Porsche 718 Boxster: Turbo boxer 4-cylinder has more torque

The facelifed and renamed Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S have been unveiled with new 2- and 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engines.


The updated Porsche 718 Boxster now a feature a 2-liter turbocharged boxer-4 with 220kW (300hp) and 380Nm (280 lb-ft) between 1,950 and 4,500rpm.

The more powerful Porsche 718 Boxster S has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine with 257kW (350hp) and 420Nm (310 lb-ft) between 1,900 and 4,500rpm.

Despite losing two cylinders and quite a bit of displacement, the new cars are faster to 100km/h and more fuel efficient, as well as featuring a lot more torque.

Visually the 718 Boxster differs from the original 981-series Boxster with new headlights, bumpers, flush door handles, large side air intakes, new tail-lights and rear garnish.

Porsche 718 Boxster

Engine type: 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder boxer
Power: 220kW (+25kW) | 300hp (+39hp)
Torque: 380Nm (+100Nm) | 280 lb-ft (+74 lb-ft)
0-100km/h (PDK & Sport Chrono): 4.7s (-0.8s)
Top speed: 275km/h (171mph)
Fuel consumption (PDK): 6.9L/100km (-1L/100km) | 34.1mpg (+4.2mpg)

Porsche 718 Boxster S

Engine type: 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder boxer
Power: 257kW (+25kW) | 350hp (+39hp)
Torque: 420Nm (+60Nm) | 310 lb-ft (+44 lb-ft)
0-100km/h (PDK & Sport Chrono): 4.2s (-0.6s)
Top speed: 285km/h (177mph)
Fuel consumption (PDK): 7.3L/100km (-0.9/100km) | 32.2mpg (+3.5mpg)



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Porsche 718 Boxster: Turbo boxer 4-cylinder has more torque