Frankfurt 2015 Preview: Porsche 911 detailed ahead of show

Frankfurt 2015 Preview: Porsche 911 detailed ahead of show image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Porsche | posted September 07, 2015 11:44

2016 Porsche 911 gets a new twin-turbo six-cylinder engine

Porsche has revealed the 2016 911 ahead of its debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, happening on September 15. As an overview, the 911 gets a restyled fascia along with a new twin-turbo six-cylinder engine and the brand's 'Communication Management System.'

Up front, the 2016 911 is fitted with new headlights with four-point daytime running lights, revamped air intakes and a larger bumper. Turning at the side, the vehicle has new exterior mirrors as well as a refreshed door handles.

Rear of the 2016 Porsche 911

The rear of the 2016 911 comes with a redesigned bumper, tweaked taillights and a new engine vent with vertical louvers.

 Interior of the 2016 Porsche 911

Inside, the 2016 911 has a two-tone interior along with an updated 'Porsche Communication Management System' (PCM). The said system features a seven-inch display with multi-touch gestures, online satellite navigation and voice control. In addition, the PCM now comes with Wi-Fi and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Porsche says models equipped with the Sport Chrono package gets a four-mode switch knob on the steering wheel to select different driving modes: Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual. There's also a new Sport Response button that sets the 911's drivetrain for 20 seconds of maximum acceleration.

Powering the 2016 911 is a new twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine. The entry-level 911 Carrera delivers 375 PS and 420 Nm of torque while the Carrera S generates 420 PS and 500 Nm (an increase of 20 PS and 60 Nm as compared to the previous models).

Porsche claims that when the Carrera and the Carrera S are equipped with the PDK transmission and the Sport Chrono package, the cars can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 and 3.9 seconds respectively.