Porsche Paints Them Black: 2016 Boxster and 911 Carrera Black Edition
By Philly Murtha, May 19, 2015
It's been said that black goes with anything, especially when it comes to fashion. Recently, several automakers have applied that same principle in an effort to boost sales of some of their products. Last year, the Chrysler Group released Blacktop editions for both the Dodge Dart and Durango, and the Ram Heavy Duty was offered with a Black Appearance Group. For the 2016 model year, Nissan now offers a GT-R Black Edition. And, just a few weeks ago, Chevrolet announced the Impala Midnight Edition. Now, Porsche has announced special black-colored versions of two of its sports car models, the 911 and Boxster.
The 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera and Boxster Black Editions combine black on black exterior, interior, and trim. Porsche will even offer a Jet Black Metallic option as well as standard black paint on these special models. Both Black Edition premium sporty cars will reach U.S. dealer showrooms at the end of July, although orders currently are being accepted, according to the automaker.
Both Black Editions of the Boxster and 911 will feature special treatments for the wheels and headlights, and each includes an exclusive sound system. A sporty steering wheel, special door sill guards with the Black Edition logo, heated seats, dimming rearview mirrors, and embossed Porsche crest headrests also are included in both 2016 Black Edition packages that were last offered on the sports car models in 2012.
The 911 Carrera Black Edition is available in coupe and convertible variants that are powered by a standard 3.4-liter flat-6 engine that produces 350 horsepower. Black Edition 20-in. Turbo wheels, LED headlights with Porsche's light system, and Park Assist with a reversing camera are included. Sporty heated seats offer the driver extra comfort, and a standard Bose surround-sound audio system provides top-quality audio.
The 2016 Boxster Black Edition features the standard Boxster's 265-horsepower, 2.7-liter flat-6 engine. Other components in the Boxster Black Edition package include a wind deflector, dynamic LED headlamps, 20-in. Carrera Classic wheels, heated seats, two-zone climate control, navigation and upscale audio systems, and Park Assist.
Pricing for the 2016 Boxster Black Edition starts at $59,100, excluding the destination charge of $995. Depending on drive type and body style, 911 Carrera Black Edition prices range from $88,800 to $104,600.
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