2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible

MSRP $130,900

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2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 7, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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When it comes to modern classics, there is pretty much nothing that comes even close to a Porsche, and there is no mistaking a Porsche for something else. There is a better Porsche every year, and the 992 generation 911 Convertible is the perfect example of what Porsche is capable of in that regard. Apart from the major design overhaul received as a part of the generation shift, the 2022 911 Carrera S Convertible is supposed to come with an updated infotainment system, a remote parking system, and an improved driver assistance package.

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Pros

Unmistakable design

Impeccable dynamics

Surprisingly comfortable

Cons

Muted standard exhaust

Complicated infotainment controls

What's New?

Updated infotainment system

Remote parking system

Updated driver assistance packages


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$130900

bodystyle

dr Convertible

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$130,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible in Agate Gray Metallic color
Agate Gray Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.6

Engine and Performance

9.4

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.5

Exterior

8.9

Safety

7.0

Competition

9.1

Final Verdict

8.7

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


The 2022 Carrera S Convertible comes in two trims, with one being a rear-wheel-drive(S) variant and the other an all-wheel-drive(4S) variant. Porsche also does offer a base as well as tricked-out versions of the drop-top such as the GTS and 4 GTS, but that’s up for another discussion. The starting price of the base Carrera S Convertible is expected to start at around $130,900 when it reaches the dealership floor. The main competitors for the 911 Convertible will be the Mercedes AMG GT Roadster and the Jaguar F-Type R Convertible.


7.6/10
Features

9.4/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.5/10
Interior

8.9/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

9.1/10
Competition

8.7/10
Final Verdict


2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible Features

7.6/10

As standard, Porsche will only offer the 2022 Porsche 911 S Convertible in two trims, namely the standard S or the all-wheel-drive 4S. Powering both cars will be a 3.0L twin-turbo flat-six engine, with the power being sent to the rear wheel through an 8-speed PDK gearbox or a rather “unconventional for the class” 7-speed manual. The prices are expected to start from about $130,900, and that's before you start adding any options. If the base 911 does not quench your thirst for performance, Porsche will happily sell you the sportier versions with prices breaching the 140 grand mark easily. Also, Porsche does offer a wide range of packages and customization options for the regular car, in case the regular set of equipment doesn’t appeal to you. Some of the standard equipment that should come with the updated model year are listed below:

Model

Carrera Convertible

MSRP(RWD)

$130,900 (S)

MSRP(AWD)

$138,200 (4S)

Key features

Instrument cluster with central tachometer and two 7-inch TFT panels on either side

 

10.9-inch Porsche Communication management system with online navigation

 

Leather embossed, partial power seats with heating function

 

Smooth leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters

 

2-zone automatic climate control with auto recirculation and pollen filter

 

Heated rear windshield

 

LED headlamps with signature 4-point running light and 3D brake lights

 

20”/21” Carrera S Wheels

Coming to the equipment, Porsche finally seems to have incorporated every kind of connectivity into their infotainment system, obviously with a limited period trial run. There also seems to be an update on the driver assistance package, which now gets rear-cross traffic alert, lane change assist, and a surround-view camera. The rest of the features will be identical to the latest generation of 911 cars with features scattered across the models. The 2022 Carrera S Convertible will wear the LED headlamps with the 4-point running light and will obviously share the 3D tails lamps with the full-length cross lighting. On the inside, you will be greeted by a leather embossed part electric sports seat. The dual-zone climate control and the heated seats make sure that you stay comfy inside. 

Which trim should you buy?

Since Porsche considers each designation as an individual model, the 2022 911 Convertible in its S and 4S guise is nearly identical in specification with an option for either an 8-speed PDK or an interesting 7-Speed manual. The only other obvious choice in front of you is whether you prefer the RWD experience or will go all out for the 4S AWD model. We say you avoid the latter unless you need a bigger 17.6-gallon fuel tank and also would love one-tenth of a second shaved off the 0-60 time. That said, Porsche does offer an intriguing list of optional equipment and features, which should come in handy and should boost the usability of the car. If we were the one to configure, we would most definitely go for the $2,330 14-way power sports seats with memory. 

