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PORSCHE Boxster S Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 5
First production year: 1999
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
 

2012 - 2016

Unlike its Boxster brother, the S version of the mid-engined Porsche roadster offered a 3.4-liter unit from its predecessor, but with some improvements and a lower vehicle mass. The Boxster S showed the world that the mid-engine cars might not be as expensive as a Diablo or a Ferrari. It might be even cheaper than the rear-engine 911 and still be fast and fun to drive. That's why Porsche...

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gasoline engines:

  PORSCHE Boxster S (981) 3.4L 6MT (315 HP)

  PORSCHE Boxster S (981) 3.4L 7AT (315 HP)driven: read

2008 - 2011

The 2008 facelift of the Boxster S is powered by a new direct-injection 3.4-liter Boxer engine which develops more power than the earlier variant. The styling got a bit updated with some redesigned headlight casings, taillights, and bumpers, while the interior got new infotainment and more material/color combinations. There's a revised 6-speed manual as well as a new 7-speed PDK gearbox...

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gasoline engines:

  PORSCHE Boxster S (987) 3.4L 6MT (310 HP)

  PORSCHE Boxster S (987) 3.4L 6MT (330 HP)

  PORSCHE Boxster S (987) 3.4L 7AT (310 HP)

  PORSCHE Boxster S (987) 3.4L 7AT (330 HP)

2004 - 2008

The second generation of Porsche Boxster came out in 2004 at the Paris Motor Show and shared almost the same design with its predecessor. The mid-engine Porsche was a long time dream, which began in the late '60s with the introduction of the Porsche 914. But it was too soon and that car failed. When the Boxster was introduced, the market was ready and, despite all the initial critics, it...

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gasoline engines:

  PORSCHE Boxster S (987) 3.2 5AT (280 HP)

  PORSCHE Boxster S (987) 3.2 6MT (280 HP)

  PORSCHE Boxster S (987) 3.4 5AT (295 HP)

  PORSCHE Boxster S (987) 3.4 6MT (295 HP)

2002 - 2005

The Boxster S was revised along with its Boxster version in 2002. It brought some improvements in the engine department and a fix for the rear window. The 2002 Boxster came on the market with new engines and new options. It also had a new face, but not that different than the first generation. And while most of the people hoped to have the IMS bearing problem fixed, it was even worse and affe...

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1999 - 2002

When it was introduced in 1996, the Boxster was a shock and some considered it as the “poor's man Porsche”. But the mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, Boxster S was something better than expected. Yes, it was cheaper than the 911, but it was nimble and still a daily driver. The smaller engine, the low driving position, and the nimble handling made some 911 owners change their minds and recons...

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