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Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Available as an option for all 911 Carrera models is 7-speed PDK, featuring manual and automatic modes. It facilitates extremely fast gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power, whilst at the same time improving acceleration and fuel efficiency.

The first six gears are particularly sporty, with top speed being reached in 6th gear. 7th gear has a long ratio and reduces the revs – for lower consumption.

PDK is essentially two gearboxes in one and thus requires two clutches. This double-clutch arrangement provides an alternating, non-positive connection between the two half gearboxes and the engine by means of two separate input shafts.

The flow of power from the engine is transmitted through one half gearbox and one clutch at a time, while the next gear is preselected in the second half gearbox. During a gear change, therefore, one clutch simply opens and the other closes at the same time, enabling gear changes to take place within milliseconds.

The effect is instant. Driving feels even sportier and more dynamic, and agility is increased. Depending on the gearshift programme (SPORT button activated or deactivated), the gear change is optimised for comfort or for sporty driving.

With the optional Sport Chrono Package, PDK is enhanced by the ‘Launch Control’ and ‘motorsport-derived gearshift strategy’ functions.

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Identity 911

Identity 911

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Engineering 911

Engineering 911

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Exterior design

Exterior design

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Interior design

Interior design

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Character

Character

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Engines

Engines

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Efficiency-enhancing measures

Efficiency-enhancing measures

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Coasting

Coasting

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - 7-speed manual gearbox

7-speed manual gearbox

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Exhaust system

Exhaust system

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Air intake system

Air intake system

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Direct fuel injection (DFI)

Direct fuel injection (DFI)

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - VarioCam Plus System

VarioCam Plus System

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Integrated dry-sump lubrication

Integrated dry-sump lubrication

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Steering

Steering

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Sport Chrono Package

Sport Chrono Package

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Dynamic engine mounts

Dynamic engine mounts

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)

Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Wheels + TPM

Wheels + TPM

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Front and rear axles

Front and rear axles

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Brakes

Brakes

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Lights

Lights

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Airbags

Airbags

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Engineered design

Engineered design

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Anti-theft protection

Anti-theft protection

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Cabriolet roll-over protection concept

Cabriolet roll-over protection concept

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Interior

Interior

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Steering wheels

Steering wheels

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Instruments

Instruments

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Seats

Seats

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Adaptive cruise control with Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Adaptive cruise control with Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Additional Features

Additional Features

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Transport

Transport

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Hood

Hood

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Electrically powered wind deflector

Electrically powered wind deflector

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - BOSE® Surround Sound System

BOSE® Surround Sound System

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Mobile phone / Bluetooth® connection

Mobile phone / Bluetooth® connection

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Online services

Online services

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Exhaust emission control

Exhaust emission control

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Fuel economy and recycling

Fuel economy and recycling

Porsche Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) - Fuel

Fuel