Porsche Introduces New 911 Carrera
In brief: The new 911 is the first of Porsche's sports cars to come in below the 200g/km CO2 emissions mark.
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Make/Model: 2012 911 Carrera
Fuel consumption and emissions are up to 16% better for this rendition of the iconic sports car. The 350hp Boxer 3.4L engine coupled with the Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK, a double-clutch gearbox) lowers fuel consumption to 8.2l/100km (or 28.7mpg US) - a full 1.6 liters less than last year's equivalent model.
Additionally, the Carrera S has a 3.8L Boxer at 400hp and, when the PDK is included, lowers its consumption by 14% over last year's model (to 8.7l/100km or 27mpg US).
Much of this efficiency gain is from the new, lightweight body of aluminum-steel, which drops the vehicle's weight by 45kg and the addition of electro-mechanical power steering reduces engine load, furthering efficiency. The rest of the gains come from the new stop-start system.
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Other debuts for Porsche at Frankfurt include the Panamera Diesel road trip cruiser and a new 911 GT3 RS 4.0 production race car.
Photo credits: Porsche
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