Posted May 9th 2012 10:59AM
If you put us in charge of Porsche Boxster development, we'd have demanded more power, less weight and improved fuel efficiency. We now know that the new 265-horsepower, 2.7-litre boxer six was capable of 10 more ponies than the outgoing model, and overall tonnage was slashed by 25 kilograms, so the base model is already two-thirds of the way toward our vision.
The Porsche website lists that the most affordable Porsche has completed the wish-list trifecta, announcing a significant fuel economy bump. The base 2013 Boxster will boast a NEDC-estimated 10.6L/100km (22mpg) in the city and 5.9L/100km (40mpg) on the highway, but only when equipped with the PDK transmission. The manual-equipped Boxster will still achieve impressive 11.4/6.3L/100km, (21/37mpg), respectively.
The Boxster S is only slightly thirstier, with the 315 horsepower, 3.4-litre flat six delivering 12.2L/100km (19mg) city and 6.9L/100km (34mpg) highway with the six-speed manual or 11.2 (21) and 6.2 (38), respectively, with the seven-speed PDK.
News Source: Porsche