Porsche chief Matthias Müller has revealed plans to introduce a four-cylinder turbocharged engine on the Boxster & Cayman duo next year.

Porsche chief Matthias Müller has revealed plans to introduce a four-cylinder turbocharged engine on the Boxster & Cayman duo next year.

The four-cylinder boxer turbo engine is bound to show up in next year's facelifted Boxster and Cayman range and there are some chances of seeing it in the 911 Carrera in the future as a replacement of the 3.4-liter flat-six motor.

Technical specifications concerning this new smaller engine are not available at this point, but a report from last year indicated the 1.6-liter version will have 210 bhp (156 kW) while the 2.0-liter is expected to deliver 286 bhp (213 kW) and 295 lb-ft (399 Nm). There should also be a larger 2.5-liter generating as much as 360 bhp (268 kW) and 347 lb-ft (470 Nm) of torque. However, a recent German report states Müller has suggested the new motor will be capable of producing "up to 395 horsepower."

We remind you Porsche is already offering a four-cylinder turbo engine for the Macan in select markets where it produces 237 bhp (177 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm). Müller says Porsche hasn't made up its mind yet whether the four-cylinder Macan will be commercialized in United States.

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