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 |  Dec 12 2012, 7:24 AM

Despite an unstable global economy, German sports car maker Porsche has set a new annual sales goal, with nearly a month left in the year.

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 |  May 10 2012, 7:31 AM

There was a time that potential Porsche owners wouldn’t even concern themselves with fuel efficiency figures, but nowadays mpg figures are important to any educated car buyer.

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 |  May 03 2012, 8:31 PM

The 2013 Porsche Boxster was revealed this year with a fresh redesign, and Porsche has dug up some classic footage from the vault to showcase the heritage of this great car. 

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 |  Mar 07 2012, 6:57 AM

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Given its official world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, the third generation Porsche Boxster is all grown up.

With a larger and lighter chassis, more powerful and efficient engines and an updated look, get all the details in our first look video below.

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 |  Mar 06 2012, 4:44 AM

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Once a cute entry-level sports car, the Porsche Boxster has grown in size, power and price. Unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show, the third generation Boxster is a potent performer – and looks it.

With styling inspired by the upcoming 918 Spyder, the Boxster is now longer and wider, helping deliver a more refined driving experience and more space inside. The chassis itself is also made entirely of aluminum, helping cut weight.

The standard Boxster gets a down-sized engine to 2.7-liters (200 cc smaller), though power is up to 265 hp and Porsche claims a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds. Boxster S models will get a much larger 3.4-liter flat-six making 315 hp (a slight 5 hp increase), with a 4.7 second sprint to 60 mph. A six-speed manual is standard, with an optional 7-speed PDK dual clutch unit. Also optional is a Sport Chrono Package with Dynamic Transmission Mounts and a Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) mechanical differential.

Look for the 2013 Boxster to arrive in the US this summer, starting at $49,500 and the Boxster S at $60,900.

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 |  Jan 12 2012, 7:11 AM

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Porsche’s new Boxster may not have made an appearance at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, but the German automaker decided to grab some more attention by releasing photos of the third-generation model onto the Internet.

The latest iteration of the two-seater sports car will feature an all-new lightweight body, upgraded flat-six powerplants and a completely revamped chassis with some sleek styling changes, taking cues from Porsche’s 918 Spyder Concept. In addition, the longer wheelbase and wider track helps improve space in the Boxster. Porsche also outfitted the new Boxster with a new fully automatic hood which now dispenses with a compartment lid for the convertible top when it’s stowed away.

In the interior, Porsche updated the Boxster iso it now features a large screen and similar controls found on the Panamera and the newest 911.

Even though exact specifications weren’t released, the new Boxster’s all-aluminum body will be significantly lighter than its all-steel predecessor. The revised chassis should also be lighter than the previous generation setup.

As for engines, Porsche revised the horizontally-opposed, six-cylinder engines both featuring direct injection technology. The base Boxster will be powered by a 2.7L, flat-six with 265-hp. Despite having a smaller displacement than the outgoing 2.9L, the 2.7L produces more power and propels the standard Boxster to 60-mph in 5.4-seconds. The Boxster S on the other hand will get a revised 3.4L with 315-hp (5-hp more than the previous one) giving it a 0-60 mph time of just 4.7-seconds.

Both variants will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with a seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission available as an option.

It is also estimated that the newly revised flat-six engines will provide better gas mileage with an estimated 29.4-mpg in the US. Porsche will also offer plenty of options on their new Boxster with a Sport Chrono Package with Dynamic Transmission Mounts and the Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical rear limited slip differential possibly some one of the more popular ones.

The 2013 Porsche Boxster will go on sale in the US starting in the summer with the base model starting at $49,500 and the Boxster S will retail for $60,900.

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 |  Oct 14 2010, 9:51 AM

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With plans to introduce a new entry-level sports car, the next-generation Porsche Boxster will move up in size, following the likes of the BMW Z4. According to a report by Automobile, the next Boxster will grow by up to 2.5-inches between the wheels while overall length will expand by roughly 1.5-inches, improving ride quality and interior space. The architecture won’t be an adaptation of the current platform but an all new setup. The surprise, however, is that unlike the Z4′s significant weight gain, the Boxster will shed pounds, dropping roughly 35 lbs to just over 2,900 lbs.

Engine downsizing will also play an important role in Porsche’s Boxster plans with the base model  switching from the current 2.9-liter to a 2.7-liter that will deliver more than the current 255-hp. When a mid-cycle update comes around in 2015, Porsche will look to phase out the 6-cylinder engines in favor of fours, with a new twin-turbo 2.5-liter making around 360-hp and 350 ft-lbs of torque.

The use of more efficient engines, as well as better aerodynamics and high-tech features like a start-stop system, regenerative braking and new electric power steering will add up to an 18 percent improvement in fuel economy.

Porsche is expected to debut the all-new Boxster at the Detroit Auto Show in 2012.

[Source: Automobile]