The 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S are remarkable sports cars. You only need to look at the stats to understand their prowess. The Carrera 4 reaches 62mph in 4.5 secs with a top speed of 181 mph. Whilst the Carrera 4S achieves 62 mph in 4.2 secs with a top speed of 189 mph. Even with such performance, both offer astonishing space and airy ambience inside.
With the engine in the rear and a four-wheel-drive system, it ensures incredible traction and imparts the 911’s unique driving feel. So whichever model you choose, you’re guaranteed a sharp, sporty car that’s unmistakably Porsche.
With both models available in the coupe and cabriolet body styles, drivers have the freedom to choose the 911 experience they long for.
All new 911 models offer advanced airbag technology including full-size driver and front passenger airbags. These are inflated in two stages depending on the severity and type of accident. And to underline their safety, all new 911 models are also equipped as standard with the Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP).
Increased performance also comes with greater safety. It’s why the S models are equipped with six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers in red at the front and four-piston equivalents at the rear.
The Bi-Xenon main headlights have been restyled – fitted as standard – with the four-spot LED daytime running lights now incorporated into each headlight unit. These are an innovative technical feature of the new 911 models adding to their character, after all, their lighting design makes the face of the 911 and 911 S so unmistakable.
As is always the case with 911s, everything inside just falls to hand. There’s a mode switch on the multifunctional GT Sports steering wheel for four driving modes – plus SPORT Response button for maximum responsiveness.
The interior itself is the perfect blend of pioneering technology and sporty comfort. Whether it’s leather or Alcantara, all the materials we use are exquisite and puristic.
The exterior is reshaped and even sportier, with the frontend a wonder of shape and sculpted form. The contours of the rear are more sharply defined, more succinct, making it look brawnier. It gives the overall appearance of it being low, wide and irresistibly sleek. Proportions, in fact, that originated on the racetrack.
Occupants enjoy as standard an innovative infotainment centre with online navigation, Apple® CarPlay, telephone module and Connect apps.
Traction is heightened by Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), which is fitted as standard. And for the first time, the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), the electronic damping control system comes as standard too. The new rear-axle steering and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) are available on request.
And should you choose the 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet model, the fabric hood has a fixed glass rear screen and three integral elements engineered from magnesium. These make the hood very robust and lightweight too. And importantly, the hood opens or closes in around 13 seconds – up to a speed of 50 km/h.
|Dimensions||Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Manual|
|Vehicle Length||4,499 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1,852 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1,295 mm|
|Unladen Weight (DIN)||1,480 kg|
|Engine / Cylinders||6|
|Max Torque||450 Nm @ 1,700 - 5,000|
|Max Power||272 KW (370hp)|
|Top Speed||292 km/h (181 mph)|
|Acceleration||4.5 Seconds 0-62 mph|
|Combined Cycle||32.5 mpg|
|Urban Cycle||23.2 mpg|