All-new 2013 Porsche Boxster on the way


For 2013, Porsche is giving the Boxster its first major makeover since the model was introduced in 1996. The 2013 Boxster two-seat roadster/convertible is lighter, more powerful, and returns better fuel economy than its predecessor. The smallest Porsche (for now) will continue to be available in Boxster and Boxster S variants with the S model offering the additional Sport Chrono package that adds unique features and increased performance to the already outstanding S. The Boxster's 2.7-liter six makes 265 hp and is available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed PDK automanual. EPA- fuel numbers are 20/city, 30/highway with the manual and 22/city, 32/highway with the PDK. Boxster S gets a 3.4-liter six (315 hp) mated to the same transmission choices. Styling has been tweaked to be more fluid and muscular with improved aerodynamics. The passengers are faced with a roomier and redesigned interior with a raked center console and a new fully electric top, which now dispenses with a convertible top compartment lid. Porsche's 2013 Boxster will hit showrooms soon (some say June) with the basic list price of $49,500 for the Boxster and $60,900 for the Boxster S (not including a $950 destination charge, license, fees, taxes, of options). For more info and specs (including performance data), as well as additional pics, check out the releases after the jump. If you want to be one of the first to get one of these good-looking sports cars, get thee to your dealer...NOW.

Source: Porsche - Press releases (2), specifications, pics (5) after the jump.





Press Release: 
2013 Porsche Boxster: Lighter, More Muscular, More Distinctive and More Fuel-Efficient

Never before in the history of the Porsche Boxster has a change of generation been so comprehensive. The open-top two-seat car receives an entirely new lightweight body and a completely revamped chassis. The new Boxster weighs less than the previous generation and rides on a longer wheelbase and a wider track. These new dimensions are coupled with larger wheels and a new electromechanical power steering system to significantly enhance the mid-engine sports car's driving dynamics. The new Boxster boasts superior performance and is also up to 15 percent more fuel-efficient than previous models on the European cycle.

The new Boxster benefits not only from an increased wheelbase but also shorter overhangs, while the windscreen has been shifted forward. The passengers are enclosed by the completely redesigned, fully electric top, which now dispenses with a convertible top compartment lid. The interior concept offers the occupants more space and reflects the new Porsche outline with a raked center console, which, originating with the Carrera GT ensures improved ergonomics in all models.

The new sports car generation makes its debut in the classic Porsche pairing of Boxster and Boxster S. Both models are powered by flat-six engines with direct fuel 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 liter displacement - ten hp more than its larger displacement predecessor. Technically, it is now based on the 3.4-liter engine of the Boxster S. This now delivers 315 hp, which is five hp more than before. Both models feature a manual six-speed gearbox as standard with the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) available as an option. Both sports cars achieve their best fuel consumption and acceleration performance with the PDK. With gear changes without interruption to the power flow, the Boxster sprints from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, the Boxster S in 4.7 seconds.

To enhance driving dynamics yet further, Porsche offers the Sport Chrono Package as an optional extra for the Boxster, featuring dynamic transmission mounts for the first time. Also new in the Boxster is Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical rear axle differential lock.

The new Boxster models are expected in U.S. showrooms in early summer 2012. The basic list price will be $49,500 for the Boxster and $60,900 for the Boxster S, not including a $950 destination charge.


Release:
Third-Generation Boxster Makes North American Debut

The third-generation 2013 Boxster, the first all-new design since its debut in 1996, is also on display at the New York International Auto Show along with the Cayenne Diesel.

Making its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show is the completely redesigned, third-generation 2013 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S, first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The 2013 Boxster features more powerful, yet more fuel efficient flat six boxer engines and a longer, lower and wider chassis that helps the new roadster weigh approximately 77 lbs. less than its predecessor.
The new Boxster employs a new fully-electric top, able to be retracted or deployed in nine seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. The 2013 Boxster is expected in Porsche dealer showrooms later this summer at a base MSRP price of $49,500 for the Boxster and at a base MSRP price of $60,900 for the Boxster S, not including a $950 destination charge.

The new seventh generation 911 Carrera Cabriolet is also on display at the Porsche stand in New York, after making its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, the new 911 Cabriolet will be on sale at the end of this month and is priced from $93,700 and from $103,800 for Carrera S models not including a $950 destination charge.

About Porsche Cars North America
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera Gran Turismo. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 196 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.


Release:
Technical Specifications

Boxster
Engine Concept
Water-cooled, mid-mounted, 6-cylinder boxer engine

Construction
Aluminum block and heads

Valvetrain
Four overhead camshafts; four valves per cylinder; valve timing and valve stroke variable on the intake side (VarioCam Plus); hydraulic valve play compensation

Intake System
Direct fuel injection

Lubrication
Integrated dry sump system; 10.67 quarts (10.1 liters) engine oil

Management
Continental SDI 9

Electrical System
12 V, 2100 W alternator; battery capacity 70 Ah

Fuel
Premium unleaded

Bore
3.5 in.

Stroke
2.9 in.

Displacement
165.1 cu. In.

Maximum Horsepower
265 hp at 6,700 rpm

Maximum Torque
206,5 lb.-ft. at 4,400 - 6,500 rpm

Compression ratio
12.5:1

Engine redline
7,800

Output per liter
98.0 hp

Drivetrain
Rear-wheel drive

Power unit
Engine and transmission bolted into single drive unit

Transmission
Manual transmission
6-speed

Automatic transmission
7-speed PDK

Ratios (PDK in parentheses)
1st
3.67 (3.91)
2nd
2.05 (2.29)
3rd
1.46 (1.65)
4th
1.13 (1.30)
5th
.97 (1.08)
6th
.84 (.88)
7th
(0.62)

Reverse
3.33 (3.55)
3.0 (3.55)
Final Drive Ratio
3.89
3.89

Clutch diameter
Manual: 9.45 in. (dual-mass flywheel). 7-speed PDK: 7.95/6.02 in.

