brand-new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 in addition to Targa 4 shown in Tokyo
Source : brand-new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 in addition to Targa 4 shown in Tokyo
Turbocharged engines slot into wider 911s on coupe, cabriolet in addition to Targa
The roll-out of the 2016 design year Porsche 911 line-up has gained further momentum with the unveiling of the facelifted Carrera 4 in addition to Carrera 4S in both coupe in addition to cabriolet Centeng styles, along with the Targa 4 in addition to Targa 4S.
The facelifted types are on display at the Tokyo motor show before UK deliveries start in early 2016. The various wide-bodied four-wheel-drive 911 types adopt similar modifications to their more traditional rear-wheel-drive siblings first shown at last month’s Frankfurt motor show.
The exteriors of the 911 Carrera 4 in addition to 4S, Targa 4 in addition to Targa 4S have been upgraded that has a redesigned front bumper sporting active air ducts which open in addition to close to channel air to the front-mounted radiators, revised headlights with altered internal graphics, larger external mirror housings mounted on the doors in addition to brand-new door handles.
They also get a redesigned air vent atop the rear-mounted engine, modified tail-lights in addition to a brand-new rear bumper with air vents to channel hot air away coming from the engine.
Wider rear arches in addition to a horizontal light band which runs between the tail-lights will continue to recognize the four-wheel-drive 911s coming from the rear-drive editions.
Most significant among the mechanical adjustments is actually the adoption of a brand-new twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, as initially unveiled inside latest 911 Carrera in addition to Carrera S.
The first in a series of modular turbocharged engines, This particular replaces the naturally aspirated 3.4-litre six-cylinder unit inside 911 Carrera 4 in addition to Targa 4, delivering an added 20bhp in addition to 45lb ft, with 365bhp at This particular point available at 65000rpm in addition to 332lb ft on tap coming from 1700 through to 5000rpm.
inside 911 Carrera 4S in addition to Targa 4S, the brand-new engine supplants the older naturally aspirated 3.8-litre horizontally-opposed six-cylinder powerplant, offering a similar 20bhp in addition to 45lb ft increase, with 414bhp in addition to 369lb ft.
Gearbox choices remain the same as before, that has a seven-speed manual offered alongside a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch unit with the choice between manual in addition to automatic shift modes. Both gearboxes work in combination with an electro-hydraulic four-wheel drive system.
The increase in output provides the four-wheel-drive 911 Carrera 4 in addition to Carrera 4S coupe with 0-62mph times of 4.1sec in addition to 3.8sec respectively in combination with the optional seven-speed PDK gearbox. These times represent a respective 0.1sec improvement on the rear-drive Carrera in addition to Carrera S, owing to superior off-the-line traction.
Top speed has also increased, with the Carrera 4S coupe at This particular point achieving a claimed 190mph.
Porsche claims its brand-new twin-turbocharged engine is actually also up to 12% more economical than its normally aspirated predecessor. No figures have been quoted for the Carrera 4 or 4S coupe just yet although Porsche claims the Carrera 4 cabriolet in addition to Carrera 4S cabriolet achieve claimed average combined fuel economy figures of 35.8mpg in addition to 35.3mpg.
As with facelifted rear-wheel-drive 911 types, the various four-wheel-drive variants of the 2016-edition 911 all receive the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system as standard. As well as providing adaptive damping qualities, This particular also brings a 10mm reduction in ride height.
A brand-new option on the 911 Carrera 4S is actually a four-wheel steer system, similar to which used by the 911 Turbo in addition to GT3. Also available is actually a hydraulic lift function which can raise the ride height by 40mm within 5 seconds at the press of a button.
As well as providing tunable settings for the dampers in addition to throttle mapping, the Sport Chrono package at This particular point includes a steering wheel-mounted driving mode switch which allows the driver to choose between Normal, Sport, Sport Plus in addition to Individual driving modes.
On types running the optional Sport Chrono package in addition to seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, yet another Sport Response button is actually fitted. When activated, This particular provides maximum acceleration for 20 seconds by selecting the optimum gear.
Inside, the four-wheel-drive 911 adopts the same upgrades made to rear-wheel-drive types. Included is actually a brand-new generation of Porsche’s Communication Management (PCM) multimedia system. Its larger 7.0in touchscreen supports both Apple CarPlay in addition to Android Auto connectivity, with satellite navigation coming as standard.
Pricing for four-wheel-drive 911 types starts at £81,398 for the Carrera 4 coupe. some other types include the £0,240 Carrera 4 cabriolet, £0,843 Carrera 4S coupe, £99,684 Carrera 4S cabriolet, £0,240 Targa 4 in addition to £99,684 Targa 4S.
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