The eighth generation of an icon: a spectacular world premiere in Los Angeles
The new Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S 2020: more powerful, more dynamic, undeniably a 911
Faster, more emotional and more connected – the eighth generation of the Porsche 911 has arrived. On the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show, the new 911 celebrated its world premiere at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles. With an exterior that undeniably reflects the Porsche design DNA, a more muscular look and a whole new interior, the new 911 is both timeless and modern. The next generation of turbocharged six-cylinder engines has been developed to be more powerful than ever, delivering 443 horsepower in the S models. Thanks to an improved injection process and a new configuration of turbochargers and intercoolers, engine efficiency has been optimized. Power is delivered by a new eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox. New support systems, such as the standard Porsche wet mode for improved driver awareness on wet roads, and the optional night vision system combined with a thermal imaging camera, are part of the broader range of functions. Active assistance available. The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a larger touch screen of 10.9 inches (compared to 7.0 inches in the previous car) and full connectivity, 18-way adaptive sport seats more optional with improved side support , PASM shocks adjusted again, and extended digital functions ensure greater comfort and ease of daily use.
911 Carrera S models with 443 horsepower
The six-cylinder six-cylinder flat of the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S now produces 443 horsepower. This corresponds to an increase of 23 horses compared to the previous model. Equipped with standard PDK 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, the 911 Carrera S rear-wheel-drive coupe only needs 3.5 seconds to reach 100 km / h at a standstill, and the 911 Carrera 4S Coupe to AWD takes only 3.4 seconds. This makes the two cars 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model in each case. This advantage is further increased by 0.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package, to 3.3 seconds for the Carrera S and 3.2 seconds for the Carrera 4S. The top speed is now 191 km / h (911 Carrera S) and 190 km / h for the all-wheel drive version. A manual transmission will be offered at a later date.
Clear design language, unmistakable identity
The exterior design has been redesigned and highlights the remarkable progress of the new Porsche 911. Wider wheelbases are superimposed over the large 20-inch front wheels and the 21-inch rear wheels. At the front, the body width has increased 45 millimeters (1.77 inches), leaving room for a wider front track. As a result, the width of the rear body of the 911 Carrera S and the 911 Carrera 4S has been increased to 1,852 mm, the width of the previous 911 Carrera 4 and 911 GTS models. The flush integration of electric door handles that extend outwards as needed accentuates the sleek and smooth lateral contour. Between the new LED headlamps, the front of the trunk with pronounced contours evokes the design of the first 911 generations. The rear is dominated by the significantly wider rear wing and variable position and the elegant and flawless light bar that now characterizes the two- and four-wheel drive variants. With the exception of front and back fascia, all of the outer skin is now aluminum.
The entirely new interior is characterized by the clear and straight lines of the dashboard with recessed instruments. The Porsche 911 models of the 1970s have provided inspiration here. The counter located to the left and right of Porsche's central tachometer features two slim frameless free-form displays that provide information to the driver. The PCM can be used quickly and intuitively thanks to the new architecture. Located beneath the screen, a compact five-button control panel provides direct access to the vehicle's key functions. In terms of scanning, the 911 is more connected than ever thanks to new features and services. The standard PCM system includes Porsche Connect Plus, including online traffic information based on Swarm data. (A subscription is required after an initial 12-month trial period.)
* The availability of Porsche Connect services depends on the availability of wireless network coverage, which may not be available in all areas. It may also be subject to deactivation or deactivation of the technology, thus canceling the services. The vehicle equipment needed to use Porsche Connect is only available, factory installed, and can not be installed later. Similarly, the vehicle equipment may not work with future mobile networks not yet deployed. Some features may require separate subscriptions or data charges may apply.
New support systems increase safety and comfort
As a world premiere, Porsche has developed the wet mode, which is standard on the new Porsche 911. This feature detects water on the road, conditioning the stability control systems and anti-lock brakes accordingly. , and warns the driver. A camera-based warning and brake assist system, also installed as standard, detects the risk of collision with moving objects and initiates emergency braking if necessary. Night Vision Assist with a thermal camera is available as an option for the 911 for the first time. The adaptive cruise control option includes automatic distance control, stop and go functionality and an innovative emergency assistance function.
The base MSRP base price for the 911 Carrera 2020 is $ 113,200, while the 911 Carrera 4S 2020 base price will be $ 120,600 plus delivery, handling and handling charges. 050 USD. The models can be ordered now and are expected to reach US dealers in the summer of 2019.