Porsche 718 Boxster, 718 Cayman India Launch This Year
The high-performance 'S' versions may be launched as well!
January 27, 2016: Porsche has revealed new generation Boxster and its S variant, which is now christened as 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S. The German sports carmaker announced in December last year that both the Boxster and Cayman will get the 718 monikers and will feature equally powerful flat-four cylinder turbo boxer engines. Porsche India will launch the 718 Boxster in 2016.
Porsche derived the name '718' from their iconic flat-four cylinder (boxer) engine powered car of 1957, which had won numerous races for it. The company further added that the numerals also sits neatly besides the established sports car icons with numbered identities – 718 Boxster, 911 Carrera, 918 Spyder, 919 Hybrid.
3436 cc, Manual, Petrol, 14.08 kmpl
|Rs 92.02 Lakh*||
3436 cc, Manual, Petrol, 14.08 kmpl
|Rs 92.02 Lakh*||
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This company in India has produced striking vehicles in the market that has attracted many car enthusiasts. One among them is Porsche Boxster , which is one of their best selling sports car globally. The company has recently launched its GTS (Gran Tourismo Sport) variant in the country's car bazaar. It is fitted with the 3.4-litre petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 3436cc. This trim is bestowed with a sporty external appearance that can certainly lure a number of buyers. Now, this automaker has again rolled out a brand new variant in the series that carries the badge as 'Black Edition'. It is a special edition trim, which gets an exclusive black body paint and all black interiors. Furthermore, the manufacturer is also offering this trim with a few advanced features like Porsche Dynamic Lighting system along with a two zone automatic climate control unit as standard. At the same time, its seats are now integrated with heated function that further enhances the convenience inside. On the other hand, this variant gets a set of stylish 20-inch Carrera Classic alloy wheels as a standard that renders it a sporty appeal. Powering this variant is the 2.7-litre mill that churns out a maximum power of 265bhp.
This roadster has a stylish body structure that is equipped with various aspects. The front facade looks quite stylish with a well designed headlight cluster and a sleek bonnet at the tip of which, the company logo is neatly embossed. It has a very sleek roof line, while the dynamic contouring of the doors further enhance airflow to the side air intakes. There is a large front windscreen with a pair of intermittent wipers. Whereas, the rear end gets a luminous tail light cluster, which is based on LED lighting pattern. Its elegantly designed side profile comes with a lot of features like a modish set of alloy wheels and external mirrors that are integrated in outside rear view mirrors. It is presently offered in several exciting body paint options for the customers to select from. In terms of interiors, there are various advanced features packed in it, which offers high level of convenience to its occupants. It is designed based on the intelligent operating concept. The center console is in a stylish design and there is a three spoke steering wheel that is quite responsive and reduces the efforts of driver. The gear lever is positioned close to the steering wheel, which enables quick gear changes for fast, sporty rides. The high grade materials used inside the cabin gives it a plush look, while the use of leather upholstery for seats further adds to its elegance. The smooth dashboard features an instrument cluster with a 4.6 inch color screen that offers all the information required by the driver. There is a plenty of space offered for driver and co-passenger in terms of legroom, while the boot space is also good. Besides these, it includes door armrests and center console storage compartment lid, which are finished in leather. On the whole, its interiors have a balanced blend of functionality and design, while will lure any car enthusiast. This roadster provides good in-car entertainment with the help of an advanced CDR audio system that comes with a seven inch touchscreen display. Apart from these, it is offered with several optional features that can further add to the style and comfort quotient. As far as safety is concerned, it is loaded with many advanced features that ensures maximum protection of the vehicle and its passengers as well. Some of these include Porsche stability management, full size front airbags, anti-theft protection, hill start assist and a few others for enhanced security. On the other hand, it is incorporated with a proficient suspension system that is tuned to match the high performance of its engine. It is available with a standard warranty of two years or 160000 Kilometers, whichever comes first. Moreover, it has 12 year corrosion warranty against perforation in the body shell.
