Porsche has officially pulled the wraps off the 2016 model year 911.
The German based automaker has put an end to rumors, reports and spy shots of the “brand new” 911 and if you think that it looks identical to the one already available on the market, you’re right, because this is nothing more than a simple facelift. According to the company, the model in question has received new headlights with four-point daytime running lights and it is getting the revised taillights too, with four-point brake lights.
Besides these, the sports car has received the modified door handles, the new engine cover with the vertical louvres and the restyled wheels. If you were hoping for some images with the interior design too, you will be disappointed because Porsche has only released one. However, the German brand did confirm the fact that this model will be offered with the new Porsche Communication Management System (PCM).
The PCM has a 7-inch display multi touch gesture recognition, getting the improved navigation system with the real-time traffic information, Apple CarPlay compatibility, the Google Streetview and Google Earth and several other goodies. The interior design of the 2016 Porsche 911 has also received the new smartphone tray which is integrated into the center armrest and it has an integrated charger too.
Some of the other goodies available for this vehicle also include the optional automatic speed control system which can apply the brakes if the pre-set speed is exceeded, the optional Adaptive Cruise Control system with the coasting function available only with the PDK transmission, the standard post-collision braking system and the optional lane change assistant which is meant to warn the driver about other vehicles in the blind spots.
Porsche also says that vehicles equipped with the Sport Chrono Package will be getting the revised steering wheel with the mode switch having a rotary ring which will select between four driving modes, the Normal, the Sport, the Sport Plus and the Individual. The Sport Response Button will also be available for the vehicles equipped with the PDK transmission. This is pre-conditioning the drivetrain for maximum acceleration for 20 seconds.
The 2016 Porsche 911 is making use of a 3.0 liter twin turbo six-cylinder engine. The new unit is capable of putting down a total of 370 HP (272 kW) and 450 Nm (331 lb-ft) of torque in the Carrera and 420 HP (309 kW) and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque in the Carrera S, 20 HP (14 kW) & 60 Nm (44 lb-ft) more than their predecessors. The 911 Carrera Coupe can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds.
This is happening only with the PDK transmission and the Sport Chrono Package and the Carrera S Coupe needs just 3.9 seconds. This can also go up to a top speed of 308 km/h (191 mph). The fuel consumption has dropped by 12 percent and the 911 Carrera S is eating 7.7 L / 100 km. The facelifted version of the Porsche 911 will be making its public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, next week. The model will be offered for sale in Germany on the 12th of December from 96,605 euros.