In 1995, German automaker Porsche redesigned its 911 coupe and gave the new model the internal designation 933. This generation of the 911 featured new engines, a new suspension and brakes and bigger wheels. In 1996, Porsche built a "Carrera 4S" or "C4S" variant of the 933. Porsche equipped the C4S with the same suspension and body style of the 911 turbo models, but installed a non-turbocharged engine.
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Porsche installed a 3.6-litre, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine in the C4S 911. A horizontal-six places two banks of three cylinders in opposition to one another along the same plane.
Porsche outfitted this engine with single overhead cams with two valves per cylinder and multiport fuel injection. This engine's bore and stroke measured 3.94 by 3.01 inches. It produces 282 horsepower at 6,300rpm and 250 pound-feet of torque at 5,250rpm, and had a compression ratio of 11.3-to-1.
Porsche only offered a six-speed manual transmission in the C4S 911. The C4 designation referred to the all-wheel drive system installed in this model.
A 1996 Porsche 911 C4S could accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 5.5 seconds and pass the quarter-mile mark in 14 seconds with a speed of 100mph. This car had a maximum speed of 172mph. It had a turning radius of 38.5 feet.
The 1996 911 C4S was rated at 16mpg during city driving and 23mpg on the highway. Porsche installed a 19.4-gallon tank in this model.
The 911 C4S had a length of 167.8 inches and a 89.5-inch wheelbase. This two-door coupe was 51.8 inches in height and 70.7 inches high. Its front track was 55.6 inches and the rear track was 59.3 inches. This car weighed 1450kg. Porsche equipped it with size 205/55ZR-16 front tires and size 245/45ZR-16 rear tires. Both the front and rear wheels use disc brakes and Porsche's anti-lock brake system. Buyers could upgrade the 911 C4S with a rear spoiler, which came standard on the turbocharged model.
Porsche built the 911 in a 2+2 configuration that seated four. The front seats had 37.4 inches of headroom and 43 inches of legroom.
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