2009 Porsche 911 Values

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2009 model year changes

Following minimal changes last year, Porsche's venerable 911 gets some significant mid-cycle updates for the 2009 Carrera, Carrera 4and Targa models. Chief among them is the incorporation of PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung), Porsche's new dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the long-reigning 5-speed Tiptronic system. Also new are the engines, now with direct fuel injection and significant boosts in horsepower across the range. The base Carrera 3.6L now delivers 345 horsepower, up from last year's 320, while the 3.8L Carrera S output jumps from 355 hp to 385. In the meantime, the powerplants are 13% more efficient, according to Porsche. Improved suspension tuning allows for a sportier ride, and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is available on the optional sports suspension package. The base Carrera benefits from a new braking system as well, with larger front discs and improved cooling. Exterior changes include subtle updates to the front bumper and side mirrors, standard bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights and taillights. Interior improvements include an all-new entertainment and navigation system. The 911 Turbo is largely unchanged for 2009 and retains Tiptronic S as its optional automatic transmission.

Competitive comparison

Blistering performance; surprising practicality; available all-wheel drive.

Special features for 2009

All of the 2009 Porsche 911 variants offer the performance to back up their seductive, classic shapes, with 0-60 times ranging from 5.0 seconds on non-S Carrera 4 and Targa 4 models to only 3.7 seconds on the Turbo. The 911 is also surprisingly practical for an exotic sports car, with fold-down rear seats to expand the cargo area, plus a second cargo area in front. All-wheel-drive models also offer great all-weather traction and can be driven year-round.
New looks are in store for the 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera, including redesigned front and rear fascia; however, its inner beauty is also enhanced with new direct-injection engines, bigger brakes and a touch-screen interface in the center stack. Optional upgrades include an automated manual gearbox that replaces the Tiptronic automatic transmission, ventilated seats, Bluetooth, satellite radio and an audio connection package. Porsche 911 standard features include a 3.6L H6 engine that produces 345 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque, while the Carrera S gets a 3.8L-version of the engine pumping out 385 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The 911 Carrera and Carrera S are available as either rear-wheel- or all-wheel-drive, the six-speed manual transmission is standard and the seven-speed dual-clutch PDK is optional. The manual rear-wheel-drive trims get 18 mpg city/25 mpg hwy and 21 mpg combined. The Carrera S coupe with PDK gets 19/27/22 mpg, while the cabriolet gets a bit less at 19/26/22. Standard safety features include traction and stability control, six airbags and antilock disc brakes.