Porsche 911 2016, everything you need to know in 7 keys: biturbo engines are here!

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Porsche renew the myth, renew the Porsche 911. The 991 generation, introduced at the end of August 2011, gives way to a face wash which introduces an important mechanical evolution. Yes, the entry models to the 911 family now have a motorization biturbo which comes by proposing higher power figures while consumption is reduced, but no, as you can imagine, this is not the only change.

New, more powerful biturbo engines

Goodbye to naturally aspirated 6-cylinder 3.6-liter engines. The new engines have 3 liters, are biturbo and deliver 20 horsepower and 60 Nm more than the previous ones.

Without a doubt, the main change in this face lift comes from the hand of some new mechanics biturbo. Behind the cabin, going beyond, of course, the rear axle, we come across a new 3-liter displacement 6-cylinder boxer mechanics that supercharging by proceeds to develop a power of 370 horses in the case of Porsche 911 Carrera and of 420 horses in the case of Porsche 911 Carrera S.

These new power figures represent a jump of 20 horsepower in both cases compared to the previous version, but the arrival of the turbo also implies new torque figures, finding us with 60 Nm more torque in each case, leaving us with a total of 450 Nm in the Porsche 911 Carrera and 500 Nm in the Porsche 911 Carrera S.

These torque figures are delivered in a range between 1,700 and 5,000 rpm, with a maximum speed of 7,500 rpm in both models. The difference in power between the Carrera and the Carrera S comes from changes in the turbos used, in the exhaust system and in the electronic management of this engine.

More power, better performance and less consumption:

The arrival of these new engines not only implies the appearance of new torque and power figures that, as you can imagine, will have improved the performance figures. Records have also been improved in terms of consumption.

With this new mechanical configuration we find a reduction in consumption that in the case of the 911 Carrera with the PDK gearbox is 0.8 l / 100 km, leaving us with a total of 7.4 l / 100 km while in the Carrera S with PDK gearbox the reduction reaches up to 1 l / 100 km giving us the final figure 7.7 l / 100 km.


Prestationally, taking the variant with the PDK gearbox again and equipping it with the Sport Chrono package we find a 0 to 100 km / h in 4.2 seconds for the 911 Carrera, 0.2 tenths faster than the outgoing version and 3.9 seconds for the Carrera S, another 0.2 tenths less.

The maximum speed is also higher. The Carrera reaches 295 km / h, 6 km / h more while the Carrera S registers 308 km / h, 4 km / h more.

Now with driving modes:

If we equip our Porsche 911 with the optional Sport Chrono package, we come across a new driving mode selector derivative, they mention from Porsche, of the employee in the 918 Spyder.

This driving mode selector allows us to choose between “Normal”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual”. Each of these modes offers us changes in the PASM active suspension, in the dynamic engine mounts, the PDK change, the response of the propeller and the sports exhaust system.

Changes in its cycle part: now with active suspension as standard

911 Carrera S Cabriolet

This renewed Porsche 911 now has the PASM active suspension as standard, which implies, in addition to opening up the range of different configurations, a lower height, 10 mm less. For those who fear that with this reduction in height they will not be able to comfortably enter their garage, the solution comes with the well-known front axle lift system, capable of raising the nose of the 911 by 40 mm.

From the 911 Turbo and the GT3 the Carrera S inherits the option of having a new directional rear axle, improving stability at high speeds and improving maneuverability at low speeds.

The tires They are also new, on the rear axle of the Carrera S we find ourselves with a greater width going from 295 mm to 305 mm.

Beyond the new mechanical framework, what exterior changes are there?

The main changes to this renewed 911 are in its mechanics, the details of the new exterior bill being quite discreet. We now come across some new front optics with 4-point LED daytime running lights, some new handles for the doors, a new rear hood and some new rear optics.

And … what happens inside?


There is a new steering wheel, derived from the one used in the 918 Spyder and with a diameter of 375 mm. Optionally there is a 360mm GT sports steering wheel.

In its cabin the changes are more notable and arrive with a new steering wheel, with a design based on that of the Porsche 918 Spyder and a new multimedia system, with a new online navigation module and voice control. This multimedia system has a seven-inch touch screen and presents an interface similar to that of a smartphone. In the central armrest there is also a hole now to leave the mobile and with the Apple CarPlay system we can connect the iPhone to this new multimedia system.

There are also new safety and driving assistance systems:

Along with all these changes we find the optional automatic cruise control, the adaptive cruise control with sailing function (associated with the PDK gearbox), lane change assistant and the multi-collision braking system.

Image gallery of the new Porsche 911:

911 Carrera S


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