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PORSCHE 718 BOXSTER ROADSTER

2.0 2dr

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Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency38.20mpg
Emissions
Emissions212.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed170mph

Driver Convenience

  • Digital displays for vehicle speed, chosen gear, odometer, trip odometer and clock
  • Instrument cluster with central rev counter and high-resolution 4.6 inch colour display
  • Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including online navigation module, mobile phone preparation, audio interfaces and voice control system

Entertainment

  • DAB Digital radio
  • Integrated 4G/LTE compatible SIM including data for the Porsche Connect Services
  • Integrated compatible SIM including Porsche Connect Services
  • Navigation including porsche with connect module, wireless internet access, carfinder, remote vehicle status, remote service and vehicle track
  • Wifi and music streaming

Exterior Features

  • Automatic headlight activation including welcome home lighting
  • Automatically extending rear spoiler
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Electrically adjustable heated exterior mirrors on door waist rails, aspherical on driver's side
  • Fully automatic fabric hood, electrically operated/heatable rigid glass rear screen, operable approx 31 mph and convenient operation by key remote
  • Green tinted heat insulating glass
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Intelligent lightweight body in Aluminium/Steel composite construction
  • Power windows with one touch operation and door seal protection
  • Separate auxiliary lights in the front end with LED indicators and position lights
  • Top tinted windscreen
  • Twin tract sports exhaust system with central tailpipe in stainless steel
  • Windscreen washer system with two wiper speeds and washer jets

Interior Features

  • 12V sockets in passenger footwell
  • Adjustable fan with air recirculation and defroster functions
  • Clothes hooks on front seat backrests
  • Elevated centre console with uncovered storage compartment and closed storage compartment
  • Footwell illumination
  • Front and rear luggage compartments
  • Front headrests
  • Heated seats
  • Hood lining in black fabric
  • LED reading lights, orientation, ignition lock, additionally luggage compartment and glove compartment lighting
  • Lockable glovebox
  • Smooth finish leather on steering wheel rim, gear lever and door handles
  • Storage compartments in each doors
  • Two individual cup holders (integral to dashboard trim strip)

Safety

  • 3 point automatic seatbelts
  • ASR
  • Electrically controlled parking brake
  • Front and rear lightweight spring strut axle
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
  • Full size driver and passenger airbags
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Porsche side impact protection doors with thorax airbag in outer backrest side bolster and head airbag for driver/passenger in door panel
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Alarm system with interior surveillance
  • Engine immobiliser with in key transponder, central locking and remote control

Technical

  • 4 valves per cylinder
  • 6 speed manual transmission with dual mass flywheel
  • Aluminium block and cylinder heads
  • Direct fuel injection (DFI)
  • Gasoline particulate filter
  • Integrated dry-sump lubrication with an on-demand oil pump
  • Porsche Stability Management (PSM) with ABS, advanced brake functions
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Turbocharger with intercooler
  • Two seater vehicle with mid mounted engine
  • Two three-way catalytic converters and on-board diagnostics for monitoring emission control system
  • VarioCam Plus variable valve timing and lift
  • Water cooled with thermal management

Driver Convenience

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Entertainment

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Passive Safety

Security

Trim

Wheels

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    199
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    212
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    220
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    212
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
    205
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
    198
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
    191
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
    183
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
    330
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
    320
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
    218
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
    211

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    QUAD CAM
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1988
  • Compression Ratio
    9.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    FLAT 4
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    91
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    76
  • Engine Layout
    MID ENGINE TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    34.9
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    44.8
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    25
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    9.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    9.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    9.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    8.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    8.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    8.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    14.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    14.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    9.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    9.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    30.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    29.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    30.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    31.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    32.5
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    33.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    34.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    19.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    20
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    29.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    30.4

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.0
  • Badge Power
    300
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    Not Available
  • Generation Mark
    3
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    48E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    20000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    5.1
  • Engine Power - BHP
    300
  • Engine Power - KW
    221
  • Engine Power - RPM
    6500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    280
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    38.7
  • Engine Torque - NM
    380
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    2150
  • Top Speed
    170

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    235/45 ZR18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    265/45 ZR18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    Not Available
  • Wheel Style
    BOXSTER
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1281
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4379
  • Wheelbase
    2475
  • Width
    1801
  • Width (including mirrors)
    1994

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    54
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1655
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    122
  • Max. Loading Weight
    320
  • Max. Roof Load
    Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    Not Available
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1335
  • No. of Seats
    2
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11

Porsche's redoubtable 718 Boxster roadster is as good as ever. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Background

How do you begin to design an even better Porsche Boxster? Think about the restrictions placed upon you, were you to be tasked with the job. It would need to be better to drive than any of its key rivals, yet it would also need to wriggle into a price bracket that slotted it between sports roadsters and the latest Porsche 911 models. It would need to appeal to the German intent on thrashing it around the Nurburgring, the Floridian retiree with a golf bag in the boot and those inching through the Beijing rush hour. As with any successor model, it would need to pull off the trick of being better built but lighter, quicker yet more economical and offering more equipment while issuing fewer tailpipe emissions. That's one heck of a balancing trick. Thing is, Porsche looks as if it has pulled it off with this 718 Boxster model. The '718' reference in the name refers not to the engine but a series of classic Porsche mid-engined models that won numerous races in the 1950s and '60s.

