Porsche 911 Carrera S Owner’s Guide

The Carrera S is one of the many 911 models to roll off the assembly line, but it’s caught a lot of people’s attention. After many 911 iterations, the Carrera S blends many of the best features from other models into one attractive, high-performance package. 

Keep reading to get a closer look at what it’s like to own and drive a Porsche 911 Carrera S in Austin. 

The Porsche 911 Carrera S Model Essentials

The Porsche 911 Carrera S model is known as the athlete of the lineup. Porsche’s engineers took what worked in the previous 911s and applied it full throttle to the Carrera S. The result is a car with amazing performance and all the modern amenities with classic 911 styling. 

Porsche 911 Carrera S Performance 

When you see an S in the name that stands for power. A more powerful engine is what sets the Porsche 911 Carrera S apart from the base Carrera and the Carrera 4 models. It was designed with larger turbochargers for more boost pressure and an enhanced exhaust system to produce extra horsepower. Of course, like the other 911s, the Porsche 911 Carrera S gets a power upgrade with the Sport Chrono Package. 

The Porsche 911 Carrera S performance specs include: 

  • Twin-turbocharged boxer flat-6 engine
  • 443 horsepower 
  • 0-to-60 in 3.3 seconds 
  • 191 mph top speed
  • Up to 390 lb-ft torque 
  • Combined 20 MPG
  • 7-speed manual transmission optional
  • Integrated dry-sump lubrication
  • MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar
  • Rear LSA multi-link suspension with roll bar
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management
  • Porsche Stability Management (PSM) System
  • Stability control
  • Traction control
  • 2-stage ABS system
  • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
  • Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)
  • Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission system
  • Emissions reducing intercooler
  • Rear axle steering
  • Electric power steering with variable steering ratio
  • Auto stop/start
  • Electronic stability control
  • Porsche Traction Management
  • Quad exhaust pipes
  • SPORT driving mode
  • SPORT PLUS diving mode
  • SPORT Response
  • WET driving mode

Porsche 911 Carrera S Pricing

The Porsche 911 Carrera S is a serious sports car with a seriously high price tag. The model starts at $113,300 before any upgrades – not that you’ll need them. For about $13,000 more you can get the convertible version.

Tech Features in the New Porsche 911 Carrera S Model

Performance may be the top selling point of the Porsche 911 Carrera S, but it isn’t a slouch in the tech department. From safety to comfort to entertainment, the new 911 Carrera S is one of the most advanced models yet.

The new Porsche 911 Carrera S model comes with tech features such as: 

  • ParkAssist for the front and rear
  • ParkAssist with Surround View
  • Lane change assist
  • Lane keeping assist with traffic sign recognition
  • Brake Assist
  • Collision Assist
  • Night vision assist
  • Back-up camera
  • Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus
  • 10.9” high-res touchscreen
  • Two high-res 7” displays
  • Navigation system with Porsche Connect
  • Porsche Communication Management System
  • Automatic air circulation
  • Air ionization function
  • Sound Package Plus

Porsche 911 Carrera S Repair in Austin

Repairs are a part of Porsche ownership, even when a vehicle is as reliable at the 911 Carrera S. The 911 lineup has it’s own unique repair needs, and the S models have a few other quirks of their own that may need repair. 

Some of the most common Porsche 911 Carrera S repairs in Austin include: 

  • Oil leaks (particularly in older models)
  • Linkage failure in the shifter cables
  • Push-pull cable failure
  • Rotor distortion due to overheating
  • Vibration from brakes overheating

There have only been a handful of recalls on the Porsche 911 Carrera S since 2012.
The latest one was for the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S (coupe version) because of bolts in the driveshaft not being tightened properly. It’s the perfect example of how letting a small repair go unaddressed can cause major problems.

Common Porsche 911 Carrera S Maintenance in Austin

Maintenance is another fact of life when you’re a car owner. Porsche has laid out a detailed maintenance schedule for the 911 Carrera S that starts at 7,500 miles. Common maintenance measures include:

  • Tire rotation
  • Oil change
  • Oil filter change
  • Fluid level checks
  • Brake check
  • Hose inspections
  • Belt inspections
  • Overall safety inspection

German Auto Center is fully equipped to handle Porsche 911 Carrera S service in Austin. Our techs have over 100 years of combined experience working on the finest luxury vehicles that require exceptional expertise. Give us a call today to learn more about our Porsche 911 Carrera S services.

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