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2009 - 2010 Porsche Boxster


For the past twelve years, the Boxster has been playing the chase-the-911 with its styling. Now the 2009 refreshed Boxster gets more of its own look, sorta. Instead of taking its styling cues from the 911, it looks a little more like the ultra-fast Carrera GT .

The new Boxster features a newly designed front and rear ends. The new halogen headlights with their integrated direction indicators are reminiscent of the lights on the Carrera GT, the new LED rear lights tapering out to the outside and integrated elegantly in the modified rear end of the car.

Under the hood, Porsche placed a 2.9-liter engine that delivers 255 bhp (an increase of 10 hp). The S version gets a 3.4-liter power unit that delivers 310 hp (up 15hp). Mated to a the standard six-speed manual gearbox, the new Boxter makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 5.9 seconds. Equipped with the PDK double-clutch gearbox, the sprint will be made 0.1 seconds faster.

As it turns out the increase in power will not mean worse fuel economy. The Boxster equipped with PDK averages 26.3 mpg, and 25.5 mpg for the Boxster S. That’s about a 4 mpg improvement from the Tiptronic automatic transmission cars.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

Press release

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is presenting the second generation of the mid-engined Boxster and Cayman sports cars for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The highlight of the new generation is of course the new flat-six boxer engines developed with new technical features from the ground up, providing not only more power, but also significantly greater fuel efficiency than their predecessors. A further improvement of both fuel economy and performance is guaranteed by the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe or PDK for short, the new double-clutch gearbox.

Newly developed Boxer engines with even more power on even less fuel

2.9 litres six-cylinder boxer engine, 255 bhp @ 7200 rpm, 214 lb-ft from 4400-6000 rpm and 3.4-litres six-cylinder boxer engine, 310 bhp @ 7200 rpm, 265 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm

Displacing 2.9 litres, the “basic“ engine develops 255 bhp (188 kW) in the Boxster and 265 bhp (195 kW) in the Cayman, an increase by 10 and, respectively, 20 horsepower over the preceding models. The 3.4-litre power unit in the S-versions, benefiting from Direct Fuel Injection, now delivers 310 bhp (228 kW) in the Boxster S and 320 bhp (235 kW) in the Cayman S, up by 15 and, respectively, 25 bhp. An outstanding power-to-weight ratio ranging from 4.2 kg (9.3 lb)/bhp on the Cayman S to 5.2 kg (11.5 lb)/bhp on the Boxster offers the driver maximum driving dynamics on minimum fuel. As a result, the Cayman S with PDK and Launch Control featured in the optional Sports Chrono Package accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, setting the benchmark in the range, while the Boxster with its six-speed manual gearbox featured as standard completes the same exercise in 5.9 seconds.

Featuring PDK, both the Boxster and the Cayman for the first time outperform the nine-litre consumption mark: Both models with the new 2.9-litre Boxer engine make do with 8.9 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 26.4 mpg US) according to the EU4 standard – 11 per cent less than the former models with Tiptronic S. Reducing fuel consumption by an even more significant 16 per cent to 9.2 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 25.5 mpg US), the 3.4-litre versions with PDK offer an even greater saving over their predecessors with Tiptronic S.

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Roadster and Coupé with even more signs of distinction

The new two-seaters are clearly distinguishable from outside through their newly designed front and rear ends. The new halogen headlights with their integrated direction indicators are reminiscent of the lights on the Carrera GT, the new LED rear lights tapering out to the outside and integrated elegantly in the modified rear end of the car.

From the front the Roadster and Coupé differ clearly from one another through the distinctive design of their air intakes, from the rear through the new rear panels with diffuser inserts on the Boxster and a wind deflector plate on the Cayman.

The rod-shaped positioning lights in LED light conductor technology add a particular touch of class in terms of the cars’ looks, also through their horizontal arrangement in the outer air intakes. Yet a further highlight is provided by the foglamps featured as standard – rectangular in shape on the Boxster, round on the Cayman. For the first time both models are available with a Lights Package featuring bi-xenon headlights, dynamic curve lights and LED daytime driving lights. Replacing the foglamps, these light units are made up on the Boxster of four LEDs positioned next to one another, while on the Cayman four LEDs are arranged in round light units like the eyes of a dice.

Porsche Boxster

PDK: shifting gears even more quickly, reducing fuel consumption by up to 16 per cent

Both Boxsters are now available for the first time with the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe or double-clutch gearbox derived from motorsport and replacing the former Tiptronic S
transmission. PDK comes with seven gears and is made up of two transmission units each connected to the drivetrain through its own clutch. One transmission unit comes with gears
1, 3, 5 and 7 as well as reverse gear, the other comes with gears 2, 4 and 6. Gears are shifted very fast, with supreme smoothness and without the slightest interruption of trac tion, the clutch on one transmission unit opening up and the clutch on the other transmission closing at exactly the same time for an ongoing flow of power.

This entire process takes place automatically in selector lever position D, while the driver is also able to shift gears manually via paddles on the steering wheel or with the selector lever in the middle. In each case the process of disengaging and engaging the clutch is fully automatic, without requiring any intervention on the part of the driver.

PDK improves not only motoring comfort, but also allows even better performance and greater fuel economy than on the manual gearbox models. As a result, the Boxster S, benefiting from the uninterrupted flow of power, accelerates to 100 km/h or 62 mph in 5.2 seconds, the Boxster completing the same exercise in 5.8 seconds.

Porsche Boxster

On the Boxster S fuel consumption is down by no less than 16 per cent to 9.2 liters/100 kilometers or 25.5 mpg US versus the former model with Tiptronic S, thanks to the optimum
shift points and transmission ratios offered by PDK. The “basic” model equipped with PDK even remains below the nine-liter mark, fuel consumption of just 8.9 liters/100 kilometers (equal to 26.3 mpg US) representing a decrease in fuel consumption by 11 per cent versus the former model.

Equipped with PDK, the new models accelerate to 100 km/h or 62 mph 0.2 seconds faster than before thanks to the new Launch Control with electronic power management ensuring optimum acceleration from a standstill.

Launch Control is activated by the Sport Plus button which, in conjunction with PDK, comes both on the optional Sports Chrono Package and on the likewise optional Sports Chrono
Package Plus. The latter is available exclusively in combination with Porsche’s optional PCM Communication Management and offers both an additional performance indicator and an individual memory function.

The Sport Plus button also comes with a particularly sporting gearshift strategy for the PDK double-clutch gearbox ideally suited for the race track.

Porsche Boxster

Yet a further feature on both equipment packages is the particularly sporting set-up of other vehicle systems available at the touch of a button – for example engine management, PSM Porsche Stability Management, and the optional PASM suspension. The packages are clearly recognizable at first sight through the activation buttons in the center console and an analogue/digital stopwatch on the instrument panel masterminded through the lever on the steering column and enabling the driver, to mention just one example, to precisely record his lap times on the track.

Both models come as standard with a further improved six-speed manual gearbox. Another standard feature in both cases – with the manual gearbox and Porsche’s new PDK – is the Start-Off Assistant relieving the driver from the usual chores of everyday motoring and preventing the car from rolling forwards or backwards when setting off on a gradient by automatically holding the car in position and letting go of the brakes in a controlled process after the driver has released the brake pedal. Without having to pull the handbrake, the driver is therefore able to set off on a gradient smoothly and comfortably thanks to Porsche’s new Start-Off Assistant.

Suspension even more dynamic and comfortable than before

The exceptional driving pleasure offered by both models in the Boxster range is also a result of the wide track and the newly set-up suspension improving the cars’ driving dynamics to an even higher standard despite the enhancement of motoring comfort. One of the features contributing to the re-set suspension is the newly developed tyres offering a further improvement of performance together with greater driving comfort by reducing tire pressure on the rear wheels.

