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Updated Porsche 911 range to be launched in India on June 29

2017 Porsche 911
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Porsche will launch the updated 911 (2017 Porsche 911) range in India on June 29th. The range will include 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera Cabriolet, 911 Turbo, 911 Turbo S Cabriolet and the Targa 4 GTS. All these cars will be continued to be brought to India via CBU(Completely Built-Up) route. On the design front, it gets minor tweaks. There are new headlights, new taillights, and slightly re-designed bumper with large air intakes. Overall, it sports a sharper, more aerodynamic exterior design. On the inside, there’s a new touchscreen infotainment system dubbed “Porsche Communication Management System”.

Powertrain
There’s a new 3.0 litre twin-turbo flat six, developing 370 hp | 449 Nm in the Carrera, and the same engine makes 420 hp | 499 Nm in the Carrera S. There’s a 20 hp increase compared to the previous models. These cars are said to offer their maximum torque from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm and can rev up to 7,500 rpm. All 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S variants come with a seven-speed manual or a PDK dual clutch automatic transmission. The 911 Turbo and Turbo S range on the other hand has 3.8 litre engine making 540 hp | 709 Nm on the turbo and 580 hp | 749 Nm on the “S” variant, and comes mated to a 7 Speed PDK dual clutch automatic. The Targa 4 GTS has a 3.8 litre engine as well and has 430 hp | 439 Nm on offer. Porsche says the new 911 range has improved fuel economy.

Equipment
Equipment on offer include Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC). Rear axle steering is offered as an option on the 911 Carrera S. Gallery here

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