NEW FOR 2013:
The Boxster is all new this year, sporting the latest take on this roadster’s well-known look, with lighter curb weights, new LED taillights and bigger wheels and tires, among other updates. As before, it comes in standard and S versions: the base car uses a 2.7L flat six—smaller than last year’s 2.9—but making more power, with ratings of 265 hp and 206 lb-ft of torque, while the new S is the most powerful Boxster ever, with a 3.4L capable of 315 hp and 266 lb-ft. A six-speed manual transmission is standard equipment, and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic (PDK) the option with both motors.
Both are sold in a single trim, with a raft of options available to allow buyers to create a car with only the features they want.
Standard features include 18-inch wheels, LED taillights, six-speed manual transmission, electric parking brake, 4.6-inch digital driver information display, Bluetooth, cruise control, power windows with one-touch up/down, rain-sensing wipers, electrically-adjustable and heated side mirrors, four-speaker CD stereo with auxiliary input and seven-inch touchscreen, floor mats, three-spoke steering wheel, garage door opener, footwell lighting and map lamps, sport seats with electric seatback adjustment, tilt-and-telescopic steering, single-zone air conditioning, electric convertible top, and front and rear storage compartments.
Boxster S models add the larger engine, 19-in wheels, bi-Xenon headlights, four-spoke steering wheel, and upgraded brakes with red calipers.