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2011 Porsche Boxster - Road Test Specs

2011 Porsche Boxster Convertible

(3.4L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual)


Model year2009
StyleSpyder 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$62,150


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeHorizontally opposed six-cylinder
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,436cc (210 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)12.5
Redline (rpm)7,400; Maximum engine speed: 7,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)320 @ 7,200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)273 @ 4,750
Transmission typeSix-speed manual, optional seven-speed automated manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)Manual: I=3.308:1, II=1.950:1, III=1.407:1, IV=1.133:1, V=0.950:1, VI=0.081:1, Final drive = 3.889:1; PDK: I=3.909:1, II=2.292:1, III=1.654:1, IV=1.303:1, V=1.081:1, VI=0.881:1, VII=0.617:1, Final drive=3.250:1


Suspension, frontModified MacPherson strut
Suspension, rearModified MacPherson strut
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelRE050A
Tire typePerformance
Tire size, front235/35ZR19
Tire size, rear265/35ZR19
Wheel size19-by-8.5 inches front -- 19-by-10 inches rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, frontFour-piston fixed calipers, ventilated rotors
Brakes, rearFour-piston fixed calipers, ventilated rotors

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)19 city/26 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,811
Length (in.)170.9
Width (in.)70.9
Height (in.)48.5
Wheelbase (in.)95.1
Track, front (in.)58.7
Track, rear (in.)60.2
Turning circle (ft.)36.4
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)9.9
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)9.9


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion10 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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