Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche 911 Carrera S

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Porsche 911 Carrera S

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Slightly more expensive sticker price $111k vs $106k Around 5% more expensive harder to own
Front view of Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the 911 Carrera 4S Coupé vs the 911 Carrera S.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 Carrera S  vs
4S Coupé 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 110,800 105,630
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 Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 216 508/? 216
Rear wheels 508/? 279 508/? 279

power & handling

911 Carrera S  vs
4S Coupé 
Power-to-weight ratio 8.2 lb/hp 7.96 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 and pinion

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 4.02 in / 3.05 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,230 lb 3,186 lb
Width 71.2 in 72.9 in
Height 51.1 in 51 in
Length 176.8 in 176.8 in
Front track width 60.6 in 60.6 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in 96.5 in
Porsche 911 Carrera S
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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé
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