The 2012 911 Carrera S comes with a starting price of $96,400 for the mid-year redesign for the 2012 year and has a top speed of 188 mph and a zero-to-sixty time of only 4.3 seconds. Safety features include larger brakes with more brake pistons for the S coupe, a new electric parking brake, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, Porsche Stability Management, Anti-Theft protection, several airbags, and rigid (yet lightweight) construction. Inside, the 911 Carrera S coupe features a Porsche Communication Management system, a Burmester High-End Surround Sound audio system, a sport steering wheel and sport seats, Porsche Entry and Drive, a climate control system, electric exterior mirrors and rear-view mirror, a universal audio interface with a USB port and iPod connectivity, Sound Package Plus, Bluetooth connection capability, an optional roof transport system, optional ParkAssist, and optional HomeLink (with garage door opener). This 911 is also extremely powerful. It features a 3.8-liter naturally-aspirated direct-injection DOHC flat-six engine with lift and variable valve timing and variable exhaust that produces 394 horsepower. RWD comes standard, as does a 7-Speed PDK transmission. The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S coupe is surprisingly fuel-efficient for a sports car, with fuel economy ratings of up to 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, with a combined rating of 23 mpg./p>
This year's 911 Carrera is available in several different model types: including the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS (with a starting MSRP of $11200), the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (with a starting MSRP of $103,100), the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition (with a starting MSRP of $81,300), the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 (with a starting MSRP of $85,400), the standard 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe (with a starting price of $79,000), the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S (with a starting price of $91,900), and the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (with a starting price of $98,300). There's also a Cabriolet (convertible) variant of several of the 911 Carrera models.