Body
Monocoque lightweight body in a combination of steel and aluminum

Chassis
Drag Coefficient
0.3

Front Suspension
McPherson axle (optimised to Porsche requirements) with wheel-guiding strut and wheels independently mounted on transverse and longitudinal control arms; twin-tube gas-pressure dampers; anti-roll bar; electromechanical power steering

Rear Suspension
Wheels independently guided on transverse control arms with longitudinal control arms, tie rods and suspension struts (McPherson type, optimised to Porsche requirements); with coaxial vibration dampers mounted inside cylindrical coil springs; anti-roll bar

Steering Ratio
16,5:1 (center position) to 12,37:1 (variable)

Turning Circle
36 ft

Brakes
Front internally vented discs, 12.4 x 1.1-in; Rear internally vented discs, 11.77 x 0.80-inch discs, 4-piston aluminum monobloc calipers front/rear

Wheels
8Jx18 Front, 9Jx18 Rear

Tires
235/45 ZR 18 Front, 265/45 ZR 18 Rear

Dimensions
Wheelbase
97.4 in.

Overall length
172.2 in.

Width (w/ mirrors)
70.9 in. (77.9 in.)
70.9 in. (77.9 in.)

Front track
60.1 in.

Rear track
60.6 in.

Legroom*
TBD

Headroom
TBD

Height
50.1

Curb weight w/ manual
2,888 lbs.

Curb weight w/ PDK
2,954 lbs.

Luggage capacity front
5.3 cu. ft.

Luggage capacity rear

4.6 cu. ft.

Fuel tank capacity
16.9 gal

Payload
739 lbs.

Fuel Consumption (mpg)
City (manual/PDK)
20/22

Highway (manual/PDK)
30/32

Combined (manual/PDK)
24/26

Performance
0-60 (manual; PDK; Sport Chrono PDK)
5.5 s; 5.4 s; 5.2 s

Top track speed manual (PDK)
164 mph (162,8 mph)

* Interior Length: Driver's Side: from depressed clutch pedal to the hip point of seat

Boxster S
Engine
Engine Concept
Water-cooled, mid-mounted, 6-cylinder boxer engine

Construction
Aluminum block and heads

Valvetrain
Four overhead camshafts; four valves per cylinder; valve timing and valve stroke variable on the intake side (VarioCam Plus); hydraulic valve play compensation

 Intake System
Direct fuel injection

Lubrication
Integrated dry sump system; 10.67 quarts (10.1 liters) engine oil

Management
Continental SDI 9

Electrical System
12 V, 2100 W alternator; battery capacity 70 Ah

Fuel
Premium unleaded

Bore
3.8 in.

Stroke
3.1 in.

Displacement
209.7 cu. In.

Maximum Horsepower
315 hp at 6,700 rpm

Maximum Torque
266 lb.-ft. at 4,500 - 5,800 rpm

Compression ratio
12.5:1

Engine redline
7,800

Output per liter
91.8hp

Drivetrain
Rear-wheel drive

Power unit
Engine and transmission bolted into single drive unit

Transmission
Manual transmission
6-speed

Automatic transmission
7-speed PDK

Ratios (PDK in parentheses)
1st
3.31 (3.91)
2nd
1.95 (2.29)
3rd
1.41 (1.65)
4th
1.13 (1.30)
5th
.95 (1.08)
6th
.81 (.88)
7th
(0.62)
Reverse
3.0 (3.55)

Final Drive Ratio
3.89

Clutch diameter
Manual: 9.45 in. (dual-mass flywheel). 7-speed PDK: 7.95/6.02 in.

Body
Monocoque lightweight body in a combination of steel and aluminum

Chassis
Drag Coefficient
0.31

Front Suspension
McPherson axle (optimised to Porsche requirements) with wheel-guiding strut and wheels independently mounted on transverse and longitudinal control arms; twin-tube gas-pressure dampers; anti-roll bar; electromechanical power steering

Rear Suspension
Wheels independently guided on transverse control arms with longitudinal control arms, tie rods and suspension struts (McPherson type, optimised to Porsche requirements); with coaxial vibration dampers mounted inside cylindrical coil springs; anti-roll bar

Steering Ratio
16,5:1 (center position) to 12,37:1 (variable)

Turning Circle
36 ft

Brakes
Front internally vented discs, 12.4 x 1.1-in; Rear internally vented discs, 11.77 x 0.80-inch discs, 4-piston aluminum monobloc calipers front/rear

Wheels
8Jx19 Front, 9,5Jx19 Rear

Tires
235/40 ZR 19 Front, 265/40 ZR 19 Rear

Dimensions
Wheelbase
97.4 in.

Overall length
172.2 in.

Width (w/ mirrors)
70.9 in. (77.9 in.)
70.9 in. (77.9 in.)

Front track
60.1 in.

Rear track
60.5 in.
60.6 in.

Legroom*
TBD

Headroom
TBD

Height
50

Curb weight w/ manual
2,910 lbs.

Curb weight w/ PDK
2,954 lbs.

Luggage capacity front
5.3 cu. ft.

Luggage capacity rear

4.6 cu. ft.

Fuel tank capacity
16.9 gal

Payload
739 lbs.

Fuel Consumption (mpg)
City (manual/PDK)
20/21

Highway (manual/PDK)
28/30

Combined (manual/PDK)
23/24

Performance
0-60 (manual; PDK; Sport Chrono PDK)
4.8 s; 4.7 s; 4.5 s

Top track speed manual (PDK)
173,4 mph (172,1 mph)

* Interior Length: Driver's Side: from depressed clutch pedal to the hip point of seat