2018 Porsche 718 Boxster

2018 Porsche 718 Boxster
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2018 Porsche 718 Boxster at Len Stoler Porsche

The 718 Boxster returns to Porsche's lineup for the 2018 model year. A convertible that is focused on handling and driver engagement, the 718 Boxster got a complete redesign last year (and the '718' added to its name), and so this year it carries over essentially unchanged. Read on to learn more about this rear-wheeled, two-seater, soft-top convertible.

Engine Performance

  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder
  • Turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder
  • Up to 350 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque

Safety Features

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Turn-adapting headlights

Vehicle Design

  • Available Apple CarPlay
  • Available 12-speaker Burmester Audio system
  • Keyless ignition and entry

What type of power will I get out of the 718 Boxster?

There are two powertrain options for the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster, depending on the trim level you go with. The base 718 Boxster gets its power from a turbocharged 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine that puts out 300 hp, and 280 pound-feet of torque. The 718 Boxster S gets its boost from a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder. With this one, you will get 350 hp, and 309 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard with both. There are some performance upgrades, and these include Porsche's PDK seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic, carbon-ceramic brakes, a louder exhaust, and a brake-actuated torque vectoring system. The 2018 718 Boxster delivers a level of thrill that few convertible sports cars on the market today can offer. Handling, braking, and acceleration are all up to the Porsche brand par, and the open-air driving freedom is a nice added bonus.

What are some of the design highlights of the 2018 model?

The 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is available in base or S trim levels. The main difference between these two is the powertrain. Both trim levels are packed with standard equipment, including a power-folding soft top, xenon headlights, power and heated side mirrors, automatic climate control, Bluetooth, a touchscreen display, and a six-speaker sound system and two USB ports. Beyond standard features, there is a long list of options available, giving buyers the opportunity to personalize their Boxster. Options you can add to your cabin include upgraded seats and keyless ignition and entry. There are two stereo upgrades -a 10-speaker Bose system and a 12-speaker Burmester system. The available Sport Chrono package adds a stopwatch to the top of the center console, a drive mode selection dial to the bottom right of the steering wheel, and a less intrusive stability control setting. One can also personalize their vehicle with a long list of wheel styles, soft top colors, and custom body paint.

Final Thoughts on the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche introduced the original Boxster just over twenty years ago. As the Boxster has stepped into a new generation, with a new name, it continues as a mid-engine roadster the Boxster is known as. But now you will get more power, better handling, and improved fuel efficiency. The Boxster got the ‘718’ added to its name for the first time in the 2017 model year. The 718 is a nod to the flat-four cylinder engines that were used in the mid-engine Porsche 718, which won numerous races back in the 1950s and 60s.The biggest change for the new generation Boxster is the switch from six-cylinder engines to more efficient and powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engines. Are you interested in learning more about the 2018 718 Boxster or taking it for a test drive? Just give us a call, or stop by, we look forward to seeing you.

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