2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and Boxster S Bound for Dealerships in June | Edmunds

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and Boxster S Bound for Dealerships in June


ATLANTA — The 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S convertibles, which receive a new heritage-inspired name and a midcycle update, will go on sale at Porsche dealerships in late June.

The 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster is priced at $57,050, including a $1,050 destination charge, Porsche Cars North America said on Tuesday.

The 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S starts at $69,450, including shipping.

In comparison, the 2016 Boxster starts at $53,095, including a $995 destination charge.

The 718 designation is a reference to the ground-breaking sports car Porsche introduced in 1957. Porsche built the midengine 718 from 1957-'62 as a successor to the 550 Spyder.

Porsche said the "centerpiece of the 2017 Boxster lineup is a newly developed, turbocharged flat four-cylinder engine."

The 718 Boxster is equipped with a 300-horsepower 2.0-liter flat four-cylinder engine, while the 718 Boxster S is equipped with a 2.5-liter engine producing 350 hp.

A six-speed manual transmission is standard.

The new engines churn out 35 more hp compared to the outgoing models. Porsche said the engines are more fuel-efficient. The EPA has not rated the 2017 Boxster.

The 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S also feature a retuned suspension and better brakes.

Exterior cues include a redesigned front end and bi-xenon headlights. LED headlights with four-point daytime running lights are optional, along with new 20-inch wheels.

Key Boxster rivals include the BMW Z4 and Jaguar F-Type.

Edmunds says: It's time to put in your order for the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S.

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