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Porsche Drive - Engines

Engines

You could ask whether the sports car is still relevant. It would be a good question, but you might as well ask the same of dreams.

The answer to both questions lies in the future or, to be more...

Porsche Drive - Efficiency-enhancing measures

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...

Porsche Drive - Coasting

Coasting

The ‘coasting’ function available with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) enables you to save even more fuel where the situation allows. The engine is decoupled from the transmission to prevent...

Porsche Drive - 7-speed manual gearbox

7-speed manual gearbox

Pure, direct, precise. Short shift movements and an optimum transition from one gear to the next. That’s exactly what you would expect of a Porsche manual gearbox.

What you might not have expected is...

Porsche Drive - 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...

Porsche Drive - Exhaust system

Exhaust system

The exhaust system of the 911 Carrera models is a concept that delivers a clear statement, not only in terms of acoustics.

The stainless steel exhaust system comprises two distinctive and independent...

Porsche Drive - Air intake system

Air intake system

The resonance intake system increases the intake volume by exploiting the fact that air oscillates as it passes through the intake manifold. The system can adjust to engine speed. Benefits of this...

Porsche Drive - Direct fuel injection (DFI)

Direct fuel injection (DFI)

DFI delivers fuel directly into the combustion chamber with millisecond precision. The spray and cone angles of the multi-hole injectors have been optimised for torque, power output, fuel consumption...

Porsche Drive - VarioCam Plus System

VarioCam Plus System

VarioCam Plus is a two-in-one engine concept for adjusting the intake camshafts and switching the lift of the intake valves.

The system first differentiates between driver inputs that typify normal,...

Porsche Drive - Integrated dry-sump lubrication

Integrated dry-sump lubrication

Integrated dry-sump lubrication ensures a reliable supply of oil even when a sporty driving style is adopted. It also has additional cooling functions.

The oil tank is located in the engine, thereby...

Porsche Drive - Steering

Steering

Electromechanical power steering

Another possible definition of efficiency is a system that works only when it is needed, and then does so in a particularly effective way.

This was the guiding...

Porsche Drive - Sport Chrono Package

Sport Chrono Package

SPORT button

Fitted as standard, the SPORT button enables you to select a suspension setup where the emphasis is on either comfort or sporty performance. At the push of a button, the electronic engine...

Porsche Drive - Dynamic engine mounts

Dynamic engine mounts

You don’t have to take the 911 onto the racetrack. But you can, more so than ever, because dynamic engine mounts are now included as part of the Sport Chrono Package.

The electronically controlled...

Porsche Drive - Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

PTV in conjunction with the manual gearbox, or PTV Plus with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), are available as options for the 911 Carrera models and standard in the S models. Both systems actively...

Porsche Drive - Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

PASM, the electronic damping control system, is standard in the 911 Carrera S models and available as an option for the 911 Carrera models. It actively and continuously regulates damping forces...

Porsche Drive - Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)

Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)

It’s easy, and even makes sense, to carry on in your usual way, but what happens if a sudden change of direction leaves you thrown off course? Then, it all comes down to personal strength.

A Porsche...

Porsche Drive - Wheels + TPM

Wheels + TPM

Wheels

The 911 Carrera models are equipped with 19-inch Carrera wheels as standard. These are lightweight alloys featuring a classic sporty design. Tire sizes are 235/40 ZR 19 and 285/35 ZR 19 at the...

Porsche Drive - Front and rear axles

Front and rear axles

The independent suspension at the front features a lightweight spring-strut axle with longitudinal and transverse links and cross members that have been refined for stiffness. Each front wheel is...

Porsche Drive - Lights

Lights

The 911 Carrera models are equipped as standard with Bi-Xenon headlights including a headlight cleaning system and dynamic range control. The LED front light units incorporate indicators, daytime...

Porsche Drive - Brakes

Brakes

Another crucial piece of the Porsche identity is the brakes. We value them as highly as we do our engines and chassis. They set standards for deceleration and stability, and give the driver the...

Porsche Drive - Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

From the start, Porsche has been synonymous with motorsport. Ever since 1948, when we found our identity on the racetrack, we have taken the experience we have gained and transferred it to the road....

Porsche Drive - Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

As standard, the 911 Carrera models are equipped with enhanced Porsche Stability Management (PSM), which maintains stability even at the limits of dynamic driving performance. Sensors continuously...

