2017 Porsche 718 Boxster: 4-cylinder

New Porsche 718 Boxster S

After twenty years of oblivion, retruns a car from Zuffenhausen with four-cylinder engine, it’s called Porsche 718 Boxster. In 1995, the last cylindrical square was the Porsche 968, but this 718 Boxster is all different because the cylinders are opposed and placed in a central position, as on other Boxster who commit twenty years now. The Copernican revolution that was born a delicious entry-level Porsche in prices, with commercial launch on April 30, 2016, is made by a “flat four”, ie a boxer engine four-cylinder 2-liter that develops 300 hp in the case of the 718 Boxster and by the same engine with a cubic capacity of 2.5 liters and 350 hp for the 718 Boxster S. Both engines of the two-seater discovery are fitted with a turbocharger, a variable geometry on S, element alone increased by 35 hp more power than the Boxster models, it replaces and reduces power consumption by 13%.
New Porsche 718 Boxster S


Compared to other Boxster, new Porsche 718 Boxster has a modified front end with larger air intakes and bumpers, bi-xenon headlamps and the optional LED headlights that have daytime running lights to four points. Also change the lower side skirts, grilles with double inner wing, and door handles with no protective shell. Queued changes the shape of the bumper adds a horizontal strip between the headlights with great Porsche, the model name moved from the bumper hood and headlights three-dimensional LED, always with brake lights to four points as the largest 911 Carrera.

Porsche 718 Boxster S Test Drive


The interior of the Porsche 718 Boxster and Boxster S are distinguished rather for the new instrumentation, infotainment standard PCM with smartphone connectivity and audio equipment Sound Package Plus 110 watt. On request, this can be expanded with voice-controlled navigation system, Connect Plus module for Internet and online services.

Porsche 718 Boxster S Exterior Front View


Going down a little deeper into the technical side of the new Porsche Boxster 718, we see that the engine of the 718 Boxster is a two-liter four-cylinder turbo engine that develops 300 hp and 380 Nm between 1,950 and 4,500 rev / min, while the 718 Boxster S uses version 2.5 of 350 hp and 420 Nm between 1,900 and 4,500 rev / min. Standard both cars are equipped with 6-speed manual transmission, but with the dual-clutch 7-speed PDK and Sport Chrono package that Porsche says the performance of the new arrival: 275 km/h the 718 Boxster and 285 km/h the Boxster S, with times of acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h respectively in 4.7 and 4.2 seconds. Consumption declined instead of 6.9 and 7.3 l / 100 km, thanks to PDK with more efficient virtual relationships.

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster


To put the final touches of sophistication to 718 Boxster and Boxster S, we think then the electromechanical power steering set to be more direct than 10% and the PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) or on-demand lowers the trim 10 mm (20 mm on Boxster S). For the first time the Sport Chrono Package, the 718 Boxster is the same as the 911, with the three settings, Normal, Sport and Sport Plus, the all-new Individual mode and Sport Response button that prepares the car at maximum engine performance and PDK. Who does not think of resisting until next April for the commercial launch, we say that the Porsche 718 Boxster is already ordered with a base price of €56,213, while the Porsche 718 Boxster S has a base price of €69,176.

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