The design of the new
Boxster models is governed by one philosophy above
all: that the styling of a Porsche reflects its
inner values. Here, the primary value is extreme
This concept also follows a
traditional Porsche theme: the seamless blend of
function and design. Visually exciting with
performance to match.
The emphasis on performance
is immediately evident from the front, where
enlarged air intakes in a new geometric arrangement
give the Boxster an even more dynamic look – and
increase cooling power. On the new Boxster, the air
intake grilles are finished in the exterior colour,
whereas on the new Boxster S they are contrasted in
black. The powerful design is complemented by
striking spoiler lips and the two models have a drag
coefficient value of 0.29 and 0.30, respectively.
the front, the new headlight design makes the
Boxster models unmistakable – especially at night.
Both models are fitted as standard with halogen
headlights and LED daytime running lights integrated
separately into the clusters above the outer air
intakes. Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamic cornering
lights, including LED daytime running lights, are
available on request. The new headlight design
emphasises the striking contour of the wing.
The rear has been restyled
with a new LED taillight module thatblends
harmoniously with the overall design. The new
centrally located stainless steel tailpipe – twin
tailpipe on the Boxster S – and the rear diffusers
finished in sporting black complete the powerful
The dynamic presence of the
Boxster models is further emphasised by the new
wheel design. The Boxster is fitted with 17-inch
wheels as standard, the Boxster S with 18-inch
wheels. A 19-inch option is available for both
Also incorporated into the
new design are larger exterior mirrors which have
been aerodynamically optimised and give better
In short, although we
rarely stick to the rules, we have observed one:
form follows function. Design and functionality are
combined perfectly in the new Boxster models.
The flagship model in the
Boxster range has also evolved: the new Boxster S.
It presents an even more
athletic interpretation of the roadster concept.
More powerful and more efficient. Its brand new
engine is now fitted with direct fuel injection (DFI)
as standard. For increased torque and power – with a
simultaneous reduction in fuel consumption. The
result is 228 kW (310 hp) at 6,400 rpm and a maximum
torque of 360 Nm at 4,400 – 5,500 rpm. It
accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.3
With the optional Porsche
Doppelkupplung (PDK) and ‘Launch Control’ from the
optional Sport Chrono Package, just 5 seconds. Fuel
con- sumption is further reduced by up to 15%
depending on the type of gearbox, and CO2 emissions
by up to 16%.
As well as the new 18-inch
Boxster S II wheels in a dynamic design, the Boxster
S is fitted with a braking system which is
distinguished by its red-painted calipers. The rear
brake discs are thicker than those on the Boxster
for increased stability under braking.
The front air intake
grilles are painted black for a striking contrast.
Together with the centrally mounted tailpipe in a
new design, they give the car a powerful presence.
In the interior, as well as
leather on the steering wheel, gear/PDK selector
lever, handbrake and door handle, the Boxster S has
leather trim on the storage compartment covers in
the door and the rear centre console. The instrument
dials are aluminiumcoloured.
These are just the facts.
To experience the performance of the new Boxster S,
we can only offer one piece of advice: you really
need to drive it.
Both new Boxster models are
equipped with brand new engine developments. The
Boxster has a larger capacity, performance-
enhanced, water-cooled six-cylinder Boxer engine
that is free revving, with optimum load change and
extremely smooth running. With a perfectly matched
interplay of all engine components, the Boxster now
develops 188 kW (255 hp).
VarioCam Plus in
conjunction with the optimised intake manifold
ensures high torque even at low speeds, and
excellent power development in the upper rev range.
Maximum torque is available over a wide rev range,
reaching 290 Nm between 4,400 and 6,000 rpm.
The new engine in the
Boxster S features direct fuel injection (DFI). This
means even more power: the 3.4-litre power plant
develops 228 kW (310 hp) at a maximum torque of 360
Nm between 4,400 and 5,500 rpm.
For incredible driving
performance and higher torque, especially in the
lower rev range, with a reduction in fuel
consumption of up to 15%* and in CO2 emissions of up
to 16%. Achieved by DFI and VarioCam Plus technology
Direct Fuel Injection
The new Boxster S engine
has direct fuel injection (DFI). With millisecond
precision, fuel is injected directly into the
combustion chamber at up to 120 bar pressure via
electromagnetically actuated injection valves.