The Boxster now comes as standard on 17-inch wheels half an inch wider than before in order to take up the larger brake system of the Boxster S on the front axle. Tire dimensions remain unchanged at 205/55 ZR 17 up front and 235/50 ZR 17 on the rear wheels. The Boxster S, in turn, comes on18-inch rims running on 235/40 ZR 18 tires at the front and 265/40 ZR 18 tires at the rear.

Porsche Boxster

In conjunction with 18- and 19-inch wheels, the new models in the Boxster range are also available with a limited-slip differential on the rear axle. Locking action in this case is 22 per cent under power and 27 per cent in overrun. The result is a significant improvement of both traction and stability providing a substantially higher level of performance on winding routes, particularly on the race track.

Yet a further advantage is the more stable load change behavior. And at the same time the mechanical limited-slip differential, through its particular function, interacts perfectly with the electronic ABD Automatic Brake Differential for optimum traction control, the locking action delaying the tendency of one wheel to spin on a road surface slippery only on one side.

Porsche Active Suspension Management or PASM for short is available as an option on both models. At the touch of a button PASM changes damper forces and thus offers the ideal
combination of both a sporting and comfortable as well as a sporting and dynamic suspension, the latter proving its qualities particularly on the race track. Superior brake system with optional ceramic brakes Cross-drilled and inner-vented brake disks ensure excellent deceleration and stopping power on both models in the Boxster range. At the front brake energy is conveyed to the brake disks now measuring 318 mm or 12.51” in diameter and 28 mm or 1.10” across by fourpiston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers.

Porsche Boxster

At the rear the Boxster comes with 20-millimeter (0.79”), the Boxster S with 24-millimeter (0.94”) thick brake disks, in each case measuring 299 millimeters or 11.77” in diameter for optimum stopping power and again interacting with four-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers.

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) available as an option on the Boxster S open up a new dimension in brake technology and performance in the roadster segment. This very special package of ceramic disks measuring 350 millimeters or 13.78” in diameter on all four wheels as well as special brake pads features yellow-painted six-piston aluminum fixed calipers at the front and four-piston aluminum fixed calipers at the rear, offering truly supreme and, in particular, consistent stopping power and deceleration and therefore ensuring very short stopping distances even under extreme conditions.

Comprehensive restraint system with head airbags

Featuring head airbags in an open car, the Boxster sets the standard also in terms of passive safety. The airbags protect the cars’ occupants in a side-on collision as an additional safety factor supplementing the side impact protection in the doors, by inflating out of the sills beneath the side windows within fractions of a second.
This effect is supplemented by thorax airbags inflated on the outer section of the seat backrests.

Porsche Boxster

Together with the two full-size frontal airbags operating in two stages as well as belt latch tensioners and belt force limiters, the Porsche roadster offers a very high standard of allround passive safety.

Sophisticated interior with new PCM

Both the Boxster and the Boxster S come as standard with Porsche’s CDR-30 audio system featuring an easy-to-read five-inch monochromatic display. The CD player integrated in this system also plays music in the MP3 format. Porsche’s new PCM Communication Management now even more efficient, versatile and a lot easier to use is available as an option, serving as the central control unit for all audio, communication and navigation features in the car.

The highlight of PCM is the new control monitor with its highly advanced touchscreen. Measuring 6.5 inches, this screen is significantly larger than the 5.8-inch unit on the former model. At the same time the number of control keys has been halved to just 16, again in the interest of extra convenience.

In conjunction with the optionally available universal audio interface, PCM is now also able to control external audio sources such as an iPod® or a USB stick. Further options on the PCM unit are Porsche’s new voice entry and the electronic logbook. Yet another new feature is the Porsche Sound Package Plus complete with a radio, CD player and seven loudspeakers available as an option, just like the BOSE® Surround Sound System with eleven loudspeakers and a seven-channel digital amplifier naturally geared to the car as well as various telephone connection options.

Porsche Boxster

In combination with seat heating, the new Boxsters come as an option with seat ventilation on both the standard seats and the comfort seats in full or partial leather. Particularly in the warm season, active seat ventilation ensures a pleasantly comfortable and dry climate on the seat surface ventilated at exactly the right points where the occupant is in close touch with the seat. The driver and passenger are able to activate seat ventilation together with the seat heating, reliably removing moisture on the surface and ensuring a pleasant temperature at the same time.

More Power on Less Fuel

The Porsche Boxster is continuing to build up its lead as the role model in the segment of open two-seater sports cars. Already a lightweight with lots of power and superior fuel efficiency, the second generation of Porsche’s mid-engined roadster is now even more athletic in its performance and more modest in its fuel consumption. The highlight of the new model is the new six-cylinder boxer engines developed as completely new power units from the ground up, displacing 2.9 litres in the Boxster and 3.4 litres in the Boxster S.

These engines belong to the same family as the particularly efficient power units introduced only recently in the 911 model series. The new “basic” engine now develops 255 bhp (188 kW) at 6400 rpm, up by 10 horsepower over the previous model with its 2.7 litres. Maximum torque is up by 17 Nm to 290 Nm or 214 lb-ft delivered consistently between 4400 and 6000 rpm. Featuring Direct Fuel Injection (DFI), the six-cylinder in the Boxster S offers 15 bhp more than before, now developing 310 hp (228 kW) also at 6400 rpm. Maximum torque of 360 Nm or 265 lb-ft – 20 Newton-metres more than before – comes between 4400 and 5500 rpm from this unique 3.4-litre.

Porsche Boxster

Given this kind of power, the balance of output and weight on both Porsche roadsters so crucial to a dynamic sports car is improving once again. With its unladen weight of just 1335 kg or 2944 lb quite outstanding for an open sports car in this class, the Boxster offers a power-to-weight ratio of 5.2 kg per horsepower.

Weighing 1355 kg or 2988 lb unladen, in turn, the Boxster S is even more dynamic with a power-to-weight ratio of just 4.4 kg. In either case the driver benefits from maximum performance on minimum fuel, Porsche’s new roadsters achieving their most outstanding performance and fuel economy in combina tion with the new Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK), the Porsche Double-Clutch Gearbox.

Shifting gears very quickly without the slightest interruption of power, the Boxster S with PDK accelerates to 100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds, while the “basic” Boxster completes the same exercise in an equally impressive 5.8 seconds. Thanks to the optimum gearshift points and gear ratios with PDK, the Boxster S offers 16 per cent better fuel economy than the previous model with Tiptronic S, reducing fuel consumption to a mere 9.2 litres/100 kilometres (EU4), equal to 30.7 mpg imp. The “basic” model with PDK even remains below the nine-litre limit, average fuel consump tion of 8.9 litres/100 km or 31.7 mpg imp improving fuel economy by 11 per cent over the former model.

Equipped with the manual gearbox now featuring six gears as standard on both models, the Boxster S accelerates to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds, the Boxster completing the same sprint in 5.9 seconds. And even with this manual gearbox, Porsche’s two-seaters consume even less fuel than before, with fuel consumption down to 9.2 litres/100 km (equal to 30.7 mpg imp) on the Boxster and 9.6 litres/100 km (equal to 29.4 mpg imp) on the S-model, in both cases to the EU4 standard.

Porsche Boxster

Striking Appearance

The new roadsters come with their own unique profile standing out clearly from the Cayman. Seen from the front, the outer air intakes larger than on the former model clearly underline the self-confident appearance of the car as well as the superior performance of the new models. Two of the crossbars integrated on either side in the outer air intake scoops are finished in body colour on the Boxster and come in black on the Boxster S, adding a new graphic effect at the front to make Porsche’s new roadster quite unmistakable at very first sight. LED positioning lights and foglamps now come in horizontal arrangement above the air intakes at the side. The direction indicators are integrated in the new halogen headlights reminiscent in their look of the Carrera GT.

