Porsche 911 Carrera Owner’s Guide

The Porsche 911 is one of the most iconic cars ever created. After eight generations it’s still in high demand and gets the respect it deserves from all auto enthusiasts. Today, there are 20+ 911 models. The Carrera is one of the most popular, and not just because it’s the least expensive. 

The quick review below will give you a look at what it’s like to own a Porsche 911 Carrera in Austin. 

The Porsche 911 Carrera Model Essentials

The classic design and limit-pushing performance have kept the Porsche 911 Carrera model at the forefront for decades. The 911 has stood the test of time so well it’s known as the “timeless machine”. But Porsche’s engineers have made sure to incorporate the latest technology and innovations that push the entry-level 911 Carrera forward into the future.

Porsche 911 Carrera Performance 

Putting the engine in the rear of the car isn’t the only thing that sets the Porsche 911 models apart. Even though the 911 Carrera is the base model it doesn’t drive like one. The Porsche 911 Carrera’s drivability is just as impressive as its design. The steering is impressively responsive, it grips the road and it launches with notable power.

Opt for the Sport Chrono Package and you’ll get a performance upgrade that shaves time off of the line. There are also additional upgrades like the sport exhaust system that add to the driving enjoyment.

The Porsche 911 Carrera features impressive performance specs: 

  • Twin-turbocharged boxer 3.0-liter flat-six cylinder
  • 379 horsepower 
  • 0-to-60 in 4 seconds 
  • 182 mph top speed
  • Up to 331 lb-ft torque 
  • Combined 20 MPG
  • Integrated dry-sump lubrication
  • MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar in front
  • LSA multi-link suspension in the rear
  • Variable steering ratio
  • Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
  • 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Electromechanical direct steering
  • ABS with two stages
  • Electronic stability control
  • Porsche Traction Management
  • Sport mode
  • WET mode
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management
  • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche 911 Carrera Pricing

Sure, the Porsche 911 Carrera is the “base” model, but the price isn’t entry-level. The sportscar starts at $97,400, but that doesn’t include any options. 

Tech Features in the New Porsche 911 Carrera Model

The Porsche 911 is a classic, but it’s not about to be left behind in the technology department. The new generation of 911 models have gotten a few upgrades to keep the Carrera modern. Using infrared cameras, radar, GPS and driver assistance technology, the Porsche 911 Carrera is safer and more comfortable than ever.

The new Porsche 911 Carrera model is outfitted with tech features like: 

  • Map display on the instrument cluster
  • Multifunctional sport steering wheel
  • Two high-res 7” displays
  • 10.9” high-res touchscreen
  • Porsche Communication Management System
  • Automatic air circulation and purifiers
  • Electric sunblinds
  • 4-point daytime running lights
  • Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus
  • Collision Assist
  • Brake Assist
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keeping assist with traffic sign recognition
  • Lane change assist
  • Turn assist
  • Night vision assist
  • Front and rear ParkAssist
  • Reverse camera
  • Surround View
  • Navigation system with Porsche Connect 
  • Sound Package Plus
  • Sound Package Plus
  • Specialty tuned BOSE surround sound system

Porsche 911 Carrera Repair in Austin

No one wants their Porsche 911 Carrera to be sidelined, but breakdowns happen. Over the years, we’ve come to find there are a few repairs that are somewhat common among the 911 models, including the Carrera. The repairs we handle most often are:

  • Linkage failure that prevents shifting
  • Push-pull cable failure
  • Brake overheating that causes vibration
  • Distorted rotors from brake overheating

There have been two recent recalls affecting the Porsche 911 Carrera. One involves hazard warning lights failing to activate, and the other addresses the driveshaft disconnecting due to a loosened bolt. Both of these problems need to be repaired as soon as possible. 

Common Porsche 911 Carrera Maintenance in Austin

Maintenance is another key aspect of owning a Carrera. Porsche suggests starting regular maintenance at 7,500 miles with an:

  • Oil change
  • Changing the oil filter
  • Brake check
  • Inspection of the hoses and belts
  • Fluid level check
  • Tire rotation
  • Overall safety inspection

Need Porsche 911 Carrera service in Austin? German Auto Center has been working on 911s almost as long as they’ve been on the road. Our team of expert techs has over 100 years of combined experience and can handle repairs as well as the dealership for less. Give us a call today to schedule Porsche 911 Carrera repairs, performance upgrades and maintenance.

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