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Porsche Cuts Cylinders, Adds Performance

If the old saying “less is more” needs any validation, all you really need to do is take a look at the 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S. The latest addition to the Porsche sports car stable has a new engine that has two fewer cylinders but 25 more horsepower. A turbocharged 2.5L flat four has replaced the old 3.4L six-cylinder. The result is a 350-horsepower beast that not only is quicker but has better fuel economy than the old setup. Feel the quickness and superior handling when you take a test drive of the new Cayman at Porsche of Tucson this fall.

Still Delivers Throaty Porsche Roar

Because there’s no drop top to release the sound, the roar of the new 718 Porsche Cayman S is a body hugging experience, perfect for those who love the embrace of good vibrations as they take their ride out for some exercise. “Car and Driver” magazine says the new model “feels decidedly quicker” than the old model, with a wide range of acceleration delivering the top torque of 309 pound feet. While the 718 Cayman S does have a little turbo lag in the lower RPM range, it’s almost imperceptible and quickly goes away as you step on the accelerator.

New Suspension Provides Startling Handling

With the Porsche Active Chassis Management system, firm springs, adjustable dampers and a sporty steering ratio, the new Cayman offers “startling” results on a demanding road course according to “Car and Driver” editors. Pirelli P Zero tires offer phenomenal grip as you maneuver tight corners with little sign of understeer or body roll. Choose the manual gearbox for the most fun anyone can have on four wheels. “Car and Driver” says “the S now feels markedly more responsive and agile than a base Carrera, better able to exploit its optimized weight distribution when it comes to making progress along a twisty, bumpy road.” The car’s ability to adjust on the fly delivers noticeable adjustments when making tight corners at high speeds. “Car and Driver” says, “On first impression, this still feels like the best-balanced junior sports car in the game.”

Cayman Now Less Expensive Than Boxster

The Porsche Cayman has traditionally been more expensive than its sibling Boxster, but that’s all changing with the release of the 2017 model. Although the performance is nearly identical, you’ll be able to save about $2k this fall by purchasing a new Cayman over a Boxster. Starting price for a Cayman S is expected to be $66,300. Stay in touch with Porsche of Tucson to see when the new Caymans start arriving on the lot.

Porsche 911 Takes Top Quality Spot Again

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JD Power Study Says 911 Tops in Segment

Even if you don’t know too much about cars, chances are if you were asked to name the best sports car, you might say a Porsche 911. Once again, the 911 took the top spot among all nameplates for recognizability, as well as first place in its segment in the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. More than 80,000 people were surveyed about 245 different model cars. “Thrilled customers are what drives us on,” said Porsche AG chairman Oliver Blume. “All of our staff work with great dedication every day to provide our customers with the very special Porsche quality. It is the result of intensive work that is characterized at every stage and in every area by a love for the perfect sports car.” See the love and care put into each vehicle with a trip to Porsche of Tucson.

Macan Secures Top Spot in Compact SUV Category

While everyone has heard of the Porsche 911, the Porsche Macan is a relatively new model that continues to turn heads. Customers are so impressed with the build and performance of the Macan that it took first place in the Compact Premium SUV category for the second year in a row. “Every Porsche is proof of our comprehensive quality standard,” according to Porsche Board Member Albrecht Reimold. “Sportspeople judge themselves in competition by data and KPIs – and that’s exactly how Porsche builds its sports cars too. Our employees are aware of this challenge, which is a joy and an incentive at the same (time).”

Power Study Based on Initial Impressions

The JD Power study talks to car owners after the first 90 days of vehicle ownership. This is the 30th year for the study, which includes 233 criteria in the questionnaire. A couple of category examples include “driving experience” and “engine and transmission.”

Quality Something Porsche Customers Expect

“Top quality is an essential component of our brand identity at Porsche and it’s something our customers come to expect from us as well,” according to Frank Moser, Corporate Quality Chief for Porsche AG. “The difficult challenge is to not only maintain this high level (of quality), despite the rapid pace of technological change and the significantly increasing complexity of our products, but to also improve upon it in our new generation models.” Experience the quality for yourself with a drive to Porsche of Tucson. Slam the doors, honk the horn, but more importantly take a test drive to see just how special it is to own a Porsche.

