January 13, 2012
The new Boxster models will have superior performance but be up to 15 per cent more fuel efficient than their predecessors.
Styling changes include shorter overhangs, a longer and more raked windshield, sleeker silhouette, and a redesigned power-folding soft top with no tonneau cover.
Both the Boxster and Boxster S use flat-six engines with direct fuel injection. The base model’s 2.7-litre delivers 265 horsepower, ten more than its larger-displacement predecessor, while the Boxster S 3.4-litre engine produces 315 horsepower, five more than before. Both will use a six-speed manual gearbox or optional seven-speed PDK automatic transmission.
The Boxster will start at $56,500, while the Boxster S will start at $69,500.