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Porsche News: Rumorpile: Porsche To Introduce A Turbo-Four Into The Cayman?

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William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

December 6, 2012

The last we heard anything about a four-cylinder for Porsche was last September when a report from Autoweek said that Porsche was working on two turbocharged four-cylinder engines for the long-rumored and now killed entry-level roadster and Boxster/Cayman.

Now, a Italian automotive website is reporting that Porsche will premiere a Cayman with a turbo-four at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. 0-100.it reports the model, named the Cayman Turbo will use a 2.5L turbocharged boxer-four engine producing 350 HP and 369 lb-ft of torque, and will only come with Porsche's PDK transmission.

Source: 0-100.it

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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Interesting, the out put numbers are great, I wonder how flat that torque line is across the RPM band.

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Huge power numbers from a small engine. Makes me worry though that if Porsche and BMW have 4-cylinders, how long before cars like the Fusion and Malibu are 3-cylinder? Although still better than the days of 150 hp V8s.

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Huge power numbers from a small engine. Makes me worry though that if Porsche and BMW have 4-cylinders, how long before cars like the Fusion and Malibu are 3-cylinder? Although still better than the days of 150 hp V8s.

Reliability is going to be an issue I think. I wonder just how long these engines can really last.

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