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