Release date

Whilst the 911 Series of coupes for 2022 has already been showcased, it is undoubted that the convertibles will follow closely. So expect the car to reach your nearest dealership by this fall with deliveries commencing by the year’s end.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible Engine and Performance

9.4/10

The 2022 911 Carrera S Convertible will come sporting the sweet 3.0L flat-six twin-turbo engine that we have been seeing for quite some years now. It is expected to put down a similar but impressive 443 horses and 390 lb-ft of twisting force at the crank. All this coupled with Porsche’s in-house 8-speed PDK transmission makes for a terrific experience behind the wheel. Coming from the previous model year, we expect it to be one of the most refined drivetrain packages out there. There is little to no hint of turbo lag whatsoever and the electronic wizardry on board is one of the finest when it comes to finding traction when launched, even on wet surfaces.

Thanks to all the tech, this relatively modest-sized banger does a 0-60 run in just 3.7 seconds. The quarter-mile comes up in just 11.3 seconds, which is blistering quick by any standards for a factory car. This becomes even more impressive when you realize the fact that it is the entry-level Carrera S that we have been discussing, and that too factoring in the additional weight of the roof mechanism.

2022 Porsche 911 Carerra S Convertible Side View

If that doesn’t sound impressive, Porsche also offers this car with an optional Sports Chrono package that includes a banger launch-control software that is capable of shaving two-tenths of a second over the standard car, posting a time of 3.5 seconds on the 60 mile an hour run.

Models

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible

2021 Mercedes AMG GT Roadster

2021 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible

MSRP

$115,300

$130,700

$105,900

Engine

3.0L twin-turbo flat-6

4.0L V8 Bi-turbo

5.0L supercharged V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed PDK

7-speed DCT

8-speed automatic

Power (hp @ RPM

443hp @ 6500 rpm

523hp @ 5500 rpm

575hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

390lb-ft @ 2300 rpm

494 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm

516 lb-ft @ 3500rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3.7

3.7

3.5

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

11.3

11.4

12

Top-Speed (MPH)

190

190

186

Compared to the competition, being the one sporting the lower displacement engine, the 2022 911 Carrera S convertible does fall short when it comes to the numbers on paper, but the lower curb weight means that the 911 does hit 60 mph as quick as the AMG and only falls short of the Jaguar by a couple of tenths of a second. However, with lower curb weight and a quicker gearbox to its advantage, the 2022 911 Carrera S convertible does an impressive quarter-mile run at 11.3 seconds, managing to beat both the F-Type R and the AMG GT roadster, which posted individual times of 12 secs and 11.4 secs, respectively.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible Fuel Economy

6.0/10

Fuel economy is something that you do not look forward to when getting a sports car, but nonetheless, the Carrera S Convertible should impress with the figures it can return. Going by what we know, the 3.0L twin-turbo flat-six is good for about 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highways. If you ask us, the figures match that of some modern family SUVs, which really is impressive, relatively speaking. So in real-world usage, in mixed driving cycles, you are looking at somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 mpg, which by sports car standards is nothing less than impressive.

Models

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible*

2021 Mercedes AMG GT Roadster

2021 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible

MPG (City)

18

16

16

MPG (Highway)

24

22

24

MPG (Combined)

20

18

18

Tank Capacity (Gallons)

16.9

19.8

18.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

304.2/405.6/338

316.8/435.6/356.4

296/444/333

*2021 MY data used for reference 

Despite being the car with the biggest and most potent engine, the Jaguar did surprise us in matching the economy figures with the AMG GT Roadster. Also, it even manages to surpass the AMG GT roadster by 2 mpg when it comes to highway efficiency. This is quite surprising as the F-Type R does also have to cope with additional drivetrain losses, being the only one coming in AWD configuration as standard. Where the Porsche takes a beating is in the tank range. Being the one with the smallest gas tank in this comparison, the maximum rated highway range for the Porsche sits at a low 405.6 miles. The Mercedes and Jaguar, in comparison, can take you nearly 435.6 miles and 444 miles, respectively for a full tank of gas.

