New 911, Boxster and Cayman Are Coming in 2012

Porsche new CEO Matthias Mueller recently had a sit down with Automotive News Europe and basically put all his cards on the table. Besides promising to sell 200,000 cars per year by 2018, he added that at least one new model will come out every year.

Right from the get-go, Mueller mentioned that the next-generation 911, about which we’ve been hearing for some time now, will be the most commercially successful of all time. He added that Porsche wants to sell about 30,000 units a year, a substantial increase from the 20,000 in 2010.

When asked when the new sportcar will arrive, the CEO said: “We will have the 911 Carrera in 2012 in its first full year of production. After this market introduction, we will also launch the entry-level models of the Boxster and the Cayman.”

Though details about the 2012 911 are scarce, when it comes to the engine some clever tweaking of the existing units will see some increases in power here and there. According to the latest information, the entry-level 911 Carrera will receive a 3.6-liter engine tweaked into delivering 365 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, while the more powerful Carrera S will use a 3.8-liter unit developing 415 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque.

Joining the 2012 model lineup will be the base models of the Boxster and the Cayman, which will sport a revised look and slight performance improvements.

Muller also said that China is likely to become Porsche’s largest market, surpassing the US for the first time. However, America will remain one of the most important market.
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