A Lights Package featuring new bi-xenon headlights, dynamic bending lights, LED daytime driving lights, a headlight cleaning system and automatic headlight range control is available as an option on both versions of the Boxster. The daytime driving lights made up in each case of six LEDs positioned next to one another take the place of the foglamps whose func - tion is now performed without any drawbacks by the bi-xenon headlights offering optimised side illumination and coverage for maximum clarity and safety. Seen from the side, you will immediately notice the new series production wheels in their unique design. The Boxster comes on 17-inch wheels in open five-spoke design, the S-model boasts Porsche’s new 18-inch Boxster S II wheels with five sporting and dynamic double spokes.

Through their design, both production wheels offer an impressive view of the brake system and help to vent the brakes. The double-arm exterior mirrors are likewise new in their design, offering even better visibility to the rear and fulfilling all future legal requirements. Optimised aerodynamics serves furthermore to keep the mirrors cleaner in wet weather. Matching the new front section, Porsche’s designers have created a brand-new rear panel design on the Porsche roadster. The newly designed rear light clusters with all red lights in LED technology give the car particular character from behind. And at the same time the lights respond very quickly, serving to enhance the car’s active safety. Tapering out to a sharp point at the outside, the rear light clusters are stylishly and elegantly integrated into the new rear end of the car, the LED graphics providing truly striking light design. Equally striking diffuser inserts surrounding the newly designed tailpipes in the middle round off the new rear end at the bottom. The Boxster comes with a single tailpipe, the Boxster S boasts twin tailpipes in a special look reminiscent of the 911 GT3.

Porsche Boxster

Six-Cylinders New from the Ground Up

0-60 mph in 5,8 seconds and 162 mph and 0-60 mph in 5,2 seconds and 170 mph for the Boxtser S

The power units in the Boxster and Boxster S are entering the market as the latest repre sentatives of Porsche’s new generation of flat-six engines. Completely new from the ground up, the engines are lighter than before and have fewer individual components, while deve loping more power and performance and offering even greater efficiency than their predecessors. On the Boxster the 2.9-litre replaces the former 2.7-litre power unit, the increase in engine size being accompanied by an increase in compression from 11.3 to 1.5, serving to boost maximum output to 255 bhp (188 kW).

The engine on the Boxster S comes with the same 3.4 litres capacity as before. But benefiting from Porsche’s new Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) and the compression ratio up from 11.1 to 12.5, the engine now offers maximum output of no less than 310 bhp or 228 hp.

The greater efficiency of the new power units results to a large extent from the consistent enhancement of fundamental features and characteristics: Lower weight, reduced internal friction and fewer moving masses help to give both six-cylinders more power on less fuel. As a result, the new engines are about six kilos lighter than the former power units, a twopiece crankcase with integrated crankshaft bearings replacing the former four-piece block with its separate bearing supports. The big advantage, apart from lower weight, is the smaller number of individual components.

At the same time Porsche’s engineers have increased the thermal and mechanical robustness of the engine by changing the structure of the crankcase from an open- to a closeddeck
configuration. The cylinder liners so far standing freely around the cylinder gasket are now connected with the block through a cast-in coverplate encompassing the coolant ducts, giving the cylinders even greater stability in their shape and structure. A further advantage is the reduction of oil consumption and, thanks to the lower level of friction, a reduction of fuel consumption.

Porsche Boxster

New engine mounts with additional crosswise stops and new mounting specifications serve additionally to enhance driving comfort and improve driving dynamics at the same time, with the engine integrated even more firmly into the car and thus reducing relative movement on the body itself.

The Boxster S: the First Boxster with Direct Fuel Injection

Introducing the 3.4-litre power unit featured in the new Boxster S, Porsche is hailing the advent of Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) in the mid-engined roadster segment. Porsche DFI operates on a homogeneous fuel/air mixture, spreading out air and fuel smoothly and consistently within the combustion chamber in the interest of optimum combustion at all times. So de - pending on engine load and speed, fuel is injected by DFI at a pressure of up to 120 bar directly into the combustion chamber. The fundamental benefit is that contrary to conventional intake manifold injection, the fuel/air mixture is now formed directly in the combustion chamber itself. While in the case of indirect fuel injection fuel is partly atomised upfront of the closed intake valve, the advantage with Direct Fuel Injection is that fuel is not injected directly into the cylinders until the valve is open.

Positioned between the two intake valves, the injector is aimed directly at the two flows of air, thus avoiding the wall film loss inevitably suffered in the conventional process by fuel mist coming to rest on the walls of the intake manifold. The air and fuel are therefore mixed even better within the cylinder, ensuring a clean and
complete combustion process. The thermal energy required for evaporating the fuel within the combustion chamber is drawn from the combustion air and cooled down in the process.
This reduces the cylinder charge volume and allows the induction of additional air through the open intake valve, again improving the cylinder charge.

Porsche Boxster

A further benefit is that the lower temperature reduces the knock effect, allowing a higher compression ratio: Versus the former model, the compression ratio on the 3.4-litre is 12.5:1, serving again to enhance the thermal efficiency of the engine for more power on less fuel.

Direct Fuel Injection has a positive effect not only on the engine’s efficiency, but also on the characteristic features of the Boxster S power unit, as the driver will feel right away: With fuel being injected fractions of a second prior to combustion, the engine responds even more smoothly and spontaneously to even the slightest movement of the gas pedal.

Exhaust Emissions Meeting Even the Strictest Standards

Both power units already fulfil the upcoming emission standards to EU5 in Europe and the ULEV standard in the USA. To ensure this particular quality, the 2.9-litre features a secondary air pump helping to burn fuel in the exhaust emissions when starting the engine cold and thus warming up the catalytic converters more quickly to their regular operating temperature. The 3.4-litre offers a comparable effect by means of the high-pressure stratified charge process with the catalysts being heated up immediately thereafter. In the process dual fuel injection increases the temperature of the exhaust gas to heat up the catalysts as quickly as possible. The fuel/air mixture is ignited at a very late point, again serving to increase the temperature of the exhaust emissions and reduce the volume of emissions during the startup phase.

Ultimately the newly developed exhaust system with two pre-catalysts integrated in the mani folds near the engine as well as two main catalysts helps to clean the exhaust gases
as quickly and completely as possible.

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VarioCam Plus for Superior Power on Less Fuel

Like their predecessors, the new power units feature Porsche’s proven VarioCam Plus camshaft adjustment with variable control timing on the intake side and valve lift control. These operations are performed by hydraulically controlled cup tappets on the intake side of the engine masterminded by two cams varying in size on the intake camshaft. The big advantage of VarioCam Plus is the combination of optimum output and torque with enhanced fuel economy, emission management and running smoothness. In combination with Porsche’s new Direct Fuel Injection this offers an ideal symbiosis increasing engine output and torque and reducing fuel consumption at the same time.

To further enhance the spontaneous and direct response of the engine, its efficiency and fast-revving running characteristics, the engineers in Weissach have redesigned the entire valve train. In their diameter, the shift tappets for the intake valves are down from 33 to 31 millimetres (1.22 – 1.20”), the tappets on the exhaust valves from 33 to 28 millimetres (1.22 – 1.10”).

Through these smaller dimensions and the lower weight of the fast-moving tappets, mass inertia is reduced accordingly and engine speed is increased. As a result, maximum permissible engine speed is now 7500 rpm, with both power units developing their maximum output at 6400 rpm.

On-Demand Oil Pump and Separate Cooling Pump

A further step to enhance the efficiency of Porsche’s new engines was to optimise the oil supply and extraction system, with the engineers focusing, first, on a secure oil supply also under even higher lateral and longitudinal acceleration. The second point was to further reduce frictional and drive losses within the system.
To reach these objectives, the oil circuit on the new engines follows the principle of integrated dry sump lubrication, made up of an oil pump with four intake stages and a pressure stage now fully controlled for the first time.

