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PORSCHE Boxster Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 5
First production year: 1996
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
 

2012 - 2016

Sometimes bigger is better, especially if it is lighter as well, at least in the sports-car segment. The third generation of the Boxster was longer, wider, lighter, and quicker than its predecessor. The Boxster 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...

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gasoline engines:

  PORSCHE Boxster (981) 2.7L 6MT (265 HP)

  PORSCHE Boxster (981) 2.7L 7AT (265 HP)

2008 - 2011

In 2008, the second generation of the Boxster received new technologies and more power. It reached almost the same power as the former Boxster S, from the first generation. In 2008, the world was still struggling to get out of the economic crisis, but Porsche played well with the Boxster facelift. It was ready updated when the market started to grow again, and it showed the car at the Los Ang...

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gasoline engines:

  PORSCHE Boxster (987) 2.9 6MT (256 HP)

  PORSCHE Boxster (987) 2.9 7AT (256 HP)

2004 - 2008

The second generation of Porsche Boxster came out in 2004 at the Geneva Motor Show and shared almost the same design with the first version of the car. However, the first thing you'll notice when comparing the two versions is the redesigned headlights which are similar to the ones installed on the 911 Carrera model. The front air intakes got redesigned, as well as the rear bumper and stopli...

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gasoline engines:

  PORSCHE Boxster (987) 2.7L 5AT (240 HP)

  PORSCHE Boxster (987) 2.7L 5AT (245 HP)

  PORSCHE Boxster (987) 2.7L 5MT (240 HP)

  PORSCHE Boxster (987) 2.7L 6MT (245 HP)

2002 - 2005

A mild facelift occurred for the first generation of the Porsche Boxster. Some called it a second generation, but it was a change over the same chassis. 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 af...

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1996 - 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, roadster was something different. 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 reconsider the bas...

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