The German automaker is all set to launch the facelift version of the 911 Carrera for the Indian market by this month. Porsche had showcased this 2016 facelift model at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Germany. The most remarkable updates to this facelift model include a redesigned front and rear bumpers, followed by a new 3.0L twin turbocharged flat-six engine.
The front fascia of 911 Carrera facelift gets Porsche’s signature round shape headlamps with four-point DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps) and large air intakes at the front radiator grill. At the rear, the twin exhausts have been re-positioned from the corner to the mid centre. The headlamps and tail lamps cluster also received slight upgrades. However, the major change at the rear section is the redesigned engine cover that completely change its appearance.
Coming to the inside, the new model gets a 7-inch touch infotainment system which comes with Porsche’s latest generation ‘Porsche Communication Management’ (PCM) and online navigation. The infotainment system supports Android and iOS smartphones through wire or wireless as well.
Under the hood, the updated 911 Carrera is powered by all new 3.0-liters twin turbo flat-six petrol engine which also powers the Carrera S. This new 3.0L engine increases the power and torque over the current models with 20bhp and 60Nm respectively. With this power bump, the engine gives a power output of 370bhp and 450Nm of torque.
Whereas, the same 3.0L engine produces 420bhp of power and 500Nm of peak torque in Carrera S. The engine is mated either to a 7-Speed manual or to the Porsche’s 7-Speed PDK automated manual gearbox, which transmits the power to the rear wheels. To adjust the height of the car by 10mm, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) comes as standard.
Porsche 911 Carrera facelift will be imported to the country as CBU (Complete Built Unit). The price for this facelift model has not been announced yet. Some reports suggest that Porsche India is expected to launch 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera S Cabriolet for the Indian market soon.
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