10 Best Convertibles For 2016

5. 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster

What’s New?

Porsche unveiled a brand new Boxster for 2016 during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The 718 Boxster comes with a signature style that will leave you breathless. Sporty and athletic, its bright, organic design stands out among the rest, it’s the ideal realization of the modern-day luxury vehicle. Its engine performance also, has been upgraded to be just as thrilling as its appearance.

Exterior Features

The rear end has an accent trim that increases the width and the horizontal geometry of the air intake grilles also make the front look wider. The wings have been purposely been placed higher than before in order to enhance the appearance of the new headlight units. The 718 can take wheels of up the 20″ and the contours on the doors direct wind into the air intake grilles on both sides of the car.

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Interior Features

The new dashboard design is striking without sacrificing any of the ergonomics of the 718’s predecessors. The driver’s area is meant to resemble a cockpit and the reduced distance between the gear lever and steering wheel not only save time, but resemble a race car to a t.

Technology

The optional technology in the Boxter includes cruise control, lane change assist, and a speed limit indicator. As standard the park assist and reversing camera help to alert drivers of any obstacles in their vicinity. As an optional addition, you can upgrade to include the front monitor with 4 additional sensors.

In terms of audio, the 718 Boxter comes equipped with a specially designed smartphone tray that allows you access to music, contacts, and internet hands-free. You can connect to ApplePlay though, this is through extra cost.

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Engine/ Fuel Efficiency

The engine of the Porsche Boxter 4-cylinder, 2.0 liter with 300 horsepower and 280lb-ft torque. In terms of fuel efficiency, Porsche have not released the figures but we can only imagine, it is not the most economic. But this is something you need to sacrifice for the 170 mph top speed and 0-60 acceleration in 4.9 seconds. With the touch of a button you can lift and drop the hood in 9 seconds too. It has a 6-speed manual transmission as standard which offers short shift times that become even better with the optional Sport Chrono Package.

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Posted on September 3, 2016

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