The 944 – an aerodynamically enhanced 2+2-seater – quickly developed a large fan base. “At the heart of the 944 is a sensationally smoothrunning, cultured engine whose economic efficiency will bring tears to the eyes of oil moguls”, stated Motor magazine in a test report. The transaxle configuration already familiar from the 924 and 928 ensured excellent handling.
Production period: 1982 – 1991
Number of examples produced: 163,302