Porsche’s 2016 911 Carrera is turbocharged

From December, the 911 Turbo won't be the only 911 turbo. That's because the Carrera models are getting a new 3.0 litre, six-cylinder, twin-turbo engine which delivers more power and better efficiency.

Porsche 911 Carrera (2016) Side

All versions receive an extra 19 bhp (14 kW / 20 PS) and, as before, there's a choice of seven-speed manual and PDK dual-clutch transmissions.

Model Carrera Carrera S
Power 365 bhp
(272 kW / 370 PS)
414 bhp
(309 kW / 420 PS)
Torque 450 Nm
(331 lb/ft)
500 Nm
(368 lb/ft)
Manual
0-62 mph (100 km/h) 4.6 secs 4.3 secs
Top speed 183 mph
(295 km/h)
191 mph
(308 km/h)
Combined cycle 34.0 mpg
(8.3 l/100km)
32.5 mpg
(8.7 l/100km)
CO2 emissions 190 g/km 199 g/km
PDK
0-62 mph (100 km/h) 4.4 secs 4.1 secs
Top speed 182 mph
(293 km/h)
190 mph
(306 km/h)
Combined cycle 38.2 mpg
(7.4 l/100km)
36.7 mpg
(7.7 l/100km)
CO2 emissions 169 g/km 174 g/km
Coupé performance and efficiency figures shown.

Porsche Active Suspension Management is fitted as standard. As well as electronically adjusting the upgraded dampers, it lowers the 911's ride height by 10 mm (0.4”). Furthermore, two unrelated chassis enhancements make their options list débuts. A front axle lift mechanism helps to negotiate bumper-scraping obstacles, while rear-axle steering – only available for the Carrera S – sharpens the handling.

Complementing those technical improvements are a few subtle cosmetic changes. The rear lid is the most obvious redesigned component, but the door handles, headlamps, rear light clusters and wheels have been altered too.

Inside, the Porsche Communication Management infotainment system is now part of the Carrera's specification. Based around a 7” touchscreen with voice control, its features include a DAB radio, navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot and Connect Plus internet access. iPhone integration is possible via Apple CarPlay, but curiously Android Auto isn't supported.

Starting prices for the UK and Germany are:

911 Carrera £76,412 €96,605
911 Carrera S £85,857 €110,766
911 Carrera Cabriolet £85,253 €109,695
911 Carrera S Cabriolet £94,698 €123,856

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (2016) InteriorPorsche 911 Carrera (2016) Rear

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (2016) Rear SidePorsche 911 Carrera (2016) Dashboard

Porsche 911 Carrera (2016) FrontPorsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (2016) Top

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