Choosing an engine for your Boxster is a simple 2.5-litre. Both pull well from low revs, but there is a noticeable surge in the power delivery as the turbo kicks in at around 2000rpm and slightly uneven power deliver for the next 1000rpm or so. This is more obvious in the 2.5-litre S. process: there are just two and both are turbocharged four cylinder units. The entry-level Boxster gets a 295bhp 2.0-litre engine, whereas the S has a 345bhp
Get the revs above 3000rpm, though, and you get hugely potent acceleration right through to over 7000rpm, and, with the six-speed manual gearbox's long gearing, you’ll often find yourself using just second and third gears during more spirited driving. However, if you prefer a gentler cruise, you can leave it in a higher gear and allow the engine’s prodigious mid-range shove to pull you along.
A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox is optional, and is worth considering for those expecting to do a lot of daily slogging through traffic.