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible Interior

7.5/10

The 2022 911 Carrera S convertible is expected to arrive with an identical cabin layout as the current-gen 911 cars. There won’t be any visible changes to the cabin except the fact that it would get a slightly updated infotainment system. If you have ever been in one of the latest generation 911s, you would feel absolutely at home inside the new Carrera S Convertible, with the exemption that you also have a folding roof above you. If we were to say, the drop-top roof does bring in an altogether different sensation from the regular body type when it comes to the cabin feel.

2022 Porsche 911 Carerra S Convertible Dashboard

The front seats feel pretty snug and hold you in place rather well. There is 41.6 inches of legroom to play with at the front which comes in as average. The seats themselves are extremely comfortable and holding, but if you are out of shape, you would find the 51.7-inch shoulder room to be a bit lacking. Coming to the gizmos, the cabin does feature a dual 7” TFT screen on the cluster and a nice 10.3-inch infotainment screen. Leather-wrapped “everything”, heated seats, and a 2-zone climate system makes sure that you stay cozy inside. Also, you get a pair of rear seats in this car, which at best can fit a couple of small children.

Models

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible*

2021 Mercedes AMG GT Roadster

2021 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible

Seating Capacity

2+2

2

2

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38/51.7/41.6

38/58.3/41.7

36.97/56.5/42.83

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

NA

NA

NA

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

4.6

5.8

5.67

*2021 MY data used for reference 

The 2022 model does take a beating when it comes to the overall front row experience. It does feel a bit cramped when compared to the competition. The AMG GT Roadster is the car with the highest shoulder room, measuring in at 58.3 inches, something which we feel deserves prime importance in a two-seater car. The Jaguar does fall a bit in that dimension but makes up for it with the biggest legroom on offer, measuring in at 42.83 inches. In all, the 2022 Carrera S convertible does trail the competition when it comes to cabin room. Also, the 4.6 cubic feet of cargo room is the smallest in this comparison as well. Some of the equipment that we expect to come in with the standard package are listed below:

  • Dual 7-inch TFT display on the instrument cluster
  • 10.3 Porsche Communication management system
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Partial power, Leather embossed- heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Interior trim in Dark Silver with inlays in Dark Silver Diamar.

What’s there to keep you entertained?

As seen in the current lineup of cars, the 2022 Carrera S convertible is expected to come with a 10.3-inch touch screen infotainment system with Porsche’s latest Communication Management System. This system will incorporate wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto. The system will also incorporate Porsche’s new Pilot voice assistant system and an online navigation system with real-time traffic updates. Apple Music and Apple podcasts come integrated with the system, while Sirius XM stands only on subscriptions.

The interface of the infotainment system is far from intuitive, and some of the basic options seem a bit too buried in. Thankfully, the inclusion of phone connectivity features does save the day, although we have to mention that it was not the most seamless experience that we have had. The standard car also comes with the sound package plus, which includes an inbuilt integral amplifier and 8-channel speakers. Some of the infotainment features expected on the 2022 Carrera S Convertible are listed below:

  • 10.3 inch Porsche communication management system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto
  • 8-speaker 150 watt premium audio system
  • Navigation Plus with real-time Traffic Information and Online Map Update
  • Integration of Apple Music and Apple Podcasts
  • Voice Pilot with natural language understanding and activation via “Hey Porsche“

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible Exterior

8.9/10

Looks are always a topic of discussion and mostly would remain subjective, but that is not the case with Porsches, especially with the 911s. Everyone should and must adore how stonking these cars look. Normally a drop-top would spoil the silhouette of most cars, but the Porsche Carrera S Convertible is one of those exceptional cases where it does not. In our opinion, no modern car carries the heritage as well as a Porsche 911 does, and it truly deserves to be called the real modern classic.