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Owners of Older Porsches Get Tech Update

It takes more than the lack of a navigation system and other creature comforts for an owner of an older Porsche sports car to even think about getting rid of his or her baby. After a successful run in Europe last year, the Porsche Classic Radio Navigation System is now being offered in the United States at dealerships like Porsche of Tucson. Built to mimic the size and style of the original radio in earlier Porsches, the unit features a 3.5-inch display, two main knobs and some stealthily arranged buttons. It also has an input for a satellite radio tuner.

Fits Variety of Older Models

The new Porsche Classic Radio Navigation System is built to seamlessly fit into the dash of many older models, from the first 911 ever produced in the 1960s to the last air-cooled model in 1998. The system also works with the 912, 914, 968, 944, 928 and 924 body styles. The new navigation system also offers Bluetooth connection so you can stream music or make calls with your smart phone. Two USB ports and other interfaces offer many choices for plugging in your personal music.

Integrated Amplifier Works With Original Sound System

The new Porsche Classic Radio Navigation System can either be hooked up to new speakers or connected directly to the original stereo system by using an adapter cord. The system has an integrated four-channel, 45-watt amplifier that delivers crystal clear sound. An integrated antenna helps improve reception for stunning FM radio reception at long distances from the generating source. The precise GPS system has been tested both at Munich’s Technical University and on the roadways of the United States and Canada to ensure precise directions. You can choose either arrows or multi-dimensional maps to guide your way. All maps are stored on cards that can easily be updated from your home computer. Stop by the parts and service department at Porsche of Tucson today to inquire about your new Porsche Classic Radio Navigation System.

New Cars Have Porsche Communication Management System

Of course, if you haven’t purchased your dream car, all new models have the Porsche Communication Management System available. This 7-inch touchscreen controls all audio, communication and navigation features. A simple hand gesture brings the screen to life, displaying the menu of choices. A CD/DVD drive has an internal hard drive that can store your music, or simply use your smartphone to stream your tunes via Bluetooth connectivity. Hands-free calling allows you to keep your eyes on the road while remaining in touch with friends and co-workers.

718 Cayman Delivers Higher Torque Numbers

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Porsche Deploying Boxster Engine in Cayman

Shortly after the 718 Boxster made its debut, Porsche has decided to implement the same engine in a redeveloped 718 Cayman. The turbocharged 4-cylinder flat engine is a 2.0L monster, developing 300 horsepower in the entry-level model. Step up to the S brand and you get a slightly larger motor (2.5L) that generates an additional 50 horses. The base model now has 280 pound feet of torque, an increase of 90 from the previous generation. The 2.5L delivers 310 pound feet, or 37 more than previously produced. The base 718 Cayman hits 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 170 mph. The Cayman S knocks a half-second off the 60 mph time while generating a max speed of 177 mph. Stop by Porsche of Tucson to compare both models and pick the one that’s right for you.

New Design Delivers Aggressive Stance

The taut new design of the 718 Cayman delivers a more aggressive look than the previous model, with a sharper profile, wider front end and large cooling air intakes. Look at the new Cayman from the side and you’ll notice the pronounced wings and sills. A wider rear end and newly designed taillights round out the exterior. A three-dimensional look to the rear lights makes them appear to float in space, a design technique that makes the Cayman as unique as it is fun to drive.

PCM Now a Standard Feature

The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system is a standard feature in the 718 Cayman, delivering a 150-watt concert quality sound package, streaming Bluetooth connectivity and hands-free calling. You can add options to the PCM including Apple CarPlay and a navigation module that allows you to plan routes simply using your voice. The PCM comes with a CD/DVD drive and a hard drive that allows you to store music internally. Two SD card slots provide access for even more music, books or podcasts. Wireless Internet access is also available, turning your Cayman into a rolling hot spot.

Mid-Engine Sports Car Offers Many Advantages

Once you drive a mid-engine sports car like the Porsche 718 Cayman, you’ll come away wondering why it took you so long to become a convert. Greater handling, superior performance and even a greater cargo area thanks to an open hood and trunk compartment all add up to create something special. Head over to Porsche of Tucson and give the Cayman a test drive. Chances are you’ll end up taking one home.


