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Porsche 911 C4 and C4S: true winter-beaters

Porsche 911 C4 and C4S: true winter-beaters

When it comes to pure driving pleasure in winter, it’s hard to top the Porsche 911 C4 and C4S models. Introduced nearly three years ago with a host of improvements made to both the engine and vehicle dynamics, the Porsche 911 C4 and C4S models continue to be among the most desirable Porsche models currently available at Porsche Center Calgary.

Although the winter-beater title is far-fetched, the fact remains that these 911 variants can truly be used all year round, giving their owner the opportunity to enjoy their Porsche in any condition.

A turbocharged flat-six engine for the Porsche 911 C4 and C4S

One of the most significant improvements made to the new-generation Porsche 911 C4 and C4S was the addition of a new, turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six engine. Turbocharging was previously reserved for only a handful of 911 models, but now the C4 and C4S both reap the rewards of forced induction.

Developing 370 horsepower with a top speed of 292 km/h in the Porsche Carrera 4, the flat-six turbo provides 420 horsepower and a top speed of 308 km/h in the Porsche Carrera 4S. That’s a lot of power, not to mention that the C4 can get to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds while the C4S gets there in 4.2 seconds.

That said, the greatest benefit of turbocharging may not be seen on the performance side of things, but rather in the efficiency department. Indeed, this new engine may not be that much more powerful than what was found in the previous-generation Carrera 4 and 4S models, but it is dramatically more efficient with an average fuel economy rating of just 10.4 liters per 100 kilometers.

For a vehicle that powerful and that capable in any road condition, that’s quite impressive.

The Porsche Carrera 4 is offered starting at $111,900 while the Carrera 4S starts at $127,900. You can also get both models in convertible form with a starting price of $126,000 for the Carrera 4 Cabriolet, and $141,900 for the Carrera 4S Cabriolet.

Regardless of which model you opt for, you get a refined and very capable all-wheel drive system that shines in any condition. Moreover, opt for the Sport Chrono package and you can adjust how your 911 Carrera 4 or Carrera 4S behaves, making it either more comfortable or even sportier depending on your needs and desires. 

If you are looking for a Porsche that you can comfortably drive all through winter with complete confidence, come and check out the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S today at Porsche Center Calgary.


Date Posted: January 26, 2018