The all-new third-generation 2013 Porsche Boxster (981) has debuted in Geneva. Here we have a fresh video of the roadster's unveiling inaddition to some live photos.

The all-new third-generation 2013 Porsche Boxster (981) has debuted in Geneva. Here we have a fresh video of the roadster's unveiling inaddition to some live photos.

The new roadster uses a completely revised lightweight chassis with a longer wheelbase, a wider track and larger wheels. The Boxster receives all-new exterior sheet metal with shorter overhangs, significantly forward-shifted windscreen, flatter silhouette and edgier character lines.

The mid-engined Boxster and Boxster S are using direct injection flat-six engines which feature new technologies such as electrical system recuperation, thermal management and start/stop function. The engines boast 15 percent more fuel-efficiency than previous engines.

In the base Boxster the 2.7 liter engine produces 265 HP (261 bhp / 195 kW), which is 10 HP more than its larger displacement predecessor. The Boxster S gets a bigger 3.4-liter engine delivering 315 HP (311 bhp / 232 kW). That is 5 HP more than the previous version.

As before, six-speed gearbox is standard for both while the seven-speed PDK double clutch trans is optional. Fuel consumption for the Boxster with PDK is 7.7l/100km (30.5 mpg US) and the Boxster S is 8.0l/100km (29.4 mpg US). Full throttle performance sprints to 100 km/h in the Boxster is 5.7 seconds and the Boxster S is 5.0 seconds.

Other roadster features include new electro-mechanical power steering, fully electric fabric top, raked center console inspired by the Carrera GT, optional Sport Chrono Package, dynamic transmission mounts and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with mechanical rear axle differential lock.

The Boxster and Boxster S launch in Germany on 14.04.2012 with a list price of 48,291 euro and 59,120 euro (19% VAT incl), respectively.

In the U.S. market launch will be early summer with a list price of $49,500 for the Boxster and $60,900 for the Boxster S not including a $950 destination charge.

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