Like the 2020 911 Carrera models, the new 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet are powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-litre flat-six engine fitted with model-specific turbochargers, developing 283 kW (385 hp) at 6,500 rpm (15 hp more than the previous 911 Carrera 4 models) and 440 Nm of torque, all the way from 1,950 to 5,000 rpm.
A fully-variable, electronically-controlled limited-slip rear differential with Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), which is standard on the 911 Carrera S and 4S models, can be ordered as an option.
Fitted with the standard eight-speed PDK (Porsche DoppelKupplung) transmission, the 911 Carrera 4 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. When equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, this time drops to 4.0 seconds.
The 2020 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet accelerates to 100 km/h from standstill in just 4.4 seconds, and in 4.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package.
The new 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet are equipped with PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management). It has two selectable modes, Normal and Sport, emphasising ride quality and handling.
Wheels are 19 inches in diameter at the front and 20 inches at the rear. They are fitted with 235/40 ZR 19 and 295/35 ZR 20 tyres, respectively. Larger wheels with a staggered 20/21-inch diameter are optionally available.
The standard internally ventilated and perforated grey cast-iron brake rotors on the 2020 911 Carrera 4 models measure 13.0 inches front and rear and feature black four-piston calipers. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) can be ordered as an extra.
Like on the other 2020 911 variants, Wet Mode is included as standard equipment. This function automatically detects water on the road, preconditions the stability control and anti-lock brake systems accordingly, and warns the driver. The driver can then call up vehicle settings particularly suited for wet roads at the push of a button, or by means of the mode switch on the steering wheel, when fitted with the optional Sport Chrono Package.
Visually, the 911 Carrera 4 have clearly defined fender arches and front luggage compartment lid with a recess reminiscent of classic 911 models. A full-width LED light strip stretches across the rear.
Inside, the new 911 Carrera 4 shares the interior with the previously introduced standard 911 Carrera and S models, including re-designed seats.
The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system has a 10.9 inch touch screen and improved connectivity.
Like the rear-wheel drive version, the new 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet will also be equipped with similar country-specific standard equipment for Australia. These include Lane Change Assist, 14-way comfort seats with front seat heating, BOSE Surround Sound system, digital radio, comfort access, metallic paint, auto dimming mirrors and a reversing camera.
The 2020 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet are expected to arrive in Australia in Q4 2019. The price of the 911 Carrera 4 Coupé starts at $245,600, and the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet at $267,100. Government and dealer delivery costs have to be factored in.