In model year 1982, a fourth
Although the body of the 944 was based on the 924, it had considerably more striking contours. The 944 also featured a 2.5-litre in-line four-cylinder engine developed by
A front spoiler painted in the exterior colour with square rubber buffers as well as much wider, slightly angular wings clearly distinguished the 944 from the 924. The 2.5-litre engine initially developed 163 hp; a catalytic converter version with 150 hp was introduced as of MY 86. The engine with catalytic converter was tuned for unleaded fuel with 95 RON in MY 1988, which increased the power to 160 hp. For the last model year (1989), the displacement was increased to 2.7 litres and the power grew to 165 hp.
944 S (MY 1987-88)
The 944 S was identical to the 944 in body design and equipment. However, this model was equipped with a four-valve engine for the first time, which developed up to 190 hp. A badge embossed with "16 Ventiler" was therefore available as an option behind the flasher repeaters.
944 S2 (1989-1991)
In model year 1989, the S2 model replaced the 944 S. It had the more muscular body, rear diffusor and (as of MY 91) the rear wing of the 944
The 3.0-litre four-valve engine of the 944 S2 generated 211 hp and brought the successor to the S model to a performance level that almost matched that of the
The 944 S2 was also available in a Cabriolet version from the very beginning.
Pop-up headlights // Glass rear lid with black PU rear spoiler // Bumpers integrated in body shape // Front spoiler in exterior colour // Flared wheel arches // As of 01/1985: Unique interior with seats from the 911 (previously the interior from the 924) // Option: Side protection strips in exterior colour
Pop-up headlights // Glass rear lid with black PU rear spoiler // Bumpers integrated in body shape // Front spoiler in exterior colour // Flared wheel arches // Option: Side protection strips in exterior colour embossed with "16 Ventiler"
Pop-up headlights // Glass rear lid with black PU rear spoiler // Bumpers integrated in body shape // Front spoiler in exterior colour // Flared wheel arches // Option: Side protection strips in exterior colour
Pop-up headlights // Body of the 944
Cabriolet: Rear lid made of sheet steel and manual fabric hood
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