Porsche Boxster, Cayman Four-Pot Turbo Details Released
According to CAR (via AutoGuide), the next round of Porsche Boxsters and Caymans will have turbocharged, four-cylinder powerplants ranging from 240 to 370 bhp. Porsche could also position a base model Cayman below the Boxster depending on region.
The British outlet says the Cayman and Boxster will become four-cylinder-only affairs, except for top-end specials such as the GT4.
The new engines will make do with a single fixed-vane turbocharger and measure in from 2 to 2.5 liters in displacement. The base model Boxster and Cayman will produce 240 bhp from its 2-liter turbo. S models will get a 60 bhp bump to 300 bhp from ita 2.5-liter four. GTS models crank up the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine another 70 bhp to 370 bhp.
The 370 bhp, 2.5-liter engine in the GTS will be the most powerful four cylinder money can buy, though not necessarily the most power dense ( Mercedes will still wear that crown).
CAR says a base model Cayman could also be priced below the Boxster in order to “increase awareness and boost sales”.
We will likely see the next-generation Boxster and Cayman at 2015 IAA Frankfurt for release in early 2016.
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