The new generation of Porsche Boxster revealed! The open-top two-seater car is being marketed with a completely new lightweight body and a completely revamped chassis. It comes with lighter weight, longer wheelbase, a wider track, larger wheels and a new electro-mechanical power steering system. Overall, the performance of the new Boxsters is improved and fuel-efficient also up by 15%.
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The Porsche Boxster and Boxster S are both powered by flat-6 engines with direct petrol injection, the efficiency of which is further enhanced by electrical system recuperation, thermal management and start/stop function. The new Boxster delivers 265 hp (195 kW) from a 2.7-litre engine (+10hp), and the new Boxster S delivers 315 hp (232 kW) from a 3.4-litre engine (+5hp than before). Both models feature a manual 6-speed gearbox or a 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission. Both sports cars achieve their best fuel consumption and acceleration performance with the PDK. The Porsche Boxster’s fuel consumption with PDK is 7.7 l/100 km and 8.0 l/100 km for the Boxster S. The Boxster takes 5.7 seconds to sprint from 0-100km/h, the Boxster S in 5.0 seconds.
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 mechanical rear axle differential lock.
The market launch of the new Boxster generation will be on April 14, 2012. The basic list price in Germany will be 48,291 euro for the Boxster and 59,120 euro for the Boxster S, including VAT.
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