Porsche Boxster

Engine management adjusts the flow of oil to current requirements at all times, thus reducing the power required to run the oil pump and, accordingly, the load acting on the engine. Clearly, this also helps to reduce fuel consumption. For the first time the coolant pump on Porsche’s new Boxer engines is fitted outside of the crankcase, allowing flexible adjustment of pump dimensions and reducing the cost of service and repair when necessary. As a result, the maximum volume flow developed by the new coolant pump in accordance with the higher power of the engine and to ensure an adequate engine cooling effect at all times is up by approximately 20 per cent.

New, Variable Intake System

Both power units come with a new intake system incorporating the resonance and distri butor pipe between the right- and left-hand intake distributor. One of the new features is the newly designed centre section between the right- and left-hand intake distributor. Originally fitted as separate units, the resonance and distributor pipes have now been integrated to form one common component. Reflecting the shape of the centre section now oval in its form, the resonance and distributor pipe flap are semi-oval in their geometry. The switching resonance flap serves to adjust air oscillation in the intake system to the respective speed of the engine, ensuring high torque at low speeds, an even smoother torque curve, as well as high maximum output. The two-chamber distributor tube with its switching flap likewise improves engine torque at low engine speeds.
The intake distributors on the two rows of cylinders are tailored in their dimensions to the specific characteristics of the two power units, thus coming in different geometry.

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Another new feature is the re-configured resonance chamber in the upper section of the intake distributor. This function new on the “basic” engine serves to dampen acoustically unpleasant resonance noise at high engine speeds. Together with the newly developed exhaust system, the sound pattern of the engine has therefore been re-composed, now offering even greater brilliance and an even more dynamic touch.

Accelerating Faster, Saving Fuel: the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK)
The two new roadsters are available as an option for the first time with Porsche’s Doppel - kupplungsgetriebe or PDK for short, the Double-Clutch Gearbox with seven gears replacing the former Tiptronic S.

In principle PDK is made up of one manual gearbox separated into two individual transmission units and a hydraulic control unit. The “heart” of the transmission is formed by two interacting multiple-plate clutches running in an oil bath and hydraulically operated on one joint shaft.

One clutch is for the first gearbox unit incorporating the uneven gears and the reverse gear, the other clutch is for the second gearbox unit comprising the even gears. Through a number of pressure valves, the hydraulic control unit masterminds both the clutches and the shift cylinders activating the desired transmission ratio. The gears are shifted very fast, without the slightest jolt, and with no interruption of power or traction, the clutch on one gearbox unit opening up and the other clutch closing at the same time.
In selector lever position D this entire process takes place fully automatically, with maximum comfort and smoothness. Pressing the paddles on the steering wheel or simply tipping the selector lever, the driver may however also shift gears manually.

Porsche Boxster

In either case the process of engaging and disengaging the clutch does not require any action on the part of the driver. The big advantage is the gearshift up to 60 per cent faster than on a manual and converter automatic transmission, since the gears are already in mesh when the driver shifts from one gear to another. A further advantage is the reduction of weight on PDK, which, despite the addition of two further gears, is about 10 kg or 22 lb lighter than the former Tiptronic S transmission. Porsche’s Doppelkupplungsgetriebe comes with seven forward gears and one reverse gear. Gears 1-6 feature a sporting transmission ratio, with the two models reaching top speed in sixth gear. With its long transmission ratio, seventh gear serves to provide an overdrive or economy function.

Shifting Gears on the Selector Lever or Directly on the Steering Wheel

The driver is able to operate the Doppelkupplungsgetriebe the same way as Tiptronic S in the past: Either by means of paddles on the newly designed PDK steering wheel or through
the likewise redesigned selector lever in the centre console.

The steering wheel in its sporting three-spoke design comes with two shift paddles in particularly ergonomic arrangement. Pressing the right- or left-hand paddle to the front, the driver shifts up, pulling the paddles towards him from behind, he shifts down. The PDK control display in the instrument cluster is likewise based on the proven Tiptronic S
concept enhanced to an even higher standard and supplemented by an easy-to-read numerical indicator showing the driver which gear is currently in mesh (1-7). The driving program
(P, R, N, D and M) currently in use, on the other hand, is presented by red LEDs next to the gearshift pattern.

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Driving in Dynamic Style: the Sports Chrono Package and Sports Chrono Package Plus

In conjunction with the CDR-30 radio featured as standard, Porsche offers the Sports Chrono Package as a particular feature. And in combination with optional Porsche Communication Management (PCM), the driver also has the choice of the optional Sports Chrono Package Plus.

As before, both packages come with an analogue stopwatch on the instrument panel and a sports mode for the engine also serving to activate Porsche Stability Management (PSM) as
well as Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), where fitted, via the Sports Button. In combination with Porsche Communication Management (PCM), both models also come with a performance display in the instrument cluster and an individual memory.

A brand-new feature on both packages is the additional Sports Plus function on cars fitted with the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe. Pressing the additional Sports Plus button, the driver is able to choose an uncompromising, highly dynamic gearshift program for optimum performance on the race track. A further feature offered by this program is Porsche Launch Control for optimum acceleration from a standstill: To set off like in motorsport, all the driver has to do is press down the brake pedal with his left foot and push the gas pedal all the way down with his right foot (kick-down).

This will rev up the engine to 6500 rpm. Then, once the driver takes his foot off the brake pedal, the car will set off with maximum acceleration, both roadsters thus reaching 100 km/h another 0.2 seconds faster, the Boxster S in 5.0, the Boxster in 5.6 seconds.

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New: Six-Speed Manual Gearbox on Both Models

Both new roadsters come as standard with a manual six-speed gearbox. Based on the gearbox in the former models, the new transmission unit has been modified in its geometric mounting points and power uptake to the new engines. Now the “basic” Boxster also comes as standard with the six-speed manual gearbox replacing the former five-speed unit.
Porsche offers drivers of the Boxster and Boxster S with a manual gearbox important help in reducing fuel consumption by means of the gearshift point indicator housed in the rev
counter as a triangle to the right of the digital speedometer.

Depending on the gear in mesh, engine speed and the position of the gas pedal, the gearshift point indicator clearly tells the driver when to shift up, the instrument flashing on for the driver to shift up to the next higher gear in the interest of enhanced fuel economy. Clearly, the driver receives this recommendation only if the gear suggested is appropriate for maintaining the speed or process of acceleration chosen by the driver in advance.

Limited-Slip Differential as an Option

A limited-slip differential on the rear wheels is available for the new Boxsters in conjunction with both 18- and 19-inch rims. Locking action is 22 per cent under power and 27 per cent in overrun, thus significantly improving both traction and stability for significantly enhanced performance on winding roads, particularly on the track.

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A further advantage is the even more stable load change behaviour. And last but certainly not least, the mechanical limited-slip differential, through its particular function, reduces electronic brake intervention (ABD) by PSM Porsche Stability Management, with the locking action reducing the tendency of a wheel to spin when running on a slippery surface at one side of the car.

Start-Off Assistant also with the Manual Gearbox

Both with the manual gearbox and Porsche’s new PDK, the two-seater Boxster now comes as standard with a Start-Off Assistant offering the driver even easier and smoother control
in everyday motoring and preventing the car from rolling forwards or backwards for about two seconds when setting off on a gradient by automatically holding and subsequently releasing the brakes after the driver lets go of the brake pedal.

The Start-Off Assistant therefore allows the driver to set off smoothly and comfortably on an uphill or downhill gradient without having to use the handbrake.

New audio and communication systems

Both the Boxster and the Cayman come as standard with the new CDR-30 CD radio boasting an easy-to-read five-inch monochromatic display and the ability to play MP3 CDs. New PCM Porsche Communication Management available as an option complete with hard disc navigation serves as the central control unit for all audio, communication and navigation features.

