924/944/968 Frequently Asked Questions

2.0 Model Outline

The four-cylinder, water-cooled Porsche has been through twenty-plus years of development. The following table summarizes the models.

Key to Markets

Key Market
EU Europe
US United States
CN Canada
JA Japan
Cal California, US
IT Italy
RoW Rest of World

The 924

Model Year Market Engine Code Displacement (cc.) HP @ RPM (DIN) Stroke/bore (mm.) Compression ratio Management system Transmission Code Weight (lb.) Chassis numbers
1976   XK 1984 125 @ 5800 84.4 x 86.5 9.3 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 088/6 2344 924 61 00001 – 00645
1977   XH, XF 1984 100 @ 5500 84.4 x 86.5 8.0 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 088/6 2344 924 72 00001 – 35789
1977/2   XG, XE 1984 115 @ 5750 84.4 x 86.5 8.5 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 088/A 2344 924 72 00001 – 35789
1978 EU, RoW XK, XJ 1984 125 @ 5800 84.4 x 86.5 9.3 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 088/6, 087/3, 016Z 2380 924 81 00001 – 99999
1979 EU, RoW XK, XJ 1984 125 @ 5800 84.4 x 86.5 9.3 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 088/6, 087/3, 016Z 2486 924 81 00001 – 99999
1978 US, Cal XG, XE 1984 115 @ 5750 84.4 x 86.5 8.5 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 088/A, 087/6, 016Y 2612 924 82 00001 – 11638
1979 US, Cal XG, XE 1984 115 @ 5750 84.4 x 86.5 8.5 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 088/A, 087/6, 016Y 2612 924 92 00001 – 09636
1978-79 JA XG, XE 1984 115 @ 5750 84.4 x 86.5 8.5 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 088/A, 087/6, 016Y 2486 924 83 00001 – 99999
1980 EU, RoW XK, XJ 1984 125 @ 5800 84.4 x 86.5 9.3 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 016/8, 087/3 2486 924 A0 41 0001 – 9999
1980 US, CN, JA VC 1984 115 @ 5500 84.4 x 86.5 9.0 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 016/9, 087/6 2612 924 A0 43 0001 – 9999
1981-82 EU, RoW XK, XJ 1984 125 @ 5800 84.4 x 86.5 9.3 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 016/8, 087/3 2486 92 Z BN 40 0001 – 9999
1981-82 US, CN, JA VC 1984 115 @ 5500 84.4 x 86.5 9.0 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 016/9, 087/6 2612 92 0 BN 45 0001 – 9999
1983-85 EU, RoW XK, XJ 1984 125 @ 5800 84.4 x 86.5 9.3 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 016/8, 087/3 2486 92 Z DN 40 0001 – 9999

Code Letters Market
XK Europe, Rest of World / left-hand drive
XJ Great Britain, Australia / right-hand drive
XH USA, Canada
XF California, Japan
XG USA, Japan, Canada
XE California

The 924 Turbo (931)

Model Year Market Engine Code Displacement (cc.) HP @ RPM (DIN) Stroke/bore (mm.) Compression ratio Management system Transmission Code Weight (lb.) Chassis numbers
1979-80 EU, RoW M31/01 1984 170 @ 5500 84.4 x 86.5 7.5 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic G31/01 2779 93 A0 14 0001 – 9999
1979-80 US, CN, JA M31/02 1984 150 @ 5500 84.4 x 86.5 7.5 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic G31/02 2779 93 A0 15 0001 – 9999
1981-82 EU, RoW M31/03 1984 177 @ 5500 84.4 x 86.5 8.5 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic G31/01 2779 93 BN 10 0001 – 9999
1981-82 US, CN M31/04 1984 156 @ 5500 84.4 x 86.5 8.0 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 016G MB or 6Q 2779 93 CN 15 0001 – 9999
1981-82 JA M31/04 1984 156 @ 5500 84.4 x 86.5 8.0 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 016G MX or 6Q 2779 93 CN 15 0001 – 9999
1982-84 IT M31/03 1984 177 @ 5500 84.4 x 86.5 8.5 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic G31/01 2779 93 DN 10 0001 – 9999

The 924 Carrera GT (937)

Model Year Market Engine Code Displacement (cc.) HP @ RPM (DIN) Stroke/bore (mm.) Compression ratio Management system Transmission Code Weight (lb.) Chassis numbers
1981 EU, RoW M31/50 1984 210 @ 6000 84.4 x 86.5 8.5 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic G31/03 2602 93 Z BN 70 0001 – 0406

The 924 Carrera GTS (937)

Model Year Market Engine Code Displacement (cc.) HP @ RPM (DIN) Stroke/bore (mm.) Compression ratio Management system Transmission Code Weight (lb.) Chassis numbers
1981 EU, RoW   1984 245 @ 6000 84.4 x 86.5 8.0 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic 937/50 2471 93 Z BS 71 0001 – 0059

Fifteen of the fifty-nine were produced to Club Sport specification. This variant allowed the boost to be run up to 1.1 bar, yielding 280 HP at 6000 RPM. This version's weight was trimmed to 1060 kg (2332 lb.).