‘Motor Trend’ Editors Take Car on Rain-Soaked Run

All Porsches are known for their handling on a dry track, but it was interesting when a California storm collided with a scheduled highway test of the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe. “Motor Trend” editors took the car for a run through the Mendocino National Forest in northern California as a rainstorm soaked the highway. The result was an unexpected challenge the Porsche passed with flying colors. “The 4S clawed hard into the pavement,” the editors wrote about their experience pushing the sports car to its limit through tight corners. The stability mode feature has been tweaked to allow the driver more freedom, which you can experience when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

Turbocharged Engine Delivers 50 More Horses

Although many aficionados rushed to grab a naturally aspirated engine model after Porsche announced a new turbocharged setup, the “Motor Trend” editors say the frenzy was all for naught. The old problem of turbo lag doesn’t really exist anymore, so the additional 50 horsepower that brings the 4S up to 420 wild stallions is well worth the cost of the turbocharger. The Porsche 911 4S also gets better gas mileage with the turbo, up to 28 mpg on the highway from the previous 26. You’ll hit the peak of 368 pound feet of torque at about 5000 revolutions per minute, but feel free to push the Carrerra all the way to the redline to hear the throaty roar of the exhaust. The 4S goes from 0-60 in just 3.6 seconds when equipped with the automatic PDK transmission and sport chronograph. Top track speed is 188 miles per hour.

Driver Assist Feature Increases Safety

When a car is as quick and as fast as the 911 Carrerra 4S, it’s important to have as many safety features as possible. A new lane change assist system uses sensors to warn the driver when drifting from lane to lane. Advanced airbag placement utilizes full-size driver and passenger airbags which utilize two-stage inflation technology depending on the severity of the impact. The Porsche Side Impact Protection System uses airbags in the seat bolsters and door panels to protect driver and passenger from the T-bone effect. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes are available to help slow this car down as quickly as it accelerates. You can check out all the advanced safety features for yourself on your next trip to Porsche of Tucson.

Porsche Cayenne Platinum

Distinctive Sporty Appearance Sets Model Apart

When it comes to creating a sporty appearance in an SUV, the Porsche Cayenne has years of practice. The hottest SUV on the market is getting hotter as Porsche delivers the limited edition Platinum level Cayenne and Cayenne S E-Hybrid to dealerships like Porsche of Tucson. From the 20-inch Spyder wheels to the leather-dominant interior, the Platinum Cayenne models scream sport, sophistication and luxury. Whenever you enter the cockpit, Porsche will be the first thing on your mind as your head rests against the embroidered company logo. Lest you forget you have the top-of-the-line trim level, illuminated doorsills display Platinum Edition.

Platinum Loaded With Standard Equipment

You don’t have to think too hard about adding options to the Platinum Edition Cayenne, as it comes loaded with standard equipment such as Bi-Xenon headlights, the Porsche Dynamic Light System and Power Steering Plus. Park Assist provides an audible beep in both the front and the back to let you know you’re closing in on an object. Mirrors are coated with anti-glare material, while the rear windows are tinted extra dark for a feeling of luxury and privacy. The Platinum Edition comes in either white or black, but you can opt for Jet Black, Mahogany, Rhodium Silver metallic, Purpurite and Carrara White.

The Porsche Communication Management system is included, delivering navigation, hands-free communication and a killer Bose surround sound stereo system. Choose the E-Hybrid model and you also get a cabin conditioner that lets you pre-program the use of the heater or air conditioner to get the interior to just the right temperature for your drive.

As Expected, Cayenne Comes Prepared to Party

The Porsche Cayenne is about as far as you can get from a boring old SUV. With a top track speed of 142 mph, the gas model still delivers 24 mpg on the highway. The S E-Hybrid is even more powerful, combining a gas and electric motor to zoom from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds on the way to a top speed of 151 mph. Porsche is also offering a diesel-powered Platinum model, which achieves up to 29 mpg. Underneath all the sophistication and luxury is the handling and suspension you come to expect from a Porsche. Although the Cayenne is built to haul cargo and people, there is virtually no body roll or drift as you aggressively attack corners. Experience the new Platinum Edition for yourself with a visit to Porsche of Tucson.


