The Boxster models feature a new version of thermal management to reduce friction losses that arise during the warm-up phase.
Thanks to the selective control strategy and on-demand, gradual activation of the various cooling circuits, the engine and gearbox warm up to normal operating temperature more rapidly. The consequent reduction in friction also reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. During sporty driving, thermal management also acts to reduce temperatures so that a high level of performance is maintained.
Our cross-flow cooling system, as used in motorsport, supplies each engine cylinder uniformly with coolant, which protects the valves against thermal overload and, therefore, premature wear. This improves combustion and keeps emissions, fuel consumption and noise comparatively low.
The auto start/stop function, which is integrated as standard in the Boxster models, switches off the engine when you stop, select neutral and release the clutch pedal. In cars with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), it is simply a case of applying and holding the brake.
All audio and communication systems remain switched on. The engine will restart as soon as you operate the clutch or, in cars with PDK, release the brake.
This fuel-saving innovation is designed primarily for use in towns or congested motorway traffic.
The auto start/stop function can be deactivated and reactivated using a separate button on the centre console. The function may be deactivated automatically under particular circumstances, for example in extreme outside temperatures, when the SPORT button is selected or when there is low battery charge.
For enhanced efficiency the Boxster models are equipped with intelligent electrical system recuperation. The vehicle battery is recharged by the generator predominantly under braking. Thanks to this selective recharging, when you request full driving power the maximum possible output can be directed straight to the road.
Fuel consumption* Boxster: Urban in l/100 km (mpg) 12.2 (23.2)-10.6 (26.6); Extra urban in l/100 km (mpg) 6.9 (40.9)-5.9 (47.9); Combined in l/100 km (mpg) 8.8 (32.1)-7.7 (36.7); CO2 emissions in g/km 206-180.
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* The latest Porsche models are designed to operate on fuels with an ethanol content of up to 10%. Data determined for standard specification and in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) in accordance with the Euro 5 (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) measurement method. The figures do not refer to an individual vehicle nor do they constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. You can obtain further information about individual vehicles from your Porsche Centre.
Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.