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2013 Porsche Boxster S Convertible

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.
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 Convertible Standard Equipment

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