Porsche surprised brand-purists when it announced that the Boxster and Cayman will be equipped with turbocharged four-cylinder engines instead of the iconic flat-six engines. The standard 2.0-liter flat-4 engine delivers a respectable 22/29 mpg city/highway with the seven-speed PDK automatic and 21/28 mpg city/highway with six-speed manual transmission; it produces 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The more powerful, turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four produces 350 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque while managing to achieve 21/28 mpg with the seven-speed PDK automatic and 20/26 mpg with the six-speed manual transmission.
The redesigned 718 Boxster has a wider and more muscular looking front fascia, as well as larger air intakes for the turbocharger. Standard HID headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights complement the front of the car. The rear fascia of the 718 Boxster is also wider in appearance and has new three-dimensional LED taillight technology with four-point brake lights. Porsche’s Active Suspension Management for the first time can lower the Boxster’s ride height by 20mm (previously just 10mm) and has been retuned for a better range of comfort and stiffness for spirited driving. The Sport Chrono Package now includes three different driving modes, Normal, Sport, and Sport Plus that has an additional Sport Response Button (on the PDK automatic only) for increased engine and transmission responsiveness.
NO SMOKING IN THE PORSCHE. There will be a $400 cleaning fee charged if you smoke in this vehicle.