Who Says Four Doors Can’t Be Sporty?

For the ultimate in luxury and performance, consider the new Porsche Panamera Edition. With four doors, loads of interior room and greater comfort than ever before, one might be excused for thinking this is just another luxury boat that provides a nice ride but isn’t much when it comes to performance. Now consider that this is a Porsche, a name synonymous with performance and a thrilling driving experience. By not being satisfied with the status quo, Porsche engineers and designers have created a car that reconciles all the contradictions that come with the thought of a sedan that’s at home on the racetrack. See the personality and feel the performance of the new Panamera Edition with a visit to Porsche of Tucson.

Fall in Love With the Look, Stay for the Drive

One look at the new Panamera Edition is all it takes to recognize a creation made from a love of driving. The sublime design is made to cut through the wind and maximize downforce while delivering the unmistakable Porsche look. Nineteen-inch wheels provide a footprint that was made for attacking curves, while the Porsche Active Suspension Management System uses sensors to continually adjust the dampers and reduce body roll. Electronic power steering delivers just the right amount of touch so you cannot only feel the road, you can feel in complete control. Utilizing a naturally aspirated 3.6L V-6, the Panamera develops 310 horsepower and 295 pound feet of torque, or enough to rocket you from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.0 seconds on the way to a top speed of 160 mph. A standard 7-speed transmission moves effortlessly through the gears.

Best Seat Belongs to the Driver

Although all four premium leather seats in the Porsche Panamera Edition are luxurious and comfortable, the best one undoubtedly belongs to the driver. With all gauges in direct line-of-sight with the road and an ascending center console delivering even more important vehicle information, the driver is in complete control of this modern driving machine. Sit back in luxury and rest your head against the Porsche crest, embroidered on all four headrests. The Porsche Communication Management infotainment system is your source for audio, navigation and hands free communication utilizing a large 7-inch touchscreen. A Bose surround sound system envelopes the driver and passengers in concert quality sound with 585 watts of power and 14 speakers. Test-drive the new Panamera Edition today at Porsche of Tucson.


Hits 60 MPH in Just 5.0 Seconds

The 2016 Porsche Macan GTS is a compact Sport Utility Vehicle that puts emphasis on the word “Sport.” Powered by a 3.0L twin-turbo V6, the Macan GTS delivers 360 horsepower and a spine tingling 369 pound feet of torque. That’s enough oomph to hit 60 mph from a standing stop in just 5.0 seconds on the way to a top speed of 159 mph. Porsche Traction Management helps you keep all that power on the road by automatically distributing the power between the front and rear axle as needed. Sensors are continually monitoring the wheel rotation speeds, g force demands and the steering angle to help keep the rubber on the asphalt. If you’re looking for a fun commuting vehicle or something with a little sass to haul the kids around town, stop by Porsche of Tucson and check out the new Macan GTS.

Efficiency Measures Help Skip Trips to the Pump

Porsche has integrated a number of fuel efficiency measures to help provide the best possible mileage in the sporty Macan GTS. Auto Start/Stop automatically switches the engine off when you come to a red light, then starts up again as soon as you release the brake. A coasting feature helps save more fuel by decoupling the transmission from the engine during flat or downhill runs. The vehicle coasts freely without the benefit of engine braking, helping maximize fuel efficiency. Innovative technology with regards to aerodynamics, thermal management and electrical system recuperation are other areas where Porsche maximizes fuel efficiency.

Air Suspension System Delivers Cloud-like Ride

Choose the air suspension system equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management and you not only get a ride that smooths out all the bumps in the road, you have the ability to lower the ride height to get the most dynamic performance possible. You can switch between three different levels depending on road conditions and your driving desires. PASM helps you stay in control by utilizing electronic damping to read the road conditions and adjust the suspension appropriately. Damping helps reduce body roll and skid when going through corners aggressively.

