Porsche will introduce the new 911 Carrera at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. Fuel consumption and emissions are up to 16% compared with its predecessor; the Carrera with the new 350 hp (257 kW) 3.4-liter boxer engine and optional Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) consumes 8.2 L/100km (28.7 mpg US) based on the NEDC—1.6 l/100 km less than its predecessor. Also, at 194 g/km CO2, it is the first Porsche sports car to make it below the 200 g/km mark.
The 3.8-liter boxer engine in the Carrera S delivers 400 hp (294 kW), with fuel consumption when paired with the optional PDK down 14% (1.5 l/100 km) to 8.7 L/100 km (27 mpg US) despite 15 hp (11 kW) more power. That equates to CO2 emissions of 205 g/km.
The all-new, lightweight body is an aluminum-steel construction and is responsible for a significant proportion of the weight reduction of up to 45 kilograms. New active control systems elevate driving dynamics to an unprecedented level. The new electro-mechanical power steering offers Porsche’s typical precision and feedback, and also helps to economize on fuel. The seven-speed manual transmission is featured as standard. Additional systems and functions such as auto start/stop, thermal management and electrical system recuperation further enhance the new Carrera’s efficiency.
Also celebrating a world premiere at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show is the Panamera Diesel, the long-range cruiser in Porsche’s Gran Turismo stable. Fuel consumption is 6.3 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (37.3 mpg US based on the NEDC with optional low-friction tires. The new Panamera Diesel is powered by a 3.0L V6 250 hp (184 kW) engine with maximum torque of 550 N·m (406 lb-ft). Power transmission is handled by an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Porsche is also unveiling the 911 GT3 RS 4.0, a limited production racing pedigree production cars; and the limited production Cayman S Black Edition.
The four world premieres are accompanied by two special vehicles: the Boxster E, and a reconstruction of the“Semper Vivus”, the world’s first fully-functional, full-hybrid car.
The Boxster E, with one electric motor apiece on front and rear axle, runs on purely electric power with four-wheel drive and is equivalent to a Boxster S in terms of driving dynamics. Together with two other Boxster Es, in which an electric motor drives the rear wheels, the prototype is being used to explore the everyday practicality of all-electric vehicles and how they are used, especially in terms of driving and battery charging.
The faithful reconstruction of the “Semper Vivus” pays tribute to the visionary invention of Ferdinand Porsche, who in building it in 1900 created the first ever functional vehicle with a series hybrid drive. The faithful replica was the outcome of a collaboration between Porsche Engineering and Karosseriebau Drescher, a coachbuilding company based in Hinterzarten (Germany).