Porsche 911 Lineup to Get Turbo Treatment in 2015

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Porsche is planning an update for its 911 sports car in 2015 and big changes are in store for the powertrains.

When the updated 911 is revealed in autumn 2015, it will offer an all turbocharged engine lineup according to Car Magazine. The only model that will keep its naturally aspirated engine is the race-focused GT3 model, which will put more focus on being lightweight. Like many others in the auto industry, the German brand is trying to reduce CO2 emmisions and increase MPG.

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The new engine found in the base 911 Carrera will be a turbocharged 2.9-liter flat six that is said to make around 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Moving up in the range, the Carrera S will be fitted with a turbo 3.8-liter flat six-cylinder that will produce around 530 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque.

Information regarding the fate of the 911 Turbo and Turbo S is still unknown, but if the lineup does adopt turbo engines for the base cars, you can expect the 911 Turbo to get a power boost to maintain a healthy gap between models.

[Source: Car Magazine]

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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