Porsche Boxster

PCM is now even more versatile, efficient and a lot easier to use than before, standing out in particular through its control monitor enabling the driver to select specific functions simply by tipping the appropriate key and increased in size from 5.8 to 6.5 inches.

As an option PCM is available with highly convenient voice control and, in conjunction with the optional, universal audio interface, can now be used also to control external audio sources such as an iPod® or USB stick. Last but not least, Porsche’s new two-seaters are available as an option with seat ventilation combined with seat heating on both the standard seats and the comfort seats with full or partial leather.


Specifications

Specifications Porsche Boxster

Body:

 

  • Two-seater roadster; monocoque hot-galvanised lightweight steel body; soft roof with interior lining; aluminium hardtop optional; driver and passenger airbags operating in two stages; side and head airbags for the driver and passenger.

Aerodynamics:

  • Drag coefficient: Cd = 0.29; with PDK: Cd = 0.30
  • Frontal area : A = 1.97 sqm
  • Cd x A = 0.58; with PDK: Cd x A = 0.59
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Power Unit:

  • Water-cooled six-cylinder boxer engine; engine block and cylinder head made of aluminum; four overhead camshafts; four valves per cylinder; variable valve timing and valve stroke (VarioCam Plus); hydraulic valve play compensation; two-stage switching intake manifold; sequential multipoint fuel injection; integrated dry sump lubrication with on-demand oil pump; two three-way catalytic converters on each row of cylinders, each with two oxygen sensors; 10.0 liters (2.64 imp gals) engine oil; 23.4 liters (6.17 imp gals) coolant; electronic ignition with solid-state distributor (six ignition coils).
  • Bore: 89.0 mm (3.50”)
  • Stroke: 77.5 mm (3.05”)
  • Capacity: 2893 cc
  • Compression Ratio: 11.5:1
  • Engine Output: 188 kW (255 bhp) at 7200 rpm
  • Max Torque: 290 Nm (214 lb-ft) from 4400–6000 rpm
  • Output per Liter: 65.0 kW/88.1 bhp
  • Max Engine Speed: 7500 rpm
  • Fuel Grade: Premium plus
  • Electrical System: 12 V, 2100 W alternator, 60 Ah x 280 A battery; with PDK 70 Ah x 340 A

 

Power Transmission: Engine and transmission bolted to form one unit; double drive shafts leading to the rear wheels.

Gear ratios:

Manual
1st3.673.91
2nd2.052.29
3rd1.411.65
4th1.131.30
5th0.971.08
6th0.840.88
7th0.62
Reverse3.333.55
Final drive ratio:3.883.25
Clutch diameter:240 mm153 mm/202 mm
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Chassis and Suspension:

  • Front axle: independent wheel suspension on track control arms, longitudinal arms, thrust rods and spring struts; conical stump springs with inner twin-sleeve gas pressure shock absorbers (McPherson design optimized by Porsche).
  • Rear axle: independent wheel suspension on track control arms, longitudinal arms, thrust rods and spring struts; coil springs with inner twin-sleeve gas pressure dampers (McPherson design optimized by Porsche).

Brakes:

  • Twin-circuit brake system with individual axle split front-to-rear; four-piston aluminium monobloc brake callipers; cross-drilled and inner-vented brake discs measuring 318 x 28 mm (12.5 x 1.10”) diameter x thickness at the front and 299 x 20 mm (11.77 x 0.79”) at the rear; Porsche Stability Management (PSM) 8.0; vacuum brake servo; brake assistant.

Wheels and Tyres:

  • Front 7 J x 17 on 205/55 ZR 17
  • Rear 8.5 J x 17 on 235/50 ZR 17
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Weight:

  • Weight, unladen, to DIN standard 1335 kg (2944 lb)
  • Max permissible 1635 kg (3605 lb)

Dimensions:

  • Length 4342 mm (170.9”)
  • Width 1801 mm (70.9”)
  • Height 1292 mm (50.9”)
  • Wheelbase 2415 mm (95.1”)
  • Track front 1490 mm (58.7”)
  • rear 1534 mm (60.4”)
  • Luggage compartment capacity, overall, to VDA:
  • 150 liters (5.25 cu ft) front,
  • 130 liters (4.55 cu ft) rear
  • Fuel tank: 65 litres (17.2 gals)


Performance:

  • Top speed 263 (261) km/h (163/162 mph)
  • Acceleration in sec:
  • 0 – 100 km/h 5.9 (5.8)
  • 0 – 160 km/h 13.6 (13.4)
  • 0 – 200 km/h 22.3 (22.1)
  • Standing-start km 25.6 (25.4)
Porsche Boxster

Specifications Porsche Boxster S

Body:

  • Two-seater roadster; monocoque hot-galvanised lightweight steel body; soft roof with interior lining; aluminum hardtop as an option; driver and passenger airbags operating in two stages; side and head airbags for the driver and passenger.

Aerodynamics:

  • Drag coefficient: Cd = 0.29, with PDK Cd = 0.30
  • Frontal area : A = 1.98 sqm
  • Cd x A = 0.59; with PDK Cd x A = 0.61

Power Unit:

  • Water-cooled six-cylinder boxer engine; engine block and cylin der head made of aluminum; four overhead camshafts; four valves per cylinder; variable valve timing and valve stroke (VarioCam Plus); hydraulic valve play compensation; two-stage switching intake manifold; Direct Fuel Injection; DME Digital Motor Electronics engine management; integrated dry sump lubrication with ondemand oil pump; two three-way catalytic converters on each row of cylinders, each with two oxygen sensors; 10.0 liters (2.64 gals)
  • engine oil; 23.2 – 25.0 liters (6.12 – 6.60 gals) coolant; electronic ignition with solid-state distributor (six ignition coils).
  • Bore: 97.0 mm (3.81”)
  • Stroke: 77.5 mm (3.05”)
  • Capacity: 3436 cc
  • Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
  • Engine Output: 228 kW (310 bhp) at 7200 rpm
  • Max Torque: 360 Nm (265 lb-ft) at 4750 rpm
  • Output per Liter: 66.4 kW/90.2 bhp
  • Max Engine Speed: 7500 rpm
  • Fuel Grade: Premium plus
  • Electrical System: 12 V, 2100 W alternator; 70 Ah x 340 A battery
Porsche Boxster

Power Transmission: Engine and transmission bolted to form one unit; double drive shafts leading to the rear wheels.

Gear ratios:

Manual
1st3.313.91
2nd1.952.29
3rd1.411.65
4th1.131.30
5th0.951.08
6th0.810.88
7th0.62
Reverse3.003.55
Final drive ratio:3.893.25
Clutch diameter:240 mm153 mm/202 mm


Chassis and Suspension:

  • Front axle: independent wheel suspension on track control arms, longitudinal arms, thrust rods and spring struts; conical stump springs with inner twin-sleeve gas pressure shock absorbers (McPherson design optimized by Porsche).
  • Rear axle: independent wheel suspension on track control arms, longitudinal arms, thrust rods and spring struts; coil springs with inner twin-sleeve gas pressure dampers (McPherson design optimized by Porsche).