The spray and cone angles
have been optimised for torque, power output, fuel
consumption and emissions by enabling a homogeneous
distribution of the air/fuel mixture and, therefore,
Depending on throttle
input, multiple fuel injection takes place.
DFI improves the internal
cooling of the combustion chamber by preparing the
mixture directly in the cylinder. The resulting
higher compression ratio (12.5:1) helps to deliver
more power along with enhanced engine efficiency. It
has therefore been possible to reduce CO2 emissions
by up to 16% and fuel consumption by up to 15%*.
Injection is regulated by the electronic engine
management system. The exhaust gas cleaning system
ensures that emissions remain well below even the
strict limits of the EU5 emission standard, thus
helping to protect the environment
Vario Cam Plus
VarioCam Plus combines
variable valve timing with two-stage lift on the
inlet side. This results in smoother running, better
fuel economy and lower exhaust emissions. As well as
greater top-end power and low-end torque.
This two-in-one engine
concept seamlessly adapts in response to driver
input. The result: instant acceleration and
extremely smooth running.
The variation in intake
timing is steplessly controlled by means of an
electro-hydraulic rotary vane adjuster at the head
of the corresponding camshaft.
To improve throttle
response during the warm-up phase, VarioCam Plus
selects high valve lifts with retarded valve timing.
In the middle and low load ranges, low valve lifts
with advanced timing reduce fuel consumption and
exhaust emissions. High valve lifts generate high
torques and maximum output.
The optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), with both
manual gearshift and an automatic mode, enables
smooth gear changes with no interruption in the flow
of power. This results in significantly faster
acceleration and lower fuel consumption, without
having to sacrifice the ease of automatic
In total, PDK has seven gears at its disposal. Gears
1 to 6 have a sports ratio and top speed is reached
in 6th gear. The 7th gear has a long ratio and helps
to reduce fuel consumption even further.
PDK is essentially two half gearboxes in one and
thus requires two clutches – designed as a double
wet clutch transmission.
This double clutch provides an alternating,
non-positive connection between the two half
gearboxes and the engine by means of two separate
input shafts (input shaft 1 is nested inside the
hollowed- out input shaft 2).
The flow of power from the engine is only ever
transmitted through one half gearbox and one clutch
at a time, while the next gear is preselected in the
second half gearbox. During a gear change,
therefore, a conventional shift no longer takes
place. Instead, one clutch simply opens and the
other closes at the same time. Gear changes can
therefore take place within milliseconds.
Clutch 1 controls the first half gearbox, which
contains the odd gears (1, 3, 5, 7) and reverse.
Clutch 2 controls the second, which contains the
even gears (2, 4, 6).
The crankshaft transmits engine torque to the
dual-mass flywheel which is then channelled through
the clutch housing and onto the multi-plate
clutches, or to be more precise, the outer disc
Under oil pressure, clutch 1 closes and forms a
frictional connection with input shaft 1. The torque
is now transmitted through the first half gearbox –
and then the differential – to the rear axle. At
this stage, PDK has already preselected the next
gear in the second half gearbox. Engine torque is
already acting on the other outer disc carrier and,
in response to a gear change signal, the overlap
shift is initiated, i.e. as clutch 1 opens, clutch 2
closes. The non-positive connection with input shaft
2 is established, and power is transmitted to the
wheels. The gear which is engaged is displayed on
the instrument cluster. Depending on the gearshift
programme, the gear change is optimised for comfort
or for sporty handling and takes place in a matter
The advantage over a fully manual transmission is
the considerably faster rate of acceleration for the
same rate of fuel consumption. The advantage over a
fully automatic transmission is the perceptible
increase in driving dynamics – with a similar level
of comfort, and a distinct reduction in fuel
The compact dimensions of the gearbox reduce
rotational masses which means a more direct engine
response, and the system is more lightweight.
This, along with the long-ratio 7th gear, helps to
achieve reduced fuel consumption and emission
figures comparable with those of a manual gearbox.
