Published on February 17th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Porsche Boxster & Boxster S Used Review
Never before in the history of the Porsche Boxster was a change of generation so comprehensive. This open-top two-seater car was marketed with a completely new lightweight body and a completely revamped chassis. Considerably lower weight, longer wheelbase, a wider track and larger wheels significantly enhance yet further the mid-engine sports cars driving dynamics, already far and away the best in its class, supported by the new electro-mechanical power steering. These new Boxsters boast superior performance and are also up to 15% more fuel-efficient. Depending on model, they get by with significantly less than 8-litres of fuel per 100 kilometres.
These new Boxsters thus delivers what the fundamentally changed styling with shorter overhangs, significantly forward-shifted windscreen, flatter silhouette and expressive edges promises. The passengers are enclosed by the completely redesigned, fully electric hood, which now dispenses with a convertible top compartment lid. The interior concept offers the occupants more space and reflects the new Porsche outline with the raked centre console, which, originating with the Carrera GT, ensures further improved ergonomics in all models.
Both models are powered by flat-six engines with direct petrol injection, the efficiency of which is further enhanced by electrical system recuperation, thermal management and start/stop function. The base model’s new power unit delivers 265 hp from a 2.7 litre displacement which is 10 hp more than its larger displacement predecessor. Technically, it is now based on the 3.4-litre engine of the Boxster S. This now delivers 315 hp, which is 5 hp more than before. Both models feature the 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe. Both sports cars achieve their best fuel consumption and acceleration performance with the PDK. The Porsche Boxster’s fuel consumption with PDK is 7.7 l/100 km and 8.0 l/100 km for the Boxster S. With gear changes without interruption to the power flow, the Boxster sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds, the Boxster S in 5.0 seconds.
Also new in this nearly new Boxster is Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with mechanical rear axle differential lock.
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