Now in SA: Porsche's new 911 Carrera Coupé and 911 Carrera Cabriolet

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Image: TheNewsMarket

911 series welcomes a new member: Porsche is expanding its eighth-generation range with the 911 Carrera.

The new sports car is being launched as a Coupé and Cabriolet, and generates 283kW from its 3.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine with biturbo charging. The Carrera is the entry-level 911 model and offers 11kW more power output than its predecessor did.

It shares its premi-um-quality standard features virtually unchanged from the 911 Carrera S. These include the high-quality interior with 10.9-inch touchscreen display, comprehensive connectivity and also innovative assistance systems like the Porsche Wet Mode that ensures even safer handling on wet roads.

Porsche South Africa says order books are already open and pricing for the Carrera Coupe is R1 489 000, while the Carrera Cabriolet is priced from R1 674 000. Pricing also includes a 3 year/100 000km DrivePlan.

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The 911 Carrera is distinguished by smaller dimensioned wheels and brakes and the individual tailpipe covers on the exhaust system. As with the Carrera S model, the engine, chassis and brakes are designed for exclusive sportiness.

The 3.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine of the 911 Carrera gener-ates power largely through the smaller wheel diameters of the turbines and com-pressors that feature in the new turbochargers.

Power transmission is handled by the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK).This enables the 911 Carrera Coupé to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of 293 km/h.

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The optional Sport Chrono Package shaves a further 0.2 seconds off the sprint. The combined fuel consumption (NEDC-correlated) of the Coupé is 9.0 l/100 km, while the Cabriolet records this figure as 9.2 l/100 km. 

The driving dynamics set-up includes 235/40 ZR tyres on 19-inch alloy wheels on the front axle. The mixed tyre configuration features 20-inch wheels with 295/35 ZR tyres at the rear. Stopping power is provided on both axles by 330-millimetre brake discs with black, four-piston monobloc fixed callipers. 

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The new models can be ordered now. The all-wheel drive version will be available soon. 911 Carrera: Fuel consumption combined: 9.0-9.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 206-210 g/km The consumption and CO2 emission values were determined in accordance with the new Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).

The NEDC values derived from this should continue to be specified for the time being. These values cannot be compared to the values determined in accordance with the NEDC measuring procedure used up to now.

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