We got a good look at the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 in Frankfurt.
It just wouldn't be a German car show without Porsche bringing some 911s, and the German automaker wasn't about to miss out on the biggest car show in Europe. Porsche's approach to building a 911 for everyone with enough money in the bank includes base models perfectly balanced for the everyday driving enthusiast. That includes people that have to deal with various forms of inclement weather through the year. That particular weapon of choice is the Carrera 4, which is, at its heart, a 911 Carrera with all-wheel-drive. But, because it's a Porsche and you're spending more money, that all-wheel-drive system is a bit special.
The Carrera 4 gets an upgrade for 2020 beyond moving on to the 992 chassis and styling. Part of the all-wheel-drive system's upgrade includes tech pulled from the more expensive Carrera 4S for the front differential. It's now liquid-cooled on the standard Carrera 4, which means Porsche can use more aggressive materials in the clutch. That then means the diff can be more aggressive in how it locks up and perform even better on low-grip surfaces. On top of that, the electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential with Porsche Torque Vectoring is now optional for the Carrera 4.
Active Suspension Management is also now standard along with the 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six that generates a fun but useable 379 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque through the eight-speed PDK transmission. 0-60 mph with the all-wheel-drive system is dealt with in a clean 4 seconds. Opting for the Sport Chrono package and that time drops to 3.8 seconds.
Pricing is a Porsche-like $105,050 for the version with the hard roof, while being able to fold down the roof costs $118,850, including destination charges. It can be ordered now but not expected to land in dealer lots until early 2020.