Porsche Drive - Airbags

Airbags

Airbags

The 911 Carrera models offer advanced airbag technology in the form of full-size driver and front passenger airbags, which are inflated in two stages depending on the severity and type of...

Porsche Drive - Engineered design

Engineered design

The innovative bodyshell of the 911 fulfils two structural design requirements: first, excellent driving dynamics due to the body’s extremely high rigidity; second, a low vehicle weight primarily as...

Porsche Drive - Anti-theft protection

Anti-theft protection

All 911 Carrera models are equipped as standard with an immobiliser with in-key transponder and an alarm system with radar-based interior surveillance. The system secures the doors, luggage...

Porsche Drive - Interior

Interior

Driving a 911 is first and foremost about the feel of the road in the original, unadulterated and direct sense. Is it possible, then, to mention the 911 and comfort in the same breath? To speak of...

Porsche Drive - Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is fitted as standard for the 911 models. Powerful, multifunctional and easy to use, PCM is your control centre for audio, navigation and communication...

Porsche Drive - Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

When two iconic German manufacturers join forces, the result is special. We’re referring to Porsche and Berlin-based Burmester®, one of the most respected manufacturers of high-end audio equipment...

Porsche Drive - BOSE® Surround Sound System

BOSE® Surround Sound System

The sound of a Porsche is a unique characteristic, and we’re not referring only to the engine. The optional BOSE® Surround Sound System was specially developed for the 911 and is therefore perfectly...

Porsche Drive - Steering wheels

Steering wheels

In the 911, there is a point at which all forces come together. The steering wheel is the most important interface between the driver and the sports car. This is why all available steering wheels...

Porsche Drive - Instruments

Instruments

Sporty not kitsch, practical not fanciful. The five round instruments have one purpose above all: to provide information. They do so efficiently and accurately. Their styling is typically Porsche...

Porsche Drive - Seats

Seats

Sports seats

The Sports seats are comfortable and provide support even during performance driving. They are equipped as standard with electric seat height and backrest adjustment and mechanical...

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

Adaptive cruise control with Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Available as an option, this cruise control function regulates your speed according to the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front. A radar sensor monitors the road ahead up to a...

Porsche Drive - Mobile phone / Bluetooth® connection

Mobile phone / Bluetooth® connection

Telephone module

The optional quadband GSM telephone module offers convenience and excellent reception. With a SIM inserted directly into the integral SIM card reader of the PCM system, calls can be...

Porsche Drive - Online services

Online services

Online services

The free Aha Radio app enables you to listen to Internet radio, news feeds, podcasts and audiobooks on PCM via your smartphone. You can also receive local information, e.g. weather...

Porsche Drive - CDR audio system

CDR audio system

Fitted as standard, the CDR audio system features a 7-inch color monitor that also acts as a touchscreen, giving you quick and easy access to the most important functions and menus.

The integrated CD...

Porsche Drive - Additional Features

Additional Features

Climate control

The 911 models feature two-zone automatic climate control as standard with an enhanced ventilation effect and separate temperature controls for the driver and front passenger. The...

Porsche Drive - Transport

Transport

Luggage compartment

The luggage compartment volume in the 911 models is 145 litres – 125 litres in the 911 Carrera all-wheel-drive models. The luggage compartment is fully trimmed in scratch-resistant...

Porsche Drive - Hood

Hood

To our engineers, clever and innovative hood technology is particularly important. The result we see today is a flexible fabric hood comprising a fixed glass rear screen and three integral hood...

Porsche Drive - Electrically powered wind deflector

Electrically powered wind deflector

Once again, our engineers have gone their own way – this time in the wind tunnel. The 911 Carrera Cabriolet models are equipped as standard with an electrically powered wind deflector, which offers...

Porsche Drive - Exhaust emission control

Exhaust emission control

Vehicles manufactured by Porsche demonstrate that even high-performance sports cars can achieve moderate fuel consumption and exhaust emission values in their respective category.

This is achieved,...

Porsche Drive - Fuel economy and recycling

Fuel economy and recycling

Intelligent lightweight construction has been fundamental to the Porsche identity since 1948, for both technical and ecological reasons. This forms the basis for achieving low fuel consumption values...

Porsche Drive - Fuel

Fuel

All Porsche models – including the 911 – are designed to operate on fuels with an ethanol content of up to 10%, e.g. ‘E10’. Ethanol has a positive impact on the CO2 balance since the plants grown for...