Fifth-gen Porsche 911 Carrera 4 officially revealed image

Porsche has recently pulled the wraps off the fifth generation of the 911 Carrera 4 ahead of its public debut next month during the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

According to the car manufacturer, the all-new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 is getting a widened body with its rear side panels extending out 22 mm beyond those of the standard Porsche 911 with rear-wheel drive and the model is also 65 kg lighter than its predecessor. Power to the new 911 Carrera 4 is being provided by the latest version of the 3.4 liter classic horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, which is producing a total output of 345 BHP.

When equipped to the optional seven-speed dual clutch transmission, the model can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds for the coupe and in 4.7 seconds for the cabriolet, before reaching a top speed of 177 mph and 175 mph respectively.

The Carrera 4S is getting a more powerful 3.8 liter engine which is producing a total output of 395 BHP, allowing the model to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds for the coupe and in 4.3 seconds for the cabriolet, with a top speed of 186 mph in the coupe and 184 mph in the convertible. Porsche says that the fuel economy has improved by 16 percent compared to the predecessor of the model and the Carrera 4 is returning 32.8 mpg in the 4 Coupe and 31.0 mpg in the 4S Coupe. the new Porsche 91 Carrera 4 is now getting optional radar controlled adaptive cruise control. More details about the sports car will be announced at the Paris Motor Show in September.