The 2013 Porsche Boxster is more efficient than the outgoing model, according to the latest EPA fuel-economy ratings released. So far, just the ratings for the base model have come out. Those for the latest Boxster S, which has a larger version of the base car’s engine, haven’t been announced yet. The new mid-engine roadster was redesigned to make it lighter by 55 pounds.
And instead of the 2.9-liter flat-six engine, it is now powered by an all-new 2.7-liter unit. As a result, the Boxster has improved its fuel efficiency, whether it’s the PDK seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or the six-speed manual.
The PDK-equipped 2013 Boxster has a rating of 22 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway, representing increases of 2 and 3 mpg, respectively, compared to last year’s.
The manual Boxster’s efficiency increased by 1 mpg in the city and 3 on the highway to 20/30 mpg. In addition, the new 2.7-liter six offers 265 hp, which is 10hp more than the less efficient 2.9-liter.
The transition into the new generation of Porsche Boxster has been so thorough, something that has never been witnessed before in its history. The chassis has been revamped and given a lightweight body. Not only does this two-seater and open-top car have less weight compared to the older generations, it also has a wider track and longer wheelbase.
When these different features are combined with the electromechanical power steering system and larger wheels, the driving mechanics is more than significantly increased. Furthermore, compared to the previous European models, this Boxster variant is more fuel efficient by 15%.
Porsche Boxster also benefits from other changes like having shorter overhangs aside from the longer wheelbase. The windshield has also been moved forward. Moreover, the fully electric top that encloses the passengers has also been redesigned in a manner that puts out the convertible top in a compartment lid.
The change in its outline expands interior space while the raked center console, which t was inspired by the Carrera GT, enhances ergonomics.