June 3, 2014
Boxster, Cayman, and Cayenne (?) first to receive new engines
Porsche’s newest engines will be dropping two cylinders in an effort to improve fuel economy. But, the new flat-fours will still be powerful enough if Porsche’s outline for planned outputs comes to fruition.
According to Car Magazine, citing ‘spec data’ on the new engines, three displacements will be offered and all will produce over 200 hp.
1.6-litre – 210 hp
2.0-litre – 286 hp, 295 lb-ft.
2.5-litre – 360 hp, 347 lb-ft.
The largest of the engines detailed, a 2.5-litre flat four, may even out-perform the most powerful production four-cylinder currently available. The Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG is motivated by a 360 hp 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, the same horsepower as the proposed 2.5-litre Porsche flat-four, but produces less torque at 331 lb-ft.
There’s some doubt regarding the smallest of the three, at 1.6-litres, as the engine was originally earmarked for a sub-Boxster model. However, the 2.0- and 2.5-litre engines are said to be confirmed.
Boxster, Cayman, and Cayenne are stated to be the first vehicles to receive the new line of engines, though we are sceptical about the Cayenne, seeing the Macan as a more likely choice.