The Porsche Boxster - Cockpit Features and Equipment | Part Four

The Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

Both the chassis and the brakes ensure a supreme standard of active safety in the Boxster.

Specifically, this means a wide range of superior features:

  • Harmonious, safe behaviour when changing lanes at all speeds
  • Supreme driving safety in all situations
  • Rapid reacting, direct and precise steering with excellent roadholding
  • A smooth and easily controllable load change response in bends
  • A high level of lateral acceleration
  • Body roll, dive and squat reduced to a minimum when cornering, braking and accelerating
  • Very short braking distances even under extreme conditions demanding the utmost of the brakes
  • Superior braking stability when driving straight ahead and in bends
Cockpit features and equipment

Like the Boxster S, the entry-level version also a cupholder beneath the central air outlet and an illuminated and lockable five litre glove compartment as standard. The latter can optionally be connected to the alarm system. The Boxster aficionado will spot the many detail changes made to the interior last year, such as the revised switches in the instrument panel, the extended use of alumnium-look features in the cockpit and the new surrounds to the steering wheel, gearshift lever, door handles and handbrake lever which are now finished in the interior colour instead of black.

As in the past, the seats on both the Boxster and Boxster S have a high-quality alcantara central insert. The seat backrests adjust electrically for angle and can be tilted forwards for easy access to the storage areas directly behind the seats. All-electric seats with a memory function on the driver's side are available as an option.

As before, the Boxster S differs from the 2.7-litre model thanks to its white-faced dials in aluminium-coloured surrounds. When equipped with Porsche Communication Management (PCM), both Boxster and Boxster S come with a dot matrix display. Providing a higher standard of precision than a segment display, this style of presentation is able to show numbers and letters in various sizes and provide additional text information. Last but not least, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) also presents information such as the currently tuned radio station, music titles, incoming telephone calls as well as pictograms for route navigation via a databus in the display on the instrument cluster.

Published 2 June 2004 Melanie Carter

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