Meet The New Porsche Carrera 4
Honestly we ain’t talking about nothing spectacular here in terms of exclusivity of our latest news. The cat’s out of the bag. Been out for two days now! Porsche Carrera 4 information and media has been flowing around the internet for two days now, so we’ll keep this short!
So, what’s new? Except the usual engine revamp and additional power, we are definitely feeling the exterior and interior design of the brand new 911 model. All wheel drive, gorgeous looking, power to put that foot down and smoke your direct competitors on the road and circuit, Porsche has done it all in a sweet package! Also Porsche is talking much about the new four-wheel drive models being significantly less fuel hungry! About 16 percent compared to the earlier models.
They are also lighter, with the new Porsche Carrera 911 Carrera 4 up to 64 kilograms lighter than its predecessor. This is all done thanks to the lightweight body design, suspension, engines and gearboxes which it shares with the Porsche Carrera two-wheel drive versions, showcasing the savings in different areas.
The most distinct identifying feature of the 911 with all-wheel drive is still the wide rear section: compared to the two-wheel drive 911 Carrera models, the rear wheel housings each extend further outward by 22 mm, and the rear tyres are each ten millimetres wider. The traditional red light band that connects the two taillights has also taken on a new form.
Intelligent performance is the rave: “All new models have a 7-speed manual gearbox as standard, and the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox is available as an option. The 911 Carrera 4 Coupé with 350 hp (257 kW) can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in as little as 4.5 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.7 s) and reach a top speed of up to 285 km/h (Cabriolet: 282 km/h), depending on equipment features. Fuel consumption with PDK is 8.6 l/100 km (CO2 203 g/km) for the Coupé and 8.7 l/100 km (CO2 205 g/km) for the Cabriolet.
The Coupé and Cabriolet of the 911 Carrera 4 S each have a 3.8-litre rear-mounted boxer engine that produces 400 hp (294 kW); this enables acceleration to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.3 seconds) and a top speed of 299 km/h (Cabriolet: 296 km/h) with a suitable equipment configuration. Fuel consumption values with PDK are 9.1 l/100 km (CO2 215 g/km) for the Coupé and 9.2 l/100 km (CO2 217 g/km) for the Cabriolet.”
The new Porsche 911 Carrera with all-wheel drive will make its first public appearance at the 2012 Paris International Motor Show. The new 911 models will launch at the end of 2012. Prices in Germany are 97,557 euros for the 911 Carrera 4 Coupé and 110,290 euros for the Cabriolet. The 911 Carrera 4 S costs 112,313 euros as a Coupé and 125,046 euros as a Cabriolet. All prices include 19 per cent VAT and country-specific features.
Source: Porsche AG
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