Porsche’s 911 Carrera S 3.8-liter flat-six boxer engine. (source: Porsche)
Engine Technology International recognizes Porsche's hi-tech advancements in delivering more power and increased fuel-efficiency from its flat-six engines.
Atlanta. June 17, 2009.
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG has been awarded the prestigious “Best New Engine Award.” By virtue of winning the award for 2009, Porsche’s 911 Carrera S 3.8-liter boxer engine has emphasized its leadership position in a tough field of high performance competitors. For the past eleven years, this honor has been awarded by the British specialist journal Engine Technology International for outstanding engine characteristics and advancements in applicable technology.
The new flat-six engine, featuring Porsche’s new Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) system, dramatically increases power and engine flexibility while also increasing efficiency and lowering the environmental impact of the iconic sports car. The Carrera S is also available with Porsche's new seven-speed double-clutch transmission (PDK) and, despite an 8.5 percent increase in power, the PDK equipped models offer a reduction in fuel consumption of more than 13 percent and a CO2 emissions reduction of almost 15 percent.
“Co-developed with Porsche Motorsport, and used in last year’s American Le Mans Series championship and this year’s just completed 24-Hours of Le Mans class-winning RS Spyder prototype, the DFI concept is the best of two worlds,” said Detlev von Platen, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America (PCNA). “Our team of Porsche engineers have managed to do what most have said is impossible – we achieve more power and greater drivability yet with better fuel efficiency and lower emissions.
Output of the 3.8-liter power unit in the 911 Carrera S models was increased by 30 to 385 bhp. Despite this gain, the new models in the 911 range once again boast a significant reduction in fuel consumption, with the 911 Carrera S equipped with the PDK transmission EPA rated at 26 miles per gallon highway.
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