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by Tim Beissmann

The Porsche Boxster and 911 Carrera sports car ranges have been expanded with the introduction of feature-packed Black Edition variants.

The Porsche Boxster Black Edition adds a claimed $15,000 in additional equipment to the entry-level Boxster on which it’s based, yet costs just $5700 more with the manual transmission ($110,800 plus on-road costs) and $6100 more with the dual-clutch PDK automatic ($116,190 plus on-roads).

All Boxster Black Edition variants gain 20-inch Carrera Classic alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights with Porsche dynamic light system (PDLS), black-painted rollover bar, auto-dimming rear-view and side mirrors, sports steering wheel, embossed Porsche crest on the headrests, and Black Edition logos on the door guards.

The Porsche 911 Black Edition is available in two body styles – coupe and cabriolet – and in both rear- and all-wheel drive.

Porsche claims the 911 Black Editions add $25,000 in extra equipment over the Carrera models on which they’re based, yet, incredibly, most are less expensive than their base cars, suggesting the car maker is working hard to sweeten the deal on the current model ahead of the unveiling of the updated model that’s tipped to take place at September’s Frankfurt motor show. The 911 Carrera 4 Black Edition cabriolet represents the best value, being more than $5000 less expensive than its base car.

All 911 Black Edition variants gain full-leather upholstery, 20-inch 911 Turbo alloy wheels, LED headlights with PDLS+, reverse-view camera and front and rear parking sensors, embossed Porsche crest on the headrests, and Black Edition logos on the door guards.

The new Porsche Boxster and 911 Black Edition variants are on sale across the country now, with first deliveries expected in September. As the name suggests, all are available exclusively with black paint.

 

2016 Porsche Boxster Black Edition pricing (before on-road costs):
Manual $110,800
PDK $116,190

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition pricing (before on-road costs):
Coupe manual $209,500
Coupe PDK $215,890
Cabriolet manual $226,100
Cabriolet PDK $232,490
4 Coupe manual $223,300
4 Coupe PDK $229,690
4 Cabriolet manual $240,000
4 Cabriolet PDK $246,390




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