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The 2013 Porsche Boxster: a new and improved generation


The Porsche Boxster has remained relatively unchanged for eight years, but that all changes with the 2013 model. Being the first model of the Boxster’s third generation, the 2013 version is introduced with more definition and maturity.

The 2013 Boxster will get an entirely new engine that provides an additional 10 hp in comparison to previous models. The direct-inject 2.7-liter flat six-cylinder engine is smaller but runs at a high compression, and provides better acceleration and fuel economy than older models engines. The Boxster S model will keep its direct-inject 3.4 liter engine that produces 315 hp. Transmissions for both models include the standard six-speed manual and an optional seven-speed dual clutch “PDK” automatic. The Boxster still has as much power as ever, going from 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds and the Boxster S is beating that with a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds.

Porsche announced the 2013 Boxster will have a 15 percent increase in fuel economy due to the addition of start-stop technology and engine management systems. The body of the car weighs about 100 pounds less on the new model, due to the fact most of the heavy steel components were replaced with a lighter aluminum. The lighter body in addition to the newly added electric steering system not only helps fuel costs, but also allows the Boxster to be extremely agile and precise.

A lot of the more visibly noticeable changes can be seen inside the car. There is additional space for both the driver and the passenger. The gauges, dash, and center console got an updated look which holds up to the car’s overall classy standard. The gear lever is close to the steering wheel which makes it easier for drivers to make fast gear changes. Another new feature is a power hardtop that folds out in 10 seconds that Porsche Arizona drivers are sure to use. There is an available Sound Plus Package that comes complete with a BOSE Surround Sound System, which has eight amplifiers and 10 loudspeakers for a 445 watt output. One thing definitely hasn’t changed about the Boxsters interior; the materials used are all high-quality, refined, and up to the expected Porsche standard.

The 2013 Porsche Boxsters will be available for purchase later this summer. Check out your Arizona Porsche Dealer for more information.

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