Just wait a minute, don’t be getting confused with the title of this article because this is not the name of a new model of Porsche Cayman S but is actually the Porsche Cayman S paired with a PDK Automatic transmission box. The 2014 Porsche Cayman S is the second generation model of this popular sports car and is one of those cars whose fun is starting from the first gear and increasing with each gear. The fun, charm and excitement go to its peak with the Porsche Cayman S PDK automatic that is of course far better than manually and ordinary automatic transmissions.

Exterior and Interior Specs

2014 Porsche Cayman S PDK Automatic - Exterior

The Porsche Cayman S is redesigned for the 2014 and so there are some impressive and enhanced features are added to the model compared to the previous generation models. In fact the previous versions/generation of the Porsche Cayman was a perfect sports car and the 2014 version is something extraordinary perfect. The Cayman S sits on 19 inch alloy wheels with high performance summer tires, dual exhaust pipes, automatically extending rear spoiler, larger front brake disc, red painted brake calipers, variable intermittent wipers and bi-Xenon headlights.

2014 Porsche Cayman S PDK Automatic - Interior

The interior of Porsche Cayman S is well equipped as always that features variable ratio electric power steering wheel, air conditioning, two way power driver and passenger seats, leather upholstery with sports seats, remote power door locks, cruise control, trip computer, well equipped instrument panel, front floor mats, leather wrapped steering wheel, 4-speaker sound system that can be upgraded to 10-speaker Bose audio system. Other notable add-ons that are only offered to Porsche Cayman S with PDK Automatic transmission are keyless entry, a convenience package that includes dual zone climate control, electronic logbook, heated seats making the cabin more appealing and sophisticated.

Safety Features

The 2014 Porsche Cayman S gets 4 wheel antilock disc brakes, front head, dual front side mounted airbags, stability control, traction control, tire pressure monitoring system and electronic brake force distribution as standard safety features.

Powerhouse and Performance

2014 Porsche Cayman S PDK Automatic - Gearbox

Under the hood, the 2014 Porsche Cayman S fits a 3.4 liter six cylinder engine that delivers 325 horsepower and 273 lb ft of torque and is mated with Porsche’s specially designed 7 speed PDK Automatic (Porsche Doppelkupplung). The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds and 4.4 seconds with launch control.

2014 Porsche Cayman S PDK Automatic - Performance

The EPA rated fuel economy is 21 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined. The engine is fixed at the front o0f the rear axle, in the middle of the car behind the front seats that helps in smart weigh distribution and delivers improved performance. The PDK is just a marvelous automatic transmission that measures the shift in milliseconds.

Pricing and Availability

The Porsche Cayman S with PDK Automatic comes at a base price of $63,800 and the car is available for sale.


The key competitors of the 2014 Porsche Cayman S with Automatic PDK are 2014 Audi TTS, Kia Rio5, Mazda 2, Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris 5-door liftback. Though, the car will have to face a tough competition but the biggest competitive advantage of the Porsche Cayman S 2014 model year is the Porsche’s special PDK automatic transmission.


  • Sharp and responsive handling
  • Well crafted, high tech interior
  • Efficient Powertrain


  • The new steering wheel is not as impressive as the previous models had
  • A mediocre cargo area

The Verdict

2014 Porsche Cayman S PDK Automatic

The 2014 Porsche Cayman S is an outstanding sports car but when it is paired with the Porsche’s seven speed PDK automatic it seems like the top of the sports models. Though, there are some very good options available in the segment but remember Porsche Cayman S is the only offering a unique and true automatic transmission box.


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