The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe is surprisingly fuel-efficient for a sports car, with fuel economy ratings of 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. In fact, fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced up to 16 percent vs. last year's model. An Auto Start Stop function, a 7-speed manual PDK transmission, and an electrical system recuperation technology system also aid in achieving greater fuel efficiency.
The 2012 Carrera is fast, with a top speed over 170 mph and a zero-to-sixty time of 4.8 seconds.
This 911 is certainly powerful. It features a 3.4-liter boxer engine with VarioCam Plus and direct fuel injection which produces 350 horsepower and a maximum torque rating of 390 Nm.
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. The 2012 911 continues this tradition in the most positive of ways. In no way does it disappoint!
After review, the base Carrera has a reasonable price for a luxury sports car, with a starting price of $79,000 for the beginning-of-the-model-year coupe and a starting price of $82,100 for the mid-year redesign.
The 911 Carrera line offers plenty of model options to suit all types of drivers, as well as variety in power and technology choices.
Safety features abound on the 911 Carrera coupe and include side and side curtain airbags, front airbags, antilock ventilated disc brakes, and knee airbags (for the driver and passenger) on most models.
With added options, the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera can easily nearly double in price. If you're looking for more power and options, you might as well splurge on a more luxurious trim/variant.