2013 Porsche Boxster Manual Review

For 2013, Porsche redesigns its best sports car till date – the Boxster. So, the 2013 Porsche Boxster makes appearance with PDLS, the proprietary adaptive lighting system, LED daytime-running lights and bi-xenon lights. 2013 Porsche Boxster improves its efficiency manifold by cutting down its weight.

The 2013 Boxster is made available in base and S variants. Let us have a closer look at the 2013 Porsche Boxster manual in this review.

2013 Porsche Boxster Manual Features

Design

2013 Porsche Boxster Manual is the ideal mid-engine convertible for two. What makes a big deal about the redesigned model is its 47% aluminum body shell. The base trim weighs just 2888 pounds as against the 3009 pounds weighing outgoing model.

Design

2013 Porsche Boxster flaunts a longer, wider and lower body along with an electric convertible top. What’s more interesting is that the top needs no compartment lid for stowing. Besides, it is prompt in action and takes below 9 seconds to open and close.

In addition to the standard 18-and 19-inch wheels, three variants of 20-inch wheels are also on board. The front fenders flaunt crisp edges. The headlights are vertically stacked. In short, 2013 Porsche Boxster flaunts crisp lines that make it look winding yet tight and low yet aggressive.

Interior

The interior feels familiar with firm and comfortable sport seats. The proportionate steering wheel adds to the driving pleasure.  2013 Porsche Boxster offers plethora of infotainment features.

Interior

Slightly longer wheelbase offers more room to the passengers. 2013 Porsche Boxster has its pedals slightly moved back so that there is additional legroom. 2013 Porsche Boxster also sports new doors that are different to those in Porsche 911.

Engine

Engine

The base trim of 2013 Porsche Boxster is powered by a direct-injected 3.4L engine. Although the engine renders 7 lb-ft lesser torque than the outgoing model, it does rev higher and gains up to 10 horsepower to make it to 265 horsepower. The Boxster S, however, renders 315 horsepower with the same engine. It produces slightly higher 266 lb-ft of torque.

Fuel Efficiency

EPA ratings of fuel economy for 2013 Porsche Boxster manual are 20mpg in the city and 30mpg on the highway. It is a clear cut 10% improvement over the outgoing model.

Fuel Efficiency

EPA ratings for Boxster S trim suffer a downfall with 20mpg in the city and 28mpg on the highway (for manual transmission). However, the model with PDK transmission renders better fuel economy i.e. 21mpg in the city and 30mpg on the highway.

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Performance

2013 Porsche Boxster manual touches the 60mph mark in just 5.5 seconds. Also, 2013 Porsche Boxster manual has a top speed of 164mph which is 1mph more than that of the PDK trim.

The model with PDK transmission, however, cruises better than the Boxster manual owing to ultrafast shifting. Thanks to the longer wheelbase as well as PASM adjustable dampers – 2013 Porsche Boxster manual easily takes edge off ride.

Price Of 2013 Porsche Boxster Manual

2013 Porsche Boxster manual price starts at $65,050. Users can opt for other essentials like Yachting Blue seatbelts for $340, leather air vents for $1190, contrast stitching for $1025, two-tone leather for $640, premium package for $4360 (including wind deflector, bi-Xenon headlamps and bolstered sport seats), Infotainment package for $3860 and Porsche Torque vectoring for $1320.

Conclusion

The all-new 2013 Porsche Boxster manual offers good drive, comfortable ride, great looks and good fuel economy.