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Carrera 4 with Electronically Controlled All-Wheel Drive911 model introduction continues with four new models

The introduction of the new generation 911 continues with Porsche announcing details of the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S models in both Coupe and Cabriolet guise, just a few weeks after the classic rear-drive models were announced.

A whole range of new technologies surrounding the engine, the transmission and drivetrain ensures an even higher standard of driving satisfaction combined with much lower fuel consumption.

The precision and fast response of the new, electronically controlled all-wheel drive system in particular offers an even more intense driving experience. Likewise, its interaction with the new flat-six engines featuring direct fuel injection and the revolutionary PDK Porsche Doppelkupplung, (double-clutch gearbox) available as an option.

Depending on the model, the new all-wheel drive Carrera offers up to 8.5 per cent more power and up to 12.9 per cent greater fuel economy while lowering CO2 emissions by up to 15.4 per cent.

Specifically, output of the 3.6-litre engine is up by 15 kW to 254 kW. At the same time, the Carrera 4 Coupe with optional PDK transmission consumes a mere 10.1 litres/100 kilometres. The improvements on the 911 Carrera 4S with its 3.8-litre engine are equally significant, with maximum output up by 22 kW to 283 kW and overall fuel consumption of the Carrera 4S Cabriolet with optional PDK down to 10.7 litres/100 km.

In the new generation of the Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S electronically controlled PTM Porsche Traction Management replaces the former all-wheel drive with its viscous multiple-plate clutch. This superior system developed for the 911 Turbo and modified for the Carrera models combines the driving satisfaction so typical of Porsche with an even higher standard of driving stability, traction and agile handling further enhanced by the mechanical rear axle differential fitted as standard.

The new all-wheel drive sports cars come with manual transmission featuring six forward gears. As an alternative the new models are available with Porsche’s new Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox replacing the former Tiptronic S automatic transmission. PDK offers faster gear shifts and is more fuel efficient than the manual. PDK has seven forward gears with shifts performed electro-hydraulically without the slightest interruption in traction and pulling force.

The new generation 911 model series stands out clearly through the discreet but striking modification of the front end and the latest in bi-xenon technology and LED daytime driving lights. The newly designed rear lights also feature LED technology and for the first time Porsche offers Dynamic Bending Lights as an option.

All Carrera 4 models are 44 mm wider across the rear panels to given an even more muscular look than their two-wheel drive siblings. A further distinguishing feature is a new reflector panel between the rear lights.

New PCM Porsche Communication Management with touch-screen improves operation of the navigation, information and audio systems to an even higher standard. And a further important point is that PCM is now compatible with Bluetooth, USB and iPod requirements.

The rear-drive Carrera 2 models go on sale on September 20, with the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 variants in showrooms on October 25. Pricing for the new 911 series will be announced in the coming weeks.

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