2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Written by mdvaldosta on May 8, 2006

2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4s CoupePorsche released its next generation all-wheel drive 911 model – the 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. The new version offers significantly more engine, braking and handling performance than its highly respected predecessor. For the first time, the model will be available with two engine options. It also features wider bodywork, to accommodate larger rear tires, and an enhanced Porsche Stability Management system designed to provide shorter stopping distances and optimal braking.

A direct descendant of the famed all-wheel drive Porsche 959, the 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe is equipped with a 3.8-liter power plant that develops 355 bhp and accelerates the car from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.6 seconds and to a top test track speed of 179 mph (288 km/h).

The most striking exterior feature of the new Carrera 4S Coupe is its more muscular rear bodywork. To fit the Carrera 4S’ 305/30 ZR19 larger and higher performing standard rear tires, the rear fenders are 1.7 inches (44 mm) wider.

The Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system on the new Carrera 4S has two new functions to enhance braking. To eliminate the air gap between the pads and the disk and shorten stopping distances, the brake system is pre-filled prior to full brake application. For optimal braking, the hydraulic pump builds up extra pressure to bring all the wheels into the ABS range if the driver depresses the brake pedal quickly but not forcefully.

As with the previous version, the Carrera 4S’s all-wheel drive system has a multi-disk viscous coupling that transfers between 5 and 40 percent of the driving force permanently to the front wheels. This feature provides excellent handling in curves, straight-line stability at high speeds, and improved traction on slippery roads.

To further enhance handling, for the first time the Carrera 4S is available with the new Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system as standard. PASM allows the driver to select between the comfort of a Grand Touring car and the track-ready precision of a genuine high performance sports car at the touch of a button.

The optional Sport Chrono Plus package is also offered as an option. For sportier performance, it modifies the engine management characteristics and the control behavior of the PSM and PASM systems.

The 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe has been on sale in the United States and Canada since the fall of 2005.

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