Porsche has confirmed that it is working on a new turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine, but it won’t arrive before 2016.
It’s been rumored for a while that Porsche is working on a new four-cylinder boxer engine and several of the rumors suggested that we would see it by this fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show. If you were excited about the idea of a small four-cylinder boxer engine, you will be disappointed to hear that it will not be unveiled this year. A Porsche official recently told Autocar that it is at least three years away.
The Porsche official stated, “It is no real secret that we are working on a four-cylinder engine. But it is still in an early development phase. On current planning, it will be another three years at least before we will be ready to reveal anything official on this subject.”
The new four-cylinder boxer engine is expected to debut in the refreshed versions of the Boxster and Cayman, which will arrive in showrooms in 2016. The four-cylinder engine will be turbocharged and will share its architecture with the six-cylinder boxer engine that is already used by the Boxster, Cayman and 911.
Another four-cylinder engine will reportedly show up before the new turborcharged boxer engine. The upcoming Macan crossover is expected to borrow VW’s 2.0L turbocharged engine.