The Porsche Carrera 2.7, now a regular production model, inherited the wider rear wings of the RS together with its 210 PS (154 kW) MFI engine and was indeed mechanically identical to the Porsche 1973 RS and still weighed the same at 1075 kg (2370 lb). All Porsche three models were given high backed front seats.
The Porsche Carrera 3.0 was introduced in 1976 Porsche with what was essentially the Turbo's 2994 cc engine minus the turbocharger, and with K-Jetronic CIS although now developing 200 PS (147 kW).
The well known problem of pulled cylinder head studs with the K-Jetronic 2.7 engine only occurred in hot climates. This emerged in 1975 in California where thermal reactors, aimed at reducing emissions, were fitted below the cylinder heads thus causing heat build up around the magnesium crankcase and then made worse by the lean running K-Jetronic CIS. The fitting of a 5-blade engine fan instead of the usual 11-blade further compounded the situation. Bearing in mind Porsche's largest market being the USA, the 930 Porsche Turbo, Carrera 3.0 and all subsequent models used aluminum alloy crankcases which were around 15 lb (7 kg) heavier.
The Bosch K-Jetronic CIS varied fuel pressure to the injectors dependent on the mass airflow. While this system was exceedingly reliable, it did not allow the use of as "hot" cams as MFI or carburetors allowed. Therefore the 911S's horsepower decreased from 190–175 PS (140–128 kW) despite the displacement increase from 2.4–2.7 L. However, the engine did have increased drivability. The 210 PS (154 kW) Porsche Carrera 2.7 with MFI was not sold in the US owing to emission regulations— instead they received a 'Carrera' fitted with a 911S engine producing 175 PS (173 hp/129 kW), later reduced to 165 (121 kW), and in California even down to 160 PS (118 kW).
Also produced for the Porsche 1976 "model year", for the U.S. market, was the 912E, a 4-cylinder version of the Porsche 911 like the Porsche 912 that had last been produced in 1969. It used the I-series chassis and the 2.0 Volkswagen engine from the Porsche 914. In all, 2099 units were produced.
Porsche 911 2.7-litre / G, H, I and J series (1973–1977) In 1976 the Porsche 924 took this car's place for the 1977 " Porsche model year" and beyond. The Porsche power was supplied by a 4 cylinder high performance fuel injection motor also used in the 411 Volkswagen. Less than 6000 Porsche were built.
Position vis-ŕ-vis the Porsche 928
By 1974 Porsche saw three significant changes. First, the Porsche engine size was increased to 2687 cc giving an increase in Porsche torque. Second, Porsche was the introduction of impact bumpers to conform with low speed protection requirements of US law, these bumpers being so successfully integrated into the design that they remained unchanged for 15 years. Thirdly, the use of K-Jetronic CIS Bosch Fuel Injection in two of the three Porsche models in the line up— the Porsche 911 and 911S models, retaining the narrow rear wings of the old 2.4, now had a detuned version of the RS engine producing 150 and 175 PS (110 and 129 kW) respectively.