The German based automaker Porsche is now letting us see the new 911 Carrera, Carrera 4 Convertible and Targa 4, for the very first time, as it has pulled the wraps off their bodies.
The spots cars mentioned above have already been priced as well, but the 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Targa 4 will be launched, on their local market, Germany, at the end of January 2016. According to the car manufacturer, the 911 Carrera 4 will cost 103,983 euros, while for the 911 Carrera 4S, customers will have to pay 118,144 euros. The 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet can be yours from 117,073 euros and the 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet costs 131,234 euros. The 911 Targa 4 costs exactly the same as the Carrera 4 Cabriolet and the 911 Targa 4S is priced similarly to the Carrera 4S Cabriolet.
Porsche says that the “new” 911 Carrera models are impressing with top values in terms of performance, efficiency and driving fun. The vehicles have a 3-liter bi-turbo six-cylinder engine under their hoods, which is capable of putting down a total of 370 HP (272 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque, in the Carrera 4 and Targa 4, while in the S models this is increasing to 420 HP (309 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. The extra power of the Carrera S vehicles is coming from the tuned engine management, the specific exhaust system and the turbochargers with modified compressors.
The 2016 Porsche Carrera 4, equipped with the PDK and the Sport Chrono Package, needs just 4.1 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill, which is basically 0.4 seconds faster than before. The S can do it in 3.8 seconds, 0.3s faster while the Cabriolet S and the 911 Targa 4 can both do it 0.2 seconds faster. The carmakers says that top speed of the sports cars can vary according to model and equipment between 287 km/h (178 mph) and 305 km/h (190 mph). The fuel consumption is also improved in the 911 Carrera 4 Cabrio, by 0.8L to 7.9L / 100 km, while the 911 Carrera S Cabrio and 911 Targa 4S, equipped with the PDK, have dropped their fuel consumption by 1.2L to 8.0L / 100km.
Porsche says that the new 911 models are bringing, on the optional Sport Chrono package, a mode switch on the steering wheel, derived from the 918 Spyder, which is bringing a rotary ring with four positions for the driving modes, the Normal, the Sport, the Sport Plus and the Individual. Other notable changes made to the updated 911 range include the standard adaptive PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) chassis with the 10 mm reduced ride height and the improved all-wheel drive system. You can check out the models in the small photo gallery posted below, released by Porsche.