Porsche four-cylinder engine comes into focus

2012 Porsche Boxster testing Nurburgring 11.04.2011
2012 Porsche Boxster testing Nurburgring 11.04.2011 / Copyright SB-Medien

Based the flat-six

A new report is revealing details about Porsche's four-cylinder engine.

According to Autoweek, the new boxer engine will be based on the company's six-cylinder engine and feature a light-pressure turbocharger as well as direct injection. Two versions are reportedly being created with displacements of 2.0- and 2.5-liters. The latter variant is expected to have a maximum output of 380 hp (283 kW / 385 PS).

As we have previously reported, the engine is being built for the upcoming entry-level roadster and could see use in the next-generation Boxster and Cayman.

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daveart daveart
The Subaru 2.5L (NON TURBO) makes 155bhp, the Porsche Flat 6 (NON TURBO makes) 300....so whats your point? I don't see any Subaru Lemans cars...
Oct 3rd, 2011 5:50pm
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Xjpro Xjpro
I don't see any Subaru at LeMans either, and have seen Porsche win it 16 times!!! :-)
Oct 27th, 2011 5:07pm
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mb74 mb74
...Subaru? C'mon Guys, pleeease! Next you will be saying they invented the bloody thing. Real Boxer engines are only the domain (particularly nowadays) of Porsche! Step away from the keyboards kids, step away.
Sep 8th, 2011 12:01pm
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Xjpro Xjpro
So true!!!!!
Sep 8th, 2011 4:36pm
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Dolomight 74-86 Dolomight 74-86
So your going to sit on your butt and tell me Subaru doesn't know "ANYTHING" about making a boxer engine? Either your delusional or ignorant, Subaru ONLY makes Boxer type engines. The 2.5L EJ25T (with 2 less cylinders) makes the same horsepower and more torque than the current 3.4L flat 6. And how many times did Porsche win the WRC, 0. How many times did the Subaru Impreza win the WRC, 3. Learn what an engine is before you go shooting off your mouth. Now EAT IT you fanboy trick.
Sep 9th, 2011 6:34am
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mb74 mb74
Have you ever heard of the Paris Dakar rally, you trick twit.
May 19th, 2012 10:58am
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mb74 mb74
May 19th, 2012 10:59am
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Easy there Dolomight. Subaru makes good engines but I wouldn't want my Porsche with a non Porsche engine. And what's the comment with the WRC? Does the fact that Citroen won more times prove that they produce better engines than Subaru? Not valid.
Sep 9th, 2011 7:48am
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Good news for us budget sensitive sports buyers. And just in time when I will be thinking of changing my GT with another small but powerful toy.
Sep 8th, 2011 7:17am
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andrewB andrewB
i reckon about a quarter of what it would cost to design build test an engine
Sep 8th, 2011 6:17am
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Dolomight 74-86 Dolomight 74-86
If I was head of porsche I would just buy the Subaru EJ25T and stick that in the Boxter. Boom!!! just saved 400 Million in R&D costs.
Sep 8th, 2011 1:00am
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4everRS 4everRS
I wonder how much it would cost to buy the EJ25T from Subaru?
Sep 8th, 2011 2:02am
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scratchy996 scratchy996
i bet this new Porsche boxer is better than what Subaru makes now. also i've read somewhere that this new engine has a modular design, cylinder can be added to it and Porsche will base their flat 8 engine in their planned supercar on this boxer 4.
Sep 8th, 2011 8:18am
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
The whole Porsche thing started with 4 cylinders. Back to the roots? as longs as it is a performance benchmark (in its segment) i am fine with that.
Sep 8th, 2011 12:18am
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