Porsche Boxster (2012-2016) review - all the sportscar you might ever need - MPG and Running Costs

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MPG and Running Costs

A principal attraction of the way the Boxster goes about its high speed business is Porsche’s belief that pleasure doesn’t have to be balanced by pain (at the pumps). Stop/start is standard across the range and the direct injection flat-six is, by design, an efficient motor.  The base 2.7-litre manual transmission model has a very reasonable combined consumption figure of 34.4mpg. Likewise the 192g/km of CO2 considering the performance on offer.

Undoubtedly, Porsche’s lightweight tech helps the Boxster achieve its fine economy figures, as does the PDK ‘box if optioned. It features a 'sailing' mode that decouples it from the engine in periods of trailing throttle or on longer downhill sections, dropping the engine revs to a 700rpm idle. Thus equipped, The 2.7 Boxster achieves a combined consumption of 36.7mpg, with 35.3mpg for the Boxster S and 34.3mpg for the GTS.

Boxster residuals have always been strong, with all versions retaining nearly 60 percent of their value after three years motoring. Yet it’s also true that, apart from the GTS, you don't get a huge amount of equipment as standard. A Boxster that hasn’t had an appointment with the extensive extras catalogue is rare indeed.

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