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2009 Porsche 911 Coupe - Overview

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Overview

What Changed for 2009:

  • Increased horsepower in standard 911 models
  • Next-generation all-wheel-drive (AWD) system
  • New double-clutch transmission
  • Freshened front and rear fascias
  • Upgraded infotainment system
Overview
The 911 Carrera is the most celebrated Porsche model in history, tracing its lineage back to the mid-1960s. Bred on the racetrack, the Porsche 911 has participated in, and won, the majority of the world's most esteemed races, rallies and hill climbs. An all-new model in 2004, Porsche has upgraded many of the 911 models for the 2009 model year with more potent engines, new double-clutch transmission, and a next-generation AWD system. Freshened front and rear fascias distinguish the updated bodywork, while an upgraded infotainment system makes its debut across the lineup.

Porsche offers a standard 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty on the 2009 911. A Roadside Assistance program mirrors the duration of the limited warranty, while a limited corrosion warranty extends a full 10 years, regardless of mileage.

Model Lineup
The Porsche 911 lineup is comprised of more than a dozen different models in 2009. While the basic chassis remains the same, the engine, transmission, driveline, body style and equipment are all modified to build the various models. The standard "Carrera" models offer 345 hp, while the "Carrera S" models offer a larger engine with 385 hp and several performance upgrades. The "Carrera 4" adds AWD, and the "Cabriolet" badge is reserved for convertible models. All "Targa" models are built with a power-operated, full-length sliding open roof with a fixed B-pillar. By mixing and matching these features, the enthusiast can build more than 10 different models. Standard equipment includes power windows, power moonroof, and partial leather seats, and many other custom options and accessories are available.

The 911 Turbo is Porsche's grand-touring, 480-hp, AWD twin-turbo model. Loaded with an extensive list of standard equipment, it was joined by a Cabriolet version in 2008. The 911 GT3 and higher-performance 911 GT3 RS are 415-hp, street-legal track-ready racecars, both only offered with light options, rear-wheel drive (RWD), and manual transmissions. The range-topping GT2 is a limited-edition, twin-turbo performance model.

Powertrain
Upgraded for 2009, the standard Porsche 911 models are equipped with 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engines. With new direct injection, the engine is rated at 345 hp and 288 lb.-ft. of torque. Fuel economy improved in 2009 to 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway on models that have Porsche's all-new dual-clutch transmission (PDK). All "S" models benefit from a larger-displacement, and direct-injected, 3.8-liter 6-cylinder engine with a power increase to 385 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. Mirroring the standard model, the fuel economy on the S model improved in 2009 to 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway on the PDK model. The engines are fitted with a standard 6-speed manual transmission, or the all-new PDK dual-clutch transmission. The 2009 Porsche 911 Turbo features an entirely different race-bred, dry-sump, twin-turbo 3.6-liter engine rated at 480 hp and 505 lb.-ft. of torque with the optional Sport Chrono Turbo package (with an automatic transmission, the EPA has rated its fuel economy at 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway).

The race-bred GT3, GT3 RS, and range-topping GT2 feature even higher levels of performance with their special shared dry-sump 3.6-liter engine based on the engine found in the previous GT3 model. It is rated at 415 hp and 300 lb.-ft. of torque. The GT3 and GT3 RS are only available with a 6-speed manual transmission. The GT2 is powered by a tuned version of the 911 Turbo powerplant, rated at 530 hp and 505 lb.-ft. of torque (EPA fuel economy of 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway). With standard RWD and a 6-speed manual transmission, Porsche says the powerplant is strong enough to push the GT2 past 200 mph on a test track.

Safety
Porsche equips all 911 models with driver and passenger front air bags and the Porsche Side Impact Protection (POISP) system. The innovative POISP system includes two side air bags: one located inside the door panel, the second located in the side of the seat. When deployed, the air bags are designed to protect the torso, head and thorax region of the passenger. In addition to the air bags, all 911 models receive standard anti-lock brakes, Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and a tire-pressure-monitoring system.

The 2009 Porsche 911 has not been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Technology
The 2009 Porsche 911 is available for the first time with a new double-clutch gearbox. Named the Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK), the 7-speed transmission with an automatic mode replaces Porsche's Tiptronic S automatic on both the Carrera and Carrera S models. Based on racing technology pioneered by Porsche more than two decades ago, the PDK transmission features two parallel clutches designed to seamlessly switch between gears without any interruption of power delivery. Porsche claims the PDK transmission can help the 911 accelerate from 0 to 60 mph faster than a professional driver with a 6-speed manual transmission-and that the new transmission is more fuel-efficient than the transmission it replaces.

Available Trims for the 2009 Porsche 911 Coupe

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Carrera (M6) 6 speed manual $75,600 345-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 18/25
Carrera 4 (M6) 6 speed manual $81,700 345-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 18/25
Carrera S (M6) 6 speed manual $86,200 385-hp / 3.8L 6-cyl 18/25
Targa 4 6 speed manual $89,500 345-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 18/25
Carrera 4S (M6) 6 speed manual $92,300 385-hp / 3.8L 6-cyl 18/25
Targa 4S 6 speed manual $100,100 385-hp / 3.8L 6-cyl 18/25
Turbo (M6) 6 speed manual $128,700 480-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 16/23

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