Some new details have emerged about the 2016 Porsche Boxster and Cayman. A new report from Car Magazine says that Porsche will replace the flat-six engines in most of the models of the the two cars with turbocharged four-cylinder engines.
According to the report, the standard Boxster and Cayman will get a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will produce 240 hp. The current Boxster features a 2.7-liter naturally aspirated engine that generates 265 hp. The same engine in the Cayman develops 275 hp.
The Boxster S and Cayman S models will get a 2.5-litre flat-four turbocharged motor, producing 300 hp, as per the report. That’s again a lower output when compared to the current S models that sport a 3.4-litre flat-six engine. The Boxster S gets 315 hp, while the Cayman S has a power output of 325 hp. The 2.5-litre turbocharged engine will also feature in the GTS models, albeit with an increased output of 370 hp.
Nonetheless, the range-topping Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4 models are likely to continue with 3.8-litre naturally aspirated flat-six units. The report further states that the updated models won’t be launched before early 2016. Unveiling at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in January or the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March is a possibility.
Moreover, apart from the engine updates, the new models will gain new technology and safety features. Finally, it is also said that Cayman could take Boxster’s position as the entry-level Porsche in some markets. The reason behind this move is to increase awareness and boost sales.
[News Source: Car Magazine]