In addition, the adaptive PASM chassis (Porsche Active Suspension Management) with its lower ride height (10mm) included as standard enables an even greater spread between sporty circuit and relaxed long-distance driving. Rear-axle steering that is available as an option for the Carrera 4S versions further increases the dynamic spectrum considerably. Interior functionality is enhanced by the standard-feature Porsche Communication (PCM) connectivity and infotainment system with simplified operation and multi-touch display.
The all-wheel drive 911s not only include the numerous optical refinements of the new 911 generation but also have their own individual distinguishing characteristics. For instance, the light strip between the rear lights now produce an especially distinctive effect thanks to its consciously three-dimensional design. When switched on, the light reinforces the impression of depth. The light strip also underlines the typical format of the all-wheel drive 911, with rear wings that arch further outwards by 44mm in total. Additional features of the new 911 generation range from the headlights with four-point DRLs (daytime running lights), via door handles without recess covers, to the redesigned rear lid with vertical louvres and new rear lights with four-point brake lights.
With its individual design, the new 911 Targa continues to stand out clearly from the coupé and cabriolet. It spectacularly combines the classic Targa idea with advanced roof convenience. Like the legendary original Targa, it has the characteristic wide bar in place of B pillars, a removable roof section over the front seats and a wrap-around rear window without C pillars. The roof segment can be opened and closed at the push of a button, with the soft top being fitted behind the rear seats as it opens.
Major Interior highlight included for the 911s comprise the new PCM infotainment system with navigation on a 7-inch touchscreen. The touchscreen even allows handwritten input, easy integration to smart devices, telematics and retrieval of necessary car data.
Behind the re-engineered flat engines are more than four decades of Porsche experience with turbocharged engines from motor racing and production sports car. The result is that the 911s impress with top values in terms of performance, driving fun and efficiency. Thanks to the bi-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engines, the 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Targa 4 achieve an output of 370 hp (272 kW) and 450 Nm of torque. At the same time, output in the S versions get up to 420 hp (309 kW) and 500 Nm of torque.
In combination with the now electro-hydraulically controlled all-wheel drive, the 911 Carrera 4 for the first time even achieves better acceleration values than its rear-wheel-drive counterparts. Equipped with the options of PDK and Sport Chrono package, the 911 Carrera 4 sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (0.4 seconds less than its predecessor), with the S versions registering 3.8 seconds (0.3 seconds less). Top speed across the board ranges between 287 – 305 km/h. Fuel consumption and emissions now achieve 7.9l/100km (combined) for the Carrera 4, while 8.0l/100km is expected for the Cabrio S and Targa 4S.
The 911s depicted here now have a mode switch on the steering for the first time, which has been derived from the 918 Spyder hybrid supercar. The mode switch consists of a rotary ring with four positions for the driving modes “Normal”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual”. In combination with the PDK transmission, the mode switch has an additional control, called the “Sport Response Button”.
The Porsche Carrera 4, 4S, Carrera 4 Cabriolet, Cabriolet S, Targa 4 and Targa 4S are scheduled to roll out in January next year, with prices ranging from 103,983 euros to 131,234 euros