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Old 08-29-2010, 09:28 AM   #1
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new turbo boxster?

What has anyone heard about the new turbo boxster? is it going to be the audi 2.0T? this seems likely since the boxster and a4 have the same transmission. how about a 3.0TDI boxster, or better yet a 4.2 TDI? I guess that 4.2 would be out of the possibilities because it would compete with R8 4.2 tdi sales. but the 3.0tdi would be awesome. how does 406lb-ft of torque from 2000-2250 rpm sound? an engine weight of 198Kg(436 lb) ain't terrible. It would add no more weight than a tiptronic does, and it would be weight right in the center of the car, where as the tiptronic's weight is on the tail of the car.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:59 PM   #2
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I very much doubt Porsche will use the VW/Audi I-4 2.0 lump. If they do launch a four-cylinder turbo Boxster, I would expect it use a flat-four derived from the flat-six engine family.

As for the TDI engines, I would say the chances of that happening any time soon are slim to none. Much more likely for the medium term is a petrol-electric hybrid model.

The idea of any turbo engine in the Boxster is a turn off if you ask me. But the TDI V6? That would be utterly ghastly. The power delivery is all wrong.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:43 PM   #3
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With VW now controlling Porsche, only God knows what will happen with quality an choice of engines. It well may be 914 story all over again. Great concept, wrong choices, Dejavu guys?

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5B62HU20091207

After my 99 Boxster engine seized last year, I seriously considered making it an electric like the Tesla. I second Pothole's view on the hybrid Boxster.

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Old 08-30-2010, 07:30 PM   #4
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I've be very surprised if it were anything other than a boxer design. After all, it is a Boxster.
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