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Efficiency-enhancing measures

A widely held belief about motorsport is that power is the only thing that matters. From experience, we know better. Extra horsepower alone has never been enough to win a single race. Much more important to us are ideas – ideas that inspire more intelligent vehicle concepts and more efficient drive systems. The same applies on the road. It’s about getting the most out of what you’ve got.

Auto start/stop function

The auto start/stop function is standard in the 911 Carrera models. In cars with the manual gearbox, the engine switches off automatically when, for example, you stop at traffic lights, select neutral and release the clutch pedal.

In cars with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the engine switches off whenever you stop and leave your foot on the brake pedal.

All audio and communication systems remain switched on and the climate control continues to maintain your selected temperature. The only differences you will notice are the silence at the rear and the fuel saving. As soon as you operate the clutch or release the brake, the engine will restart swiftly and smoothly.

The auto start/stop function may remain inactive under particular circumstances, for example: extreme outside temperatures, when the SPORT button is selected or if battery charge is low. It is also possible to deactivate the function manually using a separate button on the centre console.

Thermal management

The thermal management system regulates the temperature in the engine and gearbox through the intelligent manipulation of heat flow.

In this way, the engine and gearbox reach their optimum operating temperature sooner. As a result, fuel consumption is reduced through increased combustion efficiency and lubrication performance.

Electrical system recuperation

The 911 Carrera models are also equipped as standard with fuel-saving electrical system recuperation technology. The vehicle battery is recharged by the alternator predominantly under braking. Under acceleration, on the other hand, the power draw of the alternator is limited to increase the engine output available for driving. The electrical systems are supplied by the electrical energy stored during the recharging process.

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Identity 911

Identity 911

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Engineering 911

Engineering 911

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Exterior design

Exterior design

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Interior design

Interior design

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Character

Character

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Engines

Engines

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Efficiency-enhancing measures

Efficiency-enhancing measures

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Coasting

Coasting

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - 7-speed manual gearbox

7-speed manual gearbox

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Exhaust system

Exhaust system

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Air intake system

Air intake system

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Direct fuel injection (DFI)

Direct fuel injection (DFI)

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - VarioCam Plus System

VarioCam Plus System

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Integrated dry-sump lubrication

Integrated dry-sump lubrication

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Steering

Steering

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Sport Chrono Package

Sport Chrono Package

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Dynamic engine mounts

Dynamic engine mounts

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)

Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Wheels + TPM

Wheels + TPM

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Front and rear axles

Front and rear axles

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Brakes

Brakes

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Lights

Lights

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Airbags

Airbags

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Engineered design

Engineered design

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Anti-theft protection

Anti-theft protection

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Cabriolet roll-over protection concept

Cabriolet roll-over protection concept

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Interior

Interior

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Steering wheels

Steering wheels

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Instruments

Instruments

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Seats

Seats

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Adaptive cruise control with Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Adaptive cruise control with Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Additional Features

Additional Features

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Transport

Transport

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Hood

Hood

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Electrically powered wind deflector

Electrically powered wind deflector

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - BOSE® Surround Sound System

BOSE® Surround Sound System

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Mobile phone / Bluetooth® connection

Mobile phone / Bluetooth® connection

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Online services

Online services

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - CDR audio system

CDR audio system

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Exhaust emission control

Exhaust emission control

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Fuel economy and recycling

Fuel economy and recycling

Porsche Efficiency-enhancing measures - Fuel

Fuel