Porsche has revealed the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and Targa 4 along with their S siblings. The facelifted models will be showcased at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show next month.
The 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Targa 4 are powered by the new 3.0-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine from the 2016 911 Carrera that generates 370 hp and 450 Nm. This output increases to 420 hp and 500 Nm in the 911 Carrera 4S and 911 Carrera Targa 4S, just like the 2016 911 Carrera S. Sending power to all the wheels will be a 7-speed manual or a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox.
Porsche claims that with the new 911 Carrera 4 AWD accelerates faster than the new 911 Carrera 4 rear-wheel drive for the first time when equipped with PDK and Sport Chrono package. The 911 Carrera 4 completes the 0-100 km/h dash in 4.1 seconds while the 911 Carrera 4S does it in just 3.8 seconds. The 911 Cabriolet S and the 911 Targa 4S take just 0.2 second longer to reach the mark. Top speeds are between 287 km/h and 305 km/h depending on the model and package selected.
Porsche claims that despite the power increase, fuel consumption has been reduced. The 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet with PDK drops consumption by 0.8 litre to 7.9 l/100 km (12.66 km/l). The most improvements however are witnessed by the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet and 911 Targa 4S, both equipped with PDK, that consume 8.0 l/100km (12.5 km/l), 1.2 litres lesser than before.
These models can also be had with an optional Sport Chrono package with a mode switch on the steering wheel, similar to that of the 918 Spyder. The switch can enable four driving modes – Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual. When this package is combined with the PDK gearbox, an additional “Sport Response Button” is available which primes the drivetrain for maximum acceleration for 20 seconds.
The re-engineered PASM chassis lowers the overall ride height by 10 mm while the optional rear-axle steering (optional for the S) gives better stability at high speeds and also better maneuverability in traffic owing to a 0.4 meter reduction in turning circle.
Inside, the centre console houses a 7-inch PCM infotainment system that comes with satellite navigation as standard and also supports handwritten input. It also supports smartphone connectivity through WiFi, Bluetooth or cable.
The new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Targa 4 will be launched in Germany by the end of January 2016, the prices (including VAT) are mentioned below followed by the press release.
911 Carrera 4 – €103,983
911 Carrera 4S – €118,144
911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet – €117,073
911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet – €131,234
911 Targa 4 – €117,073
911 Targa 4S – €131,234