2012 Porsche Boxster S Black Edition review

          On February 2, 2011, Porsche introduces a new, luxurious and limited edition Boxster S this spring. The 2012 Boxster S Black Edition features a 10-horsepower boost and a long list of standard equipment at an attractive price.

           The Boxster S Black Edition combines Porsche’s popular option packages to deliver additional value to customers. The black-painted exterior and interior touches are part of the Design package available on other Boxster models. The Convenience package, also standard, includes Bi-Xenon™ headlights with dynamic cornering function, a wind deflector, auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, rain sensor and automatic climate control.

         With 320 horsepowers version of Porsche's 3.4 liters flat-six - 10 more ponies than the standard Boxster S - mated to a six-speed manual or the automaker's PDK dual-clutch transmission. Sprinting to 60 miles per hour takes just 4.8 seconds, and the roadster will eventually top out at 170 mph. An optional Sport Chrono package shaves two-tenths of a second off that acceleration time, and the Black Boxster is capable of achieving fuel economy numbers of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 mpg highway.


           * Type of engine: 3.4-liter, six-cylinder with direct fuel injection
           * Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 320 hp
           * Acceleration 0-60 mph s: 4.8 seconds
           * Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):19/26
           * Weight2,978 lbs
          * Price (est): $65,200