The new generation Boxster, just like the Cayman has an all-new lightweight body, new flat six engines with direct petrol injection, a completely revised chassis and evolutionary styling. Considerably lower weight, a longer wheelbase and larger wheels significantly enhance the driving dynamics of the mid engined sports car. These attributes, combined with many other new features including electro-mechanical power steering, result in the new Boxster not only offering superior performance but also up to 15 per cent greater fuel efficiency.

The styling of the new Boxster clearly signals the unique driving experience on offer; with shorter front and rear overhangs, significantly forward shifted windscreen, a flatter silhouette and expressive edges. Inside, the passengers are enclosed by a new fully electric hood, which now dispenses with a compartment lid for the convertible top when stowed. The interior design offers the driver and passenger more space and reflects the new Porsche outline, while the distinctive centre console – originating in the Carrera GT further improves ergonomics.

The new generation Porsche roadster makes its debut in the classic Porsche pairing of Boxster and Boxster S. Both derivatives are powered by charismatic flat-six engines with direct petrol injection, the efficiency of which is further enhanced by electrical system recuperation, thermal management and start/stop function.

The new power unit fitted in the Boxster delivers 265 bhp from a 2.7 litre displacement – 10 bhp more than its larger capacity predecessor. Technically, it is now based on the 3.4-litre engine of the Boxster S. The 3.4-litre now delivers 315 bhp, 5 bhp more than before. Both models feature a manual six-speed gearbox as standard, with the seven-speed dual-clutch Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) available as an option. Both models achieve their best fuel consumption and acceleration performance with the PDK.


1) Boxster

2) Boxster S

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
98.9 Lakhs Get on road price

Our Verdict

The Porsche Boxter carries its own distinctive character. First produced in 1996 and still in production, this is the ultimate open top sports car. The mix that it offers of everyday use, performance, style handling, price and reasonable running costs makes it an open target. The Boxter since Day one is a bestseller because of its tag of high-end affordable sports car. Even now, the third generation car, keeps the same formula. Comfort, better build quality, elegant styling and the increase in the convenience features makes the Boxter an irresistible option. Like all other Porsches, the Boxter is fun, powerful and fast.