Porsche revealed its facelifted version of the evergreen 911 now featuring turbocharged engines.The latest version is set to feature a turbocharged lineup of engines, a new infotainment system and even more chassis genius. Topping off the changes is rear axle steering that is now available as an option on Carrera models.
Porsche 911 DetailsThe exterior update includes new headlights with four-point daytime running lights, a redesigned rear lid with vertical louvres and new rear lights. The interior update is limited to an overhaul of the infotainment system that is apparently much more user friendly and intuitive.
The new engine lineup consists of bi-turbo units complete with an extra 15 kW in the Carrera as well as the Carrera S. That means the 3-Litre flat-six turbo in a Carrera puts out 272 kW whilst the same engine in the Carrera S is uprated to unleash 309 kW. Torque also increases significantly (around 60 Nm) in both models. The standard Carrera shifts to 450 Nm and the Carrera S to 500 Nm of torque. Porsche still maintains quite a revvy engine with the redline set at 7500rpm. Farewell to the naturally-aspirated engines that have served the 911 range for many years!
More Fuel EfficientAcross the range, the 911 boasts performance and efficiency enhancements compared with predecessors. Fuel consumption is reduced by up to a litre per 100 kilometres. The 911 Carrera PDK claims just 7.4L/100km (a reduction of 0.8L/100 km), while the 911 Carrera S with PDK consumes 7.7L/100 km (1.0L less per 100 km).
The new 911 also improves in the performance department: the 911 Carrera Coupe with PDK and Sport Chrono Package sprints from zero to 100kph in 4.2 seconds – making it two tenths of a second faster than its predecessor. The 911 Carrera S with PDK and Sport Chrono Package performs its showcase discipline in just 3.9 seconds (also 0.2 seconds faster). This makes it the first 911 in the Carrera family to undercut the magic four second mark. Top speeds for both models have also increased further; the 911 Carrera now has a top speed of 295kph, while the 911 Carrera S now reaches 308kph.
Added Safety SystemsPorsche will also be offering a whole load of new equipment and safety systems with the facelifted 911. The optional Adaptive Cruise Control now has a coasting function with the PDK transmission. When driving behind a slower car, the clutches are disengaged, thus saving fuel. There’s also blind-spot detection and post-collision automated braking.
Porsche will be showing the facelifted 911 at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show.