Communication Management System Controls Connectivity

The 7-inch Porsche Communication Management touchscreen controls all your navigation, communication and audio systems. An integrated sensor even responds to gestures, allowing you to keep your eyes focused on the road. Steering wheel controls also let you make phone calls, flip through radios stations and control your phone without losing control. The Porsche Macan GTS is one of the most popular Porsche models in America. See why with a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

‘R’ Stands for Racing in New 911 R


Pays Homage to 1967 Ancestor

The new 2016 Porsche 911 R has the same name as the 1967 predecessor that made its mark on the European rally circuit. Porsche decided to add the “R” to the new model to make it perfectly clear it was designed for racing. It is the lightest 911 you can buy, with a weight of only 3,021 pounds. Expect to have an emotional response when you first put the pedal to the metal and unleash all 500 horses of the flat-six engine that is teamed with a six-speed transmission. Porsche is only making 991 units for global distribution, so check in with Porsche of Tucson early and often to see how you can get your hands on the latest thing in racing.

Porsche 911 R Has Plenty of Giddyup

Take your new Porsche 911 out on a closed track and you’ll soon find out what a dynamic driving experience is all about. It takes just 3.7 seconds for this pocket rocket to go from a standing stop to 60 mph while on its way to a top track speed of 200 mph. You can only buy this car with a six-speed manual transmission that delivers short throws to let you quickly power through the gears. Lots of cars have more horsepower than this 911, but few know how to use their horses so wisely. The Porsche 911 R suspension laughs at sharp corners. Rear-axle steering provides precise handling with little drift or body roll. The rear differential locks to provide the most traction possible. Naturally, it’s important that a car this fast is also able to stop. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes are teamed with ultra-high performance tires to bring you safely under control in all types of road conditions.

Automatically Deployed Spoiler Provides Downward Force

The Porsche 911 R doesn’t utilize a fixed wing, but instead borrows the Carrera’s automatically deployed spoiler to provide plenty of downward force when traveling at high speeds. Although it shares a lot of the design with the 911 GT3, it is 110 pounds lighter than that car. Extensive use of carbon fiber and lightweight titanium helped shed the pounds. Carbon fiber backrests and full bucket seats with houndstooth upholstery are reminiscent of the early 911s from the mid-20th century.

Get Your Order in Now

Demand is expected to be high for this limited production vehicle, which will be arriving at Porsche of Tucson later this summer. You can order yours now to help ensure you aren’t left out in the cold. The starting sales price is $184,900, not including the destination fee.


Twenty Years Later, Boxster Features New Engine

The newest versions of the Porsche Boxster, named 718 and 718S after the mid-engine sports car that dominated the racing circuit in the mid-20th Century, features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers up to 350 horsepower. This newly developed engine comes in a 2.0-liter configuration for the 718, pushing out 300 horses. The 718S has a 2.5-liter motor that also has a turbocharger that uses variable turbine geometry to generate 35 more horses than its predecessor. Both engines are also 14 percent better when it comes to fuel mileage than previous Boxsters. Check in with the pros at Porsche of Tucson in late June when the new Boxster models are due to arrive.

Retuned Suspension Provides Premium Driving Thrills

With a new electric steering system and completely retuned suspension, the 718 Porsche Boxster pays tribute to its namesake with superior handling and agility. Add the optional Porsche Active Suspension Management system and you get a little lower ride height as well as the ability to select the type of suspension you need for your day’s drive. Choose the comfort setting for the smoothest ride, or dial it up to Sport to help you take corners more aggressively.

Wider Stance Provides Athletic Appearance

Along with a new engine and retuned suspension, Porsche let designers take a sculpting knife to the body. The result is a wider front end with large cooling intakes to service the turbocharger. The profile is sharper than before, with independent wings and large inlet air panels that deliver a dynamic look. The wide rear fascia mirrors the front. Three-dimensional LED taillights and four-point brake lights help your Boxster stand out from the crowd

Sport Chrono Package Ups Driving Ante

Now you don’t have to spring for a 911 to get the Porsche Sport Chrono Package. Buy a 718 or 718S and the package is available, allowing you to program the engine and transmission for the best performance. You can still chose the Normal, Sport or Sport Plus setting, or fine tune the response to your liking. Porsche Communication Management is a standard feature on the new Boxster, delivering a 110-watt sound package along with audio interfaces and hands free phone connectivity. Check in with Porsche of Tucson at the beginning of Summer to see how the new Boxster has upped the ante on a premium driving experience.