The new Porsche 911 Carrera 4, the seventh-generation of the 911 Carrera with the latest active all-wheel-drive system PTM (Porsche Traction Management), is being launched in four versions – the 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S (above), each as Coupe and Cabriolet. The new 911 Carrera 4 is up to 143 lbs. lighter compared to the previous generation 911 Carrera C4 with as much as 16 per cent in fuel savings. The Coupe and Cabriolet of the 911 Carrera 4 S each have a 400 horsepower 3.8-liter rear-mounted boxer engine with acceleration to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.1 seconds) and a top-track speed of 185 mph (Cabriolet: 183 mph) with a suitable equipment configuration. Fuel consumption values with PDK are EPA estimated at 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway for both the Coupe and the Cabriolet.
The 911 Carrera 4 Coupe (below) has a 350 horsepower 3.4-liter, flat-six engine can sprint from zero to 60 mph in as little as 4.3 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.5 s) and reach a top-track speed of up to 177 mph (Cabriolet: 175 mph), depending on equipment features. Fuel consumption with PDK is EPA estimated at 20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway for the Coupe and EPA rated 20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway for the Cabriolet. All new models have a seven-speed manual gearbox as standard, and the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) seven-speed gearbox is available as an option.
The new Porsche 911 Carrera with all-wheel-drive will make its first public appearance at the Paris International Motor Show on September 29, 2012. The new 911 models will launch in the US early in 2013. The 2013 911 Carrera 4 will have a base MSRP of $91,030, and the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet base MSRP will be $102,930. The 911 Carrera 4S will have a base MSRP of $105,630 and the Cabriolet will have a base MSRP of $117,530.