I translated from Autobild: Renaming Boxster and Cayman to 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman. Base engine will be a four cylinder. Big change is also the pricing. The once revolutionary pricing structure of having the coupe higher priced than convertible (first in industry) gets an overhaul: The Boxster will be more expensive than the Cayman. Coupe will be 1500 euro cheaper. The switch to the single turbo four cylinder was difficult enough as the NA 6 cylinder was already a very tight fit. A 6 cylinder turbo would not have fit. Two versions: base: 2L 300hp, 360Nm, S model: 2.5L 340hp, 400Nm+, GTS model 365hp, 400Nm+. Advantages of the downsizing: 100Nm more with 1L less fuel consumption. The Boxster becomes even faster: 0-100 km/h in 4.9 sec and top speed of over 280 km/h. The 2L engine sounds great. Rough, high pitched and loud with the sports exhaust. The 2.5L sounds lower in tone with more bass and sonorous. The 2L wins the exhaust sound battle according to Autobild. Subjectively there was little to notice in terms of power difference between the two models. The small engine feels more eager to rev, more spontaneous in general. Even with VTG the big engine takes more time to spool. After 4000 rpm, it however pulls very hard. Sport Chrono packet includes the black dynamic button that sharpens the drivetrain just as in the 991.2. 20 seconds of overboost and higher redline are then available. Whoever wants the 6 cylinder 981 must act quickly because the 982 (this new Boxster/Cayman) will not offer it anymore. They changed the internal model number as the engineers believe they really changed more things than just a facelift. Changes are also on the interior where the vents now work more silently. Matrix LEDs, HUD and a more intuitive infotainment system are coming with the 983 in 2020. The steering is now more direct with 2.5 turn lock to lock. The front brakes are from the Carrera S and the 718 base receives the brakes from the old 981 Boxster S. The rear was constructed new to accommodate the new engine and fulfill thermic challenges. Ride was therefore improved. Even the base suspension is very well damped. The optional PASM is even better when it comes to short rough patches. Balance and smoothness are the main words that come to mind. Even ruts in the snow did not make for dangerous steering inputs-very smooth handling and steering.