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By Cars.com Staff
April 23, 2012
Porsche has redesigned its two-seat Boxster roadster for the 2013 model year, and the new model weighs less but features more powerful flat-six engines. Offered in base and S form, the Boxster hits dealerships in summer 2012. Competitors include the Audi TT, BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
Exterior Porsche's redesigned Boxster is both familiar and different at the same time. The classic low-slung roadster shape carries over for the 2013 model year, but all-new styling introduces a design theme with more creases and sharper edges, particularly along the sides of the car leading to the scalloped intakes and over the rear wheels. The headlight assemblies have a more vertical shape than before but don't dramatically alter the front-end. Around back, Porsche elegantly integrates the rear spoiler with the taillights. Exterior features include:
18-inch wheels; 19- or 20-inch wheels available
Longer wheelbase and wider track
Electric soft-top can open or close in nine seconds and operates at vehicle speeds up to 31 mph, according to Porsche
LED daytime running lights and taillights
Available bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
Interior The Boxster gets a redesigned interior that follows in the footsteps of other recent Porsches by adopting upscale materials befitting the car's premium price (the new Boxster starts at $49,500 plus a destination fee). The padded dashboard looks good, and a slimmer version of Porsche's button-centric center console separates the bucket seats. Interior features include:
Audio system includes 7-inch screen on dash
4.6-inch screen integrated with gauge cluster
Available Bose premium stereo
Available dual-zone automatic climate control
Available navigation system
Under the Hood The Boxster is powered by a 265-horsepower, 2.7-liter flat-six engine while the Boxster S gets a 315-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six. A six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is available for both engines. Mechanical features include:
Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Mechanically locking rear differential
Available Sport Chrono Package with launch control (seven-speed transmission)
Safety Safety features include:
Electronic stability system
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