Porsche 911 review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
Efficiency is a big part of the 911’s usability, and the 992 carries this on with a stronger environmental conscience
The 911’s new injectors give more power but also improve fuel consumption. With the help of a particulate filter in the exhaust, it’ll emit as little as 233g/km and return up to 28mpg. Impressive stats considering the performance on offer.
Given the sphere the 911 occupies, it’s one of the more efficient sports cars on sale and should therefore be relatively affordable to run. The caveat, of course, being that it’s affordable for a circa £100,000 sports car that can crack 0-62mph in under four seconds.
It’s no surprise that with this level of performance on offer, the desirability and the price, that the 911 falls into the top group 50 insurance bracket no matter whether you go for the two or four-wheel drive option. That means it’ll not be a cheap car to insure, but then neither are its rivals at this level of the market.
For our sample driver – a 43-year-old male living in Oxfordshire with three points on their licence – expect to pay around £1,000. Of course, this could vary depending on your driving history, age, where you live and how many points you have.
Porsche 911 used values are traditionally very strong. This car is so new that residual values are difficult to accurately predict, but based on the car it replaces – the 991.2 Carrera S PDK – it’ll hold onto plenty of its list price.
After three years or 36,000 miles that previous generation Porsche 911 would be worth 58.1 per cent of its new price, which is mightily impressive for an expensive car like this. Our experts predicted that the 991.2 Carrera 4S PDK would retain 57.7 per cent, so an equally strong showing
In this review
- 1Porsche 911 reviewWith the 992, Porsche has broadened the iconic 911’s everyday appeal with greater comfort, while pushing the performance envelope further
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Carrera S now produces 444bhp from its 3.0-litre turbo engine – performance is in the league you’d expect from a 911
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingEfficiency is a big part of the 911’s usability, and the 992 carries this on with a stronger environmental conscience
- 4Interior, design and technologyMore digital functionality gives the new 911 a cleaner, less cluttered feel, while there’s more tech on offer too
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot space The 911’s 2+2 layout means it’s still the most practical sports car on sale
- 6Reliability and SafetyHoned engine, chassis and interior tech – plus reputation for longevity on the race track – mean the 911 should be reliable