2016 Porsche Boxster
Porsche Boxster was introduced in 1996 as an entry-level, engined sports car . It was Porsche’s first road-going roadster since the 550 Spyder, which was discontinued in 1956. Although it was received with mild criticism and seen as a departure from Porsche tradition, the Boxster quickly grew on to become the company’s biggest volume seller until the Cayenne SUV was launched in 2003. Initially motivated by a 2.5-liter, flat-six engine, the Boxster started receiving larger, 2.7-liter and 3.2-liter units later in its life. By 2005, a second-generation model had already been introduced and were upgraded to 2.9-liter and 3.4 liter flat-six mills. The third generation Boxster (981) arrived the 2013 model year with extensive visual updates, uprated engines and a brand-new GTS version scheduled for 2015. As we move into the 2016 model year, the Germans are rolling out a mid-cycle refresh for the Boxster.
Our spy photographers caught the new 2016 Porsche Boxster out testing, and let us in on what details they could make out on the new roadster. The first prototypes spotted by our paparazzi reveal that the Boxster is set to receive updates similar to the 911. No surprises here, as the 2016 Porsche Boxster will roll out with a revised front bumper, new LED daytime running lights and a new headlamp configuration. The more interesting addition, might make its way under the car’s rear bonnet in the form of a turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. The Germans already confirmed a brand-new four-banger is set to add a different flavor to both the Boxster and the Cayman, but hinted that the new powerplants will join Porsche ranks once the next-generation models arrive at the end of the decade.
2016 Porsche Boxster Engine
As for the Engine of the 2016 Porsche Boxster, there is a rumor that this sports car will be powered by an all-new turbocharged engine with four cylinders (of unknown capacity), which will also be featured in the new Cayman. Just for comparison, the 2015 models are powered by flat-six power units, with a displacement of 2.7 and 3.4 liters, paired with 6-speed manual transmissions as standard. The exact number of ponies generated by these new mills is still a mystery. However, experts assume that the produced power will be about 395 horsepower or more. Fuel consumption should also be improved, and CO2 emissions reduced.
2016 Porsche Boxster Release Date and Price
2016 Porsche Boxster is expected come out sometime in 2015, probably in the second half of the year. However, it could make a debut at one of the upcoming auto shows. As for the price tag, it is expected that the prices will be in the range of $50,000 – $70,000.
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