Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche 911 Carrera S

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 Carrera S

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Slightly lighter curb weight 3,230 lb vs 3,340 lb Around 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

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Slightly more expensive sticker price $118k vs $111k More than 5% more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 Carrera S  vs
4S 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 110,800 117,530
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2012

transmission

Drivetrain RWD AWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7
Gear ratios
1: 3.91:1
2: 2.29:1
3: 1.55:1
4: 1.3:1
5: 1.08:1
6: 0.88:1
7: 0.71:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 13.39 in Disc
Rear brakes Disc 12.99 in Disc
Front wheels 508/? 216 483/? 216
Rear wheels 508/? 279 483/? 279

power & handling

911 Carrera S  vs
4S 
Power-to-weight ratio 8.2 lb/hp 8.35 lb/hp
Maximum hp 394 HP @ 7,400 RPM 400 HP @ 7,400 RPM
Maximum torque 324 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM 325 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,800 RPM 7,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionPAS

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 Flat 6
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.05 in 4.01 in / 3.05 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,230 lb 3,340 lb
Width 71.2 in 72.9 in
Height 51.1 in 50.9 in
Length 176.8 in 176.8 in
Front track width 60.6 in 60.3 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in 96.5 in
Porsche 911 Carrera S
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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
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