The new-gen Porsche 911 Premiered: More Performance And High-tech
The long-awaited Porsche 911 is entering the next eighth generation. Retaining the Porsche design DNA, it has become more muscular and intelligent.
The car got flat-six turbo motors of the next generation, which develop 450 hp in the S models (30 hp more than before), as well as the newest eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The drive efficiency has been increased.
The rear-wheel-drive Coupé accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 sec. The 911 Carrera 4S with AWD needs just 3.6 seconds, so both are faster than the previous-generation model. The optional Sport Chrono Package helps increase acceleration by 0.2 sec.
The top speeds are 308 km/h (911 Carrera S) and 306 km/h now for the all-wheel-drive version. The fuel consumption (NEDC) is 8.9 l/100 km (Carrera S), while the Carrera 4S consumes 9.0 liters per 100 km.
The exterior design is fully new. Wheel housings are much wider over the 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels. The rear end now has the same width across all models, with its slim-line center section.
The body is 45 mm wider in front. The flush-integrated electrical pop-out door handles emphasize smooth side lines.
The car received new LED headlights. The hood echoes the first 911 generations design. The rear dominates due to a considerably wider variable-position spoiler and a seamless light bar.
Not just front and rear elements, but the entire cover is made of aluminum now.
The interior is also all-new. Moreover, it is inspired by the models from 1970s. It features a dashboard with recessed instruments, two thin, frameless freeform displays. The central 10.9 touchscreen monitor operates fast thanks to the new architecture.
There is a compact switch unit with five buttons for direct access to important car functions. New digital services added. The standard PCM includes online navigation based on swarm data and Porsche Connect Plus.
Additional highlights are the new assistance systems. They include Porsche Wet mode, Night Vision Assist with thermal imaging camera and comprehensive intelligent connectivity with some digital offerings – Porsche Road Trip app, Porsche 360+ personal assistant, a web-based Porsche Impact emissions calculator.
The adaptive cruise control option includes automatic distance control, stop-and-go function, reversible occupant protection and advanced autonomous Emergency Assist.
The Porsche 911 Carrera S’s price starts from €120,125 in Germany. The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S costs from €127,979. Customers can already place their orders.