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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Premium Coupe
Production years: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

The Porsche 911 – 993 marked the end of the air-cooled engines for the Germans sports-car manufacturer. Due to new rules for pollution norms, they had to switch to water-cooled engines.

For some, the 993 generation was the last true 911. Even though after that the car-maker built faster cars, the 993 still had that specific Porsche sound. It was the mix between the old and new school, with enough comfort for a daily-driver car, and good performance.

The Carrera was the base model for the 911. It featured two round headlights, in the tradition of the Porsche brand. The flat and low trunk-lid in the front was lower than the fenders. The windshield was not very raked and the sloped back toward the end of the car made a curved line along with the engine lid. A rear spoiler was installed and it was automatically extended depending on the car's speed, or via a button installed in front of the gear-stick.

The interior featured sport-bucket seats in the front and two small seats in the back. The instrument cluster featured five dials, with the tachometer in the middle and a clock on the right side. The climate controls and the stereo were mounted in line with the steering column.

The engine was a completely reworked flat-six, with a 3.6-liter displacement. It was offered in two versions of power, depending on the market and manufacturing year. A newly-developed suspension system resolved the lift-off oversteer problem form the previous generation. It was offered with a 6-speed manual or with the Tiptronic (automatic transmission) with manual override for gear changes.

PORSCHE 911 Carrera (993) 1993-1997 2 Photos
PORSCHE 911 Carrera (993) (1993-1997)PORSCHE 911 Carrera (993) (1993-1997)
PORSCHE 911 Carrera (993) 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  2 gasoline engines
  • 3.6 (272 HP)
  • 3.6 (285 HP)
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PORSCHE 911 Carrera (993) 3.6 (272 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.6 (272 HP)
Cylinders
B6
Displacement
3600 cm3
Power
200 KW @ 6100 RPM
272 HP @ 6100 RPM
268 BHP @ 6100 RPM
Torque
243 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
330 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
168 mph (270 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 6 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
215/45 ZR16 (front) - 245/45 ZR16 (rear)
DIMENSIONS
Length
167.7 in (4260 mm)
Width
68.3 in (1735 mm)
Height
51.8 in (1316 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.3/56.9 in (1,405/1,445 mm)
Wheelbase
89.4 in (2271 mm)
Cargo Volume
4.3 cuFT (122 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2976 lbs (1350 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3770 lbs (1710 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
20.6 mpg US (11.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
271.3 g/km

PORSCHE 911 Carrera (993) 3.6 (285 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.6 (285 HP)
Cylinders
B6
Displacement
3600 cm3
Power
210 KW @ 6100 RPM
285 HP @ 6100 RPM
282 BHP @ 6100 RPM
Torque
251 lb-ft @ 5250 RPM
340 Nm @ 5250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
171 mph (275 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 6 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45 ZR17 - 255/40 ZR17 (front/rear)
DIMENSIONS
Length
167.7 in (4260 mm)
Width
68.3 in (1735 mm)
Height
51.8 in (1316 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.3/56.9 in (1,405/1,445 mm)
Wheelbase
89.4 in (2271 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3020 lbs (1370 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3770 lbs (1710 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13.4 mpg US (17.6 L/100Km)
Highway
27.4 mpg US (8.6 L/100Km)
Combined
19.8 mpg US (11.9 L/100Km)
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