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Hi, paul here . I am looking forward to collecting a new 718 boxter next month. I’ve been waiting since August when I ordered it using a BMW Z4 as a deposit. It is the 2 litre version, grey with some interesting extras. I am in the uk ...North West London and would like to connect to any other boxter owners local to me ....this is my first porsche ! Look forward to any replies.
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Welcome! I used to own a 2011 Z4 3.0i...when 3.0 still meant something in the BMW world. I have to say I still do miss that car occasionally. The 718 is the better car though.
 

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Welcome, Paul... expect you'll enjoy the 718 after the Z4 experience, nice as that surely was! Similarly, I traded in my '99 M3 after 18 years ownership. I'm liking my new Cayman a lot.

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Welcome! I used to own a 2011 Z4 3.0i...when 3.0 still meant something in the BMW world. I have to say I still do miss that car occasionally. The 718 is the better car though.
What is it with German car companies? You have BMW with the engine sizes no longer bearing any relation to the actual capacity of the engine & Porsche with 986, 987, 981, 982 model designations (similarly with the 911). Are Germans just not terribly good with numbers? ;)
 

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What is it with German car companies? You have BMW with the engine sizes no longer bearing any relation to the actual capacity of the engine & Porsche with 986, 987, 981, 982 model designations (similarly with the 911). Are Germans just not terribly good with numbers? ;)
It's very scientific: It's 1000. Then they roll the dice and subtract until they get to a 9xx number not yet taken.
 

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I dont know how you guys do it
bought mine off the floor
no way I could wait for it
I mean like 5 years old night before Christmas style Id go nuts LOL
 

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First time I seen this happening with BMW i was confused but I guess its the only way they can come up with model designations. Too bad it comes down to that. At least the newer generations of Porsche owners won't ask about this, often its the older or more knowledgeable ones that bring it up.
 

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With BMW and Mercedes these days I think the model number is no longer based on actual engine displacement, but rather some imaginary naturally-aspirated displacement that would give equivalent performance. My old BMW 325 was indeed a 3-series with 2.5L engine, and our old M-B C320 did indeed have 3.2L. But with the advent of common turbocharging things have changed. Now the wife's 2016 C450 is a twin-turbo 3.0L V6, though this year the same car is called a C43. And... sadly her car has 12 more HP than my new Cayman S!! Boo hoo...
 
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