BiXenon lighting system with headlamp cleaning

The optional Bi-Xenon lighting system gives the Boxster vision at night that's as purposeful as the car itself. In low-beam mode, the system offers wider, brighter and more consistent illumination than that of conventional headlamps. Xenon's brilliant blue-white light is virtually identical to the wavelength of daylight, which offers a greater depth of color and helps reduce eye strain. To emit a consistent beam of light and prevent the dazzling of oncoming traffic, the system is designed with...

Sport Chrono Package

Active electronic driver aids profoundly enhance the everyday driving stability of a Porsche. With the Sport Chrono Package option, you have the ability to reprogram the Boxster's electronic controls to suit your style of driving. When Sport mode is selected (using a button on the center console), the engine management system modifies the throttle map, and engine variables are adapted to create a more aggressive level of power response. Likewise, suspension variables are skewed to meet the...

Engine and gearbox mounts

Porsche engineers water-cooled the boxer engine. Is it any surprise the engine itself is mounted to liquid-filled bushings Both the engine and gearbox are secured to the car with hydro mounts that insulate the body against both high- and low-frequency vibration. The engine is supported by one central mount, while the gearbox is held by two. This three-point system is a lightweight solution to the problem of noise and vibration typically encountered in an open-top sports car.

Tiptronic S

Over a decade ago, Porsche pioneered Tiptronic, and suddenly there was a versatile alternative to the either or choice that sports car buyers faced in selecting a type of transmission. The Tiptronic option combined the ease of an automatic with the engagement of manual gearshifts. The latest version of this important innovation is called Tiptronic S, and it's optional on both Boxster models. The five-speed Tiptronic S transmission offers revised gearshift action For manual control, simply slot...

Interior Equipment Cont

Leather package Leather-finish seats, upper lower dashboard, door panels, and rear side panels in smooth leather. Available in standard color, special color, natural leather, color to sample Door finisher in leather Leather-finish door opener trim Leather dash switch-trim package Leather-finish side air vents, side air vent slats, central air vent including switch trim, central air vent slats, loudspeaker finisher on center switch panel, defroster trim, trim strip switch panel including...

Specifications

Mid-mounted, water-cooled, horizontally opposed Mid-mounted, water-cooled, horizontally opposed six-cylinder with aluminum-alloy block, heads six-cylinder with aluminum alloy block, heads and pistons. Integrated diy-sump lubrication. and pistons. Integrated dry-sump lubrication. Dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder Dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder with VarioCam variable-valve timing system with VarioCam variable-valve timing system Motronic ME 7.8 system with...

Design born of a simple philosophy Life is fun

There is no shortage of intellectual exchange taking place at the Porsche design studios in Weissach, Germany. Every alternation proposed must be rationalized, held up to the ideal that form must follow function. Since the time of its inauguration, a litany of significant enhancements has been made to the Boxster's celebrated form each of them at once faithful to its heritage, firmly rooted in functionality and unlike anything else on the road. Perhaps nothing exemplifies this edict more than a...

Exhaust gases and emissions control

Our Weissach Development Center has spent several decades striving to ensure every Porsche is as environmentally friendly as it is exciting. On both Boxster models, a combination of four-valve cylinder heads and VarioCam variable-valve timing minimizes emissions at the source. A sophisticated exhaust system anchored by four catalytic converters scrubs harmful gases even further. To maximize efficiency, the engine's powerful combustion is controlled by the latest Motronic ME 7.8 engine...

Materials and recycling

All structural elements, switches and trim material in the Boxster are made from fully recyclable materials. Better still, it's likely your Boxster may never need recycling at all. After all, more than 60 of all Porsches ever produced since 1948 are still on the road today. This remarkable record of durability is fundamental to our environmental approach. Like every Porsche, both Boxster models are entirely free of CFCs and components manufactured using these chemicals. Instead, a range of...

Porsche Communication Management

A sophisticated entertainment and navigation system called Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is available as an option on both Boxster models. With PCM, many of the Boxster's advanced audio, navigation and timing features are seamlessly integrated, allowing you to concentrate on the rewards and responsibilities of driving. PCM's high-resolution 5.8-inch color display offers a clear interface and intuitive operation. Rotary controls with a push-button enter function allow the driver or...

The Boxster

We still remember the sensation it caused. When a design concept called Boxster first appeared on the Porsche stand at the 1993 Detroit Auto Show, it left the automotive world stunned, but delighted. It was so perfectly evocative of eveiything that was irresistible about a Porsche. Its power. Its undeniable sense of purpose. Then, as now, the Boxster epitomized the Porsche penchant for building sports cars that offer a clear view of the future. And a delightful glimpse of the past.

One singular sensation

The design concept that was shown at Detroit was a direct expression of the original mid-engine Porsche roadster, the legendary 550 Spyder. In the mid-1950s, the Porsche 550 practically rewrote the rules of high performance, becoming one of the most successful racing cars of its time. It didn't have the biggest engine, nor was it the most costly sports car of its era. What it had was innovation, pure and simple. The idea of locating a compact, free- rewing engine midship gave the Porsche a...

Porsche European Delivery

Imagine touring the factory in Zuffenhausen where your Porsche is meticulously crafted, then being presented with your keys and an even more gratifying opportunity the chance to tour Europe in rare style behind the wheel of a factory-fresh Porsche. What happens next is up to you. Contact your Porsche dealer for details. A meticulously engineered range of accessories for enhancing your car's performance or appearance, Porsche Tequipment is available through your Porsche dealer. Each item is...