With the optional Sport Chrono Package, PDK is
enhanced by the ‘Launch Control’ and
‘motorsport-derived gearshift strategy’ functions.
In essence, PDK combines sportiness with efficiency
and comfort. What does all this mean for you?
Uninterrupted driving pleasure.
This new, three-spoke sports steering wheel for PDK
has two ergonomic switches.
One press with the thumb and the PDK shifts up. One
pull with the index finger and the PDK shifts down.
Either the right or left hand can be used.
On request, the sports steering wheel for PDK is
also available as a multifunction steering wheel (in
leather, Aluminium Look, carbon or macassar).
Steering wheel heating is available as an option for
any PDK steering wheel.
The gear selector for PDK impresses not only with
its unique design, but above all with its superior
functionality enabling you to change gear manually.
The control concept mirrors the logic of the
switches on the sports steering wheel for PDK –
press forwards to shift up, pull backwards to shift
Even if the gear selector is set to automatic mode,
you can still change gear manually using the
switches on the steering wheel.
The Porsche Active
The optional PASM is an
electronic damping control system. On the new
Boxster models, the suspension has been tuned to
match the increased power of the engine. PASM
actively and continuously regulates the damping
force for each wheel according to the road
conditions and driving style. In addition, the
suspension is lowered by 10 mm.
The driver can select
between two different modes: ‘Normal’ which is a
blend of performance and comfort, and ‘Sport’ where
the setup is much firmer. The PASM control unit
evaluates the driving conditions and modifies the
damping force on each of the wheels in accordance
with the selected mode.
Sensors monitor the
movement of the vehicle body, for example, under
heavy acceleration and braking or on uneven roads.
The control unit tunes the dampers to the optimum
hardness for the selected mode to reduce roll and
pitch still further and to increase contact between
each individual wheel and the road.
In ‘Sport’ mode, the
suspension is set to a harder damper rating. On
uneven roads, PASM immediately switches to a softer
rating within the ‘Sport’ setup range, thereby
improving contact between the wheels and the road.
When the road surface improves, PASM automatically
reverts to the original, harder rating.
If ‘Normal’ mode is
selected and the driver’s style becomes more
assertive, PASM automatically switches to a harder
rating within the ‘Normal’ setup range. Damping
becomes harder, and driving stability and road
safety are increased.
Sports Chrono Package
The Boxster combines
open-top driving with performance which at Porsche
has its origins on the racetrack.
As an option, for both
models we offer the Sport Chrono Package which
enables even sportier tuning of the chassis and
engine and guarantees even more driving pleasure.
Selecting the ‘Sport’
button on the centre console activates ‘Sport’ mode,
which makes throttle response significantly more
immediate, adjusts the rev-limiter to a harder
setting, tunes the engine dynamics for performance
driving and activates the optional sports exhaust
The optional Porsche Active
Suspension Management (PASM) also switches to
‘Sport’ mode, which offers harder damping and more
direct steering and, therefore, better road holding.
With the optional PDK in
automatic mode, gearshift points are delayed until
the upper rev range. The shift times are shorter,
the gear changes sportier. At low rates of
deceleration, the system initiates a swifter,
brake-induced downshift. In manual mode, gear
changes are faster and more dynamic.
In ‘Sport’ mode, the PSM
intervenes later for increased longitudinal and
lateral dynamics. PSM now affords greater
manoeuvrability under braking and exit acceleration,
especially at low speeds.
For maximum dexterity, PSM
can be set to standby while the car is still in
‘Sport’ mode. For safety, it is set to intervene
automatically only when ABS assistance is required
on both the front wheels.
A key component of the
Sport Chrono Package is the swivel-mounted timer in
the centre of the dashboard with analogue and
digital display. In combination with Porsche
Doppelkupplung (PDK), the Sport Chrono Package
offers two additional functions that are activated
by the Sport Plus button.
