2018 Porsche 718 Boxster vs. Audi A5 vs. BMW 4 Series

2018 Porsche 718 Boxster vs. Audi A5 vs. BMW 4 Series


If you’re looking to invest in a luxury, performance-driven ride, you have no shortage of options. But, in a sea of luxury vehicles, there’s always one that leads the pack. With heart-pumping power that leaves its competition in the dust and an exquisite, customizable design, the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster pulls ahead of both the 2018 Audi A5 and 2018 BMW 4 Series.



All three vehicles pack a powerful punch in terms of performance, but the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster’s available 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine churns out 350 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque, when mated to a six-speed manual or the seven-speed automatic Porsche Doppelkupplung transmission.


The 2018 Audi A5 Coupe leaves much to be desired, in terms of power. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter TFSI® direct-injection four-cylinder with an Audi valvelift system engine that, when mated to a six-speed manual transmission with quattro® all-wheel drive system, generates 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.


The closest power-driven competitor for the 718 Boxster is the 2018 BMW 4 Series. When mated to an eight-speed Sport Automatic transmission, you’ll get slightly more torque—330 lb-ft—when equipped with the available 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine. However, you’ll lose on horsepower—achieving just 320 hp with the 4 Series.



All three luxury vehicles present you with a healthy amount of options. The 2018 Audi A5 Coupe is available at three trims while the 2018 BMW 4 Series is available as a Coupe, Gran Coupe, or Convertible, each of which are available at two trim levels. The 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster is available at two trim levels, but the customization options available through the Porsche Individuality App make your choices for tailoring your 718 Boxster greater than any number of available trims and features.


Whether you choose to customize yours before it leaves the factory or after you’ve gotten behind the wheel, you’ll know the Porsche 718 Boxster you drive is uniquely your own. Visit us at Porsche of Spokane to learn more about this iconic vehicle.


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