The German company has released images and official photos of the new generation, which will be presented in the French capital at the end of September. The main innovation is the introduction of four-wheel drive.
The cars will be on display at the upcoming Paris Motor Show (September 29 to October 14), in the meantime, Porsche has released the first images and the first official data on the new 911 Carrera 4 and 4S. This new generation of cars from the Germans will be available in both the coupe body and the convertible. They’ll be on the road at the end of 2012, with a starting price of 100,159 euros.
Without special updates in appearance and engines, compared to the previous generation, the big news is the presence of four-wheel drive system with a torque distribution. This innovation will greatly affect the consumption, reducing it by about 16% on all models. In addition, the new Porsche Carrera 4 is about 65 kg lighter than the last version.
The Carrera 4 is powered by the 3.4-liter boxer petrol six-cylinder engine with 350 hp and it accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds for the coupe and 4.7 for the convertible and a top speed of 285 km / h (282 km / h convertible). The Carrera 4S, however, has a 3.8 liter 400 bhp boxer, for the most important performance: 4.1 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 and 299 km / h ‘max speed’. All engines are mated to a 7-speed manual gearbox; the PDK is available.