Brakes:

  • Twin-circuit brake system with individual axle split front-to-rear; four-piston aluminium monobloc brake callipers; cross-drilled and inner-vented brake discs measuring 318 x 28 mm (12.5 x 1.10”) diameter x thickness at the front and 299 x 24 mm (11.77 x 0.94”) at the rear; Porsche Stability Management (PSM) 8.0; vacuum brake servo; brake assistant.
Porsche Boxster

Wheels and Tyres:

  • Front 8 J x 18 on 235/55 ZR 18
  • Rear 9 J x 18 on 265/50 ZR 18

Weight:

  • Weight, unladen, to DIN standard 1355 kg (2988 lb)
  • Max permissible 1645 kg (3627 lb)

Dimensions:

  • Length 4342 mm (170.9”)
  • Width 1801 mm (70.9”)
  • Height 1294 mm (50.9”)
  • Wheelbase 2415 mm (95.1”)
  • Track front 1486 mm (58.5”)
  • rear 1528 mm (60.2”)
  • Luggage compartment capacity, overall, to VDA:
  • 150 liters (5.25 cu ft) front,
  • 130 liters (4.55 cu ft) rear
  • Fuel tank: 65 liters (17.2 imp gals)

Performance:

  • Top speed 274 (272) km/h (170/169 mph)
  • Acceleration in sec:
  • 0 – 100 km/h 5.3 (5.2)
  • 0 – 160 km/h 11.6 (11.4)
  • 0 – 200 km/h 18.4 (18.2)
  • Standing-start km 24.3 (24.1)
Porsche Boxster

Prices

TrimPrice
Boxster$47,600
Boxster S$ 58,000

Wheel Accessories

AccessoryDescriptionPrice
Wheel Caps with Colored CrestWheel Caps with full-color Porsche Crest$185
Rims and Caps - Exterior ColorPainted wheels and wheel centers with full-color Porsche crest$1,490
Wheels Painted Black$1,815
Wheels Painted Basalt Black$1,815
Wheels Painted Speed Yellow$1,815
Wheels Painted Carrara White$1,815
Wheels Painted Guards Red$1,815
Wheels Painted in Deviating Exterior ColorPainted wheels (partially) and wheel centers including color Porsche crest in deviating exterior color. Note: Wheels painted in matching exterior color is only available as option XD9. Only available in standard and special colors.$1,815
5mm Wheel spacersOn front and rear axle, including a longer wheel bolt. Note: includes anti-theft device.$490
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Interior

AccessoryDescriptionPrice
Leather Interior$2,385
Power Seat package - Partial leather SeatsElectrically adjustable seats with driver memory. Includes adjustable lumbar support for driver and passenger.$1,550
Power Seat package - Power Seat package$3,935
Adaptive Sport Seats - Sport Seats leatherSport seats with electric adjustment for all seats functions, adjustable side bolsters, memory function for seat, and mirrors. Includes lumbar adjustment on driver side. Seatbacks in Volcano Grey.$3,055
Adaptive Sport Seats - Sport Seats leather and leather interior$5,080
Sports Bucket Seats - Sport Seats leather$3,350
Sports Bucket Seats - Sport Seats leather and leather Interior$5,375

