The engine has been the character-defining feature of every 911 since 1963. And on the new 911 Targa 4 models, it’s no different. The 6-cylinder boxer engine, positioned low down at the rear of the car, succeeds in uniting two characteristics that are normally mutually exclusive – performance and efficiency.
At the heart of all this are intelligent efficiency-enhancing measures such as the Auto Start Stop function and Direct Fuel Injection (DFI).
And then there’s the crucial weight factor. The engines are of a light-alloy construction, making them lightweight and yet structurally rigid. The result is comparatively low fuel consumption and a long service life.
Both engines are also equipped with VarioCam Plus – a two-in-one engine concept for adjusting the intake camshafts and switching the lift of the intake valves. This results in instant acceleration, exceptional smooth running performance and an extraordinary level of tractive power with a comparatively low level of fuel consumption.
The engine of the new 911 Targa 4 develops 350 hp at 7400 rpm and a maximum torque of 287 lb.-ft. at 5600 rpm. When combined with the 7-speed manual gearbox, it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds and reaches a top track speed of 175 mph.