The new 2017 Porsche Boxster comes up aces thanks to its style, luxury and thrilling drive quality. Some of its strengths include a well-insulated soft top, artful designed cabin, stellar handling, endless customization options, and fuel-efficient and engaging powertrains. The Porsche Boxster release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017, at least for the U.S market.
Relative to their fixed-roof siblings, convertibles, as a general rule, are a bit heavier and softer. They often trade out some performance for an opportunity to transform into a suntan bed at a moment’s notice. In stark contrast however, the Boxster Convertible is the right opposite.
It is one such vehicle that is not just concerned about getting you from one point to another, but is more concerned in offering its occupants a memorable experience as well. Some of the blessings it offers include an intoxicating engine soundtrack, stellar handling, and a balanced mid-engine layout.
In terms of performance, it comes in dizzying amounts of trim models that are equipped with an array of engine choice. The 2017 Porsche Boxster Spyder, in particular comes with a 3.8L engine rated at 375 hp that makes it the most powerful model in the entire lineup.
Lest you think the Boxster is a bed of roses, it comes with some few foibles including a weak standard stereo, modest cargo volume, and a poor rear visibility. As such, some of the alternatives you can consider include the Mercedes-Benz SLK, BMW Z4, Jaguar F-Type, and the Alfa Romeo 4C.
2017 Porsche Boxster Trims
Five trims are offered for the 2017 Porsche Boxster: Black Edition, Spyder, S, Base, and GTS. The 2017 Boxster GT4 review is however offered on its own.
2017 Porsche Boxster Review of Exterior & Interior Changes
Some of the standard features available for the base model include manual adjustable front and rear seats, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, cruise control, heated rear seats, a single-CD player, partial leather upholstery, heated exterior mirrors, a power-operated soft top, a single central exhaust, an auxiliary audio, a jack, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, a USB port, a rear spoiler, heated rear glass, and a wind deflector.
Opting for the 2017 Porsche Boxster Black Edition gest you a sport steering wheel, adaptive xenon headlights, twenty-inch wheels, a navigation system, heated seats, rear and front parking system, automatic dual-zone climate control, and auto-dimming mirrors.
Upgrading to the 2017 Porsche Boxster GTS gives you a sport steering wheel, unique front fascia, a more powerful engine, driver-adjustable chassis settings, launch control, an optional PDK transmissions system, dynamic transmission mounts, a faux-suede interior trim, more aggressive seat bolsters, a lower ride, tinted taillights, twenty-inch wheels, and adaptive xenon lights.
The 2017 Porsche Boxster Spyder adds xenon headlights, LED interior lights, tri-zone automatic climate control, a mechanical differential lock, bigger brakes, a six-speaker sound system, tinted taillights, faux-suede steering wheel, and dynamic transmission mounts.
Options offered include a power-adjustable steering wheel, adaptive xenon headlights, a four-way power lumbar, a nine-speaker sound system, LED interior lighting, auto-dimming mirrors, a 12-speaker Burmester sound system, satellite and HD radio, ventilated and heated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, smartphone app integration, keyless ignition and entry, automatic headlights and wipers, and a four-zone automatic climate control.
2017 Porsche Boxster Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
A power of 265 horsepower and 207 lbs. ft. of torque is generated by a horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine offered for both the 2017 Porsche Boxster Black Edition and base models. The Boxster S comes with a 3.4L flat-6 engine that’s good for 266 pounds-ft. of torque and 315 horsepower.
Upgrading to the Boxster GTS gets you a power output of 330 horsepower and 273 pounds-ft. of torque from a 3.4L flat-6 engine. EPA says the PDK-equipped model should be able to check in at 22/31/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 19/26/22 mpg with the manual transmission system.
Finally, the 2017 Porsche Boxster Spyder comes equipped with a 3.8L flat-6 engine that generates a whopping 375 horsepower and 309 pounds-ft. of torque. It does 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.
2017 Porsche Boxster Release Date & Price
According to various sources, the 2017 Boxster Spyder goes for sale sometime in the second half of 2017.
The 2017 Porsche Boxster Convertible price starts from an MSRP of $52,100.