944 Turbo: Specifications

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The following tabled information, which outlines the specifications of the 944 Turbo (1986-1988) [*], was taken primarily from the official 944 Turbo manual, however other information was collected from various sources cited throughout the resource, including magazine articles written between 1986 and 1988. The information below highlights dimensions, weight, overviews the engine and power train, chassis and suspension, as well as brakes, wheels, tires, and subsequent performance figures of the Porsche 944 Turbo. Note: some information is currently unavailable; however, any missing information will be added once it becomes available.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 168.85 in. / 4289 mm
  • Width: 68.31 in. / 1735 mm
  • Height: 50.20 in. / 1275 mm
  • Wheel base: 50.20 in. / 1275 mm
  • Wheel track, front: 57.40 in. / 1457 mm
  • Wheel track, rear: 56.50 in. / 1436 mm
  • Ground clearance*: 4.92 in. / 125 mm (* at total permissible weight)

Weight:

  • Curb weight: 2998 lbs. / 1360 kg
  • Maximum load capacity: 650 lbs. / 285 kg
  • Total permissible weight: 3626 lbs. / 1645 kg

Engine (M44/51):

  • Powerplant: 8 valve SOHC in-line 4
  • Construction: Aluminum block and heads
  • Displacement: 2,479cc
  • Values: 2 valves per cylinder
  • Location: Front
  • Bore: 99.1 mm
  • Stroke: 78.7 mm
  • Compression ratio: 8.0:1
  • Fuel system: Bosch L-jetronic injection
  • Max rpm: 6,500
  • KKK K-26 #6 turbocharger
  • Max boost: 0.76 bar
  • Power: 220 bhp @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque: 243 ft-lb @ 3500 rpm
  • Output per liter: ~88 SAE net-hp

Power Train:

  • Gear ratio:
    • 1st gear: currently unavailable
    • 2nd gear: currently unavailable
    • 3rd gear: currently unavailable
    • 4th gear: currently unavailable
    • 5th gear: currently unavailable
    • Reverse gear: 3.500:1
  • Axle ratio: currently unavailable
  • Clutch: Single plate dry dics, hydraulically operated
  • Power transmission: Double constant velocity joints and drive shaft

Chassis and Suspension:

  • Front: MacPherson struts with lower A-arms, coil springs, tube shocks, anti-roll bar
  • Rear: Semi-trailing arms, torsion bars, tube shocks (Koni; adjustable), anti-roll bar

Brake System:

  • Description: Hydraulic dual circuit brake system with front/rear brake circuits, Brake power assist (ABS)
  • Discs: Internally ventilated disc brakes front and rear
  • Calipers: currently unavailable

Wheels and Tires:

  • Type: currently unavailable
  • Front: currently unavailable
  • Rear: currently unavailable

Options:

Performance Figures:

  • 0-60 mph: 6.0 seconds
  • Standing quarter mile time: 14.2 seconds
  • Top speed: 155 mph

[*] Note: in 1988, the 944 Turbo S was unveiled, which in 1989 replaced the 944 Turbo (M44/51) as the standard Turbo model until the end of its production run. Read more about the 944 Turbo S here.


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