Posted by: porschebahn | January 16, 2009

Porsche Announces Prices for 2009 Boxster and Cayman Models

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Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for its new-generation mid-engine 2009 Boxster and Cayman models, as well as updated pricing on its 2009 911 and Cayenne models.

The new Boxster and Cayman models go on sale in the U.S. in March of this year. 2009 Boxster pricing in the U.S. starts at $46,600 for the base version, $56,700 for the Boxster S, $50,300 for the base Cayman and $60,200 for the Cayman S.  This represents about a 1.8 percent increase from the previous-generation Boxster and Cayman lineup for 2008.

The 2009 Boxster and its fixed-roof sibling, the Cayman, offer new, more powerful flat-six engines, which are even more fuel efficient than the powerplants they replace.  Exterior changes include distinct refinements that subtly update the classic sports car design. Both add significant new standard and optional features for the 2009 model, including Porsche Communication Management with Touchscreen operation, XM Radio, Bluetooth and iPod interface to name a few.

For the first time, the Boxster S and the Cayman S use Porsche’s new Direct Fuel Injection (DFI), and all four models can be ordered with the company’s innovative 7-speed double-clutch gearbox Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK).  PDK is a state-of-the-art, race-inspired technology that is essentially two transmissions in one: it can be driven as a full automatic or it can be shifted manually via shifters on the steering wheel or through the shift lever. The result is superior performance with improved fuel efficiency.

The newly developed boxer engines in these models are also more fuel efficient and more powerful. The 2.9 liter flat six cylinder develops 255 hp in the Boxster and 265 hp in the Cayman.  The 3.4 liter power unit in the S versions, which benefits from Porsche’s Direct Fuel Injection (DFI), now delivers 310 hp in the Boxster S and 320 hp in the Cayman S.

In addition to 2009 Boxster and Cayman pricing, PCNA announced a mid-model-year price increase of less than 1.0 percent for its entire 2009 model lineup.  The average price increase per model is $900 and includes all 911 sports cars and Cayenne SUVs.  The new prices take effect on February 3, 2009.

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