The first two official videos of the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera have just been released. Both include a number of different driving scenes and unsurprisingly, focus on the new car’s main party trick; it’s brand new turbocharged engine.
The new turbo engine is a 3.0-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder unit delivering a total of 370 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque in the entry-level 911 Carrera. When mated with the PDK transmission and the optional Sport Chrono Package, the 2015 911 Carrera can reach 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. Meanwhile, the facelifted Carrera S features the same engine but tweaked to pump out 20 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque resulting in a 3.9 seconds sprint to 100 km/h. Both cars pump out 20 hp and 44 lb-ft more than the outgoing models.
The key reason why Porsche has shifted towards turbocharged engine is their better fuel efficiency. Both models are about 12 per cent more frugal on fuel than their predecessors which ultimately means the 2016 911 Carrera S fitted with the PDK transmission, sips 7.7 l/100 km.
Elsewhere on a mechanical front, the facelifted 911 models released thus far can be ordered with an optional automatic speed control system which applies the brakes automatically when a pre-set speed is exceeded. Elsewhere, there is an optional Adaptive Cruise Control system with a coasting function, a lane change assistant system as an option and as standard, a pre-collision braking system. Elsewhere, the 911 Carrera now receives Porsche Active Suspension Management, an optional active rear-axle steering system like the GT3 and modified shock absorbers.