?Watch for Porsche to add a four-cylinder boxer engine to its lower level lineup soon.? According to a recent report by AutoWeek magazine, high-ranking Porsche officials have confirmed work is being done of a four-cylinder horizontally opposed gasoline engine for use in entry-level models.? The reversion to the smaller engines is Porsche?s way of dealing with the changes coming to the fuel-economy regulations.??
The engine will likely be used in the Boxster and Cayman along with a rumored mid-engine entry-level model described as ?a spiritual successor to the iconic 550 Spyder.?? The four is expected to have about the same bore as the latest 911 engine and come in two varieties, a base 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter which can produce up to 380 horsepower.