Creating more power is still no challenge. Not unless it's done the Porsche way. The result is an increase of up to 35 hp and 73 lb.-ft. of torque. And the fun is only just beginning.
Standard equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine or the 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer engine avaialble in S models.
The displacement of the new 718 models has been considerably reduced. Nevertheless, the power output of the new engines has been significantly increased. This has been possible thanks to the turbochargers developed for the 718 models completely from scratch. The respective turbocharger is particularly compact and has been optimally adapted to the displacement and power output of the engine.
The new 718 Boxster S comes equipped with variable turbine geometry (VTG). Adjustable guide vanes on the turbine act to combine the benefits of a small and a large exhaust turbocharger. Derived from the proven 911 Turbo and adapted specifically for the 718 S models, this technology helps to deliver excellent responsiveness at low engine speeds and to provide a high maximum power output.
The 718 models are equipped with a smooth-shifting 6-speed manual transmission optimally matched to the respective engine map. The shift throws are sporty and short, and shift effort is low. This means short shift times for an engaging driving experience. The drive becomes even more dynamic in conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package.
7-speed PDK, featuring both a manual and an automatic mode, is available as an option and offers extremely fast gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power. Not to mention even faster acceleration performance and a reduction in fuel consumption over the annual transmission.
A first for 718 models: in manual mode, the shift direction simulates that of racing cars – to the rear to shift up, forward to shift down.
PTV is an optional system for enhancing driving dynamics and stability. Operating in conjunction with a mechanical rear differential lock, it works by varying the amount of torque transmitted to the rear wheels.
For the driver, this means strong resistance to destabilizing side forces, outstanding traction and great agility at every speed – with precise turn-in and well-balanced load transfer characteristics. What else? Tremendous fun in the corners.
Anyone can follow the straight and narrow. Only the corner is the true test of mettle. Only in the corner does a sport car really become a sport car. So it's all the more important to have a chassis that can master any sporting challenge. And be a match for the high power output of the engine.
The new 718 Boxster models are equipped with enhanced Porsche Stability Management (PSM) – an automatic control system for helping to maintain stability at the limits of dynamic driving performance.
PSM improves traction under acceleration on inconsistent road surfaces. The result is a high level of driving stability and safety – and extraordinary agility at the same time.
The new 718 models each come equipped with distinctively styled 18-inch wheels. The S models are fitted with 19-inch wheels introducing two new rim designs.
On all 718 models, the wheels are light alloy – a sports car hallmark. An extra half an inch has been added to the width of the rear wheels. This provides greater stability and overall enhanced cornering performance, in conjunction with the new generation of summer tires.
A selection of 20-inch wheels is available in our range of options.
The horizontal geometry of the air intakes makes the front end appear even wider – and lends it added bite. The fenders? Unmistakably Porsche. Higher than the front lid, they have been styled to give prominence to the new design of the headlights, which lay bare their inner workings and incorporate the LED daytime running lights.
Another sporty detail: new exterior mirrors with v-shaped mirror base.
With the standard sports exhaust system on all 718 models, the already powerful sound of the mid-mounted engine becomes even more intense – at the push of a button. Sports tailpipes in stainless steel with a high-gloss finish in a choice of black or silver colour are optionally available.
Intelligent lightweight construction is integral to the Porsche identity. This identity is expressed in the form of a high proportion of aluminium, magnesium, plastics and super-high-strength sheet steels. All materials have been strategically selected, and the paints used are predominantly environmentally friendly water-based paints. Each lightweight material is easily recyclable and all plastic components are labelled to facilitate future separation for recycling. In all, the new 718 Cayman models are around 95 % recoverable.
The new sport steering wheel with its puristic design, the ascending center console, three round instruments with the tachometer positioned in the center: everything in the interior is intended to put the driver first. All buttons and functions are intuitive to operate, all information is always at hand.
The optional light design package is both practical and aesthetically appealing. It comprises dimmable LEDs in various parts of the interior.
An optional alternative the standard air condition system, two-zone automatic climate control has separate temperature controls for the driver and passenger and offers a choice of three climate setting profiles.