The newly introduced 'Black Edition' gets an exclusive black color body paint, while the exterior design has been retained. It also gets a set of newly designed alloy wheels along with bi-xenon headlights as standard feature. Apart from this, all the other cosmetics looks to be the same like its 'S' trim. This sporty model series has an eye catching outer appearance that catches attention of a number of buyers. To begin with front fascia, it is elegantly designed with a well lit headlight cluster. It is equipped with powerful bi-xenon headlamps including PDLS (Porsche Dynamic Light System). It comprises of main headlights along with halogen auxiliary main beam lights, cleaning system and automatic dynamic range control. The owners can also opt for the bi-xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights. The LED daytime running lights are also integrated separately into the clusters above the air intake grilles. It is further complimented by striking spoiler lips, which adds to its athletic appearance. These large air intakes are available in black color that gives a dynamic look to this vehicle. The body colored bumper is accompanied by a black finished protective cladding, which helps in preventing the vehicle from minor damages. The frontage also includes an insignia of the company, which is neatly embossed at the tip of its sleek bonnet. Coming to its side profile, it is designed with neatly carved wheel arches that are fitted with a modish set of 18 inch alloy wheels. These large wheels make for a stylish addition to this classy roadster. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres that provides a superior grip on any road conditions. The exterior mirrors are fitted to the doors for impressive aerodynamics and low wind noise as well. The rear end is designed in a splendid way, wherein the trendy tail light cluster that blends harmoniously with the overall design. The rear wing is impressive as it deploys automatically to reduce lift and also gives it a stunning appearance. It has twin tail pipes made of stainless steel, while the diffusers in black color completes the look of its rear profile. Another interesting aspect is the hood system that goes perfectly well with its dynamic exterior design. This takes around 12 seconds to open and can be operated even when it is in motion at a speed of up to 50 Kmph. It features a glass rear screen that is heated and scratch resistant as well.
The overall length of this Roadster is 4374mm, which is quite good and it has a total height of 1281mm. It is designed with an overall width of 1801mm, which includes both external rear view mirrors. Its wheelbase measures about 2475mm, which is pretty large and provide ample leg space. Moreover, this vehicle has a kerb and gross weight of 1320 kgs and 1655 kgs respectively.
The newly introduced Black Edition trim gets an all black interior color scheme that is accentuated by a lot of brushed metallic accents. At the same time, this model series gets heated seats inside the cabin that further offers a luxurious traveling experience. Apart from the black scheme, its entire design has been retained. On the other hand, its regular versions provides an option for the buyer to personalize its cabin according to their taste. The dashboard is equipped with the same three spoke design sporty steering wheel that is positioned appropriately in a way to suit the driver. It also includes an instrument cluster that comes with a 4.6-inch TFT color screen that displays all the necessary information and makes it quite convenient to the driver. The steering wheel, gear lever as well as door pull inlays are all wrapped with fine quality leather. The silver finishing on air vents, center console trim, door release levers, glove compartment release and a few others further adds to the refined tone of its interiors. On the other hand, it includes some utility based aspects as well like clothes hooks on seat backrests, two individual cup holders, storage compartment in each door and lockable glove compartment to name a few. Apart from these, it also has a accessory socket for charging mobiles and other electronic devices.
This model is bestowed with several advanced comfort features, which certainly ensures a fatigue free driving experience. The company has incorporated the internal section with sports seats featuring side bolsters that provides excellent support all the way from neck to thighs. It also has electrical adjustment function featuring memory setting for driver seat that adds to the convenience level. It also has an automatic air conditioning system featuring an integrated active carbon filter, which keeps the entire ambiance pleasant. However, buyers can opt for a robust 2-zone automatic air conditioning system, which provides individual controls for driver and front co-passengers. The car maker is offering cruise control system as an optional fitment that helps to stay within the speed limit and reduces fuel consumption by maintaining a constant speed on the highways. The cabin is equipped with CDR audio system as standard, which also has a seven inch touchscreen display with various controls. It features CD player, radio with FM tuner and RDS, 30 memory presets, dynamic auto-store and speed sensitive volume control. In addition to these, its Aux-in interface is given in the glove compartment that enables to connect external sources like compatible MP3 player. The PCM (Porsche Communication Management) is a control center for audio, communication and navigation functions. This vehicle is bestowed with several sophisticated comfort features like power windows with one touch operation, windscreen washer system with aero wiper blade, electrically adjustable mirrors with heating function and electric luggage compartment lid. Apart from these, it also has aspects like integral headrests on seats, storage compartment on each doors, clothes hook on seat back rest, door sill guard with model designation, vanity mirrors in both sun visors, reversing camera and cup holders.
