also coupé pairing with added performance in addition to also reduced fuel consumption.
Details remain scarce less than six months out by its unveiling, although insiders at Porsche’s R&D facility on the outskirts of Stuttgart have revealed of which the brand new turbocharged engine shares its horizontally opposed design in addition to also crucial elements of its architecture, including its 500cc individual cylinder capacity, with the larger twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder unit recently unveiled within the facelifted 911.
This particular indicates of which early variants of the brand new four-cylinder powerplant will likely boast a capacity of around 2.0 litres – some 700cc less than the entry level 2.7-litre six-cylinder currently used by the Boxster in addition to also Cayman.
Nothing is actually official, although the brand new engine is actually likely to exceed the 271bhp in addition to also 214lb ft outputs of the existing six-cylinder in its initial state of tune, with more heavily tuned variants running added turbocharger boost pressure set for introduction later on, according to sources.
Caught here undergoing final testing ahead of its debut, the facelifted Cayman sports a brand new front bumper assembly featuring a revised design with altered cooling ducts in addition to also indicator units, as well as updated internal headlight graphics.
Further stylistic adjustments to the two-seat coupé include a revised rear bumper in addition to also lightly altered tail-light graphics.
Inside, the 2016 product-year Cayman is actually likely to adopt a brand new steering wheel along with an updated Porsche Communication Management system featuring a 7.0in touchscreen monitor with Google Earth in addition to also Google Street View-supported navigation, WLAN connectivity in addition to also Apple CarPlay compatibility.
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