On the new 718 Boxster models, the front luggage compartment holds 5.3 cu.ft. At the rear of the new 718 Boxster, there is space for 4.4 cu.ft – roof up or roof down. Thanks to the shelf above the engine cover, there is even enough room to accommodate the longer items of your belongings.
In sport, performance counts. It applies to the engine and it also applies to the brakes. The new 718 models are therefore equipped with four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers.
The new 718 models offer advanced airbag technology in the form of full-size driver and front passenger airbags, which are inflated in two stages depending on the severity and type of accident. They also feature driver and passenger knee airbags and the Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP).
In the open-top 718 Boxster models, dual roll-over protection creates survival space in the event of a roll-over or side impact. The front roll-over protection element is made from super-high-strength steel. The rear roll-over bars located behind the seats are made from an aluminium and steel composite. These come fully trimmed and provide a high degree of safety.
Rain. Fog. Darkness. Nothing that would faze a genuine athlete. That's why all 718 models are equipped with Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Design and cylinders||Turbocharged boxer 4||Turbocharged boxer 4|
|Bore||91.0 mm||91.0 mm|
|Stroke||76.0 mm||76.0 mm|
|Displacement||2.0 l||2.0 l|
|Max. power||300 hp||300 hp|
|at rpm||6,500 rpm||6,500 rpm|
|Max. torque||280 lb-ft||280 lb-ft|
|at rpm||1,950 - 4,500 rpm||1,950 - 4,500 rpm|
|Compression ratio||9.5 : 1||9.5 : 1|
|Max. engine speed||7,500 rpm||7,500 rpm|
|Power-to-weight ratio||9.8 lb/hp||10.0 lb/hp|
|Max. power per liter||150.0 hp/l||150.0 hp/l|
|Valves||2 intake / 2 exhaust||2 intake / 2 exhaust|
|Exhaust emission treatment||2 catalytic converters||2 catalytic converters|
|Intake style||Resonance intake system||Resonance intake system|
|Lubrication||Integrated dry-sump||Integrated dry-sump|
|Valve timing||VarioCam Plus||VarioCam Plus|
|Length||172.4 in||172.4 in|
|Width (w/ mirrors)||78.5 in||78.5 in|
|Width (w/ mirrors folded)||70.9 in||70.9 in|
|Height||50.4 in||50.4 in|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.31 Cd||0.31 Cd|
|Wheelbase||97.4 in||97.4 in|
|Turning circle||36.1 ft||36.1 ft|
|Front track||59.6 in||59.6 in|
|Rear track||60.3 in||60.3 in|
|Curb weight||2,944 lb||3,010 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)||3,648 lb||3,714 lb|
|Maximum load||704 lb||704 lb|
|Front luggage compartment volume||5.2 ft³||5.2 ft³|
|Rear luggage compartment volume||4.4 ft³||4.4 ft³|
|Fuel tank||14.2 gal||14.2 gal|
|Fuel Consumption||Manual||PDK (Automatic)|
|City||21 MPG||22 MPG|
|Highway||28 MPG||29 MPG|
|Combined||24 MPG||25 MPG|
|EPA Disclaimer||EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.||EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.|
|Chassis and Suspension||Manual||PDK (Automatic)|
|Front axle||MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar||MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar|
|Rear axle||MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar||MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar|
|Brakes||330 mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers at front; 300 mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers at rear||330 mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers at front; 300 mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers at rear|
|Steering||Electromechanical power steering with variable steering ratio||Electromechanical power steering with variable steering ratio|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Traction control||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Stability control||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Wheels (front)||8 x 18 ET 57||8 x 18 ET 57|
|Tires (front)||235/45 ZR 18||235/45 ZR 18|
|Wheels (rear)||9.5 x 18 ET 49||9.5 x 18 ET 49|
|Tires (rear)||265/45 ZR 18||265/45 ZR 18|
|Service & Warranty||Manual||PDK (Automatic)|
|Limited vehicle warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program|
|Main service interval||Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.||Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.|
|Limited paint warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)|
|Limited corrosion warranty||12 years/unlimited miles||12 years/unlimited miles|