Specs

1997 Boxster (986) Boxster & Cayman
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2003 Boxster S (986 v2)

Engine

  • Type Flat 6
  • Induction Normally-aspirated
  • Cooling Water-cooled
  • Valvetrain Double overhead camshafts
  • Injection Port injection
  • Bore x Stroke 3.66 in/93.0 mm x 3.07 in/78.0 mm
  • Displacement 193.92 cu-in/3,179 cc
  • Horsepower 258 @ 6250 rpm
  • Torque 229 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
  • Max RPM 7200
  • Compression Ratio 11.0:1

Transmission

  • Options 6-speed manual, 5-speed Tiptronic S

Chassis

  • Type Mid-engined, rear-wheel drive
  • Curb Weight 2,911 lbs. manual/2,999 lbs. Tiptronic S
  • Height 50.79 in/1,290 mm
  • Ground Clearance 4.13 in/105 mm
  • Length 170.98 in/4,343 mm
  • Wheelbase 95.08 in/2415 mm
  • Width 70.08 in/1,780 mm
  • Track Front 57.28 in/1455 mm
  • Track Rear 59.6 in/1,514 mm
  • Drag Coefficient 0.32
  • Wheel Size Front 17 x 7
  • Wheel Size Rear 17 x 8.5
  • Tire Size Front 205/50ZR-17
  • Tire Size Rear 255/40ZR-17

Brakes

  • Caliper Front Fixed 4-piston
  • Caliper Rear Fixed 4-piston
  • Disc Type Front Ventilated discs
  • Disc Type Rear Ventilated discs
  • Disc Size Front 12.53 in/318 mm x 1.10 in/28 mm
  • Disc Size Rear 11.78 in/299 mm x .95 in/24 mm

Performance

  • 0 to 62 MPH 5.7 seconds manual/6.4 seconds Tiptronic S
  • Top Speed 164 mph manual/160 mph Tiptronic S

Fuel

  • MPG City 16 manual/15 Tiptronic S
  • MPG Highway 24 manual/24 Tiptronic S
  • MPG Combined 19 manual/18 Tiptronic S
  • Fuel Tank Capacity 16.9 U.S. gallons
  • Required Octane Premium unleaded (91+)

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