First, ‘Launch Control’,
which ensures you achieve the fastest possible rate
of acceleration from a standing start – on the race
track, for example. ‘Launch Control’ is operated via
the Sport Plus button with the ‘D’ or ‘M’ drive
position selected. Whilst the driver depresses the
brake pedal with the left foot, the right foot
depresses the accelerator pedal to the floor. With
the accelerator in the kickdown position, the system
detects the driver’s request for Launch Mode and
revs the engine to an optimum speed of approximately
6,500 rpm. Engine torque increases and the clutch
closes slightly. The message ‘Launch Control active’
appears on the instrument cluster display. The
driver now quickly releases the brake – and prepares
for maximum acceleration.
‘motorsport-derived gearshift strategy’. Using this,
PDK is geared up for maximum shift speed, the
shortest possible shift times and optimum shift
points for maximum acceleration – ideal for the
On request, the new,
optional Porsche Communication Management (PCM) can
be combined with the Sport Chrono Package Plus. In
addition to the functions of the Sport Chrono
Package, it includes a personal memory function in
the new PCM and a performance display for evaluating
What use is a perfect
suspension setup without perfectly tuned steering?
For Porsche, this would be inconceivable. The
solution is a steering system which is as precise
and immediate as the chassis itself and, thanks to
the power assistance, steering effort is reduced to
a comfortable level. Around the straight-ahead
position, such as during motorway driving, the ratio
is less direct but with no loss of agility or
The greater the steering
angle, the more direct the steering ratio. This is
particularly noticeable when turning tight corners
or parking. The car has a turning circle of just
A new range of wheels
ensures improved driving performance and comfort on
both models. The new Boxster is fitted with 17-inch
wheels in a new open five-spoke design, and the new
Boxster S has new 18-inch wheels with a dynamic
sporty look. Wheels up to 19 inches are available
for both models on request. All available wheels are
equipped with anti-theft protection.
Specifically for the cold
season, winter tyres and snow chains are available
from the Porsche Tequipment accessory range.
The latest optional Tyre
Pressure Monitoring (TPM), sends warnings to the
on-board computer’s display screen in the event of
low tyre pressure.
The driver can check the
pressure in all four tyres via the instrument
cluster. The system now updates even faster,
whenever the tyre pressures are corrected or a wheel
is changed – for increased comfort and safety.
Dynamic Cornering Lights
The new Boxster models are
all fitted with sophisticated halogen headlights
with LED position lights integrated separately into
the front light unit with integral fog lights above
the outer air intakes.
LED technology is now also
used in the taillight unit to provide better
illumination and respond more quickly to driver
input. Further benefits are that LED bulbs are
energy saving and have a longer life than
conventional bulbs. The design is unmistakable, both
day and night.
Available as an option for
both Boxster models are Bi-Xenon headlights which
include dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime
Bi-Xenon headlights are
brighter than halogen headlights so that they offer
improved visibility and they illuminate the road
more evenly. In fact, they are so effective that
separate fog lights are no longer necessary. A
headlight cleaning system is built-in.
New dynamic cornering
lights offer particularly effective illumination of
the road ahead, particularly through bends. Sensors
continuously monitor the speed, lateral acceleration
and steering lock and, from these variables,
calculate the course of the bend. This determines
the angle of the dynamic cornering lights, with the
lights able to swivel into the corners up to a limit
of 15 degrees, even with main beam switched on.
Ceramic Composite Brake
On request, we can equip
your Boxster S with a brake system that has already
had to cope with the harshest requirements of
motorsport: the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).
The ceramic brake discs
have a diameter of 350 mm front and rear – for
extremely powerful braking. The brake discs are
formed from a specially treated carbon-fibre
compound that is silicated in a high-vacuum process
at approximately 1,700˚C. Not only are the resulting
discs much harder than standard discs, they are more
resistant to heat. The low thermal expansion of the
brake discs prevents deformation under heavy
braking. Furthermore, the ceramic brake discs are
totally resistant to corrosion and offer more
favourable noise-damping properties.
monobloc fixed calipers on the front axle and
four-piston units at the rear provide a high and
constant brake pressure. The pedal response is fast
and precise with only moderate input required.
All the necessary
ingredients are there for a short braking distance,
even in the toughest conditions. Moreover, safety
under braking at high speeds is increased thanks to
the excellent fade resistance of PCCB.
