Porsche 911 Carrera 4 pricing and specs

Joanna Estrada
September 11, 2019

Porsche has whipped the wraps off the new "entry-level" all-wheel-drive derivatives of the 992-generation 911 Carrera, expanding its current line-up with the 911 Carrera 4 in coupé and cabriolet guise. Both are better than the outgoing coupe version with PDK by a tenth of a second. The engine is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and will hustle the coupe from 0-60 miles per hour in as little as 3.8 seconds. It's not all about rainy days though: the new model also gets Porsche's electronically controlled limited slip diff with torque vectoring on the back axle for maximum attack.

Although off-the-line performance remains identical to the rear-driven Carrera models, the Carrera 4 promises the same year-round usability as the already-launched Carrera 4S - even Porsche labels the variants as the "surefooted" option - and adds the new "Wet" setting to its drive modes. As far as Porsche is concerned, there should be a 911 for everyone who can afford them, whether they want a basic, driver-focused vehicle or a hardcore track attacker or a loaded, cushy continent-crusher. They are grabbed by four-piston calipers with a black finish. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) can be ordered as an extra. This function automatically detects water on the road, preconditions the stability control and anti-lock brake systems accordingly, and warns the driver.

Putting that aside, both the coupe and convertible feature 19- and 20-inch wheels that are backed up by perforated and ventilated discs which measure 13 inches (330 mm) front and rear.

Speaking of that all-wheel drive system, Porsche has sprinkled the same technological magic on the Carrera 4's front axle that it used on the more expensive Carrera 4S. To differentiate between the engine variants, the standard 911 Carrera 4 models feature one rectangular, single-tube tailpipe on each side, while the 4S models are fitted with a set of round twin-tailpipes on each side.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 pricing and specs
Porsche 911 Carrera 4 pricing and specs

If you tick the box for the sport exhaust option, however, you'll receive two ovoid tailpipes on each side.

The interior sticks with the 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S blueprint, with redesigned seats and new Porsche Communication Management system with a 10.9-inch touchscreen and improved connectivity, plus five buttons on the control panel that re-create the look of classic toggle switches.

The 2020 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet are now available to order and USA deliveries are slated to begin early next year. The MSRP for the 911 Carrera 4 is $104,700, while the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet retails for $117,500 - both not including the $1,350 delivery, processing and handling fee.

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