Fuel consumption* 911: Urban in l/100 km (mpg) 18.9 (15.0)-11.3 (TBA); Extra urban in l/100 km (mpg) 8.9 (32.0)-6.6 (TBA); Combined in l/100 km (mpg) 12.4 (23.0)-8.2 (34.4); CO2 emissions in g/km 289-191.
The engine has been the character-defining feature of every 911 since 1963. And on the new 911 Targa 4 models, it’s no different. The 6-cylinder boxer engine, positioned low down at the rear of the car, succeeds in uniting two characteristics that are normally mutually exclusive – performance and efficiency. Only by doing so is it possible to increase power output whilst simultaneously reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
At the heart of all this are intelligent efficiency-enhancing measures such as the auto start/stop function and direct fuel injection (DFI).
And then there’s the crucial weight factor. The engines are of a light-alloy construction, making them lightweight and yet structurally rigid. The result is comparatively low fuel consumption and a long service life.
Both engines are also equipped with VarioCam Plus – a two-in-one engine concept for adjusting the intake camshafts and switching the lift of the intake valves. This results in instant acceleration, exceptional smooth running performance and an extraordinary level of tractive power with a comparatively low level of fuel consumption.
On the S model, the figures speak for themselves: the 3.8-litre boxer engine develops 294 kW (400 hp) at 7,400 rpm and a maximum torque of 440 Nm at 5,600 rpm. When equipped with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the new 911 Targa 4S completes the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in just 4.6 seconds and can continue on to a top speed of 294 km/h.
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* The latest Porsche models are designed to operate on fuels with an ethanol content of up to 10%. Data determined for standard specification and in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) in accordance with the Euro 5 and Euro 6 (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) measurement method. The figures do not refer to an individual vehicle nor do they constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. You can obtain further information about individual vehicles from your Porsche Centre.
Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.