The key advantage of PCCB
is that the brake discs are approximately 50%
lighter than standard discs of similar design and
size. A factor that helps to reduce unsprung and
rotating masses on the vehicle. The consequence of
this is better road holding and increased comfort,
particularly on uneven roads, as well as greater
agility and improved handling.
Please note that circuit
racing, trackday use and other forms of performance
driving can significantly reduce the service life of
even the most durable brake pads and discs. We
recommend that all brake components be
professionally inspected and replaced where
necessary after every track event.
Both Boxster models are
fitted as standard with an airbag system comprising
two full-size front airbags as well as dedicated
head and thorax airbags (POSIP) on each side. This
arrangement ensures optimum upper-body protection,
even when the hood is open. For added comfort and
safety, the three-point belts have integrated force
limiters and pretensioners.
PSM, which comes as
standard, is an automatic control system that
stabilises the vehicle at the limits of dynamic
driving performance. Sensors continuously monitor
driving direction, speed, yaw velocity and lateral
acceleration. Using this information, PSM computes
the actual direction of motion. If this direction
deviates from the desired course, PSM initiates
braking interventions targeted at individual wheels
in order to stabilise the vehicle.
Under acceleration on wet
or low-grip road surfaces, PSM improves traction
using the ABD (automatic brake differential) and ASR
(anti-slip regulation) functions, giving an agile
response. When ‘Sport’ mode is selected on the
optional Sport Chrono Packages, the PSM intervention
threshold is raised to enable greater driver
involvement – particularly at speeds of up to
approximately 70 km/h (45 mph). The integral ABS can
further reduce the braking distance.
For an even sportier drive,
PSM can be deactivated. However, it is automatically
reactivated for your safety if either of the front
wheels (in ‘Sport’ mode, both of the front wheels)
requires ABS assistance. ABD remains permanently
PSM has been enhanced and
now includes two additional functions: precharging
of the brake system, and brake assist. If you
suddenly release the accelerator pedal, PSM
automatically readies the braking system. With the
braking system having been precharged, the brake
pads are already in light contact with the brake
discs. Maximum braking power is therefore achieved
much sooner. When sudden braking is detected, the
brake assist function applies maximum brake pressure
to all four wheels.
The standard seats with
centre upholstered in Alcantara offer a high degree
of comfort with good lateral support and optimised
under-seat suspension. Through bends, your seat
gives you a feeling of security without restriction.
The seats are equipped as standard with manual
height and fore/aft adjustment and an electric
backrest adjustment, enabling virtually every driver
to find the ideal seat position, regardless of
Comfort seats with electric
fore/ aft, height, backrest and lumbar support
adjustment are available as an option. The tilt
angle of the seat squab is also electrically
adjustable. The memory function supports the
exterior mirrors and all seat positions on the
driver’s side. Using the control switches in the
door panel, it is possible to restore one of two
personalised settings. Additionally, you can store a
further seat position in each of the ignition keys.
As soon as you unlock the door using the key remote,
the driver’s seat and exterior mirrors resume their
The optional sports seats
have firmer leather upholstery than the standard
design. Higher side bolsters on the seat squab and
backrest provide additional lateral support. The
seat height and fore/aft position are adjusted
manually, the backrest electrically.
The optional adaptive
sports seats in leather upholstery combine excellent
comfort with first-rate track performance.
Along with all the
adjustment features of the comfort seats, the side
bolsters on the seat surface and backrest are
individually electrically adjustable, for increased
comfort on long journeys and tailor-made lateral
support through bends or on the racetrack. The
memory function supports the exterior mirrors and
all driver’s seat positions, apart from the side
For the ultimate sports
experience, you could opt for sports bucket seats
with a folding backrest, integral thorax airbag and
manual fore/aft adjustment. The backrest shell is
made from glass/carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic and
has a stylish carbon-weave finish. The backrest
pivots are positioned high in the side bolsters to
provide lateral support to the pelvic region
characteristic of a race seat. The seat upholstery
is offered in all available leather types and
As an option, all
compatible seats – apart from sports bucket seats –
can be equipped with two-level seat heating. Seat
ventilation for the standard seats and comfort seats
is also available as an option (only in conjunction
with heated seats, automatic climate control, and
part- or full-leather interior). A slipstream effect
evaporates perspiration moisture – for a comfortable
seating environment. Ventilation intensity can be
set to any of three levels.
