2012 Porsche Boxster S Black Edition

At a Glance

Pricing $48,100 - $66,160
Drive Types RWD
Engines 2.9l H6, 3.4l H6
Transmissions M6, SM7
Fuel Economy 19-20 (city), 26-29 (highway)

The Boxster serves as the Porsche's entry-level vehicle. The Boxster is a mid-engined roadster powered by a flat-six engine. Two variations are offered: Boxster and Boxster S. The Boxsters 2.9L produces 255-bhp, whereas the 3.4L in the Boxster S produces 310. Both models are available with either a manual transmission or an optional 7-speed dual clutch manual. Large tires and standard stability control help keep the Boxster centered. A power-operated top retracts in 12 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph. A host of upgrades are available including an optional active suspension system and composite brake discs. The Boxster is great for spirited top-down motoring and is the most cost-effective path to Porsche ownership.

What Changed:

Like the 911, the Boxster adds a limited edition Black model for 2012. This limited edition Boxster has 10 extra horsepower and larger wheels/tires. The Black package includes a number standard features at a lower cost.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Boxster 2.9l H6 (255-bhp) M6 RWD $48,100
Boxster 2.9l H6 (255-bhp) SM7 RWD $51,520
Boxster S 3.4l H6 (310-bhp) M6 RWD $58,600
Boxster S 3.4l H6 (310-bhp) SM7 RWD $62,020
Boxster Black Edition 3.4l H6 (320-bhp) M6 RWD $62,500
Boxster Black Edition 3.4l H6 (320-bhp) SM7 RWD $66,160
Boxster Spyder 3.4l H6 (320-bhp) M6 RWD $61,800
Boxster Spyder 3.4l H6 (320-bhp) SM7 RWD $65,220