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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Premium Coupe
Production years: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

The 1989 Porsche Carrera 2 was the first 911 to offer a sequential automatic transmission and power steering. But these were not the only two key-factors that made the car great.

After the introduction of the new generation, the 911 brought '90s features for a car designed in the past. The Tiptronic (automatic with manual override) transmission was a new system on the market and the Americans loved it.

From the outside, the Carrera 2 was a 911. The hood lower than the front fenders, the curved, but almost vertical, windshield made a clear distinction between the front and the greenhouse. The sloped-back roof was ended over the engine lid, where a speed-activated spoiler was automatically deployed at highway speeds.

Inside, the owners of the previous generation noticed more similarities with the old generation. The main differences are for the safety systems. The 964 was fitted as standard with dual airbags, for the driver and front passenger. In the back, there were two small (very small) seats. The five dials for the instrument cluster featured a black background.

For the engine, Porsche offered the flat-six, unit. It offered 260 hp and it was fitted with the latest development systems that mare possible such a high specific output for that era. It was mated either to a 5-speed manual, or a 4-speed automatic with manual override to change gears named Tiptronic. The new suspension moved from torsion bars to struts, which improved the car's handling.

PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2 (964) 1989-1993 2 Photos
PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2 (964) (1989-1993)PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2 (964) (1989-1993)
PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2 (964) 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
  1 gasoline engine
  • 3.6
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PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2 (964) 3.6

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.6
Cylinders
B6
Displacement
3600 cm3
Power
184 KW @ 6100 RPM
250 HP @ 6100 RPM
247 BHP @ 6100 RPM
Torque
229 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
310 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
162 mph (261 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 ZR16 (front) - 225/50 ZR16 (rear)
DIMENSIONS
Length
167.3 in (4249 mm)
Width
65 in (1651 mm)
Height
52 in (1321 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.3/54.1 in (1,379/1,374 mm)
Wheelbase
89.3 in (2268 mm)
Cargo Volume
4.3 cuFT (122 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2976 lbs (1350 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3726 lbs (1690 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
20.5 mpg US (11.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
273.7 g/km
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