(1989 – 1994) Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe (964) – Ultimate Guide
The “87% new” Type 964 Carrera 4 (all wheel drive) Coupé launched January 1989 with new 250bhp, 3.6-litre, air cooled, flat-6 engine with 6-speed manual gearbox. Features include new look body, coil spring suspension, power steering and ABS.
The Type 964 911 first launch with an all wheel drive model. It was a serious investment by Porsche in updating the chassis and tech platform. The 964 Carrera 4 was powered by the M64/01 3.6 liter flat six engine, developing 250 bhp and 229 ft/lbs of torque.
The objective of the C4’s all-wheel-drive system was not only to provide improved traction but also better handling, especially in the wet and on slippery surfaces. A cool fact is that the system sends power front/back in a 31:69 ratio because a 50:50 split would have made the 964 feel like a front-wheel-drive car. For slippery surface the axles can be locked 50:50 front/rear. Over 13,353 964 Carrera 4s were sold.