The Changes Between the 2015 & 2016 Porsche 911

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The new 2016 Porsche 911 has mild updates from its former 2015 model, but offers enhanced performance and efficiency compared to the 2015 model. Updated chassis, improved dynamics, upgraded in-car technology, and rear axle steering, previously only available with the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and GT3 models.

Refined exterior features embrace the 2016 911. New headlights with four-point daytime running lights integrated door handle recesses, a redesigned rear deck lid, and new rear lights – including the four-point brake lights. On the Carrera and Carrera S, the two exhaust pipes move to the center.

The most distinguished changes are under the hood. On both the Carrera and the Carrera S versions the current engines are replaced by one single 3.0-liter innovative flat-six unit with output increased to 370 and 420 horsepower. Making this the fastest 911 Carrera ever. An advanced chassis enhances ride comfort and performance handling of the new 911. For the first time, rear-axle steering is available as an option for the Carrera S, significantly enhancing its admirable agility. According to the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC), depending on the model variant, the new engines are almost twelve percent more efficient.

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Besides the rear-axle steering, a lowered ride height by 10 mm, and wider rear wheels, the new 911 Carrera also features a reconfigured Porsche Active Suspension Management system that helps improve driver control during fast turns, new shock absorbers, and new standard five twin spoke tires that offer reduced rolling resistance and better grip. An optional electro-hydraulic lift system with lifting cylinders integrated into the front axle struts, allow the front axle to be increased by 1.57 inches within five seconds at the push of a button. Aiding the sports car for steep driveways or annoying speed bumps.

The optional Sport Chrono Package now comes with a mode switch on the steering wheel. Consisting of a rotary dial with four positions for driving modes: Normal, Sport, Sport Plus, and Individual. Depending on the optional equipment installed, the Individual setting allows drivers to configure their own set-up for the chassis, Auto Start/Stop system, PDK shifting strategy, and Sport Exhaust System. On models with the PDK transmission, the mode switch has a “Sport Response” button, which pre-conditions the drivetrain for maximum acceleration.

The cabin layout remains unchanged from 2015. A new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with an online navigation module is added. Operated similar to a smartphone by multi-touch gestures on seven-inch display with enhanced graphics, while recognizing handwritten user inputs. Mobile phones and smartphones can now be connected via Wi-Fi. A new option adds Apple CarPlay connectivity for IPhones. Real time traffic info, as well as google earth and google street view, both integrated for the first time in the 911.

Manhattan motorcars has your 2015 and 2016 Porsche 911 just waiting for a test drive! Stop in today to our luxury car dealer and add the new 2016 Porsche 911 to your collection of luxury sports cars.

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