The 924 Carrera GTR (937)

Model Year Market Engine Code Displacement (cc.) HP @ RPM (DIN) Stroke/bore (mm.) Compression ratio Management system Transmission Code Weight (lb.) Chassis numbers
1981 race   1984 375 84.4 x 86.5 7.1 : 1 CIS K-Jetronic   945/2079 93 Z BS 72 0001 – 0022

A total of 17 924 Carrera GTR were produced. Chassis number 13 and 18 - 21 were omitted by the factory.

The 924S

Model Year Market Engine Code Displacement (cc.) HP @ RPM (DIN) Stroke/bore (mm.) Compression ratio Management system Transmission Code Weight (lb.) Chassis numbers
1986 EU, RoW M44/07 2479 150 @ 5800 78.9 x 100 9.7 : 1 Motronic 016J 2618 GN4 00001 – 99999
1987 EU, RoW M44/07 2479 150 @ 5800 78.9 x 100 9.7 : 1 Motronic 016J 2662 HN4 00001 – 99999
1987 US, CN M44/07 2479 150 @ 5800 78.9 x 100 9.7 : 1 Motronic 016J 2734 HN4 00001 – 99999
1988 EU, RoW M44/09 2479 160 @ 5900 78.9 x 100 10.2 : 1 Motronic 016J 2734 JN4 00001 – 99999
1988 US, CN M44/09 2479 160 @ 5900 78.9 x 100 10.2 : 1 Motronic 016J 2734 JN4 00001 – 99999

Automatic models received engine M44/08 (86-87) or M44/10 (88) and transmission type 087M. Specifications are otherwise unchanged.

The 944

Model Year Engine Code Displacement (cc.) HP @ RPM (DIN) Stroke/bore (mm.) Compression ratio Management system Transmission Code Weight (lb.) Chassis numbers
1983 M44/02 2479 150 @ 5500 78.9 x 100 9.5 : 1 DME 016K 2675 94DN450001-
1984 M44/02 2479 150 @ 5500 78.9 x 100 9.5 : 1 DME 016K 2675 94EN450001-
1985- M44/02 2479 150 @ 5500 78.9 x 100 9.5 : 1 DME 016K 2675 94FN470001-
1985+ M44/07 2479 150 @ 5500 78.9 x 100 9.5 : 1 DME 016K 2637 94FN450001-
1986 M44/07 2479 150 @ 5500 78.9 x 100 9.5 : 1 DME 016K 2637 94GN450001-
Turbo M44/51 2479 217 @ 5800 78.9 x 100 8.0 : 1 DME 016R 2758 95GN150001-
1987 M44/07 2479 158 @ 5900 78.9 x 100 10.2 : 1 DME 016K 2637 94HN470001-
944S M44/40 2479 188 @ 6000 78.9 x 100 10.9 : 1 DME 083D 2637 94HN450001-
Turbo M44/51 2479 217 @ 5800 78.9 x 100 8.0 : 1 DME 016R 2758 95HN150001-
1988 M44/09 2479 158 @ 5900 78.9 x 100 10.2 : 1 DME 016J 2637 94JN470001-
944S M44/40 2479 188 @ 6000 78.9 x 100 10.9 : 1 DME 083D 2637 94JN450001-
Turbo M44/51 2479 217 @ 5800 78.9 x 100 8.0 : 1 DME 016R 2758 95JN150001-
Turbo S M44/52 2479 250 @ 5800 78.9 x 100 8.0 : 1 DME 016R 2758 97JN50001-
1989 M44/11, 12 2688 162 @ 5800 78.9 x 104 10.9 : 1 DME 016J 2637 94KN450001-
S2 M44/41 3000 208 @ 5800 87.8 x 104 10.9 : 1 DME 083F 2637 94KN480001-
Turbo M44/52 2479 247 @ 6000 78.9 x 100 8.0 : 1 DME 016R 2758 95KN150001-
1990 S2M44/41 3000 208 @ 5800 87.8 x 104 10.9 : 1 DME 083F 2857* 94LN450001-
1991 S2M44/41 3000 208 @ 5800 87.8 x 104 10.9 : 1 DME 083F 2857* 94MN450001-

* Cabriolet weight: 2968 lb.

The 968

Model Year Engine Code Displacement (cc.) HP @ RPM (DIN) Stroke/bore (mm.) Compression ratio Management system Transmission Code Weight (lb.) Chassis numbers
1992 M44.43/44 3000 236 @ 6200 87.8 x 104 11.0 : 1 DME G440   96N820061-
1993 M44.43/44 3000 236 @ 6200 87.8 x 104 11.0 : 1 DME G440   96PS820061-
1994 M44.43/44 3000 236 @ 6200 87.8 x 104 11.0 : 1 DME G440    
1995 M44.43/44 3000 236 @ 6200 87.8 x 104 11.0 : 1 DME G440    

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