Porsche Boxster | 2.0 2dr


PORSCHE BOXSTER 2.0 2drPORSCHE BOXSTER 2.0 2drPORSCHE BOXSTER 2.0 2dr
PORSCHE BOXSTER 2.0 2drPORSCHE BOXSTER 2.0 2dr
PersonalLease
£586.75Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£488.96Per month ex VAT
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£5,280.77 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£4,400.64 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Xenon Lights
Xenon Lights
Alloy Wheels
18" Alloy Wheels
Air Con
Air Con
LED
Daytime Lights

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Green tinted heat insulating glass
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Power windows with one touch operation and door seal protection
  • Top tinted windscreen
  • Water repellent side windows
  • Windscreen washer system with two wiper speeds and washer jets
BRAKES
  • ASR
  • Electrically controlled parking brake
  • Front and rear 4 piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers, disc internally vented and cross drilled, front/rear disc diameter, brake calipers in black
  • Front and rear lightweight spring strut axle
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Floor mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Porsche Stability Management (PSM), ABS with advanced brake functions
DRIVER AIDS
  • Electromechanical direct steering with variable steering ratio and steering pulse generator
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Connect Plus, Apple CarPlay, telephone module, wireless internet access, carfinder, remote vehicle status, remote service, vehicle track
  • Digital displays for vehicle speed, chosen gear, odometer, trip odometer and clock
  • Instrument cluster with central rev counter and high-resolution 4.6 inch colour display
  • Multi function display
  • On board computer
  • Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including online navigation module, mobile phone preparation, audio interfaces and voice control system
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Electrically adjustable heated exterior mirrors on door waist rails, aspherical on driver's side
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Instrument dials and rev counter in black
ENGINE
  • 4 valves per cylinder
  • Aluminium block and cylinder heads
  • Direct fuel injection (DFI)
  • Gasoline particulate filter
  • Integrated dry-sump lubrication with an on-demand oil pump
  • Turbocharger with intercooler
  • VarioCam Plus variable valve timing and lift
  • Water cooled with thermal management
ENTERTAINMENT
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Integrated compatible SIM including Porsche Connect Services
  • Wifi and music streaming
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Automatically extending rear spoiler
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Door sill guards with model designation logo
  • Fully automatic fabric hood, electrically operated/heatable rigid glass rear screen, operable approx 30 mph and convenient operation by key remote
  • Intelligent lightweight body in Aluminium/Steel composite construction
  • Net wind deflector
  • Solid paint
  • Twin tract sports exhaust system with central tailpipe in stainless steel
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlight activation including welcome home lighting
  • Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights and integral 4 point brake lights and reversing lights
  • Separate auxiliary lights in the front end with LED indicators and position lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Adjustable fan with air recirculation and defroster functions
  • Air conditioning system with integrated active carbon filter
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V sockets in passenger footwell and centre console storage compartment
  • Alcantara/leatherette seat trim
  • Clothes hooks on front seat backrests
  • Elevated centre console with uncovered storage compartment and closed storage compartment
  • Front and rear luggage compartments
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • High gloss porsche logo on trim strip and model designation on rear apron in silver colour
  • Hood lining in black fabric
  • Interior roof lining
  • Lockable glovebox
  • Smooth finish leather on steering wheel rim, gear lever and door handles
  • Sports steering wheel with manual fore/aft/height adjust
  • Storage compartments in each doors
  • Three way catalytic converter and on board diagnostics for monitoring emission control system
  • Two individual cup holders (integral to dashboard trim strip)
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Footwell illumination
  • LED reading lights, orientation, ignition lock, additionally luggage compartment and glove compartment lighting
PACKS
  • Sound package plus - Boxster
SAFETY
  • 3 point automatic seatbelts
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners load limiters
  • Full size driver and passenger airbags
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Porsche side impact protection doors with thorax airbag in outer backrest side bolster and head airbag for driver/passenger in door panel
  • Roll over protection
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
SEATS
  • Sports seats with electric backrest adjustment and manual fore/aft and height adjustment
SECURITY
  • Alarm system with interior surveillance
  • Anti-theft wheel bolts
  • Engine immobiliser with in key transponder, central locking and remote control
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 18" Boxster alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tyre sealing compound and electric air compressor kit

