The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 coupe is surprisingly fuel-efficient for a sports car, with fuel economy ratings of 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway (with the manual transmission). In fact, fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced up to 16 percent vs. last year's model.
The 2012 Carrera is fast, with a top track speed of 177 mpg and a zero-to-sixty time of 4.8 seconds.
This particular Carrera features all-wheel-drive in place of the standard Carrera's rear-wheel drive. This leads to a different driving experience- one which will help some drivers feel a little safer on the roads when encountering natural weather elements.
The Carrera 4 is powerful, though its S and Turbo trims are much more so. The base C4 features a 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 345 horsepower and a six-speed manual transmission.
The Porsche 911 Carrera coupe is part of an iconic line of Porsche 911 vehicles, and, as so, will likely have a fantastic resale value and be valued by collectors for years to come.
After review, the base Carrera has a reasonable price for a luxury sports car, with a starting price of $85,400. However, the price can quickly increase with added options and packages.
If this particular Carrera doesn't suit your tastes, there are over a dozen other fantastic variants from which to choose.
Safety features on the 911 Carrera 4 coupe are plentiful and include side and side curtain airbags, front airbags, antilock ventilated disc brakes, and knee airbags (for the driver and passenger).
With added options, the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 can get very pricey, very quickly, and those drivers searching for more power should splurge on an S or Turbo variant of the same model.