Porsche said its new Boxster will be lighter and more fuel efficient, as well as offering more power, than the current model. The two-seat, mid-engine roadster makes its debut in March at the Geneva auto show.
Fuel-saving technology such as engine stop-start and electric power steering helps improve economy for the smaller engined version to 7.7 liters per 100km (36.7 UK mpg, 30.5 US mpg). According to Porsche, the new model is up to 15 percent more efficient than the car it replaces.
No weight figures have been revealed, but in a press release Porsche said the reduction is "considerable" compared with the current Boxster.
As before, the new Boxster will be sold with a choice of two six-cylinder gasoline engines. The entry 2.7-liter unit is smaller than the 2.9-liter it replaces, but increases power by 10 hp to 265 hp.