STUTTGART, Germany and GENEVA, March 6, 2012 – Matthias Müller, President and CEO of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, today showed the new generation of the mid-engine sports car Boxster at the International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland.
The open-top two-seat car receives an entirely new lightweight body and a completely revamped chassis. The new Boxster weighs less than the previous generation and rides on a longer wheelbase and a wider track. These new dimensions are coupled with larger wheels and a new electromechanical power steering system. The new Boxster is said to provide superior performance and is also up to 15 percent more fuel-efficient than previous models on the European cycle.
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 Boxster S. This now delivers 315 hp, which is five hp more than before.