2017 Porsche Boxster – Release Date and Review

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

2017 Porsche Boxster engine

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

2017 Porsche Boxster release date

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.

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New 2017 Porsche Panamera – Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Porsche Panamera is fast, focused, and exceptionally well-mannered, and continues to set the benchmark among other luxury cars. Highlights include an athletic handling, a multitude of options and variations, an impeccable refinement and cabin quality, a scintillating acceleration, and lots of upscale surfaces. Although its release date is still contentious as of this writing, it should however be expected sometime mid-next year.

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For 2017, the changes are mild but necessary. Lots of standard options and features which would have otherwise be optional have been made standard for the new Panamera. Other notable changes you should expect include hand-finished details and plenty of customization possibilities.

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The new model drives and feels special and it’s not just another vehicle on the road. It comes with a breathtaking performance while managing to offer its occupants a feature-rich cabin laden with the latest technologies that many would only dream of. The new Edition, in particular, offers a sleek interior quality, feature content galore and a price tag worth of a premium flagship luxury sedan identity.

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Things get even more scintillating under its hood, with engines capable of generating anywhere between 310 horsepower to excess of 570 horsepower. Also, for 2017, Porsche had availed a slew of high-tech safety features that will guarantee passengers and driver alike of their safety even at ballistic speeds.

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You will even be further enthralled by the list of standard features the base model offers. Would you like body-colored painted wheels? Leather-lined air vents? A customized interior ambience? A unique color palette? What counts here is how much you’re willing to spend. All these add-ons can be requested for an extra cost.

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It has proven again how difficult it can be to recommend its alternatives in the segment, as quite frankly, there aren’t any direct rivals. Although some German rivals would offer it a run for its money, but they’ll still fall short of certain areas nonetheless. However depending on your priorities, you can check out what the competition offers. Alternatives in the segment include the 2017 BMW 7 Series, 2017 Audi S7/RS7, 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, 2017 BMW 6 Series, 2017 Jaguar XJ, and the 2017 Audi A8.

2017 Porsche Panamera Engine Specs

Under the hood of the new 2017 Porsche Panamera is an array of engines paired to a PDK (automated manual transmission). Also, the RWD is standard in most trim models apart from the Turbo, GTS, and Turbo S and “4” models that come with an AWD.

2017 Porsche Panamera engine

The base model comes equipped with a 3.6L V6 rated at 310 hp and 295 lbs. ft. of torque. The Panamera S offer a 3.0L turbocharged V6 capable of generating a healthy 420 hp and 384 pounds-ft. of torque while the GTS offers a 4.8L naturally–aspirated V8 engine beneath its hood. With it is a production of around 440 hp and 384 pounds-feet of torque.

The Turbo offers a 4.8L turbocharged V8 engine able to offer 520 hp and 516 pounds-feet of torque, and upgrading to the Turbo S will guarantee you a power of about 570 hp and 553 pounds-feet of torque.

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Last, but certainly not the least, is the 2017 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid model. It comes mated to a 95-horsepower electric motor and an Audi sourced 3.0L supercharged V6 engine. Both mills working in synergy yield a total of about 416 horsepower. Porsche says you can expect an EPA fuel economy rating of 25 mpg – combined, and a 0-60 mph acceleration in just under 4.7 seconds.

Trims Available – Porsche Panamera

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This four passenger sedan is offered in a whopping 14 trims levels: S, 4, 4 Edition, S E-Hybrid, 4S, Turbo, GTS, Turbo S and the extended-wheelbase Turbo S Executive, 4S Executive, Turbo Executive, and the ultra-low-volume Exclusive.

Exterior Configuration & 2017 Porsche Panamera Exterior Redesign

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Standard accessories and features available for the base Panamera according to spy photos and rumors include automatic wipers, partial leather upholstery, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, 18” wheels, a rear 60/40-split rear seatback, a heated eight-way power front seats, LED running lights, automatic bi-xenon headlights, and a power liftgate.

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Of course this is just a tip of what you should expect, more details should be expected as its release date edges closer.

Coupe Price & 2017 Porsche Panamera Release Date

2017 Porsche Panamera Release date

Its release as already mentioned above should be expected mid-next year, as per the rumors within the industry. The Panamera Hybrid should be expected to come with an MSRP tag of $96,100, and $78,100 for the 2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan.

