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    The sum of all we think we know on the facelift?

    I've been looking for weeks/months and found lots of conflicting info on what will be part of the facelift and what won't... Examples: direct injection = power increase, LED lights, PDK- (7 gears or 6 gears?), same front end, different front end with R8 type LEDs... Huge price increase vs no price increase, M97 vs GT3 type motor, etc. etc.
    I'm currently living in the UK but I'm moving back to the US in March and ordered a new TT with PDK for when it comes out and I'm trying to find out when I'll get it and what it will have.
    What I really want is a C4S with PDK and a few options (I have a 996 RSR to race when I want to get speed out of my system so don't need the hp) but I ordered the TT as I thought that it would get me PDK quicker...
    I would love to hear from people who "know"... Please don't post if you're just surmising - plenty such info is already available.

    Thanks to all and best wishes for the new year
    JM

    Re: The sum of all we think we know on the facelift?

    Anyone that 'knows' certainly won't post such information!!

    I myself occasionally get insider info from my contacts within Porsche but am told not to divulge externally, to which I certainly try to honor.

    Speculation, rumors and spy shots is all we really have I am afraid.

    My personal 'feel' from all the rumors is that a Turbo with PDK is a LONG way off still (read at least end of 2009). Porsche will be principally concentrating on lowering CO2 emissions across the range, and the new Panamera development far more than replacing Tiptronic with PDK. Also, I think the Carreras will get PDK before the Turbo given the reported development issues handling the Turbo torque figures.

    Re: The sum of all we think we know on the facelif

    You should have ordered a C4S, which is definitely getting 7-speed PDK this Fall.

    Engine and drive train
    Direct injection => more power, more mpg
    3.8L engine based on M97 block
    PDK 7 gear => not necessarily this year on Turbo

    Exterior / cosmetic
    LED headlights (directional?)
    LED tail lights with modified design
    New front spoiler
    Slightly different front end (because of LED headlights and front spoiler)
    Different rear bumper

    Interior / electronics
    New PCM
    Bluetooth
    iPod hookup (hope it's not the joke currently offered by Tequipment )

    Anything else?

    Re: The sum of all we think we know on the facelif

    Hopefully much faster NBR lap time to compete with Nissan GTR and others 997TT killers...

    Re: The sum of all we think we know on the facelift?

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    JMR said:
    I'm currently living in the UK but I'm moving back to the US in March and ordered a new TT with PDK for when it comes out and I'm trying to find out when I'll get it and what it will have.



    How were you able to order a car with an option that doesn't exist?

    Re: The sum of all we think we know on the facelif

    The sales manager wrote down the order with PDK written on it... and I can trade the order for the right of first refusal for a C4S if that comes earlier.

     
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