There have been many reports in these past few months about Porsche’s plan to offer the facelifted 911 only with turbocharged engines, with the exception of the hardcore GT3 and GT3 RS models. It seems this is true as German media is stating that even the base Carrera versions are going to embrace turbocharging.
If we were to rely on this report, the standard 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera will no longer be powered by a naturally aspirated 3.4-liter engine as it will be replaced by a brand new six-cylinder, 3.0-liter turbo pushing out 370 bhp which would make it 20 bhp more powerful than the outgoing model.
It’s the same story with the Carrera S which will lose the 3.8-liter motor and make the switch to the same 3.0-liter turbo but tuned to develop 420 bhp, thus getting an extra 20 bhp than the current variant.
The torque figure of the base Carrera is not known at this point, but we can tell you the Carrera S will have a generous 500 Nm at its disposal, representing a 60 Nm hike. Not only will the Carrera models be more powerful, but these will also have significantly less emissions and lower fuel consumption thanks to the added turbo.
The report doesn’t specify any details concerning performances, but it’s safe to say the Carreras will be quicker thanks to the additional power. We estimate at least 0.1 seconds are going to be shaved off from the 0-100 kmph sprint, so the 911 Carrera with the PDK and the optional Sport Chrono Package will likely complete the sprint in 4.3 seconds whereas the PDK-equipped 911 Carrera S with the Sport Chrono Package will need only 4 seconds to complete the same task.
A full reveal of the facelifted Porsche 911 range (991.2) will occur in the coming weeks, ahead of a public debut set for the middle of September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Source: Auto Bild