The 2.7-litre power unit featured in the entry-level Boxster develops its maximum output of 168 kW (228 bhp) at 6300 rpm. With a maximum torque figure of 260Nm (192lb ft) at 4700 rpm, the Boxster covers the 0–100km/h sprint in 6.4 seconds, some 0.2 seconds faster than its predecessor. Top speed is 253km/h or 157mph. And like the Boxster S, the Boxster also offers a 2 per cent improvement in fuel economy thanks to VarioCam technology.New VarioCam for extra power and enhanced fuel economy
The increase in power and the reduction in both fuel consumption and exhaust emissions result primarily from the adoption of the new VarioCam control system. Offering variable adjustment of the camshafts up to an angle of 40°, the system reduces charge cycle losses to an even lower level than before. This means that valve timing on the intake camshafts is varied in line with specific needs by a vane cell adjuster fitted directly on the sprocket driving the camshafts.Side airbags with full head protection even in a convertible
All Porsche sports cars come as standard with the POSIP (Porsche Side Impact Protection) side airbag system. Through careful design, the side airbags efficiently protect the occupant’s head and upper body even with the roof open and the side windows lowered.Extended range of standard equipment
The Boxster, which already boasted an electrically operated roof, electric window lifts, alcantara seat upholstery, thermal insulation glass, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, central locking and an electric immobiliser has since last year had an even wider range of standard equipment. Two items introduced at 2003 model year are the cupholder and remote control opening not only of the car, but also both front and rear bootlids. Another new feature is the illuminted and lockable glove compartment situated right beneath the passenger airbag and which offers 5.0 litres of storage capacity.
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