2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Release Date and Review

Porsche is planning to announce the release of the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models during this month’s Detroit Motor Show. These models, offered in both coupe and convertible form, will feature a minor facelift, a more powerful engine, and new tech features. Its date of release, according to preliminary reports, should be expected in March next year.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo front view, headlights and Cabriolet rear view

Both models differ slightly in terms of performance and appointment. For instance, the 911 Turbo is expected to come with a 3.8L flat six engine rated at 540 horsepower and 523 lbs. ft. of torque. As a result, the coupe is capable of effortlessly reaching a top speed of 189 mph and achieve a 0-60 mph acceleration in a neck-snapping 2.9 seconds.

The 911 Turbo S, on the other hand, gets an improved version of the Turbo’s flat six model. The result is a power grunt of 580 horsepower and 553 pounds torque. Consequently, the Turbo S achieves an impressive top speed of 205 mph and a 0-60 mph zoom in just 2.5 seconds.

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Both engines, bolted to a dual-clutch transmission system, improve the throttle response by boosting the pressure even during load changes which is achieved through the race-derived dynamic boost function. This, in Layman’s language, means the driver will still be able to gain the same boost even after coming off from a corner or after briefly taking the foot off the accelerator.

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Additionally, both the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models both feature the Sport Chrono package and the Sport Response button. The latter preconditions the transmission and engine for optimum responsiveness, while the former adds the go-fast features just like in the 918 Spyder that inspired the GT steering wheel.

The driver is also able to choose between the four available driving modes: Sport, Normal, Sport Plus, and Individual via the knob that is intricately placed on the steering wheel.

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Interior wise, there are lots of evolutionary and discreet visual updates. The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo comes with new alloy wheel designs, model-specific decklid, revised bumpers, and new-look headlights.

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The cabin offers several new features including but not limited to a new infotainment system referred to as the PCM, short for Porsche Communication Manager. This system groups both entertainment, navigation and connectivity into one simple unit that can integrate to the internet to provide real-time notifications. The PCM comes built on the center console and controlled via the 7” touchscreen.

Date Of Release & Price Estimate – 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo

According to the official price estimates we have been able to get hold of, buyers should expect to pay a higher price once the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S hit showrooms next April. The 911 Turbo S will go for sale for a base price of $188,100, the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet commands $200,400, the 911 Turbo costs $159,200, and finally, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet rounds out the lineup at $171,500. The figures mentioned above though, don’t include the destination charge.

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo & 911 Turbo S Engine Specs

As already mentioned the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S will come equipped with a 3.8L turbocharged engine rated at 540 horsepower – for the Turbo, and 580 horsepower for the Turbo S trim.

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This power boost over the previous model is mostly attributed to the tweaked air intakes and fuel injectors. As already mentioned, the PDK dual-clutch will be the only transmission system provided.

Unfortunately, it is still too early to speculate about the EPA ratings at this time, but we hope both models will improved on the outgoing model’s respectable 17/24 mpg combined.

Interior Changes & Exterior S Review – 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo

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Some of the standard features and electronics include bi-xenon headlights, 19” alloy wheels, a 7” touchscreen interface, a four-way power adjustable front seats, a manual telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, media player interface, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, a USB port, a nine-speaker sound system, torque vectoring rear differential, a power operated soft-top, upgraded displays, a fixed rear spoiler, active stabilizer bars, HD and satellite radio, and leather upholstery.
Interior wise, both cars come with copious amounts of leg-and headroom in its snug fore seats.

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Additionally, you get a bit more customization for some extra bucks, these are in terms of varying degrees of lateral bolstering and adjustability. But even without the added features, you still get an enthusiastic driving and superb comfort even with the base engine.

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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.

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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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