It Boxter S variant can accelerate from zero to 100 Kmph speed mark in just about 5.1 seconds and can go upto a top speed of 279 Kmph. While, its GTS variant can attain a remarkable top speed of 281 Kmph and it can cross the 100 Kmph speed barrier in close to 5 seconds, which is rather incredible for this class. The newly launched trim with 2.7-litre engine can break the 100 Kmph speed barrier in about 5.8 seconds. It can reach a top speed of 264 Kmph.
Under the bonnet, both the variants of this model series are fitted with a powerful 3.4-litre petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 3436cc. It comprises of six cylinders and 24 valves that receives fuel through high pressure direct fuel injection technology. This motor is incorporated with an advanced hydraulic valve adjustment system and electronic engine management. The petrol engine of S variant is capable of unleashing a maximum power output of 315bhp that results in a commanding torque output of 360Nm in the range of 4500 to 5800rpm. At the same time, the engine of GTS (Gran Tourismo Sport) variant is slightly tuned and offering a peak power of 330bhp (15bhp extra than S trim) in combination with a hammering torque output of 370Nm, instead of 360Nm between 4500 to 5800rpm. This engine is coupled with an advanced six speed manual transmission gearbox that is integrated with features like dual mass flywheel, self adjusting clutch and stop period management system. However, customers can opt for a robust seven speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) automatic transmission gearbox, which further enhances its efficiency. On the other hand, the newly launched Black Edition trim houses a 2.7-litre mill that displaces 2706cc. This mill churns out 265bhp of peak power along with a torque of 280Nm. Like the aforementioned engine, this mill too is available with an option choose between 7-speed manual and an automatic transmission option.
This petrol mill is integrated with an advanced direct injection fuel supply system, which allows the vehicle to deliver a maximum mileage of 7.8 Kmpl within the city limits, which goes up to around 14.08 Kmpl, when driven on the bigger roads. While its 2.7-litre mill has the ability to give away a peak mileage of 15.87 Kmpl.
This vehicle is now available with two engine options like 2.7-litre and 3.4-litre. The 3436cc petrol engine in Boxster S variant can generate a maximum power of 315bhp and yields 360Nm of peak torque. The same engine in GTS (Gran Tourismo Sport) trim can develop a peak power of 330bhp in combination with a hammering torque output of 370Nm. On the other hand, the 2.7-litre mill can unleash a maximum power of 265bhp that results in a pounding torque of 280Nm.
The car maker is offering this model series with a proficient CRD audio system featuring a seven inch touchscreen color display, which is equipped with several controls. It has a CD player supporting MP3 playback and a radio with twin tuner that enhances the ambiance of its cabin. Furthermore, it also has a universal audio interface in the glove box compartment. However, customers can choose an advanced Bose surround sound system that has a total of ten loudspeakers, which produces an impressive 445Watt sound output. At the same time, buyers can opt for a far superior Burmester high end surround sound system that has twelve loudspeakers, which delivers 821watt sound output. The car maker is also offering an advanced Porsche Communication management system as an optional feature. It is nothing but a central information and communication system comprising a seven inch touchscreen and 6-Disc CD/DVD changer. It also has a 40GB internal hard drive, which allows you to store over 5000 MP3 files. In addition to this, it also has an integrated navigation module that can display 3D satellite images and helps to choose a right direction. The automaker is offering several other equipments like TV tuner, voice control system, telephone module, preparation for mobile phone and an electronic log book.
