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2018 Porsche 718 Boxster vs. 2018 BMW 5 Series

The 2018 BMW 5 Series features excellent powertrains, hybrid plugin and responsive handling. But it competes against the Porsche 718 Boxster, a high-performance car with a powerful engine, improved transmission and pristine interior. Which of them is supreme?

Design & Style

The 2018 718 Boxster has that classical Porsche look. The lines are sharper than previous editions, and it now has twenty-inch wheels with a dash that can be covered in leather. Inside the interior is an assortment of switches and buttons, evidence that this car was designed for serious drivers. The BMW 5 Series is distinct with its kidney grille, sleek exterior profile and front and back bumpers, which have been lowered a bit. A crease has been added to the doors along with exhaust ports made from chrome.

Technology & Safety

The BMW 5 Series has been given the Top Safety Pick rating for its many stellar features. It has passed all impact and performance tests and is equipped with all sorts of tech including alerts for cross traffic, detection of pedestrians, warnings for forward impacts, blind area monitoring, cruise and lane control and a camera with surround view capabilities. Within the interior, it has lots of airbags and additional comforts such as Bluetooth support, ten-inch touch screens, multi-zone climate control, sunroof and seats which can be power adjusted. The Porsche 718 Boxster also has many safety countermeasures, such as control for stability and traction, parking sensors, outward vision, and within the interior, amenities such as USB or Bluetooth support, leather inserts, an audio system with six speakers, and touchscreens which are 7 inches.


Both Porsche and BMW are known for their performance. The 718 Boxster comes with a flat 4, turbocharged 2-liter engine that is capable of producing 300 horsepower with 280 pounds of torque.  This allows the Boxster to accelerate from zero to sixty in approximately 4.9 seconds. The BMW 5 Series comes with an inline 4 engines that are capable of producing 248 horsepower with 258 pounds of torque, which allows it to get from zero to sixty in around six seconds.

The Bottom Line

Both these vehicles are closely matched in a number of areas, so the details count a great deal when making a comparison between them. The BMW 5 Series most advanced features are overly expensive, the interior is busy, and the Porsche has a slight performance edge, so the 718 Boxster wins.

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Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of what the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and we are servicing the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche 718 Boxster test drive appointment in advance.

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