Porsche has released the first official pictures of the new 2012 Porsche Boxster, already reaching the third generation. The model comes with an aluminum structure, a fresh design and more powerful engines.
The ink on the latest articles regarding the premieres from Detroit Auto Show 2012 didn’t dried well, and Porsche already comes with a surprise for the fans. Scheduled to make its appearance on the Swiss podium at Geneva Motor Show 2012, the new generation Boxster is already present in an official release.
Porsche Boxster already reached the third generation after its debut in 1996, aims to bring to the public, in addition to the technological developments, also a little more attractive design.
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2012 Porsche Boxster Design
The bodywork lines borrows from the 918 Spyder Concept philosophy, using a set of new optical blocks, a little more muscular profile and an aggressive rear with a prominent false spoiler. The side air intake isn’t missing, already becoming a specific design feature for Porsche.
Inside, the 911 Carrera interior, served as inspiration. The central controls have been repositioned, and in the middle of the dashboard has been installed a new LCD screen for the multimedia system.
Under the fresh and attractive design of the 2012 Porsche Boxster hides a car with a longer wheelbase and a better track width. The classical structure of steel was replaced with one made of aluminum, which allows the supercar to show off a few pounds less. The roof has been automated and now has an efficient system of folding.
2012 Porsche Boxster Engine
Although it has been spoken for a long time about the introduction of a new four-cylinder engine, Porsche hasn’t succumbed to the temptation to drastically reduce the emissions media.
They preferred instead to improve existing engines. The old boxer engine, 2.9 liters, has now a smaller displacement, 2.7 liters, but offers 10 additional horses: 265 horsepower (197.6 Kw / 268.7 PS). The intake favors the acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h), which is made in just 5.7 seconds.
The top version, 2012 Porsche Boxster S comes with the same 3.4 liter engine equipped with direct injection and 5 extra horses. With 315 horsepower (235 Kw / 319.4 PS), the German model accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (100 km/h) in just 5 seconds.
For both engine versions, Porsche offers as standard a 6-speed manual transmission and optional the famous PDK 7-speed automatic transmission. They help to achieve a fuel consumption of 7.7 liters/100 km (30.5 mpg US, 36.7 mpg UK) for 2012 Porsche Boxster and 8 litres/100 km (29.4 mpg US, 35.3 mpg UK) for 2012 Boxster S.
As in case of the 2012 911 Carrera , Porsche offers the Sport Chrono package, a limited-slip differential and Porsche Torque Vectoring system.
2012 Porsche Boxster release date for the European market has been set to this spring.
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