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Next year, the brand new Porsche Boxster and Cayman range will be introduced with a range of turbocharged engines just like the Porsche 911. Now, Car Magazine has revealed just how potent these new turbo’d engines will be.

For starters, entry-level Boxster and Cayman models are tipped to be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged flat-four engine pumping out an impressive 240 hp. Meanwhile, the more potent Boxster S and Cayman S models will feature a larger 2.5-litre four-pot pumping out 300 hp. At the top of the range will be the refreshed Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS both of which will feature tuned versions of the 2.5-litre delivering around 370 hp.

Interestingly, these three engines will feature a single turbocharger rather than two but there’s a possibility the German marque could also implement an e-boost electric system for select Boxster and Cayman versions. Obviously, the implementation of these new four cylinder engines means that the naturally-aspirated sixes of the outgoing cars will no longer be used.

Importantly, the new cars won’t actually be an entirely new generation of Cayman/Boxster. Instead, they will be facelifted models and dubbed the 981.2 generation.

Although unconfirmed, it seems apparent that the refreshed pair will debut at either the Detroit Motor Show 2016 in January or the Geneva Motor Show 2016 in March.

[Via Car Magazine]


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