Porsche Unveils AWD 911 Carrera 4 & 4S
Porsche’s popular rear-engined sports car will soon be available in all-wheel-drive. The 2013 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S make their official debut at next month’s Paris International Motor Show. Both will be available in Cabriolet and Coupe versions.
The most noticeable change is a wider rear section. The rear wheel housings each extend outward for a total of 1.7 inches. Losing 143 pounds, the 911 Carrera is more powerful and more fuel efficient.
All new models have a seven-speed manual gearbox as standard, and the seven-speed gearbox Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is available as an option.
The 911 Carrera 4 Coupé with its 3.4-liter, 350 hp flat-six engine can sprint from zero to 60 mph in as little as 4.3 seconds. Tack on .2 seconds more for the Cabriolet. Fuel consumption with PDK is EPA estimated at 20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway for the Coupé and EPA rated 20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway for the Cabriolet.
The Coupe and Cabriolet of the 911 Carrera 4 S each have a 3.8-liter rear-mounted boxer engine that produces 400 hp, zooming zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Just .2 seconds faster than the Cabriolet. Fuel consumption with PDK are EPA estimated at 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway for both the Coupé and the Cabriolet.
The 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S go on sale in the U.S. early 2013.