The company has given this roadster a highly proficient braking mechanism, which performs exceptionally well in all conditions and keeps the vehicle well balanced. All the four wheels are fitted with a set of internally vented and cross drilled brake discs, which are further loaded with four piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers that improve its performance. It is also incorporated with an advanced anti lock braking system that collaborates with electronic brake force distribution, anti slip regulation and brake assist system, which augments its mechanism. However, buyers can also opt for a superior Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system, which delivers superior stopping power. This PCCB enables shorter braking distances in even the toughest road and race conditions. Apart from these, it also has electric parking brake, which can be activated and deactivated manually. It assist you in making a comfortable, smooth and roll free start on an incline. As far as its suspension mechanism is concerned, this roadster is bestowed with a lightweight spring strut type of suspension on both its front and rear axles. However, buyers can opt for a superior Porsche Active Suspension Management that includes electronic damping control system, which regulates the damping force of individual wheel depending upon the road condition and driving style. On the other hand, the car maker has also incorporated an advanced electromechanical power assisted steering system with variable steering ratio, which reduces the efforts required by the driver by providing precise response.
This model line up has a specifically designed aluminum body shell, which is built on intelligent lightweight construction technology. It comprises of impact protection beams and crumple zones along with energy absorbing padding in important areas, which can deal with the impacts caused in case of a collision. The car maker has also incorporated an advanced anti theft protection system, which features as standard an engine immobilizer with in key transponder and a contact sensing exterior protection. Furthermore, it is also incorporated with a radar based interior surveillance system, which enhances the security for this roadster. It is incorporated with an innovative Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system, which maintains the stability of this roadster. This system automatically maintains stability, even at the limits of dynamic driving performance. It applies selective brakes on individual wheels by analyzing the data collected by its advanced sensors. Another most important safety aspect is its roll over protection system featuring ultra-high strength steel protection elements, which can provide enhanced protection to the occupants inside. The car maker has also incorporated full size airbags in the cockpit, which are inflated in two stages depending upon the severity of an impact. Apart from these, this model has several advanced safety aspects like Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP), three point inertia seat belts, ISOFIX mounting on passenger side, central locking system with remote control, Porsche dynamic light system with bi-xenon head lights and automatic headlight activation including welcome home lighting.
The neatly crafted wheel arches of this roadster are bestowed with a set of stylish 19-inch light weight alloy wheels, which are further embedded with company's insignia. Its front rims are covered with 235/40 ZR 19 sized tubeless tyres, while the rear ones are covered with 265/40 ZR 19 sized tubeless radial tyres that offers superior grip on any road conditions. Its Black Edition trim is now available with a sturdy set of 20-inch 'Carrera Classic' alloy wheels, which makes its exteriors look even stunning.
1. Advanced suspension system provides excellent drive comfort.
2. Safety features are at par with other competitors.
3. Porsche stability management system adds to its advantage.
4. External appearance is rather attractive with a lot of styling aspects.
5. Reliable engine performance with decent acceleration and pick up.
1. Price range is slightly expensive than other competitors.
2. Seating option is available only for two passengers.
3. Low ground clearance makes it complicated.
4. Lack of cruise control system is a disadvantage.
5. Many more equipments can be given as standard fitments.
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The high-performance 'S' versions may be launched as well!
Porsche has revealed new generation Boxster and its S variant, which is now christened as 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S. The German sports carmaker announced in December last year that both the Boxster and Cayman will get the 718 monikers and will feature equally powerful flat-four cylinder turbo boxer engines. Porsche derived the name '718' from their iconic flat-four cylinder (boxer) engine powered car of 1957, which had won numerous races for it. The company further added that the numerals also sits neatly besides the established sports car icons with numbered identities – 718 Boxster, 911 Carrera, 918 Spyder, 919 Hybrid. The new Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S are available for to order in the UK. Prices start from £41,739.00 (approximately Rs. 40 Lacs). The first batch of deliveries will begin starting this summer.
Porsche has released a special series for the Boxster and 911 Carrera models as the Black Edition. Essentially a splattering of black paintjob and black interior package, adds more class and elegance to the sports car range. Boxster Black Edition is a mid-engine roadster propelled by 2.7-litre flat engine producing 265bhp of smooth power. The soft top roof and rollover protection bar are both in black and there is a wind deflector helping avoid undesirable turbulence when the roof is down. Other highlights include 20-inch Carrera Classic wheels and bi-xenon headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). With personal passenger comfort in mind, two-zone air conditioning and heated seats set new standards for the Boxster. Audio system in the Boxster Black Edition is the high-quality Sound Package Plus.
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