2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2012 Porsche 911 - Road Test Specs

2012 Porsche 911 Coupe

(3.8L 6-cyl. 7-speed Manual)


Year Make Model2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 7M)
Vehicle TypeRWD 2dr 4-passenger Coupe
Estimated MSRP$105,000 (as tested)


ConfigurationLongitudinal rear engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, direct injected flat-6, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,800/232
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing + lift on intake valves
Compression ratio (x:1)12.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)394 @ 7,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)325 @ 5,600
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSeven-speed manual
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=3.91, II=2.29, III=1.55, IV=1.30, V=1.08, VI=0.88, VII=0.71
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.44
Differential(s)Mechanical limited slip


Suspension, frontModified MacPherson strut, coil springs, elctrically adjustable dampers, active stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearMultilink, coil springs, electrically adjustable dampers, active stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)Variable: 12.25 to 16.6
Tire make and modelPirelli P Zero Nero
Tire typePerformance front and rear
Tire size, front245/35ZR20
Tire size, rear295/30ZR20
Wheel size20-by-8.5 inches front -- 20-by-11 inches rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated 13.4-inch carbon-ceramic rotors, six-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rearVentilated disc 13-inch carbon-ceramic rotors, four-piston fixed calipers

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)4.3 manual; 4.1 PDK, Sport Chrono equipped

Fuel Consumption

Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.9

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionNine-speaker, 235-watt six CD/DVD/MP3 AM/FM; Optional Burmester 12-speaker 800-watt system.
iPod/digital media compatibilityUSB, Standard Bluetooth audio
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard, 7-inch touchscreen
Parking aidsOptional front and rear parking sensors

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,075
Length (in.)176.8
Width (in.)71.2
Height (in.)51.0
Wheelbase (in.)96.5
Track, front (in.)60.6
Track, rear (in.)59.7
Seating capacity4
Trunk volume (cu-ft)4.76
GVWR (lbs.)4,034


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion10 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles

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