Porsche Confirms Boxer 4-Cylinder Under Development

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    Porsche Confirms Boxer 4-Cylinder Under Development

    Porsche Confirms Boxer 4-Cylinder Under Development
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    January 19, 2011
    by Colum Wood


    It’s been rumored for quite some time now, but Porsche has finally confirmed plans for a 4-cylinder boxer engine.

    In an interview at the Detroit Auto Show, former R&D boss Wolfgang Durheimer told AutoCar that the new engine could feasibly be used for the Boxster and Cayman. It’s also believed to be introduced in the upcoming baby-Boxster, based on the same platform as the VW Bluesport.

    Sources familiar with the project have said the engine displaces 2.5-liters and has been tested up to 360-hp in a turbocharged format.

    With the continued downsizing of engines, Durheimer even went so far as to say a 4-cylinder could eventually find its way into a the 911 – but not now.

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    Re: Porsche Confirms Boxer 4-Cylinder Under Development

    Possibly in the 911, huh?? Why not? The 911 already uses a flat 6 anyways. Why not just tack on the flat 4? So long as it maintains adequate HP and performance stats.

    360HP from the flat 4 ain't shabby at all!!

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    Re: Porsche Confirms Boxer 4-Cylinder Under Development

    Go get an engine from Subaru. Then you don't need to lose money on R&D costs for the engine. At the very least just consult with them. They know how a darn good Boxer 4.

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