The next generation of the Porsche 911 model series features all-new flat-six 3.6- and 3.8-liter engines. For the first time in a Porsche sports car, the engines utilize direct fuel injection (DFI) and can be coupled with the new optional 7-speed double-clutch transmission Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK).
The result of these new technologies allows Porsche to boost performance of the 911, yet improve fuel efficiency by up to 13% as measured in the European driving cycle.
Maximum output of the 911 Carrera with its 3.6-liter engine is up by 20 hp to 345 hp (254 kW). The 911 Carrera S with its 3.8-liter engine delivers an increase of 30 hp to 385 (283 kW). Featuring PDK, the Carrera Coupé offers fuel consumption of 9.8 L/100 km (24 mpg US).
The new Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK) combines the driving comfort of an automatic transmission with the gearshift capacity of a sequential gearbox used in race cars. Since Porsche’s double-clutch also boasts an automatic gearshift function, it replaces the former Porsche Tiptronic S automatic transmission on both the Carrera and Carrera S. PDK improves acceleration while reducing fuel consumption over the previous generation of Tiptronic S equipped 911s through optimized and adaptive gearshifts.