The new Porsche Boxster goes on sale in the UK on 28th April 2012 - prices start at £37,589 rising to £45,384 for the Boxster S.
Boxster now has an all-new lightweight body, new flat-six engines with direct petrol injection, a completely revised chassis and evolutionary styling. The distinctive, purposeful styling emphasises mid-engine design. These attributes, combined with many other new features including electro-mechanical power steering, result in the new Boxster not only offering superior performance but also up to 15 per cent greater fuel efficiency.
The new power unit fitted in the Porsche Boxster delivers 265 hp (195 kW) from a 2.7 litre displacement – 10 hp more than its larger capacity predecessor. Technically, it is now based on the 3.4-litre engine of the Boxster S. The 3.4-litre now delivers 315 hp (232 kW), 5 hp more than before. Both models feature a manual six-speed gearbox as standard, with the seven-speed dual-clutch Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) available as an option.
Both models achieve their best fuel consumption and acceleration performance with the PDK.
Fuel consumption for the Porsche Boxster with PDK is 36.7mpg, and 35.3mpg for the Boxster S. With gear changes achieved without interruption to the flow of power, the Boxster sprints from 0- 62mph in 5.7 seconds, the Boxster S in just 5.0 seconds.
The new Porsche Boxster features an Alcantara interior, 18” alloy wheels, Auto stop/start and Sports mode, remote control hood operation, audio CD with 7-inch colour touch-screen control, a universal audio interface offering MP3 connectivity and a three year warranty.
The Boxster S adds 19-inch alloy wheels, partial leather interior and Bi-Xenon headlights in addition to the power advantage of the larger 3.4-litre engine.
All new Porsche Boxster customers can also explore the potential of their car by participating in a complimentary course at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.Published 17 January 2012