Here is everything you need to know about the all-new Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Hot on the heels of the standard Porsche 911 Carrera and Cabriolet, we’re already expanding the line-up with the addition of all-wheel drive.
The new 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet are powered by the same twin-turbo 3.0-litre flat six as their rear-wheel drive stablemates, making 283 kW (385 PS; Fuel consumption combined 9.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 211-210 g/km) at 6,500 rpm, an 11 kW (15 PS) gain over the previous Carrera 4.
The new car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds in Coupé form and 4.4 seconds as a Cabriolet. Optioning the Sport Chrono Package, meanwhile, will shave 0.2 seconds off either time. From launch all cars will be offered with the standard eight-speed PDK transmission, enabling seamless acceleration to a top speed of 291 km/h for the Coupé and 289 km/h for the Cabriolet.
Just like on the 911 Carrera 4S models, the increased performance of the 911 Carrera 4 models required further development of the front axle. The clutch and differential unit is now water-cooled and has reinforced clutches to increase durability and load capacity. The increased actuating torques at the clutch improve the latter’s adjustment accuracy, improving the front axle’s overall capability. Combined with Porsche Traction Management (PTM) this has significantly increased traction on snow, as well as in wet and dry conditions.
All of the new all-wheel drive models come equipped with PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management), offering ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’ modes. A fully variable, electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential with Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), which is standard on the 911 Carrera S and 4S models, can also be ordered as an option.
The wheels on the Carrera 4 and Carrera 4 Cabriolet feature motorsport-derived staggered sizing, measuring 19-inches at the front and 20-inches at the rear. They are fitted with 235/40 ZR 19 and 295/35 ZR 20 tyres, respectively. Larger wheels with a staggered 20/21-inch diameter (standard on 911 Carrera 4S models) are also available.
Behind those wheels are 13-inch internally ventilated and perforated cast-iron brakes with black four-piston calipers, while Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) can be optioned for enhanced stopping power and reduced unsprung mass.
For all new 911s, our ground-breaking Wet Mode system is included as standard equipment. This function automatically detects water on the road, preconditions the stability control and anti-lock brake systems accordingly, and warns the driver. You can then enable settings suited for wet roads at the push of a button.
Visually, the 911 Carrera 4 models are characterised by the same striking design cues as the rest of the model range, such as the more muscular arches and full-width LED light strip across the rear. The only visual distinction between the standard Carrera 4 and the 4S derivatives are the exhaust openings. To differentiate between the engine variants, standard Carrera 4 models feature one rectangular, single-tube tailpipe on each side, while the 4S models are fitted with two sets of round twin-tailpipes. But the optional Sport Exhaust system, distinguished by two oval tailpipes, can be ordered for all models.
Inside, the new Carrera 4 shares its perfectly appointed interior with the standard Carrera and S models, including lower, more comfortable seats, the centrally positioned tachometer and the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with a 10.9-inch touch screen and enhanced connectivity.
The 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet are available to order now and will reach dealers by the end of October. Depending on your market, prices start 112,509 euros for the Coupé, rising to 126,789 euros for the cabriolet, inclusive of VAT and country-specific equipment.
911 Carrera 4: Fuel consumption combined 9.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 211-210 g/km