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Porsche 911 (2015–)

Last updated 2 October 2018

Dimensions
Length 4499–4562 mm
Width 1808–1978 mm
Height 1271–1978 mm
Wheelbase 2450–2456 mm
Boot Space -

Full specifications

Interior

The interior of the this 911 is near identical to its pre-facelifted counterpart. That's no bad thing though, it means it gets the same lovely low slung driving position, lots of seat adjustment and a high centre console with lots of buttons on. 

Porsche says that while many manufacturers have gone for minimalist interiors, moving functions from buttons to touchscreens (the Audi TT being a prime example), it is sticking with clearly labelled old school switches for all the main functions. The idea being to make things clear and easy for the driver, letting them focus on driving.

There are some changes over the original 991 including a new steering wheel design, complete with a dial control if you choose the optional Sports Chrono pack - which we reckon you should do. It's a nice feature but oddly the quality of the switch isn't in keeping with the rest of the interior and so feels a little cheap. It's disappointing on a car at this price, especially given that it's a function the majority of drivers will use often.

Maybe we're being a little picky here, but the 911 is that good that anything which isn't up to scratch stands out even more. Not that practicality is an issue. The 911 may be a high performance coupe but it's also useable every day.

The rear seats may be useless for people, but they're handy as extra storage space for things like laptop bags. The luggage area at the front is deep and ideally suited to a standard aircraft cabin-friendly suitcase with room to spare. You can also get a decent weekly shop in there.

Other neat features include Isofix points on the rear seats. Isofix is also available for the front passenger seat 'on request' from Porsche (unless you go for the sports bucket seats). If you have younger children in rear facing seats it means you can still drop them off at nursery.

But the biggest change is the Porsche infotainment system. These have never been great and often lagged behind when it comes to connectivity and useability. Fortunately the fourth generation of PCM (or Porsche Communication Management) is a massive step forward.

It's no longer the weak point of the interior, with a far superior display, easier to navigate menus and extras such as Apple Car Play. The high resolution screen is bigger, like an iPad-mini has been placed on the dash, and it's now a touchscreen, so no more scrolling with a dial. There's a USB or aux-in and you can easily connect your phone (or iPod if you're old school like us) to play music plus, of course, there is Bluetooth for music streaming.

Standard equipment:

All 911 models come with leather interior, sports seats, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including satellite navigation system with seven-inch colour touchscreen, universal audio interface offering telephone module and MP3 connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, Sport, xenon headlights, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Stability Management (PSM), tyre pressure monitoring, Porsche Vehicle Tracking anti-theft system, three year warranty and three year roadside assistance package.

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