Following the logical progression after the launch of the new 911 coupe and convertible, Porsche today announced the arrival of the 991-generation Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S with all-wheel drive.
The new C4/C4S will make its official debut next month at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. As with previous all-wheel-drive 911s, the new model features wider bodywork, in this case 44 mm wider at the rear, to accommodate rear tires that are 10 mm wider than on rear-drive Carreras. The new Carrera 4 is also identifiable by the thin light band that bridges the taillights.
For now the Carrera 4 will be available in both coupe and cabriolet configurations powered by a 350-hp, 3.4-liter flat-six. The Carrera 4S gets a 408-hp 3.8-liter version of the boxer engine and will be offered in open or closed configurations as well. Eventually the Turbo 4/Turbo 4S and the Targa 4/Targa 4S are expected to join the lineup. The new models will go on sale in early 2013, with the Carrera 4 coupe starting at $91,030 and the Carrera 4S coupe at $105,630. Convertibles will fetch a $14,600 premium over the equivalent coupes.