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Character 911 Carrera 4S

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S - Character


Steadfastness. Another apparent Porsche contradiction. But whilst it’s true that sports cars are all about movement, about surging forwards, it’s even more important to stay calm at all times, to act with composure and never rashly. So it’s reassuring that you can rely on the handling characteristics of the 911 Carrera 4S.

The Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel-drive system is particularly dependable, especially when driving the car at the limits of performance. To achieve this, our engineers have travelled right to the physical boundaries – and extended them. PTM now ensures that the car is poised and balanced, and really comes into its own when adopting a sporty driving style or travelling in extreme weather conditions.

At the rear, the car is the personification of roadholding, with its 44 mm wider body and broader track by comparison with the rear-wheel-drive 911 Carrera models, and with road-hugging 305 mm wide rear wheels. The seamless horizontal taillight strip continues the same styling language. The all-wheel-drive model is also recognisable from the front, thanks to its dynamically accentuated cooling air intakes in the front end.

Though the car is practically at one with the ground, it cannot keep still. This is unsurprising when it is powered by a 3.8-litre engine developing 294 kW (400 hp) at 7,400 rpm. When combined with optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), this power unit can accelerate the car to 62 mph in a mere 4.3 seconds. And continue up to a maximum speed of 184 mph.

Nevertheless, the 911 Carrera 4S demonstrates that this level of performance needn’t come at the expense of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Fuel-efficient technologies, such as electrical system recuperation, auto start/stop – both integrated as standard – and the ‘coasting’ function of PDK, prove that Porsche is continually resolving conflicting aims by means of Intelligent Performance.

Where safety is concerned, the monobloc fixed brake calipers at the front of the S models have six pistons instead of four, whilst the brake pads are 10% larger. The result is even shorter braking distances. Proof that, at Porsche, safety is an integral part of performance, not its polar opposite.

Porsche Character - Identity 911

Identity 911

Porsche Character - Engineering 911

Engineering 911

Porsche Character - Exterior design

Exterior design

Porsche Character - Interior design

Interior design

Porsche Character - Character


Porsche Character - Engines


Porsche Character - Efficiency-enhancing measures

Efficiency-enhancing measures

Porsche Character - Coasting


Porsche Character - 7-speed manual gearbox

7-speed manual gearbox

Porsche Character - Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Character - Exhaust system

Exhaust system

Porsche Character - Air intake system

Air intake system

Porsche Character - Direct fuel injection (DFI)

Direct fuel injection (DFI)

Porsche Character - VarioCam Plus System

VarioCam Plus System

Porsche Character - Integrated dry-sump lubrication

Integrated dry-sump lubrication

Porsche Character - Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Porsche Character - Steering


Porsche Character - Sport Chrono Package

Sport Chrono Package

Porsche Character - Dynamic engine mounts

Dynamic engine mounts

Porsche Character - Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Character - Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Character - Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)

Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)

Porsche Character - Wheels + TPM

Wheels + TPM

Porsche Character - Front and rear axles

Front and rear axles

Porsche Character - Brakes


Porsche Character - Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Character - Lights


Porsche Character - Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Character - Airbags


Porsche Character - Engineered design

Engineered design

Porsche Character - Anti-theft protection

Anti-theft protection

Porsche Character - Interior


Porsche Character - Steering wheels

Steering wheels

Porsche Character - Instruments


Porsche Character - Seats


Porsche Character - Adaptive cruise control with Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Adaptive cruise control with Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Porsche Character - Slide/tilt sunroof

Slide/tilt sunroof

Porsche Character - Additional Features

Additional Features

Porsche Character - Transport


Porsche Character - Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Character - Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Porsche Character - BOSE® Surround Sound System

BOSE® Surround Sound System

Porsche Character - Mobile phone / Bluetooth® connection

Mobile phone / Bluetooth® connection

Porsche Character - Online services

Online services

Porsche Character - Exhaust emission control

Exhaust emission control

Porsche Character - Fuel economy and recycling

Fuel economy and recycling

Porsche Character - Fuel