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2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$53,341
5 listings nationwide

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2008 BMW Z4 M
Coupe RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,997
3 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD
John Goreham Preview:

This year the Porsche Boxster will turn 20. It was back in 1996 that a new, midengine, convertible-only roadster joined the Porsche lineup with a starting price under $40K. At the time...

2008 BMW Z4 M
Coupe RWD
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD
10
GuruBYTS6 writes:
Best cab car in class !!!
55
Howard writes:
Beautiful car, but just not worth the money
Stephen writes:
Handling Ranked 2016 BMW Z4 worse.
"Mid engine car."
Value Ranked 2016 BMW Z4 better.
"All year round hard top cabrio. Faster with a tune. Heated steering wheel with winter package. Much less expensive with Italian styling."
2008 BMW Z4 M
Coupe RWD
15
Nigel969 writes:
Loads of straight-line power but the handling in the curves is nowhere close to a Boxster. I love the style of...
Power Ranked 2008 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition S RWD better.
"The Porsche has the ability to lay down its power in a straight line and coming out of curve much more than a Z4M. The adaptive suspension and sport exhaust instantly turn the limited edition Boxster into a car that feels like its riding on rails through corners."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2008 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition S RWD better.
"A surprisingly large front trunk space (frunk) supplements a smaller rear cargo space in the trunk behind the engine. Combining both gives the Boxster much more space than the Z4."
35
randallstu5417 2008 BMW Z4 M Coupe RWDReview:

Totally Unique And Awesome Car To Drive And Own — This is a rare car. It is the only one made in 2008 in North America with this color and option pac...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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C 2008 BMW Z4 M Coupe RWDReview:

See Above... Day-um!! — my favorite... 08 E86 ///M coupe black saphire with black interior loaded. soon to have custom plat...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Specs

2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD
2008 BMW Z4 M
Coupe RWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
20 MPG
15 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
30 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.9 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
265 hp @ 6,700 RPM
265 hp @ 6,700 RPM
330 hp @ 7,900 RPM
Torque
206 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
206 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
262 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
12.5:1
11.5:1
Displacement
2,700 cc
2,700 cc
3,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
3.43 in x 3.58 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 41.6 in 42 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 9.9 cu ft 10.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 739 lbs --
Exterior
Length 172.2 in 161.9 in
Width 70.9 in 75 in
Height 50.5 in 50.7 in
Wheelbase 97.4 in 98.3 in

Available Options

2016 Porsche Boxster
Black Edition RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Jet Black Metallic

Option Packages

  • 6-Disc CD/DVD Changer
  • Bose Surround Sound System
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio Receiver
  • Porsche Entry and Drive
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)
  • Sport Suspension
  • Sports Exhaust System
  • Exterior Package Painted
  • Rear Fascia Painted
  • Rear Side Air Intakes Painted
  • Side Mirror Painted (Lower Trim)
  • Sports Tailpipe
  • Instrument Dials in Guards Red
  • Instrument Dials in Racing Yellow
  • Instrument Dials in White
  • Painted Interior Package (EER)
  • Sport CHRONO Clock Dial In Racing Yellow
  • Sport Chrono Clock Dial in Guards Red
  • Sport Chrono Clock Dial in White
  • Sport Chrono Package with PCM
  • Aluminum Gear Selector
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package with Leather Interior
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package with Leather and PDK
  • Carbon Center Console Trim
  • Carbon Interior Package
  • Carbon Interior Package with Leather Interior
  • Carbon Interior Package with PDK
  • Extended Interior Package, Dashboard Trim In Leather
  • Extended Interior Package, Door Panel In Leather
  • Inner Door-Sill Guards in Leather
  • Leather Air Vent Slats
  • Leather Interior Package
  • Leather Interior Package (EES)
  • Leather PCM Display Surround
  • Leather Rear View Mirror
  • Painted PCM Display Surround
  • Pedals & Footrest In Aluminum
  • Steering Wheel Rim with Deviating Stitching
  • Sun Visors in Leather
  • Extended Interior Package Plus
  • SportDesign Package
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Porsche Active Safe
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights with PDLS Plus
  • Bluetooth Handset For Telephone Module
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package with PDK
  • Carbon Interior Package with Leather Interior and PDK
  • Carbon Multifunction Heated Steering Wheel
  • Electronic Logbook
  • PARKASSIST Front & Rear with Reversing Camera
  • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) W/Yellow
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio & HD Radio Receiver
  • Tinted Taillights
  • Voice Control
  • Wheels Painted In Black Satin
  • Black Full Leather Seat/Interior Trim
  • Black Partial Leather Seat Trim with Leather Package
  • 14-Way Power Sport Seats with Memory Package
  • 18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats Plus
  • 2-Way Sport Seats Plus
  • Seat Ventilation
  • Transmission: 7-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
  • Wheels Painted in Black (High-Gloss)
  • Wheels Painted in Exterior Color
  • Wheels Painted in Satin Black
  • Wheels Painted In Platinum Satin
2008 BMW Z4 M
Coupe RWD

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