2018 Porsche 718 Boxster with a Flat-6 Engine Reviewed

21 Nov 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster with a Flat-6 Engine Reviewed

The 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is a premium sports convertible that has been facelifted for an edgier, classier and sportier look. The 2018 model is currently the fourth generation of the premium sports convertible and it has gracefully carried exceptional legacy of the lineup forward. The convertible has been equipped with the latest technologies and advanced safety features to deliver an unmatchable driving experience.

The all-new 718 Boxster ticks all the right boxes for performance, in-cabin comfort and safety. This convertible comes with two powerful engine options and in three trim levels that provide the driver with the freedom to customize according to preference. With exceptionally powerful engine options, latest technologies and advanced driver-assistance features, the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is amongst the most sought-after sports convertibles in the UAE market.

Here is a detailed review of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster available in the UAE with a closer look at its design, performance, safety features and more.

Design of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster

The 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster has been designed to stand out in the segment with its striking design. The exterior of the convertible is aggressive and agile, thanks to the addition of sharp lines and angular edges. The interior, on the other hand, has been designed to be spacious and luxurious with best-in-class technologies and convenience features.

Design of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster

Exterior

The exterior of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is available in 13 exuberant colors. These colors include Racing Yellow, Jet Black Metallic, Agate Grey Metallic, Miami Blue, GT Silver Metallic, Lava Orange, White Metallic, Night Blue Metallic, Black, Guards Red, Carmine Red, Crayon and White.

The all-new Porsche 718 Boxster has been facelifted for an edgier and aggressive appeal. The front fascia boasts a slim grille with two large air intakes on either side that facilitate the aerodynamics of the vehicle as well as improve its engine cooling function.

The signature hood bends towards the grille for a sharper and thinner front that improves the aerodynamics of the vehicle and help it achieve higher speed. The iconic bulging Bi-Xenon headlights have been made a little slimmer for a sharper and edgier look while the LED daytime running lights have been installed to improve the visibility of the vehicle during the limited visibility conditions for other commuters on the road.

The sides of the convertible feature two large side strakes that help with improving the aerodynamics of the vehicle while also adding to its sporty appeal. The muscular fenders encompass the 18-inch Boxster alloy wheels that enhance the muscular appeal of the convertible and make it look wider. The rear of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster features stylish LED taillights, integrated spoiler and tailpipes with the Sports Exhaust System that perfectly complement the sporty persona of the convertible.

Exterior of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster

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Interior

The interior of the all-new Porsche 718 Boxster has been designed to be exceptionally spacious and comfortable. The convertible has the capacity to comfortably accommodate 2 occupants with plenty of legroom and headroom. For the enhanced in-cabin experience of the occupants, the cabin has been equipped with the latest technologies and advanced convenient features. The cabin features premium quality leather-upholstered sports seats with 2-way-power adjustable function. Multifunctional leather-wrapped steering wheels have been fitted just in front of the driver along with a 4.6-inch color display touchscreen that relays vital information in real-time.

Interior of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster

To enhance the handling and make the ride more comfortable, the convertible has been fitted with advanced in-cabin technologies that include 7-inch Touchscreen Display, 6-Speaker Sound System, Two-zone Climate Control System, Bluetooth and Porsche Communication Management Infotainment System.

The optional technologies that are offered with the all-new 718 Boxster include BOSE Surround Sound System with 10-speakers, Sport-Tex Leather Upholstery, Heated and Ventilated Seats, Navigation System, Burmester High-End Surround Sound System with 12-speakers, Alcantara Leather Upholstery and a lot more.

Performance of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster

One thing that truly defines the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is its unbeatable performance. This premium sports convertible has been engineered to be a rear-wheel drive convertible that is offered with two engine options and two different transmission options. For enhanced performance, the Boxster features Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) that helps in improving the stability as well as enhance the driving dynamics of the convertible. An optional Porsche Active Suspension Management System is also offered with the convertible that helps in enhancing the performance and make the ride smooth by adjusting the damping force on each wheel.

Performance of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster

The first engine that comes with the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is a 2.0-litre Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder engine and it can be paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed Porsche Dopplekupplung transmission. This engine is capable of producing 300 horsepower and 380Nm of torque. When paired with the 6-speed manual transmission, the convertible can accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h in just 5.1s and has the top speed of 275 Km/h. When the same engine has been paired with the 7-speed PDK transmission, the 2018 718 Boxster has the top speed of 275 Km/h and can accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h in just 4.9s.

The second engine option available is a 2.5-litre Flat-6 engine that can also be paired with either the 7-speed Porsche Dopplekupplung transmission or the 6-speed manual transmission and can generate 350 horsepower and 420Nm of torque. The engine has the capability to accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h in just 4.6s and offers the top speed of 285 Km/h when paired with the 6-speed manual transmission. When the same engine is paired with the 7-speed PDK transmission, the vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h in just 4.4s and has the top speed of 285 Km/h.

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Safety Features

The all-new Porsche 718 Boxster is a premium sports convertible has been equipped with a huge range of the latest safety features to boost the confidence of the driver and ensure better control over the vehicle in all driving conditions. While working on its superior performance, the engineers at the brand have left no stone unturned to make this convertible safe.

Some of the standout standard safety features that are included in the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster are:

  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Hill Assist
  • Porsche Side Impact Protection System
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Brake Assist
  • Cornering Assist
  • Advanced Air Bags System
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Seatbelt Pretensioners
  • Traction Control System
  • Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Cruise Control System
  • Roll-over Protection System
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear Camera
  • Anti-lock Braking System

The optional advanced driver-assistance technologies of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster are:

  • Speed Limit Indicator
  • Lane Change Assist System
  • Reversing Camera
  • Park Assist System
  • Automatic Emergency Braking System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control System
  • Forward Collision Warning System

Price of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster

The 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is already available in the UAE with two engine options and in three different trim levels. The starting price of this premium sports convertible is AED 246,700 and it can go as high as AED 315,000 depending on the selected engine option, trim level, technologies and other convenience features.

Price of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster

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