Porsche 1987 MY: the 944 USA model

An important safety factor is the anti-lock braking system, now available

All 944 models have new safety features, accessories and other options. Porsche is the first manufacturer to offer airbags for both driver and front seat passenger. Dual airbags are standard in the 944 Turbo and optional in the 944S and 944. Porsche offers an optional anti-lock braking system on all 944 models as well.

New accessories include a new rear seat unit with individually folding backs to permit better passenger and load handling. In early 1987, a sound package will be available which includes a Blaupunkt BEA 80 booster/equalizer that allows adjustments to each of 10 built-in speakers.

PCNA price was set at $25,500.

Bore in inch 3.94
Stroke in inch 3.11
Displacement in in.3 151
Compression ratio 9.7:1
net. power SAE J 1349 in HP 147
At engine speed in rpm 5800
net. torque SAE 1349 in lbft 140
At engine speed in rpm 3000
net. power SAE J 1349 in HP/l 59.3
Max engine speed in rpm 6250
Speed governed by stopping fuel flow at rpm 6500±20
Fuel grade in CLC (RON) unleaded fuel 87CLC (91 RON)
Engine weight (dry) lbs 366
Battery 12V 63amp
Alternator power 1610W/115A
Cooling System Type Closed coolant circuit system with antifreeze for -25°C
Fan drive Electric fan with thermo switch
Engine Lubrication and oil cooling Crankshaft driven with crescent gear pump. Oil full flow heat exchanger in coolant bypass circuit integrated in crankcase
Emission Control 3-way cat. conv. with heated oxygen sensor
meas. ahead of cat. conv./ oxyg. sensor disconnected
Fuel System Type DME
Fuel Delivery 1 electric pump

Front mounted engine and rear mounted transmission bolted together with a connection pipe to make up a rigid drive unit - transaxle
Clutch Hydraulic operated, single plate, dry clutch with diaphgram spring plate in pulled version
Convert dia. inch 9.61
Stall ratio 2.5:1
Stall speed in rpm 2800-400
Transmission weight dry in lbs. 148
Transmission weight ready for installation in lbs. 159
Number of gears (ranges) 3 forward, 1 reverse,
parking lock
Gear Ratios
Drive Range 1 2.714
Drive Range 2 1.500
Drive Range 3 1.000
Reverse 2.429
Final drive hypoid drive pinion/ring gear
Final drive ratio 3.455
Manual Transmission
Transmission weight in lbs.
ready for installation

Gear Ratios
1st gear 3.600
2nd gear 2.125
3rd gear 1.458
4th gear 1.071
5th gear 0.829
Reverse 3.500
Final drive Hypoid drive pinion/ring gear
Final drive ratio 3.89:1
LSD (M-equipment) locking value 40%

Front Axle Independently suspended wheels on control arms and spring struts
Spring (Mc Pherson) one coil spring per wheel
Shock absorbers Double action hydraulic absorbers in spring struts
Steering Power assisted rack and pinion
Steering wheel dia. in inch 14.96
Steering wheel dia. in inch (M equip. ?) 14.17
Steering wheel ratio in center position 18.85:1
Turning circle dia. in ft. 33.8
Number of steering wheel turns from lock to lock
- Stadard
- M-equipment

Rear Axle Independently suspended wheels on trailing arms
Springs One each round torsion bar transverse installation
Shock absorbers Hydraulic double-acting
Service Brake

Hydraulic, đual circuit brake system with axle division, brake booster, vented brake discs on front and rear wheels
Brake disc diameter in inch
Front 11.12
Rear 11.38
Effective brake disc dia. in inch
Front 8.84
Rear 9.53
Brake disc thickness in inch
Front 0.81
Rear 0.79
Effective total pad area in sq.in. 48.05
Wheel Rims and Tires
Standard tires
Tire Size on rim
Front 215/60 VR 15 7Jx15
Rear 215/60 VR 15 7Jx16
Wheel Rims and Tires
M-equipment tires
Tire Size on rim
Front 205/55 VR 16 7Jx16
Rear 202/50 VR 16 8Jx16
Winter tires
Tire Size on rim
Front 195/65 R 15 7Jx15
Rear 195/65 R 15 7Jx15
Tire Size on rim
60 R 15 7Jx15
60 R 15 7Jx15
Dimensions (inch)
Lenght 168.90
Width 68.31
Height 50.20
Wheelbase 94.49
Track (with rims) inch
Front 58.2
Rear 57.1
Ground clearence (at total max weight) inch 4.72
Curbed surface clearence (at total max weight) inch 2.09
Curbweight (front) lbs 1367
Curbweight (rear) lbs 1411
Curbweight (total) lbs 2778
Max. axle load lbs
*Front 1587
*Rear 1984
Max total weight lbs 3439
Permissible */** rack load lbs 165
*The max. total weight, however, must not be exceeded.
**Applies only if the basic rack of the original Porsche Roof Transport System is used.
If old type Porsche ski and luggage racks are used the permissible roof weight is 77 lbs.
Capacities US gal information in Owner's manual is valid
Engine oil 1.72
Engine coolant 2.24
Manual transmission + differential 0.53
Automatic Transmission with torque converter 1.58 ATF Dexron 11D
Differential of automatic transmission 0.26 ATF Dexron R
Power steering 0.63 ATF Dexron 11D
Fuel tank 21.12 (2.11 res.)
Brake fluid 0.05
Washing fluid 1.58
Top speed in mph
Manuals 131
Automatics 131
Acceleration in seconds (manuals)
0 to 60 mph 8.3
0 to 100 mph 22.3
1/4 mile from standing start - sec 16.2
Acceleration in seconds (automatics)
0 to 60 mph 9.8
0 to 100 mph 27.7
1/4 mile from standing start - sec 17.2

Transmission Oil Specification:
Manuals: Hypoid gear lube SAE 80 to MIL-L 2105
API Classification GL 4
Automatic Transmission (US gal.): ATF Dexron 11D, approx. 1.58 total volume;
approx. 0. 74 converter volume;
approx. 0.92 ATF change volume, watch mark on oil filler tank.
Differential of automatic transmission (US gal.): final drive: approx. 0.26 of SAE 80 to MIL-L 2105B
API Classification GL 5 (filled for service life).

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