Driving Experience

The Porsche Boxster's reputation as a driver's car has been burnished with each successive generation and this improved third generation variant appears to offer a useful step forward in this '718' form. Much has changed on the engine front. The entry level unit has been downsized to a 2.0-litre unit, but thanks to the addition of turbocharging, the good news is that it generates 35PS more than the old 2.7-litre lump, managing a hearty 300PS, which is much more than the original Boxster S. This same 300PS engine is also offered in the more driver-focused Boxster T variant. The '718 Boxster S' offers a 2.5-litre capacity (down from 3.4) but the powerplant is good for 350PS (up from 315PS). The Boxster GTS 4.0 has a 400PS version of the brand's 4.0-litre six cylinder powerplant. And the top 718 Spyder uses the same 4.0-litre V6 with 420PS. Across the range, a six-speed manual is fitted as standard, although the optional seven-speed PDK double clutch gearbox is sure to be popular. This gets revised software for quicker and smoother shifts. With the optional PDK gearbox, the '718 Boxster' will hit 62mph in a claimed 4.7s, with the '718 Boxster S' managing to knock over the benchmark sprint in just 4.2s. Handling-wise, the re-tuned chassis enhances cornering performance and the electro-mechanical power steering system is configured to be 10% more direct. 'Porsche Active Suspension Management' is an option and 'S' buyers can specify an even more focused 'Sport Chassis'. Plus there's the usual 'Sport Chrono Package' option with its various selectable driving mode settings that now include a 'Sport Response' button for brief extra engine responsiveness when you need it.

Design and Build

The 718 Boxster has small but subtle differences over its predecessor, the front featuring a wider and more purposeful appearance, with larger cooling air intakes referencing the new turbocharged engine beating within. The nose is completed by restyled Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. In profile, identifying features include independently-styled wheel arches and side sills. Larger air inlet panels with two fins further emphasise the car's dynamic look. The doors are now designed without door handle recess covers. The rear of the 718 Boxster has been redesigned, characterized by a much wider appearance - emphasized by the accent strip with its integrated 'Porsche' badge between the tail lights. The tail lights have been restyled too and are distinguished by three-dimensional LED technology and four-point brake lights. Build quality looks better than ever from this car, these days built entirely in-house at Zuffenhausen rather than being contracted out to Valmet in Finland as many early Boxsters were. The key interior styling feature is a gently angled centre stack that houses many of the minor controls and the gear shifter, reminiscent in design to that found on the iconic Carrera GT supercar. The lightweight fully electric hood dispenses with a compartment lid for the convertible top when stowed.

Market and Model

Where before you could buy a new Boxster for significantly under £40,000, these days, that's no longer possible. This '718' model starts at around £47,000 in 2.0-litre turbo form - the T version with the same 300PS engine costs around £52,000. You're looking at around £56,000 for the Boxster in 2.5-litre 350PS turbo 'S' guise. There's also a GTS 4.0-litre 400PS model costing around £66,000. And a unique 6 cylinder model, the Spyder, with 420PS and a £74,000 price tag. Equipment-wise, the base-spec Boxster features 19" alloy wheels, auto stop/start and sports mode, remote control hood operation, audio CD with colour touch-screen control, a universal audio interface offering MP3 connectivity and a three year warranty. A central feature of the new interior is Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with mobile phone preparation, audio interfaces and the Sound Package Plus with 110 watts of audio power. PCM can be extended with optional modules to thoroughly adapt it to personal requirements. For instance, the navigation module including voice control is available, which makes it easy to input driving destinations. In addition, the Connect Plus module is available as an extension of the navigation module; it provides online navigation services and enhanced online audio features. With Porsche Vehicle Tracking System Plus (PVTS+) as standard, the 718 Boxster offers the highest class of vehicle security. All new Boxster customers also get the opportunity to explore the potential of their car by participating in a complimentary course at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone. It's hard to imagine a more enjoyable day you could spend with your new toy.

Cost of Ownership

Porsche has carved an enviable reputation when it comes to the efficiency of its sports models and the '718 Boxster' continues to show other manufacturers the way forward. The launch of the 718 Boxster represents a return by the brand to building sports cars with flat four-cylinder 'boxer' engines. The addition of a turbocharger significantly boosts torque while improving fuel economy. In the 718 Boxster, the four-cylinder flat engine with PDK has a Combined fuel consumption figure of up to 33.2mpg and up to 194g/km of CO2 (both WLTP). In the 718 Boxster S, the 2.5-litre turbo engine with PDK returns up to 30.1 mpg combined and up to 208g/km (both WLTP). Each 718 model is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission as standard. The Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) auto transmission, which now features fuel-saving 'virtual gears' previously introduced on the 911 model series, is available as an option. The PDK transmission features a 'sailing' mode whereby the engine is decoupled during periods of trailing throttle or on longer downhill sections, dropping the engine revs to a mere 700rpm, further saving fuel. Prod the throttle and it will instantly resume duty. Residual values have held up reasonably well on the last Boxster and there's no reason to believe that this model won't follow suit.

Summary

It's hard to countenance now, but the Boxster wasn't an instant hit for Porsche. Many saw the original 204bhp 2.5-litre car as being an overly watered-down facsimile of what a proper Porsche should be. How times have changed. As the mainstream 911 model and its market has matured, the Boxster, and its sibling coupe model, the Cayman, has increasingly come to definitively represent the essence the company's know how for a new generation of buyers. This latest '718 Boxster' model only underscores that fact - to the extent that many buyers will question why you'd pay a big premium for an open topped 911. The marginal benefit of a vestigial pair of rear seats? Horses for courses you may rightly say, none of which detracts from the fact that Porsche has excelled itself in improving this latest Boxster. The last model bowed out while still comfortably at the top of its game with rivals scratching around for ways to get close. I have a suspicion that it'll be a similar story when this version finally gets pensioned off.

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