Turbo four-cylinder engines debut with refresh.
Rumors of a Porsche Boxster with a turbo four-cylinder power plant have been swirling for a few years. That new engine will reportedly make its debut in the facelifted 2016 Porsche Boxster, shown here in prototype form.
With much of the vehicle exposed, we can see the Boxster’s updates include new front and rear fascias, refreshed headlights and taillights. Along the side, the updated Boxster appears to have larger air intakes aft of the rear doors. The larger air intakes will increase cooling for the new turbocharged flat-four engines. The door handles have also been redesigned.
While Porsche hasn’t released full details on the new turbocharged flat-four engines arriving in the 2016 Boxster and Cayman, Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller confirmed the new engines earlier this year. U.S.-market engines are said to include 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter variants with power ranging from around 285-395 hp depending on model, while a smaller 1.6-liter engine with around 210 hp is possible in other markets.
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