Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, will launch the next generation of the 911 range in the salesrooms of the 85 German Porsche centers next Saturday, July 5, 2008. The car was first presented to more than 800 journalists from around the world a month ago at the Development Center in Weissach and at the Schloss Monrepos near Ludwigsburg, where particularly its new transmission technology drew excellent reviews.
Bernhard Maier, Managing Director of Porsche Deutschland GmbH, places correspondingly high expectations on the new models: “Our engineers have once again done a fantastic job with the current generation 911: more performance, more sporty, but significantly less fuel consumption and CO2 emissions – that’s what our customers expect from Porsche. I am con-vinced that the new models will give a significant boost to our sales in the second half of the year.“
The newly developed 3.6 and 3.8 litre flat six cylinder engines provide a very dynamic drive for the two coupés and cabriolets with classic rear wheel drive. The use of direct fuel injection for the first time ever and the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK), available as an option, make the 911 even sportier than ever.
At the same time, these technologies give a lasting improvement to the already exemplary efficiency of the 911 models. This means that the Carrera Coupé with PDK and 345 bhp (254 kW) achieves fuel consumption of 9.8 litres per 100 kilometers, while the CO2 emissions are reduced by up to 15 percent. The 911 Carrera S Coupé now produces 385 bhp (283 kW) from its new 3.8 litre engine with a maximum speed of just under 300 km/h.
The prices for these 911 models start in Germany at € 83,032 for the Carrera. The Carrera Cabriolet and Carrera S both cost € 93,980 and the price of the Carrera S Cabriolet is € 104,928 (all prices include VAT at