At a Glance
|Pricing||$43,800 - $56,310|
|Engines||2.7l H6, 3.2l H6|
|Transmissions||A5, M5, M6|
|Fuel Economy||18-20 (city), 26-29 (highway)|
The Boxster serves as the Porsche's entry-level vehicle. The Boxster is a mid-engined roadster powered by a flat-six engine. Two variations are offered: Boxster and Boxster S. The Boxsters 2.7L produces 240hp, whereas the 3.2L in the Boxster S produces 280. Both models are available with either a manual transmission or an optional 5-speed Tiptronic automatic. Large tires and standard stability control help keep the Boxster centered. A power-operated top retracts in 12 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph. A host of upgrades are available including an optional active suspension system and composite brake discs. The Boxster is great for spirited top-down motoring and is the most cost-effective path to Porsche ownership.
Boxsters receive substantial styling changes. Boxster 2.7L power increased by 15hp to 240hp. Boxster S 3.2L power increased to 280hp. Boxster S gets a new 6-speed manual transmission. Standard wheel size increases to 17in on Boxster, and 18 in on Boxster S.
"Without being required or seeing any need to radically change the design and looks of the car, Porsche's designers have further refined the already very well-balanced and harmonious design language of the former model." -- Porsche Boxster press release
|Boxster||3.2l H6 (280-bhp)||M6||RWD||19/27/23||80||$56,310|
|Boxster||2.7l H6 (240-bhp)||A5||RWD||18/26/22||73||$47,010|
|Boxster||3.2l H6 (280-bhp)||A5||RWD||18/27/22||80||$53,100|
|Boxster||2.7l H6 (240-bhp)||M5||RWD||20/29/24||76||$43,800|