Thu, 27 June 2019
Porsche Centre Bahrain has welcomed the faster and more powerful versions of the Porsche 911, which are also more efficient than ever before. The rear-engine models have been redesigned and now showcases a more muscular look that pays tribute to the past, while also embracing the future with technology woven into the DNA.
The two models under this product line, the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S deliver 450hp, an increase of 30hp compared with the previous generation. The two 911 variants beat the four-second mark for acceleration from zero to 100km/h: the rear-wheel drive 911 Carrera S needs 3.7 seconds and the 911 Carrera 4S, with all-wheel drive, just 3.6 seconds. The optional Sport Chrono Package reduces the sprint by a further 0.2 seconds. Power in the new models is delivered by a newly developed eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission. Top speeds are now measured at 308km/h for the 911 Carrera S and 306km/h for the all-wheel drive version.
The new 911’s silhouette remains iconic with an exterior design that draws on its earlier generations, making it familiar and yet undoubtedly new. This eighth incarnation is more assertive, with significantly wider wheel housing arches over the 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels. Electrical pop-out handles in the doors emphasise the tapered and smooth side contour, while a bonnet with a pronounced recess evokes the design of the first 911 generations.
The completely new interior is characterised by the clear and straight lines of the dashboard with recessed instruments. Alongside the central rev counter – typical for Porsche – two thin, frameless displays supply information to the driver. The centre screen of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is now 10.9 inches and can be operated easily and without distraction thanks to the new interior design. The seats have also been fundamentally modified, with seating comfort improved.
The new 911 advances driving dynamics with the mixed-size tyre configuration, with 20-inch wheels on the front axle and 21-inches on the rear. At the same time, the tyres on the rear drive are significantly wider than those on the front.
The combination results in increased stability, traction and balance while reduced understeer and oversteer improve safety. The refined chassis design is completed by the next generation of Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which has been extensively developed for the new 911.
The Carrera Cabriolet S and 4S use innovative technology to achieve a previously unattainable coupé-like roof curvature of the closed fabric panel bow roof, something that also offers aerodynamic benefits. A new and lighter hydraulic roof drive allows the convertible top to be opened and closed in around 12 seconds in each case – as on the previous model, this is possible at speeds up to 50km/h. The integrated, electrically operated wind deflector ensures increased comfort in the 911 Carrera Cabriolet at higher speeds.
Increased Safety and Comfort
In a world first, Porsche has developed the Wet mode, which is included as standard. This function detects water on the road, preconditions the control systems accordingly and warns the driver, who can then set up the vehicle for enhanced safety, by simply pushing a button or using the mode switch on the steering wheel, available in the Sport Chrono package.
The 911 Carrera S retails for BD49,146, and the Cabriolet version costs BD53,807. The 911 Carrera 4S is priced at BD52,243, while the 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet costs BD56,904.
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