2013 Porsche Boxster S: Video Road Test & Review

The redesigned Porsche Boxster S is positioned as the most powerful member of the brand's entry-level roadster lineup.  The Porsche Boxster S is a two-seat compact convertible with a power top that is intended to deliver impressive handling and acceleration, and the vehicle also comes with forward airbags, side impact airbags for both the head and thorax, electronic stability control and traction control, and rollover protection for each side of the cabin.

The Porsche Boxster S benefits from the installation of a 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 315 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.  Buyers can choose between either a traditional six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed, dual-clutch automated manual.  The latter offers the ability to launch the Boxster S to 60-mph from a standing start in a mere 4.7 seconds.  Fuel mileage for the roadster is listed as 21-mpg in city driving and 30-mpg during highway cruising.

The Porsche Boxster S (MSRP $60,900) offers 19-inch rims, a CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, HID headlights, and leather seats.  Most of the desirable Porsche options are found bundled together in package form.  The Convenience package provides seat heaters, dual automatic climate control, and a wind deflector to help keep the passenger compartment quieter, while the Premium package adds adaptive headlights, and power seats to that list of features.  The Sport Chrono package makes significant changes to the roadster's chassis (including driver adjustments), as well as making available launch control and a lap timer, while the Infotainment package consists of a navigation system and an upgraded stereo.

A list of cars similar to the Boxster S includes the 2013 Audi TT, 2013 BMW Z4 and 2013 Mercedes Benz SLK350.

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