Famous sports car manufacturer Porsche won the Best New Engine Award for the year 2009. The award is given away by a British specialist journal ‘Engine Technology International’ for outstanding engine characteristics and is being awarded since eleven years.
The 3.8-litre engine installed in Porsche 911 Carrera S models helped the car manufacturer clinch the award. The inline-six-cylinder engine features direct fuel injection technology raising sportiness, efficiency, and environmental compatibility of the Porsche 911 to an even higher level than before.
For the first time, Porsche has given the 911 Carrera S a new double clutch transmission (PDK). With this technology, the Carrera S models have been able to raise power by 8.5 percent and reduce fuel consumption by 13 percent and CO2 levels by almost 15 percent. The 911 Carrera S Coupe with PDK offer even greater fuel economy with an average fuel consumption of just 10.2 litres/100 km (combined overall fuel consumption to EU5 standard).
Porsche has tuned the 3.8-litre power unit in the Carrera S models to deliver 385 bhp which is up by 30 bhp from the older model. This has helped push the powerful S version sports cars beyond the magic speed barrier of 300 km/h.
Despite this supreme power and performance, the new models in the 911 range boast of significant reduction in fuel consumption.