New Porsche Boxster interior spied

21 Dec, 2011 10:40am Sam Hardy

First picture of new interior shows Porsche Boxster gets Panamera/911-style cabin

This is the first picture of the new Porsche Boxster's interior – and as you can see the entry-level roadster is following the Panamera and latest 911 upmarket with a dramatic new cabin. 

It features an extended transmission tunnel with a bank of switches located behind the gearlever, which control the electric folding roof and other features such as the PASM active dampers. On top of the facia is a new analogue clock with is set between a pair of air vents.

A new, larger colour screen showing satnav info also features as does a step-up in quality throughout with softer leathers and higher grade metals and plastics. As you can see this Boxster gets a PDK twin-clutch gearbox and like the latest 911, most Boxsters are expected to be ordered with the new automatic transmission. 

Under the skin is a new platform from the latest 911, with power set to come from a new 270bhp flat-four cylinder engine for entry-level cars with a more powerful 3.4-litre flat-six cylinder engine carried over, complete with start-stop. 

You can see completely undisguised pictures of the new Boxster here, but while the new 911 Cabriolet will be the star of Porsche's Detroit Motor Show stand in January, we'll have to wait until the Geneva Motor Show in March for the Boxster's unveil.  

 

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If I ignore the fact that it is TOO red, I love it as an interior but wait.. this is a Boxster so why does it have the interior of a limousine? Looks great nonetheless.

Believe it or not centre console reminds me of golf mk VI...pity

Clashing shocking pink with scarlet: Porsche is SO on-message with the fashionistas. Why does seat look creased already though?

The leather trim on the drivers seat bolster already looks creased and worn!

Nice - I like.

leather looks creased, because someone has sat on it perhaps, which is what leather does - can't say it looks worn though. What I do find amazing is that 'designers' don't think to put the screen and myriad buttons below it nearer to eye level, rather than at knee level. Clearly these 'designers' don't drive.

...before I get too old.

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