Porsche chief Matthias Müller has disclosed plans for a four-cylinder engine to power the next-gen Boxster and Cayman duo.

Porsche chief Matthias Müller has disclosed plans for a four-cylinder engine to power the next-gen Boxster and Cayman duo.

In an interview given to German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, Müller said Porsche "will continue with the downsizing strategy" and they will create a new four-cylinder boxer gasoline engine which will equip the next generation of the Boxster & Cayman. He added the engine will be capable of developing "up to 400 PS" but that figure will probably be applicable only for the range-topping GTS or an even hotter version.

We should mention Porsche has already confirmed the Macan compact crossover is going to get a four-cylinder gasoline engine "sometime in 2014, perhaps at the end." The Stuttgart-based company has also created a special turbocharged V4 engine which powers the 919 Hybrid where it works with a front axle-mounted electric motor.

The last time Porsche used a four-cylinder engine was in 1995 when the 968 was discontinued.

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