Debut for 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 AWD
The new generation of Porsche 911 has been born. Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S are destined to offer dynamic advantages of the latest version of the active all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system.
Still keeping the rear-wheel drive, which is emblematic for the 911, the all-wheel drive chassis of the Carrera 4 and 4S delivers increased traction, road-holding and dynamic performance over a wide variety of road surfaces and in all weather conditions.
What is more, something very specific for the new Porsche models is that the rear wheel arches are extended further outwards by 22 mm. This allows a housing of rear tyres that are ten millimetres wider. The signature red light band that connects the two taillights has also taken on a new visual identity.
The new trims are offered as both Coupe and Cabriolet models, where each model shares identical characteristics to the rear-wheel drive versions, including lightweight body design, suspension, engine choices and gearbox options. However, modifications were made which relate to the all-wheel drive.
Furthermore, the new aluminium-steel composite body construction saves 65 kg of the overall weight of the car. Therefore the new 911 Carrera 4 models also offer up to 16 per cent lower fuel consumption.
The 911s are equipped with seven-speed manual gearbox as standard. However, the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) twin-clutch automatic transmission is available as an option here.
To go even further into details the 911 Carrera 4 includes a rear-mounted 3.4-litre flat-six engine generating 350 hp (257 kW), and can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h only 4.5 seconds. For the Cabriolet version this is possible for 4.7 seconds. The top speed here is 177 mph. The fuel consumption with PDK here reach 32.8 mpg (203 g/km CO2) for the Coupé and 32.5 mpg (205 g/km CO2) for the Cabriolet.
On the other hand the 911 Carrera 4 S is powered by a 3.8-litre flat-six engine which produces 400 hp (294 kW) and offers acceleration time (from 0 to 100 km/h) in 4.1 seconds. Again the Cabriolet is a little bit slower – it needs for that sprint 4.3 seconds. The top speed here is 186 mph. Fuel consumption with PDK is 31.0mpg (215 g/km CO2) for the Coupé and 30.7 mpg (217 g/km CO2) for the Cabriolet.
In addition, a new sliding glass sunroof is now available as an optional for all 911 Coupé models.
The new all-wheel drive with Porsche Traction Management system however isn't the only innovation included here. As a standard equipment, all models feature full leather interior, 4.6-inch colour touch-screen Porsche Communication Management with satellite navigation, automatic climate control, Bi-Xenon headlights, a universal audio interface offering MP3 connectivity, Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS).
The Carrera 4 Coupe is priced from £77 924, and the Carrera 4S Coupe priced from £87,959. The 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet is priced from £86,583.00, and the Carrera 4S Cabriolet from £96,619.