Porsche 718 Boxster 2.0 2dr PDK Review

Category: Sports car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors
Available colours:
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RRP£50,010
Review

The Porsche 718 Boxster is sensational to drive and beautifully built – it’s one of the best open-top sports cars on sale

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Entry-level Boxsters come with very little as standard. You get air-con, 18in alloy wheels, Xenon headlights, Alcantara seat trim, automatic lights, an six-speaker/ 110-watt stereo, and a 7.0in infotainment screen with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay, a DAB radio and Bluetooth. Climate control, heated seats, parking sensors and cruise control are all on the options list.

Entry-level Boxsters comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine making 296bhp. That's enough for 0-62mph in as little as 4.7sec (with a PDK automatic gearbox fitted) and it revs out cleanly, but is really into its stride by 3000rpm. It's smoother than the 2.5-litre Boxster S, but still sounds quite unappealing. It's worth looking at because the Boxster package is so good, but if you're looking for sports car thrills with a sweeter engine for the same money, we'd take a serious look at the lovely Alpine A110 instead.


Key information

Doors2
Seats2
0-62 MPH4.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

31.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

125

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

201

g/km

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