Options

OptionDescriptionPrice
Bi-Xenon Headlights with Dynamic Cornering Lights$1,560
Delete Model Designation$0
Park Assist SystemParking aid with four integrated sensors located in rear bumper only.$530
Self-Dim Mirrors & Rain SensorAuto dimming interior and exterior mirrors. Rain sensor to control wiper speed.$690
Hard TopHard Top in exterior color including heated rear windows.$2,345
Porsche Windstop (Deflector)Wind deflector mounted on roll-over bar, includes storage box above engine in place of standard luggage net.$375
Storage box$0
SportDesign PackageComprised of new front apron, an additional spoiler lip, and a new automatically extending rear spoiler. Note: substantially reduces entry angle to gradients.$4,990
Exterior package in Aluminum LookAluminum Look paint finish (opaque) on front air intakes (left/right) and air inlet in the rear quarter panel. Note: recommended in conjunction with wing mirror (lower part) in Aluminum Look (order no. CNW).$1,280
Roll Bar Aluminum LookAluminum look paint finish on roll-over bar$535
Side Air Intakes Painted in Exterior Color$945
Lower Part of Side Mirrors in Aluminum Look OpaqueAluminum Look paint finish (opaque) on lower part of side mirror. Note: recommended in combination with exterior package Aluminum Look opaque (option DAF).$550
Wing Mirror in Aluminum LookLower part of wing mirror shell in aluminum look paint finish.$550
Side Mirror Attachment Point Finishers Painted Exterior Color$500
Roll Bar Painted in Exterior Color$535
Headlight Cleaner cover in Exterior Color$295
Side Strips with Model DesignationSide strips with Boxster/Boxster S logo in Guards Red, Speed Yellow, Black, Aluminum Look, Carrara White, Orange, Green, Dark Blue or Meteor Grey.$775
Model Designation on Rear Lid in Exterior Color$200
7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)7 speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) double clutch transmission with manual steering wheel speedshift and automatic transmission. Replaces previous Tiptronic transmission.$3,420
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)Porsche Active Suspension Management system. Includes active managment of suspension firmness and a ride height decrease of -10mm from the standard suspension.$1,990
Limited Slip Rear Differential LockFriction disc lock on rear axle. Pull - 22% and Push - 27%.$950
Sport Chrono PackageIncludes analog and digital chronometer, sport button in center console also adds ability to adjust lighting, wipers, AC and door locking to suit personal preference. NOTE: In combination with PDK the price is $1320.$960
Sport Chrono Package PlusPackage includes analog and digital chronometer, sport button in center console and display in the PCM also adds ability to adjust lighting, wipers, AC and door locking to suit personal preference. NOTE: In combination with PDK the price is $1320.$960
Sports TailpipeStainless-steel twin tailpipe in individual design with polished, nanocoat finish.$650
Sport Exhaust SystemIncludes modified silencers. Integrated switch in lower switch trim. In conjunction with Sport Chrono Package/Plus the sports button replaces the function of the integrated switch of the sports exhaust system.$2,500
Instrument Dials Sand Beige$690
Instrument Dials Guards Red$690
Instrument dials Speed Yellow$690
Instrument Dials Carrara White$690
Sport Chrono Timer Display Painted in Sand Beige$500
Sport Chrono Timer Display Painted in Guards Red$500
Sport Chrono Timer Display Painted in Speed Yellow$500
Sport Chrono Timer Display Painted in Carrara White$500
Automatic Climate ControlWith exterior and interior temperature sensors, solar sensor, and active carbon filter.$550
Sport Seat Backs Painted in Exterior Color$1,580
Heated Front SeatsTwo stage heated front seats.$510
Seat VentilationSeat ventilation for both seats.$800
Heated Steering Wheel$210
Seat Belts SilverFull set of belts for driver and passenger.$340
Seat Belts in Sand Beige$340
Seat Belts - Guards Red$340
Seat Belts - Speed Yellow$340
Rear Center Console in Exterior Color$730
Fire ExtinguisherDIN EN3-compliant powder-based system containing 1 kg of extinguishant. Stows neatly beneath driver’s seat.$140
Floor Mats in Interior Color$90
Door Opener Trim Exterior Color$725
Door Opener Painted in Exterior Color$550
Instrument Surround Painted in Exterior Color$440
Air Vents Painted in Exterior Color$905
Air Vent Slats Painted in Exterior Color$1,190
Trim Strip Painted in Exterior Color$520
Gear Lever Trim in Exterior ColorPaint finish in exterior color on decorative trim on gear lever/selector.$295
PCM Package Painted in Exterior ColorPaint finish in exterior color on PCM trim, climate control trim, lower switch trim, and lower storage bin.$2,225
PDK Gear Selector Gate Surround Painted in Exterior Color$390
Gear Lever Trim in Exterior Color$295
Sport Bucket Seat Belt Passage Painted in Exterior Color$655
LED Door Storage Pocket LightingLED lighting in door storage bin (left/right)$355
PCM package in BlackPaint finish in Black on PCM trim, climate control trim, lower switch trim, and lower storage bin.$2,225
Door opener trim in BlackDoor Opener Trim Painted Black$725
Door Opener Painted Black$550
Instrument Surround Painted Black$440
Trim Strip Painted BlackPaint finish in Black on trim strip switch panel including cupholder trim (five-part).$520
Air Vent Slats Painted BlackPaint finish in Black on side air vent slats and central air vent slats. Smooth leather finish in interior color on side air vents and central air vent including switch trim.$1,190
PDK Gear Selector Gate Surround in Black$390
Gear Lever/Selector Trim Black$295
Sport Bucket Seat Belt Passage in Black$655
Supple Leather Front and RearSoft ruffled leather on front seat center$365
3-Spoke Multifunction Steering Wheel for PDK$615
Instrument Surround in Leather$440
Door Finishers in Leather$360
Steering Column in Leather$420
A-pillar Leather Interior PackageSwitch panel end trim, ignition lock surround, and mirror attachment point finishers in smooth leather finish in interior color. Includes decorative stitching where appropriate.$740
Additional Interior Package LeatherSmooth leather finish in interior color on instrument surround , side air vent slats , central air vent slats , and door opener trim .$1,380
Defroster Trim in Leather$535
Defroster Air Vents in LeatherSmooth leather finish in interior color on defroster air vents. Soft touch paint finish in interior color on defroster air vent slats.$365
Leather SunvisorsSunvisors and vanity mirror covers in leather in interior color. Passenger’s sun visor includes reading lights with switch.$665
Rear View Mirror in LeatherRear view mirror frame, rear view mirror casing, and rear view mirror mounting in smooth leather finish in interior color.$675
PCM Package in LeatherSmooth leather finish in interior color on PCM trim, climate control trim, lower switch trim, lower storage bin.$2,225
Windshield frame trim leatherSmooth leather finish in interior color on A-pillar/windshield frame trim.$950
Trim Strip LeatherSmooth leather finish in interior color on trim strip switch panel including cupholder trim.$605
PDK Gear Selector Gate Surround in LeatherPDK gear selector gate surround in smooth-finish leather with decorative stitching.$390
Inner Sill Finishers Leather$775
Rear Center Console in LeatherSmooth leather finish in interior color on rear section of center console, including ashtray cover and handbreak lever recess trim.$1,260
Storage Bin Lid with Porsche Crest$330
Clothes Hook on Seat Backrest in Leather$250
Porsche Crest in HeadrestHeadrestraints on front seats embossed with Porsche Crest.$285
Seat Belt Buckles in LeatherSeat belt buckles in leather. Decorative stitching where appropriate.$535
Fuse Box Trim LeatherSmooth leather finish in interior color on fuse box cover. Includes decorative stitching where appropriate.$165
Floor Mats with Leather SurroundSet of two floor mats. Carpet in Black, Ocean Blue, Stone Grey, Sand Beige, Carrera Red, Terracotta, Cocoa or Natural Brown. Smooth leather surround including double stitching in color of carpet. Inlay on front floor mats in smooth leather in color of the leather surround with embossed Porsche logo and stitching.$320
Floor Mats With Colored TrimSet of two floor mats. Carpet in Black, Ocean Blue, Stone Grey, Sand Beige, Carrera Red, Terracotta, Cocoa or Natural Brown. Smooth leather surround in choice of color. Inlay on front floor mats in smooth leather in color of the leather surround with embossed Porsche logo. Note: smooth leather available in standard and special colors.$455
Key Pouch in Interior Color LeatherIn smooth leather in interior color with embossed Porsche crest and decorative seam.$95
Additional Interior Package in Aluminum LookPaint finish in Aluminum Look on instrument surround, lid of door storage bin, lid extension on door storage bin, and door opener trim.$1,470
3-spoke Multifunction Steering Wheel in Aluminum Look for PDKSteering wheel rim with smooth leather finish and inserts in Aluminum Look paint finish. Steering wheel hub cover in smooth leather finish. Note: when in conjunction with leather in color to sample the airbag module and leather parts are in Black.$980
Instrument Surround in Aluminum LookAluminum Look paint finish on instrument surround.$440
Air Vent Slats in Aluminum LookAluminum look paint finish on side air vent slats and central air vent slats. Smooth leather finish in interior color on side air vents, central air vent including switch trim.$1,190
Trim Strip in Aluminum LookAluminum Look paint finish on trim strip switch panel, including cupholder trim.$520
Gear Lever and Handbrake Lever in Aluminum LookGear lever and handbrake lever (partially) in Aluminum. Smooth leather finish in interior color on inlays in gear lever and handbrake finisher (upper section). Aluminum Look paint finish on handbrake finisher (lower section).$1,075
Gear Lever and Handbrake Lever in AluminumNew design. Gear lever and handbrake lever in aluminum. Smooth leather finish in interior color on inlays in gear lever and handbrake finisher, including decorative stitching in choice of color. Aluminum Look paint finish on handbrake finisher. Note: Only available for leather in deviating color and/or stitching in deviating color. For standard leather or stitching, use option ECA.$2,390
Gear Lever and Handbrake Lever Aluminum II$1,555
Gear Lever and Handbrake Lever Aluminum/LeatherGear lever and handbrake in leather and aluminum. Valid only with interior to sample or when ordering deviating stitching.$2,130
PDK Gear Selector and Handbrake Lever in AluminumPDK gear selector and handbrake lever in aluminum. Smooth leather finish in interior color inlays on PDK gear selector, upper section of handbrake finisher. Aluminum Look paint finish on lower section of handbrake finisher. Note: when in conjunction with leather in color to sample smooth leather finish is in Black.$1,075
PDK Gear Selector and Handbrake Lever Customization PackageHandbrake lever in aluminum. Gear selector, upper section of handbrake finisher, PDK gear selector gate surround in smooth leather finish in interior color, including decorative stitching. Lower section of handbrake finisher in aluminum look paint finish. Note: only available with leather in color to sample and/or with stitching in deviating color.$2,390
Handbrake Lever in Aluminum IIInlay in handbrake lever with Porsche logo in aluminum. Handbrake lever and handbrake finisher (upper section) in smooth leather finish in interior color. Handbrake finisher (lower section) in aluminum look paint finish. Note: Only available with deviating stitching, and not available with leather in color to sample.$775
PCM Package in Aluminum LookAluminum Look paint finish: PCM trim, climate control trim, lower switch trim, lower storage bin.$2,225
PDK Gear Selector Gate Surround in Aluminum Look$390
Gear Lever Trim in Aluminum Look$295
Rear Center Console in Aluminum LookAluminum Look Paint finish on rear section of center console, including ashtray cover. Smooth leather finish in interior color on handbrake lever recess trim.$730
Sports Bucket Seat Belt Passage Aluminum Look$655
Metal Door Sill Model InsigniaDoor entry guards in stainless steel with Boxster/Boxster S logo.$415
Outer Door-sill Guards in Stainless Steel, IlluminatedOuter door-sill guards in stainless steel with Boxster/Boxster S logo, illuminated in white.$845
Foot Rest AluminumDriver’s side foot rest in aluminum and rubber.$250
Makassar PackageDark Makassar finish: trim strip switch panel incl. cupholder trim, five part gear lever or Tiptronic selector, handbreak lever.$890
3-Spoke Multifunction Steering Wheel Makassar for PDK$980
Door Finishers MakassarDark Macassar finish on lid of door storage bin, lid extension on door storage bin, and door opener trim.$2,150
Rear Center Console MakassarDark makassar finish on rear section of center console, including ashtray cover and storage tray on rear section of center console. Leather finish in interior color on handbrake lever recess trim.$1,625
Carbon PackageCarbon fiber finish on dashboard trim strip including cupholder trim, five part gear lever/Tiptronic selector, and handbreak lever.$1,040
3-spoke Multi-function Steering Wheel in Carbon for PDK$980
Door Finishers in CarbonCarbon fiber finish on lid of storage bin, lid extension on door storage bin, and door opener trim.$2,150
Rear Center Console in CarbonCarbon Fiber finish on rear section of center console, including ashtray cover. Smooth leather finish in interior color on handbreak lever recess trim.$1,625
Carbon Door Sil Model InsigniaDoor entry guards in carbon with Boxster/Boxster S logo.$570
Door Entry Guards in Carbon, IlluminatedDoor entry guards in carbon with Boxster/Boxster S logo, illuminated in white.$1,365
Door Finishers in AlcantaraFront of door handle and lid of door storage bin in black Alcantara.$1,380
Steering Wheel in AlcantaraThicker steering wheel rim in Alcantara black with cross-stitched seam. Airbag module is not in Alcantara.$1,105
Trim Strip Switch Panel in AlcantaraTrim strip in Alcantara including cup holder.$775
Gear and Handbrake Lever in AlcantaraAlcantara finish in black with decorative stitching where appropriate on gear lever, handbrake lever, and handbrake finisher. Decorative trim on shift pattern including middle shift pattern and inlay in handbrake lever (with Porsche Logo) in aluminum. Aluminum look paint finish on handbrake finisher.$1,880
PDK Gear Selector and Handbrake Lever in AlcantaraAlcantara finish in Black, including decorative stitching where appropriate, on PDK gear selector, handbrake lever, handbrake finisher. Inlay in handbrake lever in aluminum with Porsche logo. Handbrake finisher in Aluminum look paint finish.$1,880
Lid of Storage Bin in Alcantara with Porsche Logo$490
Remote CD Changer (6 Disc)Holds up to 6 CDs, features digital anti-shock memory (no jumping of music tracks) and MOST® connection.$650
Universal Audio InterfaceOn vehicles not equipped with PCM, includes an Auxiliary-In port. On PCM equipped vehicles, includes an iPod® port, a USB port for memory sticks or MP3 players, and an Auxiliary-In port for other external devices. iPods and USB sticks are fully controllable via PCM. For other auxiliary devices, a limited range of functions are accessible via PCM. NOTE: In combination with PCM the price is $440.$95
Sound Package PlusIncludes 7 speakers and CD storage in glove box.$700
Bose Surround Sound SystemBOSE® Surround Sound System with 10 speakers and 325 Watt total output. Includes CD storage in glove compartment.$1,690
Bluetooth Interface for Mobile PhoneBluetooth Interface for hands free mobile phone use. Operation of basic phone functions on PCM or multi-function steering wheel (if applicable).$695
PCM 3.0 including Extended Navigation6.5" screen with touchscreen controls. Dual tuner audio system with integrated MP3-able CD/DVD-player supporting audio/video DVDs, GPS harddisc-based navigation module with dynamic route planning. On board computer with simultaneous indicator of basic audio and navigation.$3,110
6-Disc CD/DVD ChangerIntegrated in PCM. Includes ability to play MP3 music files and Audio DVDs.$650
PCM Voice ControlVoice activation for navigation, telephone, and stereo functions. Available for customer specified orders only.$595
Electronic logbookEnables automatic acquisition of mileage, driving distance, date, time and address of starting point and destination at every trip including PC-software for data dowload and evaluation.$650
XM RadioAllows reception of XM Satellite Radio and XM NavTraffic (for vehicles also equipped with Navigation). Complimentary 3-month service included - after 3 months, subscription is required. Note: XM service is not available in Alaska or Hawaii.$750
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Competitors and press reviews

