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Porsche 911 Carrera 4 to Debut in Paris

posted by on 27 August 2012 in Automotive News

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.


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