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New 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and Boxster S Adds Power

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The new 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and Boxster S is coming into the world upgraded, updated and more powerful than before. In a press release issued yesterday, January 26, the German automaker detailed all of the new features we’ll be seeing in the new convertible sports car.

If you’re walking up to the new model at a dealership, you’ll notice that it looks very similar to the previous Boxster. But, Porsche notes in the press release that “every body part except for the luggage compartment lids, the windshield and the convertible top has been changed.”

New Exterior Features

  • Wider frontend
  • Redesigned Bi-Xenon™ headlights
  • Door handles without recess covers
  • Standard 19-inch wheels (Optional 20-inch wheels)
  • Wider rearend
  • New tail lights
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Inside, the cabin has a few upgrades as well, including the new dash panel frames, standard Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a touchscreen and the optional navigation module.

On the mechanical side, Porsche added a bit more zest for 2017. This extra bit comes in the form of new engines, tighter steering (10% more direct) and upgraded suspension (Optional Porsche Active Suspension Management with 20 mm lower ride height).

As for the engines, the six-cylinder has been swapped for a new turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four, adding more efficiency and power to the Boxster. How much more power does it add? Porsche states that it’s a 35% increase in torque over the previous engine in the Boxster. Below are the quick points on the new engine.

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2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Specs

  • Price: $56,000
  • Engine: 2.0-liter, turbocharged flat-four
  • Horsepower: 300 hp
  • 0-60: 4.5 seconds (0.7 seconds quicker)
  • Top Speed: 170 mph top speed (8 mph quicker)
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Torque: 280 lb-ft

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S Specs

  • Price: $68,400
  • Engine: 2.5-liter, turbocharged flat-four
  • Horsepower: 350 hp
  • 0–60: 4.0 seconds (0.5 seconds quicker)
  • Top Speed: 177 mph top speed (5 mph quicker)
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Torque: 309 lb-ft

Added power makes for a faster car, especially when the car is equipped with the PDK transmission and Sport Chrono Package. Below are the performance numbers for the model with both aforementioned features equipped.

The new 718 Boxster and Boxster S is currently on sale, but won’t be at dealerships until late June 2016. The 718 Boxster has a starting price of $56,000, while the 718 Boxster S starts at $68,400, both prices not including the $1,050 destination charge.

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