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Boxster in Black

| Updated on February 09, 2011 Published on February 09, 2011

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The Boxster S Black Edition is the latest luxurious top model that joins the Porsche Boxster model line up, in addition to the sporty Boxster Spyder currently available.

Limited to 987 cars and with its 320 bhp – ten bhp more than the Boxster S – this edition offers a substantially larger range of standard equipment and exclusive special options, all at a very attractive price. The ex-showroom price in India will be announced after the car is launched in March. It will be showcased at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

The new mid-engined sports car is black all over: Black body, black hood, and black 19 inch Boxster Spyder wheels accentuate the muscular appearance of the top roadster.

The colour concept of the Boxster S Black Edition is consistent. The rear side air intake grilles are painted in black as is the twin tailpipe of the exhaust system. The model lettering painted in black on the rear luggage compartment lid identifies the Black Edition as much as the embossed Black Edition model designation on the side of the fabric hood. The roll-over bars are painted in black, too.

The black line of the exterior is continued in the interior. The stainless steel door entry guards feature the ‘Black Edition’ model lettering in black. The standard Sport Design steering wheel with its double-spoke appeal has a non-slip rim of smooth-finish leather and sporty grips. The trim strips of the dashboard and of shift lever or gear selector are painted in black. The dials on the instrument cluster are black as are the partial leather seats with the Porsche emblem embossed in the headrests.

As a standard, the Boxster S Black Edition features the otherwise optional ‘Comfort’, ‘Infotainment’, and ‘Design’ equipment packages, and therefore comes at a more favourable price than a series model with comparable equipment options. The wind deflector is on board right from the factory as are the anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor, cruise control and a climate control system. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including navigation module are also standard.

Upon request, the Boxster S Black Edition can be individualised even further with other options of the Boxster programme.

A 3.4-litre, six-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection, mounted in front of the rear axle of the Boxster S Black Edition, supplies power to the car. Its output is 320 bhp and the engine reaches its rated power at 7,200 rpm. Torque of 370 Nm boosted by ten newton metres is available at 4,750 rpm.

With its standard six-speed manual transmission, the Boxster S Black Edition has a top speed of 276 kmph and accelerates from zero to 100 kmph in 5.2 seconds, a tenth of a second faster than the Boxster S. The mid-engined sports car is modest only in its thirst for fuel. During the NEDC test cycle, the Boxster S Black Edition contents itself with as much fuel as the Boxster S: 9.8 litres per 100 kilometres.

To raise dynamics and efficiency even further, the Boxster S Black Edition may alternatively also be fitted with the seven-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK).

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Published on February 09, 2011
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