2012 Porsche 911 - new details reported

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Next-generation Porsche 911 will be 56 mm longer and stand 11 mm shorter than the current model

German magazine Autobild has reported new details on the upcoming 2012 Porsche 911 in its print edition.

According to the report, there are more changes coming to the 911 than initially expected.

First off are the new dimensions of the next 911. From the spy shots we could spot that the model has been stretched but Autobild now has the exact numbers.

The next-generation 911 will be 56 mm longer than the current one and measure 4.49 meters in length. The wheelbase has also been extended by 10 mm and the car will stand 11 mm shorter.

The standard 911's width remains the same but the Carrera variant will feature a 60 mm wider rear end.

A completely new rear axle has been developed for the next 911 too and its engines have been revised for improved performance and fuel-economy.

The entry-level 3.6 liter Boxer engine gets shrunk down to 3.4 liters and produces 350 PS (257 kW / 345 bhp) for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 289 km/h (180 mph). Fuel-economy is down 13 percent to 8.5 liters/100 km (27.7 mpg-US).

For the Carrera S, a revised 3.8 liter unit will come with 400 PS (294 kW / 395 bhp) and feature a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 302 km/h (188 mph). Fuel-economy is reduced by 14 percent to 9.1 liters/100 km (25.8 mpg-US).

The next 911 will weigh about 20 kg less than the current one in base-model configuration and will come with 19-inch wheels. The Carrera S model gets 20-inch wheels as standard.

The 2012 Porsche 911 will debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2011.

Source: Autoblild

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Petrolhead1991 Petrolhead1991
I can just see Porsche owners twitching their moustaches in anticipation. :)
Jan 11th, 2011 5:28pm
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Fatsmurf Fatsmurf
Hopefully the used 997s are getting cheaper once this one is out.... I would move into a smaller apartment for one of these babies...
Dec 30th, 2010 6:27pm
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Hellbound Hellbound
When you say fuel economy is down or it's been reduced, I always assume you mean it's become less efficient and uses more fuel. Surely when you reduce economy, it means it becomes less efficient. Unless this new model actually drinks more fuel. Anyway, it's lower...and C4S is wider...so that should make it look pretty damn cool.
Dec 28th, 2010 3:34pm
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M! M!
very exciting news! (yawn).
Dec 28th, 2010 2:49pm
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tom43 tom43
@WCF: There is a mistake in the article: The wheelbase will be 100mm (10cm) longer and not 10mm. This is a massive difference compared to the 997 model !
Dec 28th, 2010 2:20pm
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accousticjama accousticjama
First of all,4.5 seconds is for a Manual. PDK + Sport’s Chrono + Launch Control = low 4’s if not high 3’s to 100km.Current car can do 100km in 4.5sec. I am really disappointed that Porsche is not using a V8 for the 911.How much longer can they recycle the same 3.8L engine?
Dec 28th, 2010 12:57am
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mikemikemikemike mikemikemikemike
Well that 3.8 with a turbo puts thee turbo model to 60 in 2.7, so I think they can use it for about the next ten years with no mods.
Dec 28th, 2010 1:53am
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schizo schizo
I don't think they would want to upset the weight distribution with a bigger V8 in the back... Also...that's the whole charm of a 911...making the best out of the 6cyl boxer engine and competing against cars with BIGGER 8 cylinders...
Dec 28th, 2010 11:35am
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mickey_f1 mickey_f1
Well it's the same car again. They only do minor changes to the proportions of those details. Or maybe it's just the mule that doesn't look like the real car... hopefully.
Dec 27th, 2010 10:12pm
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zamzungas zamzungas
Next porshe withot camouflage looks like http://www.carswallpapers.tk/images/wallpapers/Porsche+911.jpg :DD
Dec 27th, 2010 8:47pm
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A Nissan GTR is better for what you get.
Dec 27th, 2010 8:31pm
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Beybaba Beybaba
Wow, radical!
Dec 27th, 2010 7:27pm
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Rotaermel Rotaermel
No doubt - the 911 is and will be a legend. But 350 PS and 4,8s from 0 to 100 is just not anymore impressive in 2012, especially for a 100 000 € car.
Dec 27th, 2010 7:04pm
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Francois Francois
Come on !!! What would you expect?? A 2,8 s from 0-100???? It's a fast car for normal everyday use. I have a 298PS XK and it goes very nice with it's 6,0 s to 100 km/h. Enough for the city and highway.
Dec 27th, 2010 7:11pm
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fgb8387 fgb8387
This is for boxter.. Read all next time
Dec 27th, 2010 10:12pm
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9TNine 9TNine
Nice car... But Rotaermel has a point. It is not much faster than the 305 hp V6 Mustang 0-60. And then there always the 5.0 liter 412hp V8!
Dec 27th, 2010 11:50pm
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EduardoSantos EduardoSantos
4,8 secs for a car that you can use daily is pretty good and enough. And 9TNine, please dont compare a Mustang with a Porsche, that's ridiculous. Porsche has always the same style but it sells and they are beautifull, no other brand has cars like them
Dec 28th, 2010 2:07am
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schizo schizo
It's a 3.4L 6cyl...without any forced induction + the fuel economy that's better than some older 1.8L 4cyl engines. 4.8 seconds is pretty good if you consider that.
Dec 28th, 2010 11:32am
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tom43 tom43
Todays 997 Carrera does the 0-200 km/h sprint in around 16-17 seconds. The new 991 will be even faster, maybe 15-16 sec. I´ve never seen a 305hp mustang running in this time to 200km/h. And don´t think about the next corner...don´t even try to follow the 991 with a Mustang ;- )
Dec 28th, 2010 2:26pm
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