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2013 Porsche Boxster S

At a Glance

Pricing $49,500 - $64,100
Drive Types RWD
Engines 2.7l H6, 3.4l H6
Transmissions M6, SM7
Fuel Economy 20-22 (city), 28-32 (highway)

Overview Information

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 Boxster's 2.7L produces 265-bhp, whereas the 3.4L in the Boxster S produces 315. Both models are available with either a manual transmission or an optional 7-speed dual clutch manual. Large tires and standard stability control help keep the Boxster centered. A power-operated top retracts in 9 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.

What Changed:

Porsche's entry-level roadster is all-new for 2013. The new model is lower with a significantly longer wheelbase and wider track. The base powertrain is a 2.7l horizontal six-cylinder rated at 275-bhp. The Boxster S equips a 3.4l six-cylinder now rated at 325-bhp. Both engines are available with either a six-speed manual transmission or seven-speed automated gearbox. In typical Porsche fashion, styling changes are subtle.

Official Word:

Porsche today announced it will offer the Cayenne Diesel in the United States market for the first time beginning with the 2013 model year. The third-generation 2013 Boxster, the first all-new design since its debut in 1996, is also on display at the New York International Auto Show along with the Cayenne Diesel. The Cayenne Diesel is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine, delivering 240 horsepower and 406 lb. ft. of torque from as...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Boxster 2.7l H6 (265-bhp) M6 RWD 20/30/24 $49,500
Boxster 2.7l H6 (265-bhp) SM7 RWD 22/32/26 $52,700
Boxster S 3.4l H6 (315-bhp) M6 RWD 20/28/24 $60,900
Boxster S 3.4l H6 (315-bhp) SM7 RWD 21/30/25 $64,100