Turbocharged Porsche 718 Boxster Wafts Into Geneva

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The Porsche 718 Boxster has made its global debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Prices for the new 718 Boxster start at €53,646.

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Engine & Gearbox Specs

The biggest change in the new 718 Boxster range is under the hood. The big flat-six engines are gone and have been replaced by turbocharged four-cylinder engines.

In the 718 Boxster is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that pumps out 295bhp and 380Nm of torque. When specced up with the Sport Chrono package and the PDK dual clutch gearbox, the 718 Boxster can sprint to 100km/h in 4.7 seconds and will keep on going till 276km/h.

The 718 Boxster gets a 2.5-litre fourcylinder engine with variable geometry turbocharging that pumps out 345bhp and 420Nm of torque. When pumped up with the PDk box and the sport chrono package, the 718 Boxster S can hit 100km/h from standstill in just 4.2 seconds and maxx out at 285km/h.

Both variants of the Boxster are fitted with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard.


The new 718 Boxster features sharper headlamps and larger air intakes up front. While at the rear it sees a tapering bootlid that flows into the taut taillamps quite nicely. The Porsche badge sits on an 'accent strip' that runs between the taillamps. There is also a rear spoiler and twin tailpipes.

The inside of the 718 Boxster features a choice between two new 918-inspired steering wheel designs, while the newly updated Porsche infotainment system now supports Apple CarPlay and Siri voice commands.  

Availability & Rivals

The 718 Boxster will go on sale on April 30 in Europe with the 718 Boxster priced at  €53,646 and the 718 Boxster S priced at €66,141 in Germany. The Boxster S will go up against the Jaguar F-type convertible and the Mercedes SLC.  

Story first published: Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 16:54 [IST]
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