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2017 Porsche Cayman – Release Date, Review and Specs

Stylish and capable, the new 2017 Porsche Cayman is one of the most desirable sports car on the market. Highlights for 2017 include an exceptional handling, an extensive personalization option, a beautifully crafted interior, a slick-shifting transmission, and fuel-efficient and rewarding engines. Its release date should be expected sometime in February 2017, at least according to various online sources.

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The Cayman midengine layout gives it a handling balance that’s its rear-engine Porsche 911 stablemate can’t match, and it’s supported by unparalleled steering feel and braking precision. True, Porsche still reserves its most powerful flat-6 engines for the 911, but it’s almost churlish to complain now that the 385-horsepower GT4 model is available. The Cayman is also an ideal size for a sports car, as its compact dimensions make it feel wonderfully nimble on the road.

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You don’t absolutely need to have something that gives you bragging rights for the most power, biggest skid pad g-forces, or top slot at the valet line supposing you’re a reasonably sane person looking to purchase a sports car. Mostly you’re interested in something that will offer everyday usability while still offering a fantastic driving experience.

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The Cayman’s snug interior has always been a defining trait. The sleek, high-mounted center console has become a prominent design feature across Porsche’s model range, giving the modestly priced Cayman a bit of extra cachet. Unsurprisingly, storage space is not a Cayman strong suit. There just aren’t many storage nooks or cubbies that can accommodate your stuff, and the cupholders are flimsy. On the brighter side, the midengine layout allows for two trunks.

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The only remaining question might be how much it costs. It gets pricey even with just a few options added, even as Porsche’s entry-level sports car. But if refinement and driver involvement are your top priorities, the 2017 Porsche Cayman makes a very compelling case, both rationally and emotionally.

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Alternatives to consider in the segment include the 2017 BMW M235i. It is less expensive, has a stout turbocharged inline-6 under its hood, and has a more practical interior. Others are the 2017 Ford Shelby GT 350 and the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette.

Offered Trims – Porsche Cayman

Four trims are offered for the two-seat 2017 Porsche Cayman coupe: base, S, GT4 and GTS.

Exterior Review & 2017 Porsche Cayman Interior Facelift

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Standard accessories and features available for the base Cayman include cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 7” central touchscreen, air-conditioning, automatic wipers, 18” wheels, auto stop-start feature, manual aft/fore and height adjustment, an adaptive rear spoiler, a 4.6” information driver display, heated exterior mirrors, ambient interior lighting, and a six-speaker sound system.

2017 Porsche Cayman interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard

The only dissimilarity between the base and the Cayman S trim model is the latter’s additional feature list that includes dual exhaust outlets, red painted brake calipers, larger front brake discs, and 19” wheels.

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Opting for the Cayman GTS gets you a sport exhaust, 20” wheels, an edgy Sport Plus driving mode, a synthetic suede interior trim, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, aggressively bolstered sports seats, tinted headlights, adaptive dampers, and dynamic transmission mounts.

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At the helm is the GT4 which comes bundled to together with an aerodynamic exterior unique outside styling, a mechanical differential lock, an exclusive sport suspension, a fixed rear large spoiler, bigger brakes and the exclusive GT4 PDK.

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As is the norm for Porsche, ostensibly innumerable options are on offer, but you’ll have to wait for these as its release date edges closer.

2017 Porsche Cayman Engine Specs

Four engines are offered beneath the hood of the 2017 Porsche Cayman. The base offers a six-cylinder 2.7L engine good for 275 horsepower and 213 lbs. ft. of torque. EPA estimates the PDK to return 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 20/30/24 mpg for the base Cayman.

Stepping up the performance is the 3.4L flat-6 engine rated at 325 horsepower and 273 pounds-feet of torque and comes fitted under the hood of the Cayman S trim model. With a PDK, the Cayman S only needs 4.5 seconds to zoom past 60 mph mark.

2017 Porsche Cayman engine

Opting for the Cayman GTS affords you with an upgraded 3.4L flat-6 engine good for 340 horsepower and 280 pounds-feet of torque. Estimates for the fuel economy stand at 19/26/22 mpg with the manual, and 22/31/25 mpg with the PDK.

Finally, the GT4 comes equipped with a 3.8L flat-6 engine. A six-speed manual transmission system mated to the engine forwards the power produced – 385 horsepower and 309 pounds-feet of torque to the wheels.

GT4 Price & 2017 Porsche Cayman Release Date

2017 Porsche Cayman Release date

February 2017 is the expected release date of the new 2017 Porsche Cayman, at least according to various online sources.  As for the price, the Cayman Coupe is estimated will go for sale for and MSRP of $52,600.

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