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Porsche CEO confirms 4-cylinder power coming for Boxster and Cayman

Porsche will be replacing the 6-cylinder engine in the Cayman and Boxster with a 4-cylinder unit with more efficiency and performance.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Wed, Mar 26 2014 1:26 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Rumors have been circulating for a while that Porsche is working on a new 4-cylinder engine to replace the 6-cylinder unit in the Boxster and Cayman cars. Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller has now confirmed that rumor ad says that a 4-cylinger engine for both cars is in the works

Porsche CEO confirms 4-cylinder power coming for Boxster and Cayman | TweakTown.com

Enthusiasts who like the cars for their performance might find downsizing if the engine to be a bit bothersome. However, the 4-cylinder will reportedly produce more power than the current 6-cylinder engines can muster.

In the new Boxster GTS, the 6-cylinder produces 325hp and in the Cayman GTS it produces 335hp. Porsche is saying that the new 4-cylinder will produce in the area of 395hp and be more efficient. Presumably, the 4-cylinder will be lighter than the larger 6-cylinder as well helping performance even more.

"We will continue with the downsizing strategy and develop a new four-cylinder boxer engine, which will see service in the next-generation Boxster and Cayman," said Mueller, adding, "we will not separate ourselves from efforts to reduce CO2."

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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