Porsche announced a facelift for the smallest models in its list of Supercars, Boxster and Cayman.
They will benefit from a few aesthetic changes, new engines and a new name that will henceforth include the prefix 718. Recently the Germans have made public and received the official information, which come accompanied by a new teaser.
The Sportcars manufacturer from Stuttgart will revive the famous 718 name with its reincarnation Boxster and Cayman models in the new facelift. About this thing Porsche told us recently, and today we found out the date.
Specifically, we were informed that the world debut of the new models will take place in 2016, but unfortunately was not specified the exact date. But most likely this will happen even next spring at the Geneva Motor Show.
As mentioned above, besides the cosmetic treatment applied to the exterior, the Sportcars will benefit new engines, designed and developed specifically for these models. Entry-level version will be powered by a turbo aspirated four-cylinder and 2.0-liter volume, which generates 240 horsepower.
This will be followed by the 2.5-liter unit capable of delivering a total of 300 horsepower and will be found under the hood of the Boxster S and Cayman S models.The new range will remain the same GTS which provides to the driver a total of 370 horsepower!
The Porsche companyofficialy confirmed the presence of the four-cylinder engines in its models. The statement belongs to the company president, Matthias Müller, quoted by Automotive News.
Even if the Germans from Porsche say they will not accept 4-cylinder engine Boxster and Cayman models, it seems that they have changed their mind.
In 2016 the roadster Boxster and the Cayman coupe will be able to boast 4-cylinder engines, 2 and 2.5 l volume. Matthias Müller said the new propelling will be assisted by turbines and the power will vary between 286 and 395 hp. It is possible that they will replace the existing 6-cylinder engines boxter 2.7 and 3.6 l volume. Remind that shortly, will make its appearance on the market the most powerful version of the Boxster roadster, called Spyder will have a 6-cylinder engine of 3.8 l volume.
It will be married to a 6-speed manual gearbox or an automatic PDK. It is not known yet the technical details of the new model but certainly will be superior performance to the previous generation. Also, it is rumored that the Germans would launch an extreme version of the Cayman coupe which will receive the GT4 index. The same like with the Spyder case, all the technical details are kept in secret.
The Porsche models Boxster and Cayman will receive four-cylinder boxer engine with new generations. Matthias Müller, The Porsche’s CEO, revealed this information in an interview with the German magazine Auto Motor and Sport.
The introduction of these engines in the Porsche range is designed to reduce the CO2 emissions level of range. Although they aim to be more environmentally friendly, the new engines from Porsche will lack horsepower. Asked by the folks at Auto Motor and Sport about the power that the new engines will provide, Matthias Müller said the unit could provide up to 400 hp.
The future Porsche boxer engines will follow a modular strategy, in other words, the family of four-cylinder engines will take the technical components of larger engines. For now, the start date of the new four-cylinder boxer engine from the Porsche is not known, the expected new generation of the Boxster and Cayman’s will be a few years to introduce the SRB range.
The Germans from Porsche are planning for a quite long while to reduce the cylinder capacity in order to comply with the pollution standards, and the first efforts are likely to yield favorable results during this very autumn, when Porsche will exhibit a new, four-cylinder engine at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
According to preliminary information, the engine will derive from the current 3.2-liter 6-cylinder unit. The new 2.5-liter engine will feature a DFI (Direct Fuel Injection) technology, a single turbocharger and a Porsche VarioCam Plus system.
The engine is supposed to generate no less than 350 horsepower, a torque of 487 Nm, and reach up to 7500 revolutions per minute. The resources will be managed by the slightly revised “PDK” dual clutch transmission.
The first models to benefit from the new engine are the current Cayman and Boxster models. In the hopefully not-too-distant future, namely by 2015, Porsche plans to successfully use this unit in a completely new, entry-level model.