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The 2013 Porsche Boxster boasts superior performance and is also up to 15
percent more fuel-efficient than previous models on the European cycle.
The 2013 Porsche Boxster benefits not only from an increased wheelbase but also
shorter overhangs, while the windscreen has been shifted forward. The passengers
are enclosed by the completely redesigned, fully electric top, which now
dispenses with a convertible top compartment lid. The interior concept offers
the occupants more space and reflects the new Porsche outline with a raked
center console, which, originating with the Carrera GT ensures improved
ergonomics in all models.
The new sports car generation makes its debut in the classic Porsche pairing of
Boxster and Boxster S. Both models are powered by flat-six engines with direct
fuel injection, the efficiency of which is further enhanced by electrical system
recuperation, thermal management and start/stop function. The base model's new
power unit delivers 265 hp from a 2.7 liter displacement - ten hp more than its
larger displacement predecessor. Technically, it is now based on the 3.4-liter
engine of the 2013 Boxster S. This now delivers 315 hp, which is five hp more
than before. Both models feature a manual six-speed gearbox as standard with the
seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) available as an option. Both
sports cars achieve their best fuel consumption and acceleration performance
with the PDK. With gear changes without interruption to the power flow, the
Boxster sprints from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, the Boxster S in 4.7
To enhance driving dynamics yet further, Porsche offers the Sport Chrono Package
as an optional extra for the Boxster, featuring dynamic transmission mounts for
the first time. Also new in the Boxster is Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a
mechanical rear axle differential lock.
The 2013 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S models are expected in U.S. showrooms in
early summer 2012. The basic list price will be $49,500 for the Boxster and
$60,900 for the Boxster S, not including a $950 destination charge.