Why Did Porsche Switch to Turbocharged Engines in the 911?
If you are an avid fan of the Porsche 911, then you probably were a bit shocked to see that many of the models are now utilizing turbocharged motors for 2017, as opposed to the more familiar naturally aspirated engines of the past. We have been asked countless times here at Loeber Motors, “Why did Porsche switch to turbocharged engines in the 911?” Here is your answer.
In today’s world, it isn’t about who can simply make the fastest vehicle and the most powerful engine. It is also important for manufacturer’s to try and make their engines as efficient and eco-friendly as possible, while still fulfilling customers’ needs. That is exactly what Porsche is doing with the new turbocharged engines in the 2017 911 models. These motors even offer more efficiency and torque than the previous engines, while also being more efficient.
One example of this can be found in the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera. This model is now powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat six engine that produces 370 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. This is actually a +20 horsepower increase and a +44 lb.-ft of torque increase. Now, drivers will be able to enjoy this power longer in between fill-ups, thanks to the sports car’s ability to achieve up to 30 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city! And if all of this information wasn’t enough, the 911 Carrera is now two-tenths of a second faster than the previous model in the zero-to-sixty sprint and has a 4 mph increase in top speed.
Experience the 2017 Porsche 911 at Loeber Porsche
While many may miss the days of the naturally aspirated engine, it is clear that the turbocharged engine is the way of the future. If you would like to experience all of the endless joys that a turbocharged 2017 Porsche 911 can provide, we encourage you to come and check one out today here at Loeber Porsche. If you have any additional questions about the vehicle, feel free to contact one of our sales team members.