Porsche Confirms Working on Four-Cylinder Boxer Engine

In the last few years, we've been hot by wave after wave of rumors indicating that Porsche will introduce an entry-level roadster. However, it seems that now the German carmaker has confirmed the fact that it is working on a four-cylinder boxer engine that would be used to power the car.
According to Autoweek, company sources has confirmed that it is developing a four-pot boxer, also hinting that it could be used on the aforementioned roadster, as well as on the third-generation Boxster and second generation Cayman towards the end of their life cycles.

It seems that the powerplant will use the same 4.65-inch bore as the traditional Porsche flat six. The unit will use the latest technologies in order to offer a high level of efficiency, so we'll probably get piezo-guided direct injection, as well as a small turbine.

As always with Porsche, there will be multiple versions of the engine. The "normal" ones are expected to deliver between 200 and 300 hp, and we might also receive one that delivers as much as 380 hp.

We have to note that the upcoming powerplant has a difficult job, as it will appear in a time when hot hatches have no shame in taking on sports cars and Porsche couldn't afford one of its models being left in the dust of a Renault Megane RS, for example.
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