Next-generation roadster is more muscular, more distinctive and more
STUTTGART, Jan. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Never before in the history of the
Porsche Boxster has the mid-engined sports car been so comprehensively
redesigned. The open-top two-seater, which will go on sale in Canada
this summer, features a completely new lightweight body and a totally
revamped chassis. Considerably lower weight, longer wheelbase, a wider
track and larger wheels significantly enhance the Boxster's driving
dynamics, which were already best in class.
In line with the Porsche Intelligent Performance development philosophy,
the new Boxster models boast superior performance and are also up to 15
per cent more fuel-efficient than their predecessors; depending on the
model, they consume significantly less than eight litres of fuel per
The new Boxster features fundamentally changed styling with shorter
overhangs, a longer, more raked windscreen, sleeker silhouette and
expressive edges. The electrically folding soft top has been completely
redesigned and the tonneau cover has been eliminated. The redesigned
interior offers occupants more space, with an elevated centre console.
Both the new Boxster and Boxster S are powered by efficient flat-six
engines with direct fuel injection; their efficiency is further
enhanced by electrical system recuperation, thermal management and an
automatic start/stop function. The base model's new power unit delivers
265 hp from 2.7 litres - 10 hp more than its larger displacement
predecessor. The 3.4-litre engine of the Boxster S now delivers 315 hp,
five more than before. Both models feature a six-speed manual gearbox
as standard with the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK)
available as an option.
Both sports cars achieve their best acceleration and fuel consumption
with PDK. The Boxster sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and
consumes just 7.7 L/100 km, while the Boxster S takes 5.0 seconds to
reach 100 km/h and consumes 8.0 L/100 km.
To enhance driving dynamics yet further, Porsche offers a Sport Chrono
Package as an option; it features dynamic transmission mounts for the
first time. Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with mechanical rear axle
differential lock is also available.
The next-generation Boxster will go on sale in Canada this summer at a
base price of $56,500 for the Boxster and $69,500 for the Boxster S.
Note: Photos of the new Boxster are available to accredited journalists
in the Porsche Press Database at http://presse.porsche.de.
SOURCE Porsche Canada
For further information: