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2013 Porsche Boxster S - First Look
Sharper looks and turbocharged performance define this all-new Boxster.

Turbocharged 4-cylinder


Porsche is backing up the tougher exterior with a potent new powertrain. Look for a new 2.5-liter flat-4 engine to provide the Boxster with up to 360 bhp in turbocharged form. At present, the most powerful engine on offer in the current Boxster is a 310-bhp 3.4-liter flat-6. A less powerful version of this engine, which will also find its way into the next Cayman coupe, will likely power the base Boxster.

This smaller and lighter 4-cylinder should reduce overall curb weight, and give the already dynamically brilliant Boxster even better handling. As an added bonus, the 4-cylinder is also likely to drink less fuel than the outgoing sixes. A 2011 Boxster in standard trim currently offers EPA figures of 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway. Porsche will also upgrade the 2-seat cockpit with higher quality materials.

Boxster production is slated to move to Austria, when Magna Steyr takes over the contract to build the mid-engine roadster from the Finnish firm Valmet. Expect the 2013 Porsche Boxster to make its official debut at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show.
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2013 Porsche Boxster
Just the Facts:
-The third-generation Porsche Boxster and Boxster S go on sale in Europe in April.
-The 2013 Boxster and Boxster S get new sheet metal and more powerful engines.
-Both engines are expected to return better fuel economy.

The standard 2013 Boxster gets a 2.7-liter flat-6 to replace the previous 2.9-liter unit, with output rising from 255 to 261 horsepower. Output on the 3.4-liter six in the Boxster S is nudged slightly from 310 to 311 hp. Porsche says the standard Boxster will accelerate from zero to 60 in less than 5.7 seconds, while the Boxster S will perform the same function in less than 5.0 seconds. The optional Sport Chrono package provides even better performance and driving dynamics.




Looks better than the new 911, IMO. And the interior also gets the Panamera treatment.
 

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Porsche Boxster S Review
Should I buy one?
On first acquaintance, the new Boxster is brilliant and continues to remain one of the world’s most entertaining road cars. With an extravagant new look, classy interior, added accommodation, improved performance, engaging handling and improved comfort, you could argue - at the risk of upsetting the legion of 911 fans - that it is now the most complete model Porsche produces.


New Porsche Boxster


Our verdict on the all-new lighter, faster and more efficient Porsche Boxster

The Boxster S feels faster and more focused than ever – it helps that it’s 30kg lighter and 40 per cent stiffer than before. Our car had optional 20-inch alloys, but the £971 PASM active suspension ensured it rode better, while it’s more refined with the hood up.

Yet the tuneful exhaust note remains. So while the Boxster is more comfortable over distances, it’s lost none of its magic.


Porsche Boxster S (2012) CAR Review


Verdict

The Boxster has long been one of the world’s best – if not the best – all-round sports cars, with sharp handling, affordable running costs, great powertrains and a price tag that undercuts the 911 Cabriolet by more than 50%. The third-generation model only improves things and, while we’re not totally sold on the electric power steering, it doesn’t really diminish the Boxster’s all-round appeal. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.


Driven: Porsche Boxster S


The new third generation Porsche Boxster is faster and cleverer than before - how has the driving experience survived the increase in technology?

Great to drive and looks brilliant, super-sweet manual gearbox

Electric power steering takes a bit of getting used to
 

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