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2013 Porsche Boxster S

2013 Porsche Boxster Review

(0 Stars)  All-new, but still a Boxster.

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New For 2013
Everything. The Boxster rides on a new, lighter platform, has more efficient and more powerful engines, and features a thoroughly updated interior. Its aggressive new sheetmetal is, for the first time, completely different from that of the 911.
Overview
The Boxster is all-new for 2013, but the best thing we can say about it is that it drives and feels pretty much the same. Under the subtly revised skin lives a smaller, 2.7-liter flat-six that nevertheless puts out ten more horsepower than its predecessor, for 265 hp total. The spicier Boxster S still employs a 3.4-liter flat-six, which gains 5 hp. Both models can again be had with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The automatic incorporates a new freewheeling, or “sailing,” mode that decouples the engine from the wheels when coasting to save fuel. Despite gaining 2.4 inches in its wheelbase, the Boxster has actually lost weight, thanks to Porsche’s extensive use of aluminum. It also helps that Porsche has not joined the hardtop-convertible crowd. Instead, the Boxster has a fully automatic cloth top that folds neatly into a compartment separated from the rear trunk, leaving plenty of room for bags. Inside, the baby Porsche now has a similar layout to that of the Panamera and the new 911, with a high-rising center stack. Despite some quibbles with the new electric power steering, which doesn’t communicate as well as the old hydraulic setup, the new Boxster is a special car. Just like the old Boxster.

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2013 Boxster S Convertible Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.4L horizontally opposed 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 20 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, 23 MPG combined and 389 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
16.9gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 315 hp @ 6,700 rpm; 266 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm

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'13 Porsche S Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Heated Wiper/Washers
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HID Headlights
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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