Porsche Boxster & Cayman to get 4-Cylinder Turbo: OfficialFri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700
The next Porsche Cayman (new Cayman GTS pictured) will get a 4-Cylinder turbo
We already know that the new Porsche Macan will be getting 4-Cylinder VW engines later this year as Porsche looks for a lower entry-level point for the Macan, but it’s not just the Macan going the 4-Cylinder route. Porsche boss, Matthias Mueller, has confirmed to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport Magazine that Porsche are preparing new 4-cylinder turbo engines for the Cayman and Boxster – but not engines from VW.
Instead, Porsche will be lopping two cylinders off the Boxer engine to create a new 4-Cylinder Boxer engine with power outputs up to 395bhp.
That’s a chunk more than the output of the current six-cylinder 3.4 litre in the Boxster and Cayman so it will offer not only lower CO2 emissions and better economy, but improved performance too.
The new 4-Cylinder Boxer engine isn’t scheduled to arrive until the next generation Cayman and Boxster, but if Porsche are preparing to offer up to 395bhp in the next generation of their ‘lesser’ models, the next generation 911 must be likely to get a big hike in power or its lesser siblings will be wiping the floor with it.
No doubt all will be revealed in time.
By Cars UK