"As anticipated, and in typical Porsche manner, the Boxster gives almost nothing up to its fixed-roof brother. They benefit from the same massive cross-drilled brakes (upgraded to be identical on the Boxster and Boxster S this year), the same suspension and the same wheel/tire package (staggered, with 265/40-18s in the rear). While there is no denying the additional rigidity in the Cayman (reportedly double), the weight difference is but a mere eleven pounds – impossible to discern without a digital scale. Top up or down, tossing the Boxster into corners reveals an eager chassis that feels perfectly balanced. Even with Porsche Stability Management (PSM) activated, the mid-engine roadster begs to be driven harder and harder. Wet patches of asphalt step the rear wheels out mid-corner and naturally corrections bring things back into line with minimal steering inputs. Throttle, tap the brakes, turn, throttle, tap the brakes, turn, throttle, tap the brakes and repeat again and again." (AutoBlog)

Porsche Boxster

"The precise and talkative steering has been lightened a smidge. The already impeccable ride quality and wheel control are enhanced by increased comfort due to softer spring mounts. Tenacious grip and handling are even better, owing to retuned rear shocks and springs, as well as a larger rear anti-roll bar on cars with the optional limited-slip differential, a feature that is now available on all Boxsters. These alterations aren’t groundbreaking on their own, but taken together, they make for a more capable, cohesive Boxster, something we might have thought impossible before our drive." (CarAndDriver)

"Like other automated manual transmissions, you can either leave the PDK in Drive for automatic shifting or select manual mode, the latter accomplished by moving the shift lever on the center console into the manual gate or by using the buttons on the steering wheel. On the high-speed track at Willow Springs, we found ourselves leaving the PDK in Drive. Partially, this is because Porsche has chosen the Bizarro-world orientation for the gearlever, because you push forward for upshifts and pull back for downshifts. But we’ll also admit that Drive mode meant there would be less of a chance that we’d make an ass of ourselves in front of professional racers Derek Bell and Hurley Haywood, who were Porsche’s driving instructors for the day." (InsideLine)

Porsche Boxster

Competitors

Audi TTS Roadster

The Audi TTS is entering the 2010 model year better then ever with a 265 HP version of the 2.0 TFSI four cylinder along with a sharper tuned suspension. The TTS accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in only 4.9 seconds and has a fuel economy of 29 MPG on the highway. It is priced at $45,900.

BMW Z4 Roadster

The 2010 BMW Z4 is offered in two different versions: a Z4 sDrive30i and a Z4 sDrive35i, priced at $46,00 and 51,900, respectively. Both versions are using the same 3.0-liter inline-six cylinder engine. The sDrive30i has 255 hp, and the sDrive35i uses twin-turbos (one turbo designated for three cylinders each) to upgrade to 300 hp.

Nissan 370Z Roadster

The 370Z Roadster is being offered in two different trim levels, made up of the base 370Z Roadster and a Touring edition. It is powered by a 3.7 Liter DOHC V6 making 332 HP, with an estimated fuel economy of 18 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway. The car is priced at $36,970.

Porsche Boxster

Conclusion

What other reason you need to buy the Boxster besides being a Porsche? We know this is not enough, don’t worry. Lets start with the changes, the new seven-speed PDK transmission, that is simple brilliant and most importantly downshifts instantly. The Boxster also features a high-quality interior and with the accessories long-list you can ensure to have an exclusive car.

But besides being a Porsche the car still has a familiar shape with no big changes made. Taken this under consideration, we prefer the BMW BMW Z4. There is another aspect we don’t like on the Boxster: mandatory ragtop lacks the versatility of a retractable hardtop.



12 comments:

like the operatic sound of this car and look is great as well. I wonder if Porsche will be making another version for this model on their future production.

Oh please! Just leave that color to Ferrari car! However, the performance of this car is quite impressive. BTW, I wonder on what happen about the baby Boxter that was announced by Porsche one year ago?

I love the spyder, but I like the boxster more. Well I both love them they’re both Porsche.

what about an evo 8 cause i just bought one a little over a week ago.

@AK47 - I agree with you, Evo X is way better and practical to have, plus the evo can out perform the boxer well that’s the work of art by the japanese.

The EVO X is better in every way. It cheaper, faster, more practical and a far better drivers car.

I’ve driven a few boxsters and I can honestly say, the one time I drive an evo x, it drove so much better.

No, the X is faster in both a straight line and track. The X is actually faster than the 911 around a track.

would the porsche boxster s beat an evo x

ok thank you but is it anything compared to the evo x’s sport-tronic tranmission

Listen iwannaevo..... you can get the tiptronic one which is manual and auto with paddle shifters

does the s version come in automatic with paddle shifters. Because my girlfriend wants auto but i wont except a full auto. i will only except it if it has paddle shifters either that or manual.

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