Boxer 4-cylinder, turbo and 300 or 340 BHP of power: the heart of the new Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman

what we have already spoken of the desire we have of tasting the new engine boxer four-cylinder? What I have said that we are probably at the last opportunity to purchase a Boxster or a Cayman with a boxer six-cylinder atmospheric? The next year there will be major changes in the range of access of the sports of Porsche. The arrival of the Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman will be accompanied by a great novelty, the introduction of two engines boxer four-cylinder and turbo, that will change completely the conception that until now we had this couple of sports. What a negative movement or a positive? That answer I will not give it until you try. What we can disclose from this point is that the new 718 Boxster and Cayman will be more powerful, faster and more athletic than ever. And yes, that is something that we should celebrate.

The new Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman will be more powerful than ever, with two engines boxer four-cylinder and turbo 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter.

The british magazine CAR Magazine as we has anticipated some of the details that we were wanting to know. Seem to have had the opportunity to test the new Porsche 718 Boxster, still covered in camouflage, and in pre-production units, in the north of Canada. And that has given them the opportunity to know the figures of the new sporting of Porsche, which at least are interesting.

The new range of Porsche 718 will be defined in the following way: there will be a 718 of access, with a 2.0-liter engine. Above, a 718 S with 2.5-liter engine. The range 718 is comprised of a coupe, that will still be called Cayman, and a convertible slightly more expensive, that it will still be called Boxster.


will Be more powerful and also more rapid. In the future we should expect the arrival of a GTS even more sporty and also with four cylinders.

The Porsche 718 is more economical and civilized, so to speak, will be equipped with a boxer four-cylinder and 2.0 liters, which will start in the 300 HP of power and 360 Nm of maximum torque. It will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds and reaches 270 km/h. Currently, the Boxster enjoys a engine of 265 HP, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds (5.5 seconds with Sport+) and reaches up to 264 km/h. Jumps to the view that the employment of a four-cylinder engine it will also lead to an improvement of power and performance interesting. The new 718 Boxster would be, in that sense, in an intermediate point between the Boxster and the Boxster S traded so far.

above, we will have the Porsche 718 S. This model will use a boxer-four-cylinder and 2.5-liter, also turbocharged, with 340 horsepower, a maximum torque of 400 Nm, a 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 280 km/h. The Boxster S current delivered 315 HP, accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds with PDK (4.8 seconds Sport+) and can reach 277 km/h.

According to CAR Magazine, the new 718 Boxster and Cayman will be reduced their consumption by 15%. But very probably the most important aspect of their engines, with two cylinders less, smaller, and turbo, is a delivery more forceful in his entire regime of revolutions, the greater kick down.


According to CAR Magazine, the new Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman shall have space sufficient to accommodate a boxer engine six-cylinder. The hope that this engine will hold, even if it is only on a new GT4 and a new Spyder, we have not lost.

said by CAR Magazine we have to stay with the following. It is evident that, in a few years, Porsche will expand the range with two new GTS, which very likely shall enjoy the boxer engine 4-cylinder 2.5-liter and at least 365 horsepower.

But it is also important to stay with the fact that the aperture of the engine of the new Boxster and Cayman go to enjoy enough space to install a six-cylinder engine. Thus, Porsche would not have closed the door to offer two new generations of the Boxster Spyder and the Cayman GT4, which use the boxer six-cylinder of the largest, and which are placed around the figures as interesting as the 400 HP of power. Amen…

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