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Porsche Boxster Tiptronic S

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Porsche Boxster Tiptronic S

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2480 cm3 / 151.3 cu in / 151.3 cu in, 149.9 kW / 201.0 hp / 201.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 240.0 N·m / 177.0 lb·ft / 177.0 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 235 km/h / 146 mph / 146 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PorscheIssued from1996
ModelBoxster Tiptronic SIssued until
SerieBoxsterNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPorscheCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4315 mm / 169.9 in / 169.9 inTotal (curb) weight1300 kg / 2866 lb / 2866 lb
Width1778 mm / 70.0 in / 70.0 inDry weight
Height1290 mm / 50.8 in / 50.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2415 mm / 95.1 in / 95.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1466 mm / 57.7 in / 57.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1527 mm / 60.1 in / 60.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity64 l / 14.1 UK gal / 16.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.31Frontal area (A)1.95 m2 / 21.0 sq ft / 21.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.60 m2 / 6.5 sq ft / 6.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.0 kW / 20.1 hp / 20.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerPorscheValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore85.5 mm / 3.37 in / 3.37 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.19
Fuel supplyDME fuel inj.Engine displacement2480 cm3 / 151.3 cu in / 151.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity413.33 cm3/cylinder / 25.223 cu in/cylinder / 25.223 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power149.9 kW / 201.0 hp / 201.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque240.0 N·m / 177.0 lb·ft / 177.0 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)73.8 kW / 99.0 hp / 99.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output60.4 kW/l / 1.328 bhp/cu in / 1.328 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque96.8 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.74
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.21

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed235 km/h / 146 mph / 146 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio154.6 kW/ton / 117.2 bhp/ton / 117.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.60 s / 7.60 s / 7.60 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Lower wishbone, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm,L&T Links, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Porsche Boxster Tiptronic S

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