...A six-speed is optional and comes standard on the Boxster S. Either Boxster can be fitted with Porsche's five-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission with manual shift control. With either transmission, EPA fuel economy estimates are reasonable for a car with such stellar performance potential. Safety: Standard Porsche Boxster safety features include antilock disc brakes, tire-pressure monitoring, Porsche Stability Management (PSM) stability/traction control, dual thorax/head side-impact airbags and rollover safety bars. Interior Design and Special Features: Like the exterior, the cockpit of...
...power windows, power exterior mirrors, a climate control system, an on-board trip computer, and a digital in-dash AM/FM stereo system with a CD player. Antilock braking, a central locking system with remote, 17-inch Boxster wheels, an automatic extending rear spoiler, and Porsche's Stability Management system were also part of the package.In addition, the Boxster was equipped with a lightweight, sound-insulating convertible top that opened and closed in 12 seconds. It came with a heated glass rear window and could be operated while moving at speeds up to 30 miles per hour. Options included...
...Porsche says this also improves the usability of the trunk. Under the Hood The Boxster's 2.7-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder gains 5 horsepower (to 245), and its torque grows by 2 pounds-feet (to 201). Torque for that engine peaks 100 rpm earlier than the previous engine. It also gains VarioCam Plus for variable valve timing and lift control. The Boxster S also gets a new, bigger engine, also with VarioCam Plus. The six-cylinder in that model grows from 3.2 to 3.4 liters and turns out 15 more hp, up to 295. Torque increases to 251 pounds-feet, an increase of 15 pounds-feet. For...
...though: The standard sound system was fine, the base leather-trimmed bucket seats comfortable and supportive, the five-speed manual transmission nicely spaced and easy to shift. The larger tires and wheels likely helped handling, which was typically Porsche -- crisp, precise, but with a ride that was entirely tolerable. If you need to go faster, there's the Boxster S, which -- for an additional $10,000 or so -- gives you the six-speed manual transmission and bigger tires and wheels standard, and bumps horsepower from 245 to 295. I've always liked the Boxster S better, but if I was buying a...
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