2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 with active all-wheel drive system


Porsche wants to conquer every turn and slippery road. The 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 that will be introduced this year comes with the latest version of the active all-wheel drive system PTM (Porsche Traction Management) to provide even more dynamics and traction for a variety of road surfaces and weather conditions.

The new all-wheel drive Porsche 911 will be available in four versions: the 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S and each as Coupé and Cabriolet. They are all the same specs as the rear-wheel drive versions, with the only modifications are related to the all-wheel drive system. The most distinct feature of the 911 with all-wheel drive system is the wide rear section, which the rear wheel housings each extends further outward by 22 mm, and the rear tires are each 10 mm wider. Also, instead of the traditional red light band that connected the two taillights, it has been replaced with an  illuminated crossbar.

Power for the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 is provided with a rear mounted 3.8-liter boxer engine that produces 400 hp, which enables acceleration from 0-62 in just 4.1 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.3 seconds) and a top speed of 186 mph (Cabriolet: 185 mph).

Inside, the instrument cluster received a new gauge to inform the driver the status of the PTM reaction to turns and slips. In addition, the model introduces adaptive cruise control and a sliding glass roof to the 911 lineup.

The new Porsche 911 Carrera with all-wheel drive will be available to the public at the end of 2012. Prices in Germany are 97,557 euros for the 911 Carrera 4 Coupé and 110,290 euros for the Cabriolet. The 911 Carrera 4 S costs 112,313 euros as a Coupé and 125,046 euros as a Cabriolet. When they arrive in U.S., the starting price will be at $91,030 for the Carrera 4, plus $950 for destination, and all the way up to $117,530 for the top-range 4S Cabriolet.