Porsche thinking about two smaller engines for the Boxster


Love the six-cylinder Boxer engines in the Porsche Boxster model? Well you should get one while you can, as the German company is rumored to be considering smaller power units for its entry level model in order to comply with the stricter CO2 emissions standards which will be adopted in the European Union by the end of 2012.

Hans-Jürgen Wöhler, the Boxster product director, revealed that smaller engines like a four-cylinder or even a turbocharged three-cylinder one might reach the Boxster’s middle section sooner rather than later, as they will generate around 180-200 HP with a CO2 output of just 180 g/km, something which will improve the average of the German company.

But there are a few variables in Porsche’s strategy, as it might be given a free pass from the EU, seeing as how it doesn’t sell more than 300,000 units each year. But once Volkswagen will hold a majority stake, things might change.

Would you agree with smaller engines in the Boxster? Leave your comment below.

Source: Autocar via Autoblog

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  • intensive driving says:

    Smaller engines in the Boxster… no, not worth it – better to buy a Mazda MX5, it would be more fun!

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