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Like the coupe, the 2012 911 Carrera S Cabriolet features innovative
aluminum-steel construction with the addition of an all-new convertible top
design, which preserves the typically sleek 911 coupe roof line. Intelligent
lightweight design that includes extensive use of aluminum, magnesium and
advanced high strength steel ensures lower vehicle mass and lower fuel
consumption while offering improved driving dynamics and additional comfort. As
with the 911 coupe models, the new Porsche open-top models are significantly
lighter than their predecessors.
Each of the two new cabriolets, the 911 Carrera Cabriolet and the 911 Carrera
S Cabriolet, use the same engine as their coupe equivalents.
The rear of the 911 Carrera S houses a 3.4 liter boxer six-cylinder engine with
direct fuel injection (DFI) generating 350 horsepower (hp), while the open-top Carrera S comes with a
3.8- liter boxer six-cylinder DFI engine developing 400 hp. The open-top 911s
are significantly more efficient than their predecessors; both models consume
less than 10 L/100 km on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) figures will be available closer to the
With the longer wheelbase, wider front track and host of new features just
introduced on the 911 Carrera and Carrera S models, the new cabriolet variants
offer sportier driving characteristics, greater precision and agility and
On sale in the spring of 2012, the 911 Carrera Cabriolet MSRP is $97,300, while
the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet MSRP begins at $108,000.