Even though 2015 year models are currently still offered in the dealers, the 2016 Porsche Boxster is soon coming. There basically won’t be any changes in its design or performance alike, but lineup will be expanded by returning Spyder models. The new Porsche Boxster 2016 slowly, but steadily marches towards a generation shift, but let us enjoy its current state which is very good, especially design and performance-wise. Even better, there are now Spyder models to spice things up with their unique styling and top notch performance.
2016 Porsche Boxster review
What’s there to say about it visually? Most of Porsches look alike, and new Porsche Boxster 2016 is none the wiser. Egg-shaped singular headlamps, low nose, flared fenders, air intake before the rear wheels and low rear end with small spoiler are the features which could easily describe any other German maker’s car.
Interior is basically the same in all available models, at least when it comes to cabin design. However, materials and color options differ. All models get sport seats, but GTS and Spyder get the upgraded versions of them. Leather upholstery was never doubted, but Spyder model, for instance, gets leather/suede combination in dark gray/red colorway. One of the best-looking options is all-red cabin with aluminum accents which really takes the breath away. As a true exotic car, the new Porsche Boxster 2016 comes with plethora of tech features which span from 7-inch touch screen display to advanced electronic safety systems like front and rear parking sensors.
Porsche Boxster 2016 specs
Base Boxster moves thanks to 2.7-liter flat-6 engine with as much as 265 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. S and GTS models share the same 3.4-liter flat-6 powertrain, but they don’t share the power output figures. Former makes 315 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, while latter generates up to 330 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the fastest Boxster ever made, 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder gets 3.8-liter flat-6 engine which is capable of making 375 horses and 310 lb-ft of torque. While it is tied exclusively to 6-speed manual transmission, base, S and GTS models get to choose between it and 7-speed PDK automatic gearbox. Needless to say, engine is still positioned in mid-front, while all Boxsters move over rear wheels.
2016 Porsche Boxster mpg and price
Base 2016 Porsche Boxster models are rated at 20/30 mpg with manual and at 22/32 mpg with PDK transmission which are great numbers for a sports car. S model returns 20/28 mpg or 21/30 mpg depending on gearbox and GTS returns either 19/26 mpg or 22/31 mpg. Finally, 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder spells 17/24 mpg. Prices range from $51,400 for base models and $83,095 for Spyder version.