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Through intelligent performance and a commitment to high power fuel consumption and emissions, Porsche continues to combine tradition with innovation in the Boxster S. From an interior purposefully designed as a declaration of independence to an exterior as sleek as it is aerodynamic, the Boxster S is a legend in the making.
Performance. The Boxster S is powered by a 3.4-liter flat-six engine with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. It develops 315 hp at 6,700 rpm and the maximum torque of 360 Nm is produced between 4,500 rpm and 5,800 rpm. The Boxster S with six-speed manual gearbox races from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 5.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 173 mph.
Six-Speed Manual Gearbox. The Boxster S is equipped with a standard lightweight six-speed manual gearbox. Gearshifts are smooth and optimally adapted to the respective engine map. Shift throws are short and sporty and the gear lever is easy to operate, enabling a rapid gearshift action and providing a truly engaging driving experience. The upshift indicator located in the central circular instrument helps to maximize fuel efficiency.
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). Porsche Doppelkupplung is available as an option for the Boxster S featuring both manual and automatic modes. PDK offers extremely fast gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power, improved acceleration over the manual gearbox, very short response times, reduced fuel consumption and a distinct increase in comfort.
Exhaust System. In the Boxster S, each cylinder bank has its own stainless-steel exhaust tract. Downstream of their respective rear silencer, the tracts converge into a connecting tube and a twin tailpipe. The stereo Lambda control circuitry controls and monitors each cylinder bank separately. For each exhaust tract, four corresponding oxygen sensors regulate the composition of the exhaust gas and monitor the performance of the catalytic converters. Separate tracts allow exhaust gas to flow more freely. The resulting reduction in pressure loss has a positive impact on power output, torque and the unmistakable engine sound.
Direct Fuel Injection (DFI). With DFI, multi-hole injectors deliver fuel directly into the combustion chamber with millisecond precision. The injection pattern has been optimized for torque, power output, fuel consumption and emissions. The engine management system regulates injection timing individually for each cylinder, as well as the injection rate for each cylinder bank. This optimizes the combustion process and with it fuel economy. DFI improves the internal cooling of the combustion chamber, allowing for a higher compression ratio, which helps to deliver higher power output at the same time as enhanced engine efficiency.
VarioCam Plus. VarioCam Plus is a two-in-one engine concept for adjusting the intake camshafts and switching the lift of the intake valves. The system first differentiates between driver inputs that typify normal, everyday driving and those inputs that demand maximum performance. The electronic engine management system then imperceptibly adapts valve operation to the prevailing conditions.This results in instant acceleration and extremely smooth running.
Coasting. The coasting function available with PDK enables you to save even more fuel where the situation allows. The engine is decoupled from the transmission to prevent deceleration caused by engine braking. In this way, optimum use is made of the vehicle’s momentum, allowing it to coast for longer distances. Another way to reduce fuel consumption is to utilize the coasting function on downhill gradients where a constant speed can be maintained.