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 186
  • HC: 48E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 91
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1988
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout: FLAT 4
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Layout: MID ENGINE TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 76
  • Valve gear: QUAD CAM
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 34.9
  • EC Extra Urban: 44.8
  • EC Urban: 25
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 13.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 13.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 8.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 9.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 7.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 7.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 7.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 8.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 9
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: N
  • Coin Series: N
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 300
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 5.3
  • BHP: 300
  • Engine Power KW: 220
  • Engine Power RPM: 6500
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 280
  • Engine Torque MKG: 38.7
  • Engine Torque NM: 380
  • Engine Torque RPM: 2150
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 170
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 235/45 ZR18
  • Tyre Size Rear: 265/45 ZR18
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: BOXSTER
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1281
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4379
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11
  • Wheelbase: 2475
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1801
  • Width (including mirrors): 1994
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 275
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 54
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1655
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Max. Roof Load: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: N
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1335
  • No. of Seats: 2
  • Payload: 320

Reviews

Porsche Boxster BOX FRESH (67/100)

Porsche's redoubtable roadster is back, better than ever in turbocharged form. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer from the 718 Boxster.

Ten Second Review

The Porsche Boxster has long been the benchmark in the sports roadster sector - and still is in this latest turbocharged '718 Boxster' guise. It's more powerful, more efficient, sharper to drive and better looking. What's not to like?

Background

How do you begin to design an even better Porsche Boxster? Think about the restrictions placed upon you, were you to be tasked with the job. It would need to be better to drive than any of its key rivals, yet it would also need to wriggle into a price bracket that slotted it between sports roadsters and the latest Porsche 911 models. It would need to appeal to the German intent on thrashing it around the Nurburgring, the Floridian retiree with a golf bag in the boot and those inching through the Beijing rush hour. As with any successor model, it would need to pull off the trick of being better built but lighter, quicker yet more economical and offering more equipment while issuing fewer tailpipe emissions. That's one heck of a balancing trick. Thing is, Porsche looks as if it has pulled it off with this 718 Boxster model. The '718' reference in the name refers not to the engine but a series of classic Porsche mid-engined models that won numerous races in the 1950s and '60s.

Driving Experience

The Porsche Boxster's reputation as a driver's car has been burnished with each successive generation and this improved third generation variant appears to offer a useful step forward in this '718' form. Much has changed on the engine front. The entry level unit has been downsized to a 2.0-litre unit, but thanks to the addition of turbocharging, the good news is that it generates 35bhp more than the old 2.7-litre lump, managing a hearty 300bhp, which is much more than the original Boxster S. The new '718 Boxster S' offers a 2.5-litre capacity (down from 3.4) but the powerplant is now good for 350bhp (up from 315bhp). A six-speed manual is fitted as standard, although the optional seven-speed PDK double clutch gearbox is sure to be popular. This gets revised software for quicker and smoother shifts. With the optional PDK gearbox, this improved '718 Boxster' will hit 62mph in a claimed 4.7s (nearly a second quicker than before and quicker than the old Boxster S), with the '718 Boxster S' managing to knock over the benchmark sprint in just 4.2s. Handling-wise, the re-tuned chassis enhances cornering performance and the electro-mechanical power steering system is configured to be 10% more direct. 'Porsche Active Suspension Management' is an option and 'S' buyers can specify an even more focused 'Sport Chassis'. Plus there's the usual 'Sport Chrono Package' option with its various selectable driving mode settings that now include a 'Sport Response' button for brief extra engine responsiveness when you need it.

