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New Porsche 911 with Direct Fuel Injection and Double-Clutch GearboxCarrera and Carrera S even more Economical and Powerful

Porsche is promising an even more sporting and dynamic driving experience when the next generation 911 model series goes on sale in Australia later this year.

The four new rear-drive models – two Coupes and two Cabriolets – offer an even higher standard level of performance courtesy of new 3.6 and 3.8-litre engines featuring direct fuel injection (DFI) and optional new double-clutch gearbox Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK).

These new technical features do not come at the expense of efficiency. In fact, the opposite is true! The 911 Carrera Coupe with PDK now delivers outstanding fuel economy of 9.8 litres/100 kilometres with CO2 emissions reduced by up to 15 per cent.

Maximum output of the new generation 911 Carrera with its 3.6-litre engine is up by 15 kW to 254 kW; while output of the 911 Carrera S with its 3.8-litre engine is equally impressive, up by 22 kW to 283 kW. With this extra power, the Carrera S Coupe now offers a top speed slightly over 300 km/h.

The new Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK) double-clutch gearbox has seven forward gears and combines the driving comfort of an automatic transmission with the dynamic gearshift of a sequential racing gearbox. And since the optional PDK also boasts an automatic gearshift function, it replaces the former optional Porsche Tiptronic S automatic transmission on both the Carrera and Carrera S. Through its optimised and adaptive gearshift programs, PDK improves the car’s acceleration and reduces fuel consumption to a level even lower than before.

PDK technology is not new to Porsche, for the Stuttgart sports car company developed this gearshift principle 25 years ago for motorsport. Porsche works drivers benefited from the double-clutch system which allowed them to shift gears without the slightest interruption of traction and pulling power, while at the same time keeping both hands on the steering wheel.

This pioneering achievement from back then gives the new 911 Carrera of today superb performance. The Carrera Coupe with seven-speed PDK accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds – 0.2 seconds quicker than the manual six-speed gearbox.

Customers seeking optimum performance can combine PDK with Porsche’s optional Sport Chrono Plus including Launch Control. The result is high-speed acceleration free of slip from a standstill and a racing gearshift to produce a 0–100 km/h time of a truly impressive 4.3 seconds.

The new generation of the 911 stands out clearly at first sight through innovations in front and rear design, as well as new lights with LED technology. LED daytime driving lights and bi-xenon headlights are standard on all new models and give the silhouette of the 911 an even more distinctive style. As a further safety option, Porsche now also offers Dynamic Bending Lights on all models.

The new generation 911 goes on sale in Australia on September 20, with pricing to also be announced on this date.

For Further Information
Paul Ellis: Public Relations Manager
Ph: 03 9473 0926 or 04 22 00 77 08
paul.ellis@porsche.com.au

6/6/2008