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Porsche Boxster

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 Porsche Boxster

2-door 2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2687 cm3 / 164.0 cu in / 164.0 cu in, 180.5 kW / 242.1 hp / 242.1 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 273.0 N·m / 201.4 lb·ft / 201.4 lb·ft @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 260 km/h / 162 mph / 162 mph top speed, consumption 9.5 l/100km / 29.7 mpg-UK / 24.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PorscheIssued from2006
ModelBoxsterIssued until
SerieBoxsterNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPorscheCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4329 mm / 170.4 in / 170.4 inTotal (curb) weight1305 kg / 2877 lb / 2877 lb
Width1801 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1292 mm / 50.9 in / 50.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2415 mm / 95.1 in / 95.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1534 mm / 60.4 in / 60.4 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)0.29Frontal area (A)1.96 m2 / 21.1 sq ft / 21.1 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.57 m2 / 6.1 sq ft / 6.1 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.2 kW / 19.0 hp / 19.0 hp

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)Stroke78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1
Fuel supplySMPFiEngine displacement2687 cm3 / 164.0 cu in / 164.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity447.83 cm3/cylinder / 27.328 cu in/cylinder / 27.328 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.3 : 1
SumpdryMax. output power180.5 kW / 242.1 hp / 242.1 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque273.0 N·m / 201.4 lb·ft / 201.4 lb·ft at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm7300 rpm / 7300 rpm / 7300 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)91.1 kW / 122.2 hp / 122.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output67.2 kW/l / 1.476 bhp/cu in / 1.476 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque101.6 N·m/l / 0.89 lb·ft/cu in / 0.89 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.82
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed260 km/h / 162 mph / 162 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio185.4 kW/ton / 140.5 bhp/ton / 140.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.10 s / 6.10 s / 6.10 sFuel consumption, City (urban)14.1 l/100km / 20.0 mpg-UK / 16.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)14.00 s / 14.00 s / 14.00 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)7.1 l/100km / 39.8 mpg-UK / 33.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)9.5 l/100km / 29.7 mpg-UK / 24.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions227 g/km / 365 g/mi / 365 g/mi
  Range674 km / 419 mi / 419 mi

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front6.5J x 17Wheels rear8J x 17
Tyres front205/55 ZR 17Tyres rear235/50 ZR 17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front298 mm / 11.7 in / 11.7 inBrake diameter rear299 mm / 11.8 in / 11.8 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Porsche Boxster

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