Design and Build

The 718 Boxster has small but subtle differences over its predecessor, the front featuring a wider and more purposeful appearance, with larger cooling air intakes referencing the new turbocharged engine beating within. The nose is completed by restyled Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. In profile, identifying features include independently-styled wheel arches and side sills. Larger air inlet panels with two fins further emphasise the car's dynamic look. The doors are now designed without door handle recess covers. The rear of the 718 Boxster has been redesigned, characterized by a much wider appearance - emphasized by the accent strip with its integrated 'Porsche' badge between the tail lights. The tail lights have been restyled too and are distinguished by three-dimensional LED technology and four-point brake lights. Build quality looks better than ever from this car, these days built entirely in-house at Zuffenhausen rather than being contracted out to Valmet in Finland as many early Boxsters were. The key interior styling feature is a gently angled centre stack that houses many of the minor controls and the gear shifter, reminiscent in design to that found on the iconic Carrera GT supercar. The lightweight fully electric hood dispenses with a compartment lid for the convertible top when stowed.

Market and Model

Where before you could buy a new Boxster for significantly under £40,000, these days, that's no longer possible. This '718' model starts at around £42,000 in 2.0-litre turbo form - or around £51,000 in 2.5-litre turbo 'S' guise. The Boxster features 19" alloy wheels, auto stop/start and sports mode, remote control hood operation, audio CD with colour touch-screen control, a universal audio interface offering MP3 connectivity and a three year warranty. A central feature of the new interior is Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with mobile phone preparation, audio interfaces and the Sound Package Plus with 110 watts of audio power. PCM can be extended with optional modules to thoroughly adapt it to personal requirements. For instance, the navigation module including voice control is available, which makes it easy to input driving destinations. In addition, the Connect Plus module is available as an extension of the navigation module; it provides online navigation services and enhanced online audio features. With Porsche Vehicle Tracking System Plus (PVTS+) as standard, the 718 Boxster offers the highest class of vehicle security. All new Boxster customers also get the opportunity to explore the potential of their car by participating in a complimentary course at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone. It's hard to imagine a more enjoyable day you could spend with your new toy.

Cost of Ownership

Porsche has carved an enviable reputation when it comes to the efficiency of its sports models and the '718 Boxster' continues to show other manufacturers the way forward. The launch of the 718 Boxster represents a return by the brand to building sports cars with flat four-cylinder 'boxer' engines. The addition of a turbocharger significantly boosts torque while improving fuel economy. In the 718 Boxster, the four-cylinder flat engine with PDK has a Combined fuel consumption figure of 40.9 mpg (5.1 mpg more than the previous model). In the 718 Boxster S, the 2.5-litre turbo engine with PDK returns 38.7 mpg Combined (4.3 mpg more than the previous model). CO2 emissions vary across the range from 158 to 184g/km. Each 718 model is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission as standard. The Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) auto transmission, which now features fuel-saving 'virtual gears' previously introduced on the 911 model series, is available as an option. The PDK transmission features a 'sailing' mode whereby the engine is decoupled during periods of trailing throttle or on longer downhill sections, dropping the engine revs to a mere 700rpm, further saving fuel. Prod the throttle and it will instantly resume duty. Residual values have held up reasonably well on the last Boxster and there's no reason to believe that this model won't follow suit.

Summary

It's hard to countenance now, but the Boxster wasn't an instant hit for Porsche. Many saw the original 204bhp 2.5-litre car as being an overly watered-down facsimile of what a proper Porsche should be. How times have changed. As the mainstream 911 model and its market has matured, the Boxster, and its sibling coupe model, the Cayman, has increasingly come to definitively represent the essence the company's know how for a new generation of buyers. This latest '718 Boxster' model only underscores that fact - to the extent that many buyers will question why you'd pay a big premium for an open topped 911. The marginal benefit of a vestigial pair of rear seats? Horses for courses you may rightly say, none of which detracts from the fact that Porsche has excelled itself in improving this latest Boxster. The last model bowed out while still comfortably at the top of its game with rivals scratching around for ways to get close. I have a suspicion that it'll be a similar story when this version finally gets pensioned off.

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