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Boardwalk Porsche Announces Mike Marsh Has Completed Year-Long Executive Management Training Program

Boardwalk Porsche, an automotive dealership serving the Plano area, today announced that Mike Marsh, General Manager, has graduated from the NCM Institute’s year-long General Management Executive Program, a comprehensive executive development training program for auto dealership managers. Marsh attended a series of six 2½ day training sessions conducted over an 11-month period at the NCM Institute’s training facilities in Kansas City, completing the training on June 6th. The automotive industry is ultra-competitive and there is a high demand for well trained, customer focused executives that can create a good buying experience for vehicle shoppers, while continuing to successfully market and grow the dealership.

Happy to be among the graduates of the General Management Executive Program, Mike Marsh had this to say about the program, “The GMEP process was demanding, but a great learning experience. Now I’m eager to put the knowledge I’ve acquired to work here at Boardwalk Porsche to take our customer experience to the next level.” Marsh was one of 18 dealership executives and general managers from across the U.S. who successfully completed the rigorous training program which began on August 1, 2012.

“The management team at Boardwalk all feel strongly about continuing education for all of our staff and are proud of Mike for completing this program with NCM. Boardwalk believes that there is no better investment than in our people and we will continue to challenge each member of our team to learn and grow every day,” stated Ken Ambrose, Senior Vice President with Boardwalk Auto Group.

The General Management Executive Program is administered by the NCM® Institute Center for Automotive Retail Excellence and is designed to equip current and future automotive dealership executives for long-term success in retail automotive management. With emphasis in dealership financial and operational best practices, the program prepares students with the executive leadership skills necessary to successfully manage a retail automotive operation, where they must balance the volatility of the industry with the myriad operational decisions that drive the profitability of their dealerships.

NCM’s president and chief executive officer, Paul A. Faletti Jr., lauded the dealerships for their collective commitment to investing in their future leaders and for their dedication to promoting excellence and integrity in the industry. “We are an organization devoted to helping our automotive retail clients succeed,” he explained. “Without question, the most successful operators are those who invest in their people, giving them the tools and resources they need to be the best they can be.”

To learn more about Boardwalk Porsche call 888-733-5204 or visit http://www.boardwalkporsche.com. For information about the General Management Executive Program or the NCM Institute, visit http://www.ncm20.com/GMEP or call 866.756.2620.

About Boardwalk Porsche
Boardwalk Porsche is honored to be a Porsche Premier Dealer. Staffed with the finest sales professionals and automotive technicians in the business, Boardwalk Porsche translates Porsche’s legendary track proficiency into an extraordinary customer experience. As a member of Boardwalk Auto Group, Boardwalk Porsche cultivates a focus on top-flight performance serving Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano, Texas. Boardwalk Porsche is one of the highest-rated Porsche dealerships in America at Boardwalk Porsche on DealerRater.com.

About Boardwalk Auto Group
Boardwalk Auto Group is one of the premier auto groups in the nation representing Porsche, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Volkswagen.

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The 2013 Porsche Boxster Arrives at Boardwalk Porsche

Boardwalk Porsche today announced that the new 2013 Porsche Boxster models have arrived in their Plano, Texas showroom. The third-generation of the highly regarded Porsche sports car goes on sale today, June 21, 2012.

Never before in the history of the Porsche Boxster has a change of generation been so comprehensive. The new Boxster weighs up to 77 pounds less than the previous generation while riding on a longer wheelbase and a wider track. Larger wheels, a restyled interior reminiscent of the Carrera GT supercar and a redesigned, fully electric top that now opens and closes in nine seconds help make the hi-performance roadster even more livable for everyday use.

“This is the classic mid-engine Porsche pairing,” said Mike Marsh, General Manager of Boardwalk Porsche. “The new Boxster and Boxster S have been thoroughly updated with aggressive styling and more powerful engines, while being more comfortable and fuel efficient. With optional features like Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) and the Sport Chrono Package, these perfectly balanced mid-engined roadsters, now in their third-generation, are an absolute blast to drive.”

Both the Boxster and the Boxster S are powered by flat-six engines with direct fuel injection and a highly efficient electrical system recuperation feature, thermal management and a Stop/Start function. The base model’s new power unit delivers 265 hp from an engine displacing 2.7 liters and provides ten hp more than its larger displacement predecessor. The 315 hp 3.4-liter engine of the Boxster S now delivers five more hp than before.

Both models are equipped with a manual six-speed gearbox as standard with the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission optional and both versions achieve their best fuel consumption and acceleration with the PDK. With no power flow interruption during gear changes, the Boxster sprints from zero to 60 mph in as little 5.2 seconds, the Boxster S in as little as 4.5 seconds. The EPA rates the Boxster at 32 mpg highway, and the Boxster S at 30 mpg with the PDK.

The base list price will be $49,500 for the Boxster and $60,900 for the Boxster S, not including a $950 destination charge.

For more information about Porsche, visit http://www.Porsche.com/usa or http://www.BoardwalkPorsche.com.

About Porsche Cars North America
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera Gran Turismo. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 196 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.

About Boardwalk Porsche
Boardwalk Porsche is proud to be a Porsche Premier Dealer. Staffed with the finest sales professionals and automotive technicians in the business, Boardwalk Porsche translates Porsche’s legendary track proficiency into an extraordinary customer experience. As a member of Boardwalk Auto Group, Boardwalk Porsche cultivates a focus on top-flight performance serving Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano, Texas. Boardwalk Porsche is one of the highest-rated Porsche dealerships in America at Boardwalk Porsche on DealerRater.com.

About Boardwalk Auto Group
Boardwalk Auto Group is one of the premier auto groups in the nation representing Porsche, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Volkswagen.

Follow us: http://www.twitter.com/PorscheTexas and http://www.facebook.com/BoardwalkPorsche

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