liter & 3.8 liter boxer-6
& 355 hp
& 93.4 hp per liter
& 4.9 seconds
& 179 mph
Press Release) Dr. Ing. h.c.
F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, presents a new generation of open 911
versions with all-wheel drive. The market launch of the new 911
Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolets in Europe takes place on
October 22, 2005.
The Carrera 4 Cabriolet is powered by the familiar 3.6-liter
six-cylinder boxer engine, which has an output of 239 kW (325 bhp).
The open all-wheel-drive sports car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h
in 5.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 280 km/h. The 4S model is
powered by the equally well-proven 3.8-liter engine, which has an
output of 261 kW (355 bhp). This model sprints to 100 km/h in 4.9
seconds and has a top speed of 288 km/h.
As is already the case with the coupé version of the Carrera 4,
power transmission in the Cabriolets is by all-wheel drive with a
Visco multi-plate clutch, which consistently brings between five and
40 percent of the driving power to the road via the front wheels.
The body shell of the new open sports car models is 44 millimeters
wider than on the rear-wheel-drive 911 Cabriolet, and due to its
high degree of stiffness it combines the joy of open-top driving
with the dynamics and driving stability of all-wheel drive. At the
touch of a button, the fabric top opens and closes automatically in
only 20 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h. At 42 kilograms, the
convertible top weighs barely half as much as a comparable Vario
folding roof, thus providing a lower center of gravity and a higher
degree of lateral dynamics.
The new Cabriolets’ anti-roll-over system consists of super high
strength steel tubes in both A-pillars, and two automatically
extending bars behind the rear seats. Two head airbags complement
the passive safety system. These are located in the door panel in
the form of flat cushions that inflate upwards in the event of a
lateral collision. This means that they provide a unique form of
protection for the head, even when the top is down. Two chest
airbags in the armrests and two front airbags complete the passenger
To improve active safety, the standard Porsche Stability Management
system (PSM) has two new functions. Pre-filling the brake mechanism
ensures more spontaneous deceleration if required, and the hydraulic
brake power support, which works like brake assistance, helps to
build up full brake pressure in emergencies. The Porsche Ceramic
Composite Brake (PCCB) is available as an option on both new
versions of the Cabriolet.
The chassis design corresponds to that of the conventionally powered
911 models. The standard Porsche Active Suspension Management system
(PASM) in the 4S model provides a comfortably sporty basic
suspension setting when set at normal, but when the sport button is
pushed it triggers performance characteristics that are definitely
more tightly tuned. In both positions, however, the setting is
permanently geared to the appropriate driving style and the nature
of the road. The active suspension system is available as an option
on the Carrera 4 Cabriolet.
The basic Euro-price is 79,900 Euros for the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
and 88,700 Euros for the Carrera 4S Cabriolet. In Germany, the
prices of the Cabriolet models (including sales tax and national
requirements) are 92,865 Euros for the Carrera 4 and 103,073 Euros
for the Carrera 4S.