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By Cars.com Staff
February 10, 2011
Porsche's Cayman, and its roadster counterpart, the Boxster, compete with the Audi TT, BMW Z4, Chevrolet Corvette and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. The Boxster is covered in a separate report in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2011 Cayman and Cayman S models gain a Bluetooth hands-free phone interface and a USB audio port, plus they are available with an assortment of new option groups, including the Convenience, Infotainment, Design and Design Sport Packages.
Exterior The Cayman has round fog lights — the Boxster's are rectangular — and a larger grille opening. The turn signals are incorporated into the projector-beam halogen headlight clusters. Exterior features include:
Standard LED taillights
Optional bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights
Optional adaptive and auto-leveling headlights
Interior A 6.5-inch touch-screen controls the audio, communication and navigation systems in this two-seat coupe. Interior features include:
Standard leather seats
Optional leather, simulated suede and carbon fiber trim
Optional heated seats include ventilation function
10-speaker Bose audio system available
Under the Hood The base engine is a horizontally opposed 2.9-liter six-cylinder with 265 horsepower. The 3.4-liter in the Cayman S generates 320 hp. Both engines are available with a manual or PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. Porsche says the Cayman S with the PDK automatic is the quickest version, able to hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Mechanical features include:
Standard six-speed manual transmission
Optional seven-speed PDK automatic with manual-shift mode
Direct fuel injection for better performance, gas mileage
Optional adaptive suspension
Safety Standard safety features include:
Dual front airbags
Side curtain airbags
Antilock disc brakes
Electronic stability system
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