It grew in size, engine, and power. It evolved from a sports car to a luxurious super-car. And the 2012 Carrera 4 Coupe was no exception.
The seventh generation of the 911 was launched in 2012 and it sits on a new platform, with a longer wheelbase and shorter overhangs. It also featured new headlights and taillights. The overall shape of the car didn't change that much since 1963 and that is one element why the 911 became an iconic car, same as the VW Beetle and the Land Rover Defender. The all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 was first introduced in 1988, on the Porsche 911 – 964 generation.
The round headlights with the white DRLs strips underneath, installed on the bumper were one key-feature of the 2012 Porsche 911. With its rounded greenhouse that was continued by the engine hood in the back, the seventh Porsche 911 kept its original shape. The all-wheel-drive version featured wider rear fenders by 22 mm (0.89”) on each side than the rear-wheel-drive version.
The interior was more about luxury than about performance. The new instrument cluster still had the center tachometer but on its left, there was a TFT display installed into the circle of the former analog gauge. The car-manufacturer offered a choice of steering wheels and seats to choose from, either for comfort, sports, or a balanced taste.
The 2012 Porsche Carrera 4 featured a 3.4-liter flat-six engine. It was mated as standard to a world's first seven-speed manual transmission. An automatic, PDK (dual-clutch) transmission was offered as an option. The Carrera 4 featured an all-wheel-drive torque distribution in the instrument cluster display.