Porsche 911 (991) (2011 – 2015) Review

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Porsche 911 (991) (2011 – 2015) At A Glance


All-new 911 is lighter and faster. Retains familiar shape with a new interior. Six speed PDK or seven speed manual transmissions. Still the definitive sports car.

Starts at more than £70,000.

The styling may be traditional 911 but this version of Porsche's iconic sports car - designated as the 991 - is a big step forward. There’re a few fairly obvious changes from the previous generation model, the roofline is lower and the tail lights are smaller, but the meat of the changes are under the skin.

The wheelbase has been increased by 100mm to improve stability while the body and chassis are made from more lightweight materials. There are a host of aerodynamic tweaks to reduce lift and increase downforce while maintaining a low drag coefficient, which is good for fuel economy.

The engine remains, as always, a flat-six – the Carrera model gets a 3.4-litre 350PS unit while the Carrera S gets a 3.8-litre engine producing 400PS.

The lower powered engine, when fitted with a PDK gearbox, gets the 911 from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds, and that’s cut to 4.4 seconds when the optional Sport Chrono Pack is specified. The 3.8-litre Carrera S is slightly quicker to 62mph, taking 4.3 seconds, or 4.1 seconds in Sport Plus trim.

To enhance handling and dynamics over the outgoing model there’s a wider front track, a new rear axle and a new electro-mechanical power steering system. Carrera S models get Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), which reduces body roll through bends, meaning the tyres are always in the optimal position to keep the car gripped to the road.

Inside the cabin there are traditional 911 features, like the instrument cluster with five dials, coupled with modern technology, which includes a high resolution multi-function display.

Standard equipment on all models includes leather upholstery, automatic climate control, 7-inch touch screen infotainment system with sat-nav, MP3 connectivity and Porsche Stability Management.

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Real MPG average for a Porsche 911 (991) (2011 – 2015)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

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Average performance


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18–33 mpg

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Why does my Porsche 911 991 rattle?

I bought a six month old Porsche 911 (991) model Carrera from a Porsche main dealer in September 2015. Mechanically the car is perfect, but there is an abundance of creaks and rattles from the interior - mainly door cards and back seats, although the dash rattles a bit too sometimes. I rarely drive the car but when I do the noise makes me not want to. Do you know if this is a warranty item or something I need to fix myself? The car was originally registered in March 2015 and has covered 14,000 miles.
Reads as if it has been crashed, repaired and re-assembled. Worth getting that checked by a bodyshop. If all original, then back to the dealer and if he won't fix it then it's a matter of finding a local car upholsterer and trimmer.
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