Recently, Porsche documents have been leaked via internet that seem to confirm many of our suspicions about the 2009 911. Here’s what we know so far, according to the leaked product information:
* The 2009 Porsche 911 will feature direct injection which will bump horsepower to 345 in the 3.6-liter engine (up 20 horses) and 385 in the 3.8-liter ‘S’-spec engine (up 30 horses) in European spec. Both engines also benefit from an increase of 15 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the revised engines will conform to the new EU5 European emissions regulations set to be enforced in the near future.
* Porsche’s Doppelkupplung (PDK) seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission will also find its way to production in the 2009 911 (Porsche’s version of DSG). A Sport Chrono Package Plus will be available in conjunction with the gearbox and will feature launch control, a racetrack gearshift strategy program, and an additional “Sport Plus” button – though we’re not informed of its purpose.
* The 911 will be getting a subtle facelift in the form of a revised front bumper with larger air intakes, LED taillights and a revised rear bumper, restyled and separate parking lights to be located above the front air intakes, new stainless steel exhaust tips, larger exterior mirrors, and Bi-Xenon headlights will be standard on all 911 models.
* The larger brakes from the Carrera S will be fitted as standard to the base model as well, and the standard 18-inch wheels will be restyled. Inside, a new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system will make its debut with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display.
Source: Motor Trend