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2016 Porsche 911

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2016 Carrera 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe
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Price:   -  From $84,300
2016 Carrera Black Edition 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $88,800
2016 Carrera 4 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $91,030
2016 Carrera 4 Black Edition 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $94,800
2016 Carrera 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Cabriolet Price:   -  From $96,200
2016 Carrera Black Edition 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Cabriolet Price:   -  From $98,500
2016 Carrera S 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $98,900
2016 Carrera 4 2dr All-Wheel Drive Cabriolet Price:   -  From $102,930
2016 Targa 4 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $102,930
2016 Carrera 4 Black Edition 2dr All-Wheel Drive Cabriolet Price:   -  From $104,600
2016 Carrera 4S 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $105,630
2016 Carrera S 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Cabriolet Price:   -  From $110,800
2016 Carrera GTS 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $114,200
2016 Carrera 4S 2dr All-Wheel Drive Cabriolet Price:   -  From $117,530
2016 Targa 4S 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $117,530
2016 Carrera 4 GTS 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $120,900
2016 Carrera GTS 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Cabriolet Price:   -  From $126,100
2016 GT3 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $130,400
2016 Carrera 4 GTS 2dr All-Wheel Drive Cabriolet Price:   -  From $132,800
2016 Targa 4 GTS 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $132,800
2016 Turbo 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $151,100
2016 Turbo 2dr All-Wheel Drive Cabriolet Price:   -  From $163,000
2016 GT3 RS 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $175,900
2016 Turbo S 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $182,700
2016 R 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $184,900
2016 Turbo S 2dr All-Wheel Drive Cabriolet Price:   -  From $194,600

Overview

For more than 50 years, the Porsche 911 has been considered a paragon among high-performance sports cars. Few rivals can match its combination of wholly iconic style and performance. Just about every year lately, Porsche has added new versions of the 911, and 2016 unleashes yet another pair to the already lengthy trim-level list.

What's New for 2016

After adding two new Targa editions to the 911 lineup last year, Porsche has two more ready for 2016: the GT3 RS and Targa 4 GTS.

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Choosing Your Porsche 911

With so many enticing possibilities, selecting a new 911 can be a daunting task. Each model is unique, whether due to distinct engine upgrades or subtle trim refinements. Every 911 delivers in both appearance and performance. So, your decisions boil to down just how much power you want, whether to get rear-drive or all-wheel drive, and how much you can afford to pay.

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Carrera Models

The “entry level” to the 911 family is the Carrera line. Each model offers a progressive increase in power and refinement. Two primary engines are offered, and each model is available as either a coupe or a convertible (Cabriolet).

Carrera

Priced at $84,300 in coupe form, the base 911 Carrera contains a rear-mounted 3.4-liter, direct-injected flat-six engine that sends 350 horsepower to a seven-speed manual transmission. It has rear-wheel drive, a SPORT button, four-way power seats, a 7-inch touch screen, dual-zone air conditioning, nine-speaker audio, Bluetooth capability, and bi-xenon headlights. Optional equipment includes Porsche’s seven-speed PDK automated manual transmission, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, 14 or 18-way power seats, Burmester or Bose audio systems, and adaptive cruise control.

Carrera 4

Moving to the Carrera 4 increases body width by 1.7 inches, creating a wider, lower platform. It also adds all-wheel drive and Porsche Traction Management.

Carrera S

The S has a 3.8-liter direct-injected flat-six engine with rear-wheel drive and a seven-speed manual transmission, which combine to deliver 400 horsepower. Added to the Carrera’s features are Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (for increased steering response and precision) and active suspension management.

Carrera 4S

Blends the performance equipment of the S with the larger body size of the Carrera 4, and adds all-wheel drive.

Carrera GTS

The new GTS moves performance up another notch, courtesy of its 430-horsepower engine and PDK transmission. A Sport Chrono package is included, and active dampers yield a lower ride height.

Carrera 4 GTS

Equipped with all-wheel drive, the 4 GTS unleashes Porsche’s 430-horsepower engine.

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Targa 4 and Targa 4S

With the Targa 4 and Targa 4S, Porsche resurrected the classic sculptured Targa roof design, which hadn’t been available on a 911 since the 1980s.

Targa 4

Starting with the standard features of the Carrera, the Targa 4 coupe adds a fixed, all-glass rear windscreen and park assist. Porsche describes it as “an open-top sports car with the feel and comfort of a 911 Coupe.”

Targa 4S

The Targa 4S starts with all the features and engine of the Carrera S and adds the fixed, all-glass rear windscreen, plus park assist.

Targa 4 GTS

Targa-roofed version of the GTS has all-wheel drive and the 430-horsepower engine.

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Turbo and Turbo S

If you like the Carrera S but crave more, consider the Turbo editions. Both are available as coupes or convertibles.