2022 Porsche 911 Carerra S Convertible Three Quarter View

The 2022 Porsche Carrera S convertible is expected to share the lines with the current generation with little or no distinguishing factors. The long slender nose would hold those iconic round headlamps that now boast 4-point running lights. The familiar side profile leads us to the slim 3D LED tail lamps brought together by the now standout –logo integrated stripe lighting. The front axles get shot with 19 inch Carrera S wheels, while the rear ones get bigger 20-inch ones.

Models

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible*

2021 Mercedes AMG GT Roadster

2021 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible

Curb Weight (lb)

3508

~3763

3887

Length (inches)

177.9

179.4

176

Width (inches)

72.9

81.7

80.4

Height (inches)

51.1

49.6

51.5

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.8

5.3

4.21

Wheelbase (inches)

96.5

103.5

103.2

*2021 MY data used for reference

The 2022 Porsche Carrera S convertible will be the lightest and smallest car in the competition. This comes in as an advantage when it comes to agility and handling but really compromises the usable cabin space. The AMG GT Roadster finds middle ground in the heft, weighing in at 3,763 pounds but boasts the best wheelbase and width of 103.5 inches and 81.7 inches, which has aided the improved cabin airiness. The F-Type does hold middle ground when talking about dimensions, but the hefty 3,887-pound body does drag it down in the quarter-mile run. Some exterior features expected on the 2022 Porsche Carrera S Convertible are as follows:

  • LED headlamps with 4-point running lights
  • 3D tail lamps with logo integrated light strip
  • 19”/20” Carrera S design alloy wheels
  • Stainless steel exhaust pipes
  • Integral electrically powered wind deflector
  • Auto deploying rear spoiler
  • Recessed door handles
  • Black trim on side skirts

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible Safety

7.0/10

The newest lineup of Porsche 911 is yet to be tested by the IIHs or the NHTSA. But given the experience, Porsche is not some company that takes safety for granted. On top of that, the 2022 911 Carrera S convertible is expected to come with an updated and comprehensive list of safety features. But one thing that disappointed us was that Porsche still plans to sell advanced features like surround camera and lane assist systems as packages even at this price tag. Some of the safety techs that we hope show up in the coming model year are listed below:

  • Front and rear park assist with reversing camera
  • Cruise control
  • Porsche wet mode
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Warn and brake assist
  • Two-stage driver and passenger airbags
  • Advanced driver assistance systems (package)

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible Competition

9.1/10

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S convertible vs 2021 AMG GT Roadster.

In this comparison, the 2022 Carrera S convertible would be the cheaper car by at least $15,000. Moreover, the Porsche would also be more economical in the long run, given its higher claimed economy figures. If you are someone who insists on getting a powerful V8, the AMG GT Roadster is the one to go for as it offers a whole lot more drama and excitement behind the wheel. If it were us, we would save some money, get the 911 Carrera S convertible, and zip our mouths shut.

2021 AMG GT Roadster

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S convertible vs 2021 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible.

Yes, the Jaguar F-Type R convertible seems to be the sensible package when you take the price to performance factor. But at times, bigger is not always better as it does put a dent in the fuel economy figures. Also, the additional heft means that there is a lot more to carry around as well. Also, Jaguars are not known to be very reliable as well. The 911 Carrera S convertible justifies the higher pricing with some of the best-engineered hardware available with no big deviations in performance metrics. Also, addicting in its easy-going and daily drivable nature, the 911 Carrera S Convertible would be a better pick any day.

2021 Jaguar F-Type R Convertible Front view

2022 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible Final Verdict

8.7/10

The 911 series of cars, be it any generation, has been the benchmark of how a driver’s car should be. That stays true to even the Carrera S Convertible. Unlike many other cars from Porsche, the 911 Carrera S convertible is a product of decades of refinement, and it really shows when you drive one. This is one of those cars which make you realize that power isn’t everything. It might look a bit down when it comes to the numbers on the paper, but believe us, the kind of driving sensation it brings about is truly something else.

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