Porsche revealed the 911 & 911S models with downsized engines at the Frankfurt International Motor Show.
Porsche has finally changed its engines after 50 years. The automaker has finally downsized the engines in its latest models. The downsizing of engines by Porsche has occurred to meet fuel and emission standards.
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Porsche unveiled its latest models the 911 and 911S at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new models showed Porsche has removed its aspirated high-revving flat sixes. The engines of the new models have been turbocharged instead to control emissions and fuel economy.
In both the 2017 911 & 911S engines, the flat six 3.0 liter 9A2 motor is used. But the turbocharging of the engines has changed the torque. The torque is now 420 hp/ 368 lb-ft torques on the 911S. While the 911 model has a torque of 370 hp/ 331 lb-ft.
The 3.8 liter 9A1 motor has been completely removed from the 911 line of Porsches. The engine can only be found in the sold out 2016 Cayman GT4 now. The Porsche 911 line was introduced in 2012. Right now the 911 is in its 6th generation.
The internal code of the line is 991. Porsche has brought the changes in its 911 models for the year 2016. There have also been subtle changes in the 911 body. The most obvious design changes are in the front and rear bumpers.
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Only die hard Porsche fans will be able to notice the changes. The most significant change in the 911 is its speed. The new turbocharged 911 cars will be faster and more environmentally friendly. Porsche claims the fuel economy of the cars has been increased by 10%, reported BMWBlog.