German sports and performance carmakers, Porsche have always been a fantasy brand to most car admirers and car fanatics in the world. Since the advent of their badge, Porsche has made a unique appeal to their audience and fans using their unique designing characteristics and superb features. Yes, Porsches are costly but now, here is such a car which is very much within the affordable limit. Not only that, this particular car, whose name is 2017 Porsche Boxster, provides such a performance which is well beyond imagination for its price.
2017 Porsche Boxster – Overview
- Year of introduction: 1996-97
- Class: Sports car
- Body Styling: Two door coupe or two-door roadsters
- Layout: RMR layout
- Also known as: Porsche Cayman
This entry level, mid-mounted engine sports car, Porsche Boxster is a much-wanted car by all. This may be an out and out sports car, designed under such a brand name and also used for racing purposes but one should not forget that it has been made mainly keeping in mind the purposefulness of its everyday use. The engine has been diminished in name and size but that has done all the good it can do to this car’s lineup. New designing is not much of an attraction as all Porsche cars are more or less designed in the same unique mold. Still, there will be sharper features to look out for. Maybe some amount of sportiness has increased as well.
Improved Infotainment and Connectivity
One field that has been very highly criticized (may as well be the only field) in a Porsche car was its infotainment system and connectivity issues. With this new 2017 Porsche Boxster, Porsche is looking forward to eradicating all those woes once and for all. This car will boast of an improved large 7-inch touch screen panel which will keep the infotainment system inside it.
Added to that, we would have connectivity options from Apple Car Play as well as Android Auto which promises to do away with connectivity issues for smartphones and tablets. Navigation facilities will be provided by Google Earth Mapping. All numbers regarding driving will be available at the driver’s fingertips.
An 110 watt sound system has been provided for entertainment. Voice control is available. Connect Plus by Porsche helps to connect to online services. Dashboard has been given a redesign with redesigned AC vents.
2017 Porsche Boxster – Major Modifications Outside
A few modifications to watch out for will be obviously the new improved bumper which has been widened. Although redesign has been given to the body of 2017 Porsche Boxster, much of it is engineering inspired and does not easily catch the eye. The wide bumper imparts a narrower strip of daytime running lights or DRLs. Headlamps are powered by bi-xenon lights. On the rear end, tail lamps and lid has received a visible redesign.
- Length: 172.4 in
- Width: 70.9 in
- Height: 50.4 in
- Wheel Base: 97.4 in
- Weight: 2944 lb.
Engine, Price and Rivals of 2017 Porsche Boxster
- Displacement: 2.0 liter
- Type: Flat four-cylinder
- Power: 300 hp
- Torque: 280 lb-ft
- Compression ratio: 9.5:1
- Acceleration: 0-60mph in 4.9 sec
- Top speed: 177 mph
- Displacement: 2.5-liter
- Power: 350 hp
- Torque: 309 lb-ft of torque
The previous six-cylinder engine is gone in and new turbocharger has been added to the show. This new engine may be smaller but has 35 more horsepower and 74 lb-ft more torque. The 2017 Porsche Boxster is available at $53,000. Its main rivals include Alfa Romeo 4C Spider and Audi TTS.