2016 Porsche 911 Promises More Power, But More Efficient

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Porsche just revealed the facelift of its iconic model, 911. The changes are including a re-tuned chassis, flat six-cylinder with turbocharged engines, and a new infotainment system. Overall, the significant changes are in the technical part. But the German automaker has done some changes on the exterior sector.

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On the exterior design, we can see that now latest 911 features 4-point LED Daytime Running Lights surrounding the headlights. Porsche’s designers have removed the fog lights on the front bumper leaving the sleek chrome accents alone. Furthermore, the sport coupe gets a redesigned front bumper and bigger air dams. At the rear, now the two-door car gets redesigned 4-point LED taillights, a restyled rear bumper, and new rear lid with black-colored vertical lines. For the 911 Carrera, Porsche put dual-exhaust, meanwhile 911 Carrera S gets quad-exhaust.

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Inside, the interior looks more elegant featuring a redesigned steering wheel. A new system is put to 2016 911, called Porsche Communication Management that will be displayed in 7-inch multi-touch display. It offers more function and easier to use.

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Now, 2016 911 has 10 mm lower the ride height chassis, thanks to re-tuned PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) and it can improving stability during fast cornering. Moreover, to enhance comfort and better body connection during dynamic driving, Porsche’s engineers put new shock absorbers with wider spread characteristic.

For the engine, 911 Carrera gets bi-turbo 3.0 liter flat six-cylinder producing 365 hp and 450 Nm of torque plus mated to PDK transmission. The fuel consumption is around 13.5 km/liter. And for its performance, 911 Carrera with PDK and Sport Chrono Package can reach 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and its maximum speed is 295 km/h. Meanwhile, 911 Carrera S gets the same engine but it can produce 414 hp and 500 Nm of torque. Its fuel consumption is around 12.9 km/liter. The performance-wise, 911 Carrera S with Sport Chrono Package can reach 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and hits 308 km/h for maximum speed.

2016 Porsche 911 will make its debut at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show next week and will be released on December 12th in Germany.

Text: Andhika Pradityo

Photos: Porsche

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