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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Premium Coupe
Production years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

In 2004, Porsche launched a new generation of its well-known Porsche 911. That generation was named 997 and it represented an important upgrade for the whole range, especially after the 2008 facelift.

After four years into production, a mid-life cycle refresh was ready for the market. Porsche had to improve its engines to make them cleaner and to respect the new pollution norms in Europe. It meant that it had to build its cars more fuel-efficient. As usual, the rest of the car suffered some minor changes too.

On the outside, the first difference was on the front bumper, where larger air-intakes were sculptured. The headlights were fitted with LED daytime running lights and an option for bi-xenon lamps was added to the list. The rearview mirrors were slightly redesigned. A new set of 18” light-alloy wheels was fitted as standard for the Carrera. In the rear, the taillights received an LED design.

Inside the car, on the center console, Porsche installed a new infotainment unit that featured a 6.5” touch-screen display. It featured an optional hard-drive navigation system and Bluetooth connectivity. For seats, there were more options than on the non-facelifted version. Besides the standard, manually adjustable, seats, there was an option for 12-way adjustable seats, adaptive sport seats, and new for the 2008 model were the sport-bucket seats. The instrument cluster featured five dials with a black background.

The 3.6-liter engine was enhanced to become more fuel-efficient and offer better performances. It was fitted as standard to a 6-speed manual, while a 6-speed automatic was on the options list. The braking system was enhanced with the introduction of the 318 mm (12.52”) front disc brakes and 299 mm (11.78”) in the rear.

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PORSCHE 911 Carrera (997) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  2 gasoline engines
  • 3.6L 6MT (345 HP)
  • 3.6L 7AT (345 HP)
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PORSCHE 911 Carrera (997) 3.6L 6MT (345 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.6L 6MT (345 HP)
Cylinders
H6
Displacement
3614 cm3
Power
254 KW @ 6500 RPM
345 HP @ 6500 RPM
341 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
288 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
390 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.7 gallons (67.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
180 mph (290 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/40 ZR18 || 265/40 ZR18
DIMENSIONS
Length
174.6 in (4435 mm)
Width
71.2 in (1808 mm)
Height
51.6 in (1311 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.5/60.4 in (1,486/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase
92.5 in (2350 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.45 in (113 mm)
Cargo Volume
4.8 cuFT (136 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3064 lbs (1390 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4012 lbs (1820 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15.2 mpg US (15.5 L/100Km)
Highway
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Combined
22.8 mpg US (10.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
242 g/km

PORSCHE 911 Carrera (997) 3.6L 7AT (345 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.6L 7AT (345 HP)
Cylinders
H6
Displacement
3614 cm3
Power
254 KW @ 6500 RPM
345 HP @ 6500 RPM
341 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
288 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
390 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.7 gallons (67.0 L)
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
7-speed automatic (PDK)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/40 ZR18 || 265/40 ZR18
DIMENSIONS
Length
174.6 in (4435 mm)
Width
71.2 in (1808 mm)
Height
51.6 in (1311 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.5/60.4 in (1,486/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase
92.5 in (2350 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.45 in (113 mm)
Cargo Volume
4.8 cuFT (136 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3131 lbs (1420 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4079 lbs (1850 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16 mpg US (14.7 L/100Km)
Highway
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Combined
24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
230 g/km
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