* Child restraint systems
must not be used in conjunction with sports bucket
Porsche Communication Management
On request, the Boxster
models can be equipped with the latest PCM. As the
central control unit for audio, navigation and
communications, it is now even more multifunctional
and ergonomically operated.
The main feature is the
6.5-inch colour touchscreen with a durable,
easy-to-clean coating. Functional, innovative and
easy to use, you will find the display very clearly
presented and a maximum of five list entries per
page enable you to operate the unit quickly and
safely. However, you can also choose to operate the
PCM using conventional button controls.
Radio functions include up
to 48 memory presets and an FM dual tuner frequency
diversity with RDS, which continuously scans in the
background for the best signal.
The integrated single
CD/DVD drive – in combination with the optional
BOSE® Surround Sound System – is now able to play
back music from audio and video DVDs in the 5.1
discrete surround format. An integrated six-disc
CD/DVD autochanger with MP3 compatibility is also
available as an option for the PCM.
The GPS navigation module
included with the optional PCM now has an internal
hard drive containing maps for most European
A touchscreen enables rapid
destination input and instant viewing of traffic
information and points of interest (POIs) by simply
allowing you to touch the symbols on the map. Route
diversions, e.g. the nearest service stations, can
therefore be incorporated quickly and easily into
the current route guidance.
When viewing a map, it is
possible to select between a new 3D perspective and
the 2D display. At motorway exits, graphical turn
indications are displayed for better orientation. In
splitscreen mode, you can choose to display not only
the current map overview, but also a list of icons
that represent dynamic route guidance.
The optional electronic
logbook enables automatic recording of relevant
driving data. Once you have downloaded the logbooks
via Bluetooth® or the optional USB interface, you
can evaluate them on your home PC using the software
supplied (software complies with all statutory
requirements for automatic logbooks as specified by
the German revenue authorities).
A TV tuner, available as a
option, receives analogue and digital broadcasts (DVB-T)
and provides entertainment between journeys. For
your safety, the TV picture cannot be displayed
while the vehicle is in motion.
Almost all of the functions
of the PCM can be controlled using the latest
optional voice control system with word-by-word
input. The menu item is read aloud exactly as it is
displayed on the screen and the voice control system
recognises commands or sequences of numbers, whoever
the speaker. It then gives an audible
acknowledgement and carries out the functions you
request. There is no need to ‘train’ the system.
Available as an option, the
GSM telephone module offers convenience and
excellent reception. By inserting a SIM card
directly into the PCM’s integral SIM card reader,
calls can be made using either the hands-free
facility or the optionally available cordless
handset. For even more convenience,
the Bluetooth® capability of a mobile phone
can be used to make calls through the SIM Access
Once automatic pairing is
complete, the mobile phone’s aerial is switched off
to conserve battery charge and the phone operates
via the car aerial. Depending on the type of mobile
phone, this gives access not only to the numbers on
the SIM card, but also to the phone’s internal
memory. The mobile phone can be controlled entirely
using the PCM without it ever leaving your pocket.
To enable a
Bluetooth® connection for those mobile phones
that only support the Handsfree Profile (HFP), an
optional mobile phone preparation is available. With
HFP, the PCM or CDR-30 acts merely as a hands-free
system. Here, too, you can leave the mobile phone
tucked away in your pocket. However, the PCM or
CDR-30 is able to control only the basic functions
of the mobile phone. The GSM connection is
established through the aerial of the mobile phone.
The mobile phone preparation is available with or
without a mounting bracket.
The optional BOSE® Surround
Sound-System is compatible with both the CDR-30
audio system, which comes as standard, and the
optionally available PCM. Developed specifically for
Porsche, it has been optimised for the Boxster
models. A total of 11 loudspeakers, including an
active subwoofer and central speaker, and a
seven-channel digital amplifier with a rated output
of 385 watts, combine to produce a truly memorable
During audio playback from
audio or video DVDs (only with the optional PCM),
the system is now able to make full use of the
impressive sound spectrum of 5.1 digital recordings.
