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2013 Porsche 911 Coupe - Overview

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Overview

What's New for 2013:

  • Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S models debut
  • Optional glass sunroof for Carrera coupe models
  • Optional Active Cruise Control system
  • Optional Porsche Active Safe technology
  • Optional Sport Chrono Pack adds downshift rev matching for manual transmission

Exterior Features
The 2013 Porsche 911 is a sports car offered in coupe or convertible body styles and equipped with 2+2 seating. Carrera and more powerful Carrera S models are available, and Porsche introduces new all-wheel-drive versions for 2013, wearing Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S designations and equipped with new wide-body styling and unique design details.

The Porsche 911 offers aluminum doors, roof, hood, and rear engine lid, and Porsche says the car exhibits near zero aerodynamic lift due to a standard adaptive rear spoiler, which automatically adjusts height and angle depending on vehicle speed. According to Porsche, the 911 coupe generates as much as 200 pounds of rear downforce at maximum velocity.

The 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera models are equipped with bi-xenon headlights with dynamic range control and 19-inch aluminum wheels. The Carrera S models are equipped with 20-inch aluminum wheels.

Interior Features
Selected highlights from the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera standard equipment list include 4-way power front sport seats, leather, Alcantara headliner, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a high-resolution configurable information screen embedded into the gauge cluster. Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a 7-inch in-dash touch screen is also standard, and includes a navigation system, Bluetooth, and a 9-speaker sound system with a CD player, MP3/DVD playback capability, iPod connectivity, and a USB port.

The Porsche 911 Carrera offers a 4.75-cubic-foot trunk at the front of the vehicle, under what is traditionally called the hood. To increase cargo space, fold the 50/50-split rear seat to add 7.2 cubic feet of extra room, for a total of nearly 12 cubic feet of luggage volume.

Optional Features
Porsche offers a very long list of options for the 2013 911 Carrera models. Those discussed in the following paragraphs are selected highlights.

Starting with the interior, Porsche 911 buyers can choose from a variety of colors, leather options, and carbon fiber, aluminum, or wood trim. Upgraded 14- or 18-way power front sport seats with memory settings are available, as well as heated and ventilated front seats, heated power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and a SportDesign steering wheel with paddle shifters for the optional Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission.

Two optional premium audio systems are offered: a 445-watt Bose system or an 800-watt Burmeister system, and the 911 Carrera can be equipped with HD Radio, satellite radio, and real-time traffic, weather, stock, and news reporting. The optional power sunroof for the 911 coupe offers a 30% larger opening than before, and all 911 models can be equipped with front and rear park-assist sensors, Porsche Entry & Drive keyless access and push-button starting, Porsche Dynamic Lighting System (PDLS), and auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors with a power-folding side mirror function.

Additionally, Porsche offers several optional technologies designed to improve driving dynamics, including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) or PTV Plus, and Power Steering Plus.

The optional Sport Chrono Plus package includes a Sport Plus button to modify engine and transmission response for performance driving, launch control system, downshift rev matching for both manual and PDK transmissions, and both analog and digital displays that can be used to track lap times, g-forces during cornering, and other performance metrics.

When equipped with the Sport Chrono Plus package, the Porsche 911's PASM and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) systems switch to firmer suspension tuning, the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system provides a greater handling threshold before engagement, and the PDK transmission adopts a motorsport-derived shift strategy.

For a complete list of standard and optional equipment, and to learn more about how a 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera can be configured, we recommend visiting Porsche's official website.

Under the Hood
The 2013 Porsche Carrera models are equipped with a direct-injection, 3.4-liter, 6-cylinder boxer-type engine generating 350 horsepower at 7,400 rpm and 287 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,600 rpm. The Carrera S models are equipped with a direct-injection, 3.6-liter, 6-cylinder boxer-type engine generating 400 horsepower at 7,400 rpm and 325 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,600 rpm.

A 7-speed manual gearbox is standard. The optional PDK transmission is a double-clutch automated manual gearbox with automatic and manual shift modes. The PDK can be upgraded with shift paddles on the steering wheel.

Automatic stop/start technology is standard. With the standard manual gearbox, the driver must deliberately engage the system by shifting into neutral and releasing the clutch. The engine re-starts when the clutch is pressed and a gear is selected. This feature activates automatically in models with PDK.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Porsche 911 are:

  • 911 Carrera with manual transmission: 19/27/22 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • 911 Carrera PDK: 20/28/23 mpg
  • 911 Carrera 4 coupe with manual transmission: 19/27/22 mpg
  • 911 Carrera 4 coupe PDK: 20/28/23 mpg
  • 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet with manual transmission: 19/26/21 mpg
  • 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet PDK: 20/27/22 mpg
  • 911 Carrera S with manual transmission: 19/27/22 mpg
  • 911 Carrera S PDK: 19/27/22 mpg
  • 911 Carrera 4S coupe with manual transmission: 18/26/21 mpg
  • 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet with manual transmission: 18/26/21 mpg
  • 911 Carrera 4S coupe PDK: 19/26/22 mpg
  • 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet PDK: 19/26/21 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Porsche 911 is equipped with dual front air bags, side-impact air bags for front-seat occupants that inflate to the top of the windows and cover the side glass, and knee air bags for front-seat occupants. Porsche Stability Management (PSM) is standard, and the Carrera's brakes are cross-drilled and have internally ventilated 13-inch discs with 4-piston calipers (the Carrera S has 6-piston front calipers).

Porsche Carbon Composite Brakes (PCCB) are optional on Carrera and Carrera S models, along with front and rear park-assist sensors and a Porsche Dynamic Lighting System (PDLS). For 2013, Porsche introduces a new Active Cruise Control option along with new Porsche Active Safe technology.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2013 Porsche 911 models as this overview is written.

Available Trims for the 2013 Porsche 911 Coupe

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Carrera 7 speed manual $82,100 350-hp / 3.4L 6-cyl 19/27
Carrera 4 7 speed manual $91,030 350-hp / 3.4L 6-cyl 19/27
Carrera S 7 speed manual $96,400 400-hp / 3.8L 6-cyl 19/27
Carrera 4S 7 speed manual $105,630 400-hp / 3.8L 6-cyl 18/26
Turbo 6 speed manual $137,500 500-hp / 3.8L 6-cyl 16/24
Turbo S 7 speed automatic with auto-shift $160,700 530-hp / 3.8L 6-cyl 17/25
Edition 918 Spyder 7 speed automatic with auto-shift $160,700 530-hp / 3.8L 6-cyl 17/25

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