2016 @Porsche Boxster Black Edition Review - Reviewboard Magazine

2016 @Porsche Boxster Black Edition Review

2016 @Porsche Boxster Black Edition Review

The 2016 Porsche Boxster Black Edition – Or as I like to call it “The Bat Mobile: Cruising Edition”.  The Black Edition is a bit different than your standard Boxster fare.  We can start with the obvious… Black.  This uber deep black color covers (completely) the exterior from bumper to bumper. The bi-Xenon lights have the PDLS (Porsche Dynamic Light System) and the housings are blacked-out to really set the car off to the next level.  If they did a Shaft remake for 2016, Shaft would definitely be rolling around in the 2016 Porsche Boxster Black Edition.

The inside is very Black as well!  You have black leather seats. They use a “partial leather” now that is vinyl and leather (the place where you sit is leather, the rest is vinyl). You get heated seats, with Porsche headrests, the sport design steering wheel, 2-zone climate control and the Sound Package Plus option.

As to electronics you get the PCM (Porsche Communication Management) with nav module, park assist front and rear, cell phone integration, auto dimming mirrors, rain sensor, cruise control, remote control roof, 7-inch touchscreen, auto start/stop, stability management, and a 3 year warranty/roadside assistance package.

There is plenty under the hood (err trunk). It has the 2.7 liter flat-six engine coming in at 265 HP with 206 lb/ft torque.  0-60 in about 5.5 so it’s got plenty for driving on the roads in the United States.  The 2016 Porsche Boxster Black Edition tops out at about 162 MPH and gets 22 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway.  It’s nice to see a vehicle that has a bit of oompf and can still drive past a gas station or two.

You can expect to pay about $60k USD for the Black Edition. There are some extras you can get in a “premium” model that can take you up another 7k or so.

I may be the wrong fella to write about the Porsche Boxster.  I’ve been in love with them since they came out in 1996.  My favorite car of all time is the 1990 Porsche 959. I do love Porsche cars, so being a fanboy, I have to give it 5 out of 5 stars.


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