With music in the 5.1 format, the sound has already
been recorded in a multi-channel format and is
faithfully reproduced exactly as the original.
Five dedicated audio
channels (front left, front right, centre, surround
left, surround right) deliver a sound that is as
authentic as it is natural. The digital 5.1 surround
sound is balanced, lifelike and crystal clear. It’s
a sound that’s as true to a live performance or
cinematic experience as you can get.
Of course, you can still
play traditional music sources such as CDs (only
format supported by CDR-30), either in stereo or in
one of the surround modes generated by the patented
BOSE® Centerpoint® system. The algorithm of
Centerpoint® II extracts an even more precise and
realistic sound from the stereo signal.
The SurroundStage® signal
processing circuitry developed by BOSE® assigns each
individual audio channel, whether sourced from a DVD
or generated by Centerpoint®, to a selected
combination of loudspeakers and is therefore able to
deliver an optimally balanced surround sound
experience to both seat positions.
To complement these
features, the BOSE® Surround Sound-System offers a
comprehensive selection of equaliser presets for
customised sound. The dynamic loudness function
increases bass levels as you decrease the volume,
thereby compensating for the decreasing sensitivity
of the human ear at these frequencies. Moreover, the
AudioPilot® Noise Compensation Technology uses a
microphone to continuously measure the ambient noise
inside the vehicle and adapts music playback
automatically so that a consistent sound is
maintained in all driving conditions.
The BOSE® Surround
Sound-System. A genuine – perhaps the only –
alternative to the characteristic engine sound.
Exhaust Emission Control
Both engines comply with
stringent emission standards, including EU5 in
Europe and ULEV in the USA. Vehicles manufactured by
Porsche demonstrate that even high-performance
sportscars can achieve very low emission values in
their respective category. In short, the new Boxster
is not only extremely sporty, it is also very clean.
This is achieved by means
of a two-stage cascade-type catalytic converter
which comprises two monolith substrates on each of
the twin exhaust tracts. These specially coated
substrates contain ultra-fine honeycomb channels in
which pollutants are converted as exhaust gas passes
The stereo lambda control
circuitry controls and monitors each cylinder bank
separately, while another lambda sensor on each
cylinder bank monitors pollutant conversion in the
respective catalytic converter.
At Porsche, a fundamental
aspect of design is intelligent lightweight
construction. For both economical and ecological
reasons. This forms the basis for low fuel
consumption values in conjunction with outstanding
It is economical thanks to
the high proportion of aluminium cast alloys,
plastics and super high-strength sheet steel used.
This is substantially lighter and more stable than
conventional steel. In the Boxster models
approximately 20% of components are made from
lightweight alloys. We use only innovative and
environmentally friendly components, and each
material is labelled to facilitate its separation
for recycling. Recycled plastics are used where they
meet exacting technical requirements. In all, the
new Boxster models are approximately 85% recyclable.
In addition, Porsche uses
only environmentally friendly water-based paints.
The Boxster models are absolutely free of asbestos,
CFCs and components manufactured using CFCs. This is
because, here at Porsche, environmental protection
does not begin at the end of a vehicle’s life. It
starts at the planning and development stage.
The new Boxster models are
already designed to operate on fuels with an ethanol
content of up to 10%. Ethanol has a positive impact
on the CO2 balance since the plants cultivated for
the production of this biofuel also absorb CO2 from
The release of hydrocarbons
from the fuel system has been minimised thanks to
the active carbon filter and a special coating on
the fuel tank. All fuel lines are made of aluminium,
while vapour-carrying lines are made from
The new Boxster models
comply with all applicable noise regulations without
any form of engine encapsulation. To achieve this,
noises are eliminated at source. Engine parts are
stiff, moving parts are lightweight and tolerances
are kept to a minimum. Large-volume silencers and
resonators in the air intake system minimise noise
further. For the entire service life of the vehicle.