The first official details of the 2009 Porsche 911 leaked on the internet. The line-up includes: 911 Carrera Coupé / Cabriolet, 911 Carrera S Coupé / Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4 Coupé / Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4S Coupé / Cabriolet, 911 Targa 4, 911 Targa 4S.

The market launch dates are as follow: C2 (S) Coupé / Cabrio EU, LHD / RHD 05.07.2008, C2 (S) Coupé / Cabrio USA / Canada, 20.09.2008, RoW LHD/RHD, C4 (S) Coupé / Cabrio, Targa 4 (S) Worldwide 25.10.2008 .

The 2009 line-up will be powered by two new engines: a 3.6-l boxer engine with 345 hp and a 3.8-l boxer engine with 385 hp.

Full details after the jump.

New engine generation with direct fuel injection (DFI):

  • 3.6-l boxer engine with 345 hp (+20 hp), 390 Nm (+20 Nm)
  • 3.8-l boxer engine with 385 hp (+30 hp), 420 Nm (+20 Nm)

Increased performance with significant reduction in fuel consumption and
CO2 emissions; all engines comply with stringent EU5 regulations (see Appendix 2)

  • Optimised manual gearbox, upshift indicator in instrument cluster for economical
  • driving (standard for manual gearbox)
  • Self-adjusting clutch now also on 3.6-l models
  • Drive-off assist (standard for manual gearbox and PDK)
  • Porsche Traction Management (PTM, standard for C4 / Targa 4 models)
  • Mechanical limited-slip rear differential (standard for C4 / Targa 4 models)
  • Enhanced Porsche Stability Management (PSM) now also with additional functions for C2 models


  • New braking system for 3.6-l models: closed-top calipers, brake disc diameters: 330 mm front (+12 mm), 330 mm rear (+31 mm), thicker brake discs at rear (+4 mm)
  • Standard wheels with new design: 18-inch Carrera IV wheel, 19-inch Carrera S II wheel
  • Larger wheel width and offset at rear for 18-inch Carrera IV wheels on C2 models (10.5J x 18 ET 60)
  • Bi-Xenon headlights with cleaning system now also standard on 3.6-l models
  • LED daytime running lights and side lights, conventional foglights discontinued
  • LED taillights with new design

New Porsche Communication Management (PCM):
Central multimedia system including:

  • 6.5-inch TFT colour display (touchscreen)
  • Radio with RDS twin tuner and scan/phase diversity for optimum reception
  • CD/DVD drive, MP3-compatible, supports audio output from audio/video DVDs
  •  Restyled front bumper with larger air intakes
  • Restyled and separate auxiliary front light units above air intakes
  • New rear bumper
  • New, semi-integrated stainless steel tailpipes
  • Larger exterior mirrors with new design
  • Additional differentiation on all-wheel drive models: rear light-strip (coloured in red), black trim at base of rear bumper, titanium paint finish on front air intake surrounds and horizontal grilles
  • Optimised hood system on Cabriolet models

• New colour range:

  • Porsche Racing Green Metallic (metallic colour) replaces Forest Green Metallic
  • Aqua Blue Metallic (metallic colour) replaces Cobalt Blue Metallic
  • Nordic Gold Metallic (special colour) replaces Dark Olive Metallic
  • Cream White (special colour) replaces Slate Grey Metallic
  • Front centre console with new styling, black paint finish, modified air-conditioning
  • controls, fewer switches
  • All standard steering wheels with rim in smooth-finish leather, machine-sewn seam
  • and airbag module with soft-touch paint finish
  • New controls for hood/roof (Cabriolet, Targa / worldwide) and window lifts (NAFTA markets only)


  • Uprated vehicle key
  • 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) (250) incl. new 3-spoke sports steering
  • wheel for PDK and new, specially designed gear selector
  • Sport Chrono Package Plus in conj. w. PDK: new functions - launch control, racetrack gearshift strategy and additional ‘Sport Plus’ button (640)
  • Mechanical limited-slip rear differential (only for C2 models, standard for C4 / Targa 4 models) (220)
  • PASM sports suspension (incl. 20 mm lowering) and mechanical limited-slip rear differential, also offered for USA (P17) (only for Coupé models, limited-slip differential for allwheel drive models as standard)

• Uprated Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM) with faster tyre pressure display (482)
• Dynamic cornering lights (603)
• Seat ventilation for standard and comfort seats (541)
• Steering wheel heating, only in conj. w. seat heating and PDK (345)

  • Navigation module with hard-disc drive (672)
  • Voice control with whole-word input (671)
  • GSM quad-band telephone module (Bluetooth® SAP) (666)
  • Cordless active handset for telephone module (669)
  • Mobile-phone preparation with console (Bluetooth® HFP) (618)
  • Mobile-phone preparation (Bluetooth® HFP) (619)
  • Integrated CD/DVD autochanger (6-disc), MP3-compatible (693)
  • Universal audio interface for connecting external audio devices, e.g., Apple iPod® or USB stick in centre console storage compartment (AUX, USB and iPod® ports).
  • iPod® and USB stick operated via PCM (870)
  • BOSE® Surround Sound System, 385 Watts, supports 5.1 discrete surround sound
  • format (680
  • TV tuner (analogue & digital reception DVB-T) (676)

• New multifunction steering wheels for PDK in smooth-finish leather (844), macassar
(847), carbon (845) and Aluminium Look (XPU)
• Airbag module in smooth-finish leather as additional feature in optional leather
• Sycamore wood options discontinued
• Optional external antenna relocated to front right-hand wing on all models (461)

• PCNA: XM satellite radio (SDARS) (686)
• PJ: Extended factory-fitted sat-nav preparation (Japan) plus Clarion aftermarket
navigation system from VPC (standard)
• PGCN: Factory-fitted sat-nav preparation (China) plus Panasonic aftermarket
navigation system in PCM from Porsche dealer (optional, from week 45/08 )

Source: 911Uk

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