At the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 in September, the facelifted Porsche 911 range will be unveiled. Alongside the plethora of visual modifications, the new Porsche 911 range will adopt turbocharged engines with the six-cylinder engines also being downsized in displacement.
Australian publication Motoring suggests that powering the entry-level Porsche 911 Carrera will be a 2.7-litre turbocharged six-cylinder. While the capacity of this new engine is equal to the engine powering base Boxster and Cayman models, Porsche engineer’s will reportedly work their magic to lift horsepower to the 400 hp mark. Alongside the boost in power, fuel consumption is pinned to drop from 8.2-litres to less than 8.0-litres per 100 km.
Elsewhere in the Porsche 911 range, the Carrera S will adopt a 3.4-litre turbocharged six-cylinder compared to the 3.8-litre naturally aspirated engine currently used. Despite the reduction in displacement, power will be boosted from just below 400 hp to over 400 hp. Interestingly, the Turbo, Turbo S and GT2 Porsche 911 versions will retain their current 3.8-litre turbocharged six-cylinder powertrains.
In terms of visuals, the exterior of the facelifted Porsche 911 will be revised. Previous prototypes have displayed new LED daytime running lights as well as adjustable horizontal slats in the front air intakes. Elsewhere, new taillights will be installed. In the cabin, the new 911 range will adopt a three-spoke steering wheel baring resemblances to the one from the Porsche 918 Spyder. A different multimedia system will also be featured.