Boxster An equation of excellence

Developing a sports car as successful as the first-generation Boxster into something even better is a delicate task. Yet it is precisely the kind of engineering exercise at which Porsche engineers excel. Perhaps it's a by-product of our being, from the very beginning, racers. No one thrived on the technical challenges of motorsports competition more than Professor Ferry Porsche, and under his guidance the Porsche philosophy was set in stone Evolve carefully, always seeking an equation of...

CDR24 CD radio

Both the Boxster and Boxster S are equipped with a CDR-24 CD radio as standard. The radio features RDS two-tuner frequency diversity. This technology uses one FM tuner to play the selected station, while the other constantly 76 seeks out a stronger signal. The result is optimum reception at all times. With 20 FM and 10 AM presets to choose from, switching between your favorite radio stations is easy. And a feature called Dynamic Autostore searches the airwaves as you drive, scanning for the...

Carbon Fiber interior

Porsche race cars were among the very first to employ the sophisticated composite material known as carbon fiber. Extremely lightweight yet remarkably rigid, carbon fiber is an engineer's dream an ideal solution to the challenges of ultra high-performance design. The Porsche Boxster acknowledges the stature of this innovative material with a special Carbon-Fiber interior trim package. Key surfaces of the dashboard, center console and door panels are crafted from carbon fiber, whose dark,...

Sport Chrono Package Plus

A second Sport Chrono option is available on both Boxster models in conjunction with the optional Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. It offers all the functions of the Sport Chrono Package, with additional information and features. Times can be viewed, stored and analyzed. The performance display and PCM let you track elapsed time and the distance traveled on your current trip, as well as the number of round trips completed and their respective times. The system can also display the...

Porsche Club of America

Join other Porsche enthusiasts for PCA sponsored rallies, autocrosses, tours, driver education, restoration and technical sessions. See pca.org for details. Porsche Approved is the Certified pre-owned vehicle program. All Certified pre-owned vehicles must pass a rigorous 100+ point inspection before becoming eligible for the Porsche Approved Limited Warranty including 24-hour roadside assistance. Contact your dealer for details.

Manual gearbox with dualmass flywheel

Is there anything that feels as right as executing a gear change in a Porsche Boxster It's a feeling engineered in the Boxster to jump-start your pulse rate each time your right hand makes its move. Rapid gearshifts on both models are achieved with a short-throw mechanism offering a 26 (five-speed) and 15 (six-speed) reduction in gear-lever travel from that of previous models. The 2.7-liter Boxster is equipped with a lightweight five-speed manual 38 gearbox that balances ratios to match the...

Twostage resonance intake manifold

Porsche engineers love a long, flat torque curve. To help them achieve that aim, the Boxster and Boxster S feature a large intake manifold and revised exhaust manifolds including high-performance headers on the Boxster S. The twin plenum chambers are connected via parallel pipes, one of which houses a valve. The engine management system uses this valve to alter the internal geometry and match this frequency to the current valve speed for improved cylinder charging. The results are higher torque...

Porsche Sound Package Plus

Want more power, more speakers and more storage for your music CDs No problem. Porsche Sound Package Plus offers a series of seven loudspeakers, powered by additional amplifiers. Available as on option on both Boxster models, Porsche Sound Package Plus combines a 2 x 25-watt amplifier unit with an external analog system for the low- and midrange speakers 2 x 70 and 40 watts, respectively . The seven loudspeakers adapt the system's prodigious output to the interior's unique acoustics. Volume and...

Vario Cam

Both Boxster engines are equipped with VarioCam variable-valve timing. A proven Porsche technology, VarioCam does precisely what its name implies. It varies the timing of the intake camshafts to optimize performance at any engine speed or load. The camshaft angle is continuously varied by means of twin rotary-valve vane adjusters. As well as enhancing power and torque, the system offers smoother running, better fuel economy and lower exhaust emissions. How does it work The engine management...

Sycamore light wood interior

Porsche Boxster Interior Wood

Nothing articulates the quality of craftsmanship that goes into a Porsche quite like an exotic wood that is cut and polished by hand. A Sycamore wood interior option lavishes the Boxster's cockpit with a finely grained wood veneer. Its bright, warm tones are the ideal counterpoint to many of the darker leather interior trim colors available. This light wood defines many of the interior's horizontal surfaces, including the dash, doors and the lower portion of the center console. Its dramatic...

Makassar dark wood interior

Boxster Makassar Console

The Boxster can be appointed with an optional interior trim package that uses one of the world's most beautiful wood veneers Makassar. Its dark tones create a subtle and sensuous richness, elevating the Boxster's cockpit into a place of understated elegance that surrounds its occupants in deeply polished distinction. Makassar wood sweeps across the dash and the door panels. It shares equal billing with leather on the Boxster steering wheel and gearshift lever. It takes center stage between the...

Porsche Active Suspension Management Sharp and smooth

Porsche Active Suspension Management PASM electronically controls the performance of the shock absorbers. By continuously adjusting the damping force in each shock, PASM balances the conflicting agendas of ride and handling. Regardless of road surface or driving style, PASM preserves the Boxster's natural agility while enhancing its ride comfort. With PASM, sharp and smooth are no longer mutually exclusive features. Available as an option on both Boxster models, PASM is also part of the...