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Porsche's next entry level models will use a new four-cylinder engine


We’ve been hearing a lot of talk about Porsche’s future engine choices and with inquisition usually comes some form of confirmation. Apparently, "high-ranking officials at Porsche’s Weissach research and development center in Germany" have spilled the beans to AutoWeek about a four-cylinder horizontally opposed gasoline engine fitted for a future entry level Porsche model. This new engine is slotted for a spiritual successor to the 550 Spyder , but will first find its home in the third-generation Boxster and the second-generation Cayman .

Porsche’s new four-cylinder engine will be built on the same architectural elements as the classic horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine currently being used in the 911 family. The new engine will use a combination of light-pressure turbocharger induction and piezo-guided direct injection. It will be offered in two different versions: an entry level displacing 2.0 liters and a larger 2.5-liter unit. The bigger version is believed to deliver up to 380 HP and will be used for the S versions of the models mentioned.

This confirmation also brings us one step closer to a confirmation for the all-new flat-8 engine that has been rumored to go into Porsche’s new Ferrari competitor . It is possible that this new flat-eight can be an extension of the now-confirmed modular four cylinder engine.

Stay tuned for more details on Porsche’s engine development!

Source: Autoweek


3 comments:

Simple design for the brand of Porsche. There so many cars of Porsche brand but this one is simple but the performance is not simple.

Lesser cylinder means a better handling. The competition between the Ferrari is getting tougher. I hope to see the future production for this flat-8 engine.

Well, I have to say that I’m really impressed with the speed performance of the car. The remove rooftop really look so elegant on the vehicle. I really can’t admiring this vehicle!

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