The official online configurator for the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S models in both coupe and cabriolet guises have just been released by the automaker. The configurator also confirms that the new 911 Carrera S starts from $104,395 in the United States while the 911 Carrera has been priced from $89,400.
In total, there are 15 different colours and shades available for the German sports car as well as three different wheel options. As you’d expect, a multitude of interior configurations are also available as are two different seats.
The most important point of difference for the new 911 Carrera and Carrera S is the turbo engine. That new turbocharged 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.