Manual: 2011/2012 Cayman

Page: 194

Fuel Economy
Fuel economy will vary depending on where, when and how you drive, optional equipment installed, and the general condition of your car.

A car tuned to specifications and correctly maintained, will help you to achieve optimal fuel economy.

  • Have your vehicle tuned to specifications. Air cleaner should be dirt free to allow proper engine "breathing".
    Battery should be fully charged.
    Wheels should be properly aligned.
    Tires should be inflated at correct pressure.
  • Always monitor your fuel consumption.
  • Drive smoothly, avoid abrupt changes in speed as much as possible.
  • Avoid jack rabbit starts and sudden stops.
  • Do not drive longer than necessary in the lower gears. Shifting into a higher gear early without lugging the engine will help save fuel.
  • Prolonged "warm up" idling wastes gas. Start the vehicle just before you are ready to drive. Accelerate slowly and smoothly.
  • Switch off the engine if stationary for longer periods.
  • Any additional weight carried in the vehicle reduces fuel economy. Always keep cargo to a minimum and remove all unnecessary items.
  • Organize your trips to take in several errands in one trip.
  • All electrical accessories contribute to increased fuel consumption.
  • Only switch on the air conditioning when necessary.
  • Do not drive with the Roof Transport System mounted unless you need it.

The EPA estimated mpg. is to be used for comparison purposes, actual mileage may be different from the estimated mpg., depending on your driving speed, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the estimated mpg.

  • Please observe all local and national speed limits.

Operating your Porsche in other Countries
Government regulations in the United States and Canada require that automobiles meet specific emission regulations and safety standards. Therefore, cars built for the U.S. and Canada differ from vehicles sold in other countries.

If you plan to take your Porsche outside the continental limits of the United States or Canada, there is the possibility that
– unleaded fuel may not be available;
– unleaded fuel may have a considerably lower octane rating. Excessive engine knock and serious damage to both engine
and catalytic converters could result;
– service may be inadequate due to lack of proper service facilities, tools or diagnostic equipment;
– replacement parts may not be available or very difficult to get.

Porsche cannot be responsible for the mechanical damage that could result because of inadequate fuel, service or parts availability.

If you purchased your Porsche abroad and want to bring it back home, be sure to find out about shipping and forwarding requirements, as well as current import and customs regulations.