Porsche Boxter diesel rumors
Porsche Boxter E
Porsche has been in the news lately for a variety of reasons, one would be its rather massive revenue from this year’s first quarter, most of it being attributed to the extremely successful 911 911, which sold far better than the previous model, the 997.
While many other industries, and frankly, manufacturers in their industry as well, are seeing losses and enacting cutbacks, Porsche has had an increase in worldwide sales, and have actually hired on an additional 725 employees across the globe.
The other reasons behind it featuring in automotive news being the rumors regarding its development of various models, and we’ll be talking about one such future possibility, namely a diesel-powered Boxster.
Of course this wouldn’t be the first time that Porsche has offered diesel engine variations of their models, as evidenced by the Cayenne and Panamera diesel versions. However doing this with two large models and then jumping to a tiny sports car is quite the leap, and at first thought it sounds rather crazy, but there are indications from Porsche that it is going to happen.
The Chief of Porsche R&D, Wolfgang Hatz, who is also VW Group’s engine guru, has recently said that diesel is becoming a solid part of their manufacturing strategy and more powerful versions of Porsche models should be expected in the future.
Actually this should come as little surprise considering that the Porsche Boxtser E was announced to debut in 2013. This model has been in the prototype stage for a few years now and its main claim to fame is that it will be powered by two independent electric motors, one for each axle. The motors will be developing a total power output to 241 HP and a maximum total torque of 398 lb-ft once it reaches the engine’s maximum 12,000 rpm.
So with a full electric model coming down the pipe and a diesel one following it, it seems that Porsche isn’t going to slow down any time soon.
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