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At Porsche, the mid-mounted boxer engine is more than a tradition, it is a legend.

One of the most renowned examples of its use was in the 550 Spyder. In conjunction with an intelligent lightweight construction, this arrangement delivered outstanding agility and cornering dynamics and proved to be a key factor in the countless victories achieved on some of the world’s most famous racetracks. In the 1960s, the 718 RS 60 Spyder contributed to the triumphant success of the mid-engined race car with wins in hillclimbing and endurance events.

The mid-mounted engine belongs at Porsche and it belongs in the Boxster. The advantages speak for themselves. The concentration of mass close to the center of the vehicle and the low center of gravity produce extraordinary agility and cornering dynamics. At the same time, weight is uniformly distributed between the front and rear axles and handling characteristics are particularly well balanced. The combined result enables the driver fully enjoy every corner and maintain excellent control over the vehicle.

For us, there are many reasons to remain faithful to the mid-mounted engine concept, to keep transferring performance from the racetrack to the road and to continue to combine tradition with innovation. How do we do it? Through Intelligent Performance, our commitment to high power with comparatively low fuel consumption and emission figures.

With this aim, we developed two compact and lightweight boxer engines that are characterized by their ability to deliver high levels of power and efficiency simultaneously. Both engines are equipped with efficient technologies as standard, including VarioCam Plus, Direct Fuel Injection (DFI), Auto Start/Stop, electrical system recuperation and enhanced thermal management.

What else could we have given the mid-mounted engine? An even more agile response. One press of the SPORT button on the center console makes engine performance even more dynamic for driving pleasure at the limits of performance. Let’s take a look in more detail.

Porsche Boxer engines - Performance

Performance

Porsche Boxer engines - Boxer engines

Boxer engines

Porsche Boxer engines - Efficiency

Efficiency

Porsche Boxer engines - Coasting

Coasting

Porsche Boxer engines - Six-speed manual gearbox

Six-speed manual gearbox

Porsche Boxer engines - Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Boxer engines - Sport button

Sport button

Porsche Boxer engines - Exhaust system

Exhaust system

Porsche Boxer engines - Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)

Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)

Porsche Boxer engines - VarioCam Plus

VarioCam Plus

Porsche Boxer engines - Integrated dry-sump lubrication

Integrated dry-sump lubrication

Porsche Boxer engines - Axle concept

Axle concept

Porsche Boxer engines - Sport Chrono Package

Sport Chrono Package

Porsche Boxer engines - Dynamic transmission mounts

Dynamic transmission mounts

Porsche Boxer engines - Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)

Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)

Porsche Boxer engines - Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Boxer engines - Wheels + TPMS

Wheels + TPMS

Porsche Boxer engines - Lights

Lights

Porsche Boxer engines - Braking system

Braking system

Porsche Boxer engines - Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Boxer engines - Airbags

Airbags

Porsche Boxer engines - Rollover protection

Rollover protection

Porsche Boxer engines - Engineered body design

Engineered body design

Porsche Boxer engines - Anti-theft protection

Anti-theft protection

Porsche Boxer engines - Interior

Interior

Porsche Boxer engines - Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Boxer engines - Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Porsche Boxer engines - BOSE® Surround Sound System

BOSE® Surround Sound System

Porsche Boxer engines - Steering wheels

Steering wheels

Porsche Boxer engines - Seats

Seats

Porsche Boxer engines - Leather package

Leather package

Porsche Boxer engines - Air conditioning system

Air conditioning system

Porsche Boxer engines - Bluetooth® Hands-Free

Bluetooth® Hands-Free

Porsche Boxer engines - CDR audio system

CDR audio system

Porsche Boxer engines - Assistance systems

Assistance systems

Porsche Boxer engines - Additional Features

Additional Features

Porsche Boxer engines - Roof

Roof

Porsche Boxer engines - Transport

Transport

Porsche Boxer engines - Exhaust emission control

Exhaust emission control

Porsche Boxer engines - Recycling

Recycling

Porsche Boxer engines - Fuel

Fuel