• Jan 15, 2009

Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Porsche Cayman

The all-new 2009 Porsche Cayman and Boxster are coming Stateside in March, with new technology, more power, and a price hike over the outgoing model. The 2009 Boxster will start at $46,600, and the right to own the more powerful Boxster S will run you $10,100 more at $56,700. The Cayman will start at $50,300, and adding an S will bring you up to $60,200. Porsche's 2009 pricing represents a 1.8% increase when compared to the outgoing 2008 models, but you get quite a bit more Porsche for the New Year.

Thanks to Porsche's new Direct Fuel Injection tech, both the Boxster and Cayman models will receive a significant power boost. The base 2.9-liter flat-six will increase power for the Boxster and Cayman to 255 and 265 ponies. The S-level 3.4-liter engine will now crank out 310 hp in the convertible and 320 hp for its fixed roof sibling. Also available is Porsche's new seven-speed PDK double-clutch transmission, which offers manual paddle shifting without the labor of a clutch. The new powertrains will give Porsche owners some extra punch, while also improving fuel economy -- combined estimates come in at over 25 mpg.

Porsche is also cranking up the price of the iconic 911 and the Cayenne will also see a bump in price for 2009. Beginning in February, both models will receive a 1% price hike, with the average sticker jumping by about $900.






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      • 6 Years Ago
      The Cayman came out long after the Boxster. The 911 was getting to expenesive and Porsche had to have an "entry" level model for a coupe. It is more expenesive to build the Cayman.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ok, maybe someone can help set me straight here. I was under the impression that the boxster is just a convertible cayman. Is that true? If so, how come the hard top version of this car is more pricey than the convertible - it usually is the other way around?
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's the other way around -- the Cayman is the fixed roof Boxster; the Boxster was the original model, designed from the ground up to be a convertible, and the Cayman was released later as a modified version.

        Still, though, it's odd that the Cayman is more expensive, even with the 10 hp boost they get now. I suspect it has more to do with the Cayman (due to its extra rigidity from being fixed roof instead of a roadster) competing more directly with the base 911 than the Boxster.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Exactly! The Cayman is already several thousand dollars overpriced. What is Porsche thinking?? That a fool and his money are soon parted? That there's a sucker born every day?

        Not to mention the Cayman is way underpowered. Come on, give us the 3.6 or 3.8L engine and save some money through part sharing. If putting the 3.6L engine into the Cayman is all that it takes to kill off the 911, then the 911 deserves to be retired.

        Frankly, these miniscule "improvements" along with the price increase is insulting. Porsche must think we're fools. We should join in a Porsche Internet Boycott for all things Porsche. Hitting Porsche at the profit line is the only thing Porsche will listen to.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'll go out on a limb & say "marketing."
      • 6 Years Ago
      You "omg teh coupe is overpriced" weenies do not know what you are talking about, period. The Cayman is "more" car, costs more to make, and performs better. Why not complain about all BMWs being overpriced because they cost more than their most similar Hyundai, when they share OBVIOUS attributes like four wheels, power steering, ABS... they are obviously the same thing, right?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Tata Nano's got 4 wheels, so the Bugatti Veyron is waaaay overpriced. :P
      • 6 Years Ago
      Trust Porsche to have the arrogance to raise prices when everyone's sales (including theirs) are cratering.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Couldnt agree more. Ditch the ugly Beetle, get a LS3 Vette that will outperform the 911 S or a 370Z (stock is as good as a Cyamn S from all I'm hearing), super charge it and then keep the cash.
      • 6 Years Ago
      For some reason, the Boxster is my favorite Porsche. I'd like an S with PDK and oem 19s.
      • 6 Years Ago
      skip on the beetle and get two 370z's for the same price. or get one 370z and treat your family to vacation for the next 2-3 years.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Good one. Or mod the 370Z and make it really fast. Then invest the rest of the money on gold.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't understand all of the beef with the price increase. It's 1.8%. That's typically lower than inflation increases. Considering recent increases in material and transit costs it seems like a non-issue to me. Anyone considering paying $50k for a Porsche probably isn't balking at an extra grand. That's not even 6 months of insurance, I'm sure. I'll admit I'm only guessing here as I'm probably 2 or 3 lifetimes away from Porsche ownership.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess Porsche intend to replace 911 with Cayman someday, next generation or later, upgraded to 911 level engines of course. 911 almost reach its limit due to its RR layout.
      That would explain Porsche position Cayman higher and never regard it as coupe version of Boxster, then there may be a Cayman cabrio /roaster instead.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You'd guess wrong.

        The 911 has been in the Porsche stables for 40 years for a reason.
      • 6 Years Ago
      How long until Porsche decides it is going to call the Boxster the "Cayman Cabrio" and start selling it at a premium to the hardtop?
        • 6 Years Ago
        They can sell the coupe for more because it is more rigid, has more power, and doesn't suffer from broom stick test shenanigans on track day.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Exactly. I can't figure out how they sell the coupe for more than the convertible. I just don't get it.
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