U.S. Porsche Boxster and Cayman to Get Turbo Four

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Written by Shane McGlaun | May 20, 2015
U.S. Porsche Boxster and Cayman to Get Turbo Four

For as long as the Porsche Boxster and Cayman have been around they have used the company’s iconic flat-6 engines. The last time Porsche sold a car in the U.S. with a four cylinder engine was way back in 1995 with the 968. We know that the changing fuel economy standards are forcing many manufacturers to ditch larger, naturally-aspirated engines for smaller, turbocharged ones.

If you held out any hope that the flat-6 would soldier on in the US, that hope has been dashed. Porsche CEO Matthias Muller has said that the Boxster and Cayman will both get turbo-four engines starting with the 2016 model – at least here in the U.S.

The upside to the confirmation that the fours are coming is that they are flat-fours, and will produce close to 400hp. They will presumably be lighter as well which will further help performance.

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