In early 2012, Porsche introduced the Boxster in the new 981 roadster body. This is the third generation of the sports car since its inception in 1996. The car was a brand new lightweight aluminum body, completely revised chassis and upgraded powertrains. The new Porsche Boxster (981) shortened front and rear overhangs, a windshield, compared to its predecessor, significantly shifted forward small holes in the rear wings gave way to a much larger air inlets, while the rear wing lights makeshift crosses. Sports car length increased to 4374 mm (+32), the width is equal to 1801 mm, it has remained the same, and the height was reduced by 10 millimeters – up to 1282.
Configuration and price Porsche Boxster 2016.
|6-Speed||$54,100||2.7 petrol (265 hp)||Manual (6)||rear|
|S||$66,100||3.4 petrol (315 hp)||Manual (6)||rear|
|GTS||$74,900||3.4 petrol (330 hp)||Manual (6)||rear|
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The interior of the new Porsche Boxster modified center console, which is now made in the style of models Panamera, Porsche Carrera 911 coupe. Through increased by 50 mm wheelbase (2 475 mm) in the cabin more spacious, and another Innovations became completely redesigned folding roof, which is now located directly behind the seats, without requiring a separate compartment. Under the hood of the Porsche Boxster base version 3 is located 2.7-liter six-cylinder boxer engine, instead of the same, but the volume of 2.9 liters, which is installed on the predecessor. Kickback forces fell by 10 – to 265 hp, but with hundreds of car seats gaining 5.7 seconds vs. 5.8 previously. And this is despite the increased up to 1 385 kg weight (50 kg). A more powerful version Porsche Boxster S (981) retains the 3.4-liter boxer who gained 5 “horses” and produces 315 hp Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h now takes 5.0 seconds. – Is 0.2 seconds faster machine the previous generation. Vehicle weight, compared to its predecessor, has increased by 40 kg – up to 1395 kg.
Standard transmission for both versions is a six-step mechanics, but the option is available, and seven-step robot PDK dual-clutch. Average fuel consumption of the new Boxster and Boxster S 7.7 and 8.0 liters per hundred kilometers, respectively. European sales of new products launched in the spring of 2012 after its premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March.