2013 Porsche Carrera 4 and 4S Models Unveiled

Porsche has unveiled the all-wheel-drive 2013 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S models.

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Porsche has unveiled the all-wheel-drive 2013 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S models. The 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S get the latest version of the active, rear biased all-wheel-drive system PTM (Porsche Traction Management).
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The new all-wheel-drive 911 is being launched in four versions – the 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S, each as Coupé and Cabriolet. The most distinct identifying feature of the 911 with all-wheel drive is the wider rear section: compared to the two-wheel drive 911 Carrera models, the rear wheel housings each extend further outward by 22 mm for a total of 44 millimeters, and the rear tires are each ten millimeters wider. The traditional red light band that connects the two taillights on the 911 Carrera C4 has also taken on a new form.

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The 911 Carrera 4 Coupé with its 3.4-liter, 350 hp flat-six engine can sprint from zero to 60 mph in as little as 4.3 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.5 s) and reach a top-track speed of up to 177 mph (Cabriolet: 175 mph). Fuel consumption with PDK is EPA estimated at 20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway for the Coupé and EPA rated 20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway for the Cabriolet.

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The Coupé and Cabriolet of the 911 Carrera 4S are powered by a 3.8-liter boxer engine that produces 400 hp, which enables it to reach 60 mph in 3.9 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.1 seconds) and a top-track speed of 185 mph (Cabriolet: 183 mph). Fuel consumption values with PDK are EPA estimated at 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway for both the Coupé and the Cabriolet.

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The 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S models will officially debut the 2012 Paris Motor Show next month. The new 911 models will launch in the US early in 2013. The 2013 911 Carrera 4 will have a base MSRP of $91,030, and the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet base MSRP will be $102,930. The 911 Carrera 4S will have a base MSRP of $105,630 and the Cabriolet will have a base MSRP of $117,530.