2016 Porsche 911 Carrera

2016 Porsche 911 911 Carrera 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe
  • MSRP$84,300 Invoice$00
    • 19 City
    • 27 Hwy
  • Seating4
  • Doors2
  • Horsepower350 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $3,698 $2,527 $1,941 $1,591 $1,358 $1,191

2016 Porsche 911 Buyer's Guide

The Porsche 911 is a rear-engined rear-wheel drive sports car, available in a multitude of different models, including the base Carrera coupe, the retractable-roofed Targa, the drop-top Cabriolet, the super-powerful Turbo and Turbo S, and the track-focused GT3. Trim levels for most models include the S, the GTS, and the RS. Both of the turbocharged models send power to both sets of wheels, while all-wheel drive versions of many models are available, and feature a ‘4’ in the name. Most models include a rear seat, but don’t expect to get much use from it (other than as storage). The current generation of 911 (the 991 series) was first introduced for the 2012 model year; expect an updated 911 very soon, probably with new more efficient engines.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera
  • 3.0 Liter 370 horsepower flat 6 engine
  • Infotainment system with online apps and Apple CarPlay
  • Fourspot LED headlights
  • Porsche active suspension management (PASM)
2016 Porsche 911 Turbo
  • 3.8 Liter 520 horsepower turbocharged flat 6 engine
  • Dynamic engine mounts
  • Porsche PDK gearbox
  • Sport chrono pack
2016 Porsche 911 GT3
  • 3.8 Liter 475 horsepower flat 6
  • PDK gearbox
  • Porsche stability management (PSM)
  • Electric steering rack
2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • 4.0 Liter 500 horsepower flat 6
  • PDK gearbox
  • Porsche torque vectoring plus (PTV)
  • Rear axle steering
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
  • Porsche all-wheel drive
  • 3.0 liter, 370 hp turbo engine
  • Porsche dynamic lighting system
  • Apple Carplay
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS
  • 3.8 liter, 430 hp engine
  • GTS black features
  • Sports chrono pack
  • Sport exhaust
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 3.8 liter, 430 hp engine
  • Alcantara interior
  • Sport seats and steering wheel
2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4
  • Porsche Targa top
  • Porsche all-wheel drive
  • Lane change assist
  • Apple Carplay
2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS
  • 3.8 liter, 430 hp engine
  • Porsche all-wheel drive
  • GTS badging
  • Sport exhaust
2016 Porsche 911 Black Edition
  • Black specific exterior paint
  • 20-inch 911 Turbo wheels
  • Full LED headlights
  • 3.4 liter, 350 horsepower engine

What makes it move?

All 911s are powered by horizontally opposed 6 cylinder engines (at least for the moment). Standard models receive a 3.4 liter unit that makes 350 horsepower and 287 lb-ft of torque, along with a choice of 7-speed manual or 7-speed PDK transmission. Buyers who opt for the S models get a 3.8 liter powerplant that spits out 400 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. GTS models also use a 3.8 liter engine, but now with 430 horsepower (though with the same 325 lb-ft of torque).

Turbo models are powered by a twin turbocharged 3.8 liter engine that makes 520 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque, or 523 lb-ft with the Sport Chrono Package’s overboost feature. Turbo S models step that up to 560 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, or 553 lb-ft with the Sport Plus overboost feature, enough to rip off a 0 to 60 mile per hour time under 3 seconds.

The GT3 RS gets a normally aspirated 3.8 liter engine with a 12.9:1 compression ratio that is good for 475 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque (the GT3 RS gets a 4.0 liter version that makes 500 horsepower and 338 lb-ft of torque). The only transmission option with either Turbo or GT3 model is the PDK.

Why buy the 2016 Porsche 911?

The 911 is instantly recognizable as a Porsche, and retains its traditional rear-engined layout. Even the entry level model is suitably quick, and the extra power of higher end versions isn’t needed to have a good time (though it certainly is welcome). If you plan on tracking your 911, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) are available. Despite its bias towards sporty driving, the interior is comfortable, fairly quiet, and quite luxurious, and unlike many cars of its type, the 911 could be used every day without getting on your nerves (and with all-wheel drive, the Porsche makes a surprisingly good winter car, if you can convince yourself that bolting a set of winter tires onto a rear-engined sports car is a good idea).

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