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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Premium Coupe

After four years on the market, the 996 generation of the Porsche 911 received a facelift in 2002.

It brought a few options and a new pair of headlights. It was fitted with more powerful engines.

The 2002 Carrera came on the market to attract even more customers. It was already established as a true sports-car and a great grand-tourer vehicle. Its rear-engine and rear-wheel-drive configuration were highly appreciated by its customers.

From the outside, it was hard to notice the difference between the 1998 version and the facelifted model. The main difference was on the headlights. The 2002 model featured a clear lens for the entire lamp, while its predecessor featured a yellow lens for the turn-signals. The difference was even more striking for the vehicles sold in North America.

Inside, the main difference was the stereo, which received a digital AM/FM stereo and a CD-player. Other than that, it was the same four-seat sports car built for two adults for long journeys. In the 911 coupes, the rear seatbacks could have been folded down to create a flat cargo floor. It was a good daily driver vehicle and even more relaxing on long journeys.

The drivetrain received a new 3.6-liter engine and it gained 20 hp more than the non-facelifted version. It was fitted with a standard 6-speed manual. The 5-speed automatic (Tiptronic) gearbox with manual override to change gears was on the options list.

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PORSCHE 911 Carrera (996) 2001 - 2004
  1 gasoline engine
  • 3.6

PORSCHE 911 Carrera (996) 3.6

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.6
Cylinders
B6
Displacement
3596 cm3
Power
235 KW @ 6800 RPM
320 HP @ 6800 RPM
315 BHP @ 6800 RPM
Torque
273 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
370 Nm @ 4250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
177 mph (285 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 6 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/40 ZR18 (front) - 285/30 ZR18 (rear)
DIMENSIONS
Length
174.4 in (4430 mm)
Width
69.5 in (1765 mm)
Height
51.4 in (1306 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.7/59.1 in (1,466/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase
92.5 in (2350 mm)
Cargo Volume
3.5 cuFT (99 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2965 lbs (1345 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3946 lbs (1790 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14.6 mpg US (16.1 L/100Km)
Highway
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Combined
21.2 mpg US (11.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
269 g/km
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