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From 97,557 to 125,046 euros in Germany (incl. VAT and market-specific features)
New 911 Carrera 4 / 4 S Coupé and Cabriolet launched
With the new Porsche PTM active all-wheel drive system

New 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé: front-side driving shot.

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 S Coupé: 0-to 100 km/h in 4.1 sec.

03 September 2012: Porsche's new all-wheel drive 911 Carrera 4 versions – the 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4 S, each available as Coupé or Cabriolet – will make their first public appearance at the 2012 Paris International Motor Show (Mondial de l'Automobile, public days from 29 September to 14 October), prior to their market launch at the end of this year.

With German prices starting from 97,557 euros (including 19 per cent VAT and country-specific features) for the 911 Carrera 4 Coupé (add 12,733 euros for the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, at 110,290 euros), plus 14,756 euros for the 911 Carrera 4 S versions (112,313 euros for the Coupé and 125,046 for the Carrera 4 S cabrio), the new generation of the 911 Carrera gets the latest version of the active all-wheel drive system PTM (Porsche Traction Management), with its rear-focused layout to enhance vehicle dynamics on a wide variety of road surfaces and various weather conditions.

New 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé: rear-side driving shot.

The driver is informed how the AWD is distributing power.

Porsche says that thanks to their identical lightweight body design, suspension, engines and gearboxes, the new all-wheel drive 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S share the same traits as the rear-wheel drive 911 Carrera versions. The only exception being in the modifications related to the all-wheel drive.

Porsche adds that despite their higher level of engine and driving performance, all four models consume less fuel than the previous ones, with total savings for individual versions by up to 16 per cent. Also compared to its predecessor, the new 911 Carrera 4 is up to 65 kg lighter in weight (depending on equipment).

New 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet: front-side static shot.

The 911 Carrera 4 Coupé with 350 hp (257 kW, 345 bhp).

The new Carrera 4 versions get each of their rear wheel housings extended outward by 22 mm (compared to the rear-wheel drive 911 Carrera models), 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.

 Performance

All new models get either the standard 7-speed manual gearbox, or the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox.

The 911 Carrera 4 Coupé with 350 hp (257 kW, 345 bhp) sprints from zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.5 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.7 s), with a top speed of up to 285 km/h (177 mph) for the Coupé and 282 km/h (175 mph) for the Cabriolet, depending on equipment features.

New 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet: rear driving shot.

New form for the red light band that connects the taillights.

Fuel consumption with PDK is 8.6 l/100 km (equivalent to 27.3 U.S. mpg, 32.8 UK mpg, 11.63 km/litre) with CO2 emissions at 203 g/km for the Coupé, and 8.7 l/100 km  (27 U.S. mpg, 32.4 UK mpg, 11.49 km/litre) and CO2 emissions at 205 g/km for the Cabriolet.

With their 3.8-litre boxer engine (294 kW, 400 hp, 394 bhp), t
he 911 Carrera 4 S Coupé and Cabriolet can make the 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.3 seconds), on the way to a top speed of 299 km/h (186 mph, Cabriolet: 296 km/h, 184 mph).

Fuel consumption figures come at (with PDK) 9.1 l/100 km (25.85 U.S. mpg, 31 UK mpg, 11 km/litre) and CO2 emissions at 215 g/km for the Coupé and 9.2 l/100 km (25.6 U.S. mpg, 30.7 UK mpg, 10.87 km/litre) with CO2 at 217 g/km for the Cabriolet.

 New menu

New 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé: interior, side picture with seats, console and steering wheel.

A new sliding glass sunroof will become optionally available.

A new menu in the instrument cluster informs the driver of the new 911 Carrera 4 how the PTM all-wheel drive is distributing engine power.

Porsche is also introducing with the debut of the 911 Carrera all-wheel drive models, an optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) to the entire model range, which controls distance to traffic ahead and vehicle speed.

When ordered with the optional PDK gearbox, the ACC system adds the Porsche Active Safe (PAS) function, which helps to prevent front-end collisions.

A new sliding glass sunroof will also become optionally available for the 911 Carrera Coupé and, with the manual gearbox and Sport Chrono pack, the Sport Plus mode automatically double-declutches during downshifts.

For the records, Porsche adds that the previous all-wheel drive 911 generation, of which a total of about 24,000 units have been sold since 2008, represented 34 per cent of total sales of second generation 997 models, which was launched with new engines with direct petrol injection, Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox and electronically controlled Porsche Traction Management (PTM). In July 2011, Porsche topped the model series with the 3.8-litre, 408 hp (300 kW, 102 bhp) 911 Carrera 4 GTS.

 

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