Turbo

Porsche gave the 911 Turbo a 520-horsepower, turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine, with the PDK transmission. The Turbo features active all-wheel drive, rear-axle steering, traction management, VarioCam Plus system, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and a rear spoiler. Also standard: a 12-speaker Bose audio system and park assist.

Turbo S

Adds a variation of the 3.8-liter engine that achieves 560 horsepower. In Cabriolet guise, this is the price leader of the 911 line, at $182,700.

GT3 and GT3 RS

Designed for the race track, the GT3 is a rear-drive two-seater with a 475-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine. Its PDK transmission is tuned specifically to the GT3 and rear-axle steering. The new GT3 RS “breaks boundaries,” according to Porsche, with a 500-horsepower engine and PDK transmission, able to deliver 0-60 mph acceleration in a mere 3.1 seconds. Among the details, front wheel arches hold 12-slat air outlets.

CarsDirect Tip

With so many 911 choices, it would be easy to spend far more than intended. Our recommendation: don't lose sight of your true priority, and adjust accordingly. After all, each 911 ranks among the most legendary sports cars in the world.

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: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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The iconic Porsche 911 is perhaps the best-known face for this German sports car brand. Even as the Porsche line has expanded to now include SUVs and a sedan, the timeless 911 in all its many permutations remains the defining model for this award-winning marque.

Pricing and Equipment

The 2016 Porsche 911 coupe starts at $89,400 (plus a $1,050 destination charge) for the base 911 Carrera. The Porsche 911 is available in 22 trim levels, topping out at $200,400 for the Turbo S Cabriolet. Half the models offered are cabriolets, priced from $101,700. Four-wheel drive (4S) models are priced from $110,300.

Standard equipment for the model tested included:

  • Seven-speed automated manual transmission
  • Distinctive 19-inch, five-spoke Carrera alloy wheels
  • Simulated suede steering wheel
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Four-wheel power sport seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity

Performance Pros

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  • Every 911 is fast, ranging from standard sports car quickness to blistering and outrageous on-track performance. There’s a model to sate your need for speed across the entire 911 range.
  • If you prize speed above everything else, then you’ll opt for the dual-clutch PDK automatic transmission over the manual gearbox. PDK-equipped models with Sport Chrono shave a few tenths of a second off of already robust 0-to-60 mph times.
  • Advanced technologies such as the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) systems raise the 911’s driving experience when equipped accordingly. Our testers found the first system allows for an adjustment to the suspension system and the second system uses anti-roll bars to control roll stiffness.

Performance Cons

Our editors were not keen on the electromechanical power steering system, which they found “accurate and nicely weighted” while at the same time falling short of the hydraulic-powered systems found in older 911s.

Interior Pros

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  • The cabin is quiet, spacious and provides ample room for two. The Porsche 911 supplies enough room for your soft weekend getaway bags in the front trunk.
  • Simple and clear gauges mark the 911’s interior with key design elements accented by aluminum. A seemingly unlimited number of customization choices provide a level of personalization that few other manufacturers match.
  • While the standard Bose surround sound audio system is certainly laudable, the available Burmester High-End surround sound system may be the best one on the market, delivering concert hall quality sound throughout the cabin.

Interior Cons

The back seat seems merely an afterthought, with virtually no legroom to speak of. On the other hand, belt in those extra bags and you'll enjoy additional storage space.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Apple CarPlay comes to the Porsche 911. The voice control feature makes it easy make phone calls while navigating the twistiest turns. You can also compose text messages and have CarPlay read out incoming messages.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

Its nearly impossible to find fault with the Porsche 911. One note to keep in mind: the top-of-the-line GT3 RS as well as the GT3 are the two 911 models subject to the federal government’s gas guzzler tax.

The Bottom Line

The Porsche 911 is the quintessential sports car, its iconic design recognized the world over. Most car shoppers will find this model unattainable given its near guaranteed six-figure price tag, but that won’t stop them from dreaming or exploring the used 911 market. Fortunately, both the Boxster and Cayman are delicious alternatives and cost nearly half as much.

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Specs & Features

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Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.4L H-6 / 350 HP / 287 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 7-spd man w/OD
Available: 7-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 27 / 23 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
4
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.4L H-6 / 350 HP / 287 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 27 / 23 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
16.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$65
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
14.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
176.8 "
Exterior Width
71.2 "
Exterior Height
51.3 "
Front Headroom
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,042 Lbs. / 3,086 Lbs.
Wheel Base
96 "
Turning Radius
18.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
19.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined Forged Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Power / Wing / Lip
Exhaust
Dual Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
4
Seat Trim
Leather
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way (4-way Power) / (10-way Power) / (12-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
6-way (4-way Power) / (10-way Power) / (12-way Power)
Front Armrests
6-way (4-way Power) / (10-way Power) / (12-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
50-50 Bucket
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
9 / 12 Burmester / 12 Bose
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt / Power Telescopic Tilt / Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger W/passenger Front-impact Cancellable
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Parkassist Rear / Parkassist Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
24 Months / Unlimited Miles

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