The newly developed four-cylinder turbocharged engines with the customary Porsche horizontally opposed arrangement demonstrate responsibility not only for the environment, but also for the adrenaline level of the driver. Acceleration is tremendous – even in the low rpm range. This quality is supplemented by an engine map configured to offer the top rev limits typical of a sports car. This means high compression and a high engine speed combined with good modulation of power output. The 718 Boxster is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged horizontally opposed engine with direct fuel injection (DFI), VarioCam Plus and integrated dry-sump lubrication. The unit develops 300 hp at 6,500 rpm. Maximum torque is 380 Nm. Thanks to turbocharged induction, it is available as low as 1,950 rpm and prevails until 4,500 rpm. With Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the new 718 Boxster accelerates from 0 to 60 mp/h in only 4.7 seconds, reaching a top track speed of 170 mph.
The Boxster concept was designed to offer outstanding cornering performance. The steering system delivers and it even improves the typical Porsche steering feel. It features a variable steering ratio and responds precisely and directly as well as providing customary agility, a high level of comfort and plenty of direct feedback from the road. Power steering Plus, the optional speed-sensitive power-steering system, minimises steering effort during manoeuvring and parking.
The new 718 Boxster is equipped with 18-inch wheels featuring an imposing five-spoke design.The new 718 Boxster S comes with new 19-inch wheels: 10 spokes, bold design language, dynamic appearance. For the sport of it.
The SPORT button enables you to select a suspension setup where the emphasis is on either comfort or sporty performance. At the push of a button, the engine dynamics also become even more direct and the optional sport exhaust system* is activated.
The exterior design of the new 718 Boxster ushers in a new era for the Boxster with sporty, distinctive edges and clearly defined formal contours. The horizontal geometry of the air intake grilles makes the front end appear even wider – and lends it added bite. The wings? Unmistakably Porsche. Higher than the front lid, they have been styled to give prominence to the new design of the headlight units, which lay bare their inner workings and incorporate the LED daytime running lights. The side profile emphasizes the mid-engine layout. The wheel arches are large, designed for wheels up to 20 inches in size. One thing is clear: the new 718 models were not intended for the shelter of the garage, but for the pleasure of driving. That’s precisely why the contouring on the doors purposefully directs headwind into the large air intake grilles on either side of the car. This provides the optimum supply of air to the new turbocharged engines, a basis for their powerful forward thrust.
What’s new is the mode switch on the steering wheel, derived from the 918 Spyder to make you feel closer to the racetrack. Without your hand leaving the steering wheel, you can choose any of four settings: Normal, SPORT, SPORT PLUS and Individual. Now you can adapt the vehicle even more to the way you want to drive. In combination with PDK, the Sport Chrono Package has three additional functions. The first is ‘Launch Control’, which can be used to achieve the best possible standing start – a racing start. The second function is the motorsport-derived gearshift strategy. In this mode, PDK is geared up for extremely short shift times and optimum shift points for the maximum acceleration available.
With Apple® CarPlay, you can use the apps of your iPhone even when you’re on the move – with Apple® voice control Siri®. With Apple® CarPlay, you can use the apps of your iPhone even when you’re on the move – with Apple® voice control Siri®, you can compose text messages, have incoming SMS read out and send your replies – or you can listen to music and podcasts, all the while keeping your full concentration on the road.
Also available for your PCM: online navigation with realtime traffic information. Now you can find out even before you set off which routes are best avoided if you wish to arrive at your destination sooner. Throughout the journey, the optimum route is dynamically recalculated based on regular updating of traffic data. The online navigation package also includes the GOOGLE® Street View and GOOGLE® Earth services. Their 360° views and satellite imagery help you to identify your surroundings at your destination and along the way.
The perfect connection between your Porsche and the outside world begins when you connect your smartphone. The center console has a new specially designed tray for your smartphone which saves your battery by connecting it to the external antenna to provide reception for your cell phone, for optimized cell phone reception.
The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your control center for audio and communication functions. PCM is operated by means of the new 7-inch multi-touchscreen. In response to hand movement, an integral proximity sensor activates the screen to display the relevant menu contents, which you can then operate easily using multi-touch gestures. Infotainment begins the moment you connect and charge your iPhone® or hook up any other audio source of your choice. Simply use the iPhone® interface in the center console, or the universal audio interface or AUX input in the glove compartment.
New Lane Change Assist, available as an option, uses radar sensors to monitor the areas to the rear of the vehicle and the blind spots on either side. Above a speed of TBD mph, the system issues a visual warning signal in the door mirror panel whenever a vehicle rapidly approaches your vehicle from behind or enters one of your blind spots.
Featuring four inconspicuous sensors in the rear end, optional ParkAssist audibly alerts the driver to the presence of obstacles detected behind the vehicle. Option: ParkAssist upgrade to include monitoring of the front end with four additional sensors, and a reversing camera for precise reverse parking and maneuvering.
Available as an option in conjunction with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), this enhanced version of cruise control actively regulates the speed of your vehicle in line with the speed of the vehicle in front. A radar sensor scans the road ahead up to a distance of 200 m. In addition, coasting is now possible even while adaptive cruise control is active.
The optional camera-based speed limit indicator informs you of speed restrictions and ‘no overtaking’ zones (start and end). Notifications appear on the display in the instrument cluster and on the screen of PCM.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Cylinder layout / number of cylinders||Boxer engine / 4||Boxer engine / 4|
|Displacement||2.0 liters||2.0 liters|
|Horsepower||300 hp||300 hp|
|@ rpm||6500 rpm||6500 rpm|
|Torque||280 lb-ft||280 lb-ft|
|Compression ratio||9.5 : 1||9.5 : 1|
|City||TBD mpg||TBD mpg|
|Highway||TBD mpg||TBD mpg|
|Top Track Speed||170 mph||170 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||4.9 sec||4.7 sec (4.5 sec w/ Sport Chrono)|
|Driveline layout||Rear-wheel drive||Rear-wheel drive|
|Manual Gearbox||6 speed||-|
|Length||172.4 in.||172.4 in.|
|Width||70.9 in. (78.5 in.)||70.9 in. (78.5 in.)|
|Height||50.4 in.||50.4 in.|
|Wheelbase||97.4 in.||97.4 in.|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.31||0.31|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||2944 lbs||TBD lbs|
|Luggage compartment volume||5.3 cu.-ft. front / 4.4 cu.-ft. rear||5.3 cu.-ft. front / 4.4 cu.-ft. rear|
|Fuel tank||14.3 gal.||14.3 gal.|
|from MSRP $ 56,000.00||from MSRP $ 59,200.00|
*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.