718 Boxster and Cayman to Debut Turbocharged Flat-Four Engine

Late last year Porsche announced their new naming strategy for 2016 718 Boxster and Cayman models, adding 718 to the badge – a homage to the four-cylinder-powered 718 mid-engine sports cars that achieved reasonable success in the 50s and 60s. The new name wasn’t to be the only change either, with both the Boxster and Cayman set to debut new turbocharged flat-four engines.

At the heart of the new 718 Boxster models is Porsche’s newly designed turbocharged flat-four engine, available in two displacements, at 2.0-litres and 2.5-litres. The new engines are not only more powerful, but also more efficient with Porsche claiming fuel economy improvements of up to 13 per cent. The base model Boxster will employ the 2.0 litre engine, while the Boxster S gets the 2.5 litre unit which, according to Porsche, when paired to the optional PDK transmission and Sport Chrono kit, will hit 100km/h in 4.2 seconds (0.6 seconds faster than its predecessor) and reach a top speed of 285km/h.

Here’s a quick look at the new Boxster. Head to CarScoops for more info.

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