2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Review

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You’re gawking at the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4— bold, brash, and badass as ever, peeling away into the sunset, leaving it’s mark as the last of the 997 era, making way for the next-generation 911, internally-coded the new 991.

Well, technically, the redesigned 991s are already here, available as the 2012 Carrera and Carrera S models, whereas our tested 997 Carrera 4 retains the current guise. So, if you’re seeking the wider, all-wheel drive version of the 7th-generation redesigned 911, you’ll need to hold tight till next year.

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Review

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Review

Starting at $97,400 CDN MSRP, the 2012 Carrera 4 produces a delicious 345-hp and 288 lb.-ft. of torque, all powered by the 3.6L 6-cylinder naturally aspirated engine.

This 2012 Carrera 4 sees a good dose of options including:

  • Platinum Silver Metallic paint, $820
  • The Infotainment Package, 3440
  • Leather Sport Seats, 920
  • Porsche Crest in Headrest, 330 (exclusive option)
  • PASM Sports Suspension, 2390
  • PDK, 4660
  • Self Dimming Mirrors, 480
  • Front Heated Seats, 600
  • 19” Turbo II Wheels, 2790
  • 5mm Wheel Spacers, 560 (exclusive option)
  • Dynamic Cornering Lights, 790
  • Sport Chrono Package Plus, 1690
  • PDK 3-spoke Sports Steering Wheel, 560

Inclusions in this model included Navigation Module for PCM, BOSE Surround Sound System, and XM Satellite Radio.

$117,430 CDN MSRP is our total, including all options (excluding any taxes/fees).

Ripping around the track in an all-wheel drive Porsche 911 is undoubtedly what this iconic machine is known for, but shredding through the snow with all four tires gripping the powder and ice is equally as exhilarating—two completely different actions, one completely different car. For more info on the 2012 Porsche Carrera 4 please visit here.

Speaking of ripping around the snow, check out our feature on Porsche Camp4 Canada.


  • Retains the 997 style for those expecting the new 991

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Shooting cars professionally since film was a thing, Amee's work has appeared in various outlets including NBC Sports, Chicago Tribune, SuperStreet, GlobeDrive, MotorTrend, and others. He's the managing editor & founder of TractionLife.com. Find him travelling, spending time with his kids and family. Or golfing, poorly.