Over the years, V8 engine has captured the hearts of drivers as well as car manufacturers; V8 engine is large and powerful enough to deliver remarkable performance levels. However, the problem remains at the price of it is also considered too high, accompanied by the emission.
However, that was more than a decade ago. At present, thanks to the technology of the engine development ceaselessly, in which direct injection and turbocharged have the greatest influence. So you no longer need a car with a V8 engine to produce over 300 horsepower. Here are 10 models that own a 4-cylinder engine but all have impressive maximum power:
1 – Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 2018
The Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 2018 is equipped with 2.0L turbocharged engine with a maximum output of 355hp and 436Nm. Allows the car to reach 100 km / h from the stationary position in just 4.4 seconds. The all-new seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with gear ratios of 3 to 7 offers much better acceleration than the older version.
Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 2018.
2 – Volvo V60 Polestar 2017
The most attractive feature in this version is the 2.0L turbocharger, four smaller crankshafts and a new supercharger than the previous one. This new engine has a maximum output of 362 horsepower and a maximum torque of 470 Nm. Comes with a new 8-speed automatic transmission and power transmission to all four wheels.
Volvo V60 Polestar 2017.
3 – Ford Focus RS 2016
This sports car is powered by a 2.3L, 4 cylinder EcoBoost engine, modified from the Mustang S550. The car is equipped with four-wheel drive and standard 6-speed manual gearbox. The Focus RS 2016 carries 350 bhp and 474 Nm of torque, thanks to the improved Twin-Scroll Turbo dual-chamber turbocharger, which significantly increases the compression ratio.
Ford Focus RS 2016.
4 – Porsche 718 Boxster S 2017
Compared with the standard version (300 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque), the Porsche 718 Boxster S 2017 will be more powerful with 2.5L turbocharged engine, 4 cylinder flat (H4), for work. The “S” version is equipped with PDK gearbox and Sport Chrono Package, which helps the 718 Boxster accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 4 seconds and reach a top speed of 285 km / h.
Porsche 718 Boxster S 2017.
5 – Volvo V90 Cross Country 2017
Information about the Volvo V90 Cross Country driving system has not yet been announced. Predicted, this car will use gasoline engine I4 supercharged with a maximum capacity of 316 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque combined with 8-speed gearbox and full-time four-wheel drive.
Volvo V90 Cross Country 2017.
6 – Ford Mustang Ecoboost
Ford’s Mustang Ecoboost owns a 2.3L four-cylinder turbocharged engine with maximum output of 310 horsepower and 433 Nm of torque. With such “power,” it easily overtakes its “main rival” as the Chevy Camaro Turbo (more than 35 horsepower and 33 Nm).
Ford Mustang Ecoboost.
7 – Honda Civic Type-R 2017
In March, Honda announced the Civic Type-R in the US. The Honda Civic Type-R is described as a “race car for the street,” which features a dynamic aerodynamic body kit that includes a new front bumper with larger air inlets and a front air divider. Under the bonnet, the Civic Type-R is a 2.0L 2.0-liter turbocharged supercharged engine producing maximum output of 306 kW and maximum torque of 400 Nm, combined with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Honda Civic Type-R 2017.
8 – Subaru WRX STI 2018
For the WRX STI 2018, this sports car is powered by a 2.5 liter Boxer H4 engine with a maximum output of 305 hp and 393 Nm of torque. Equipped with a manual or 6-speed manual transmission, or sporty, the CVT gearbox with manual shift mode and powered by Subaru’s signature full-time four-wheel drive system.
Subaru WRX STI 2018.
9 – Porsche 718 Cayman S 2017
The Porsche 718 Cayman S 2017 owns a new 4-cylinder turbocharged H4, producing a maximum output of 300 horsepower with 380 Nm of torque. In addition, the next-generation Cayman 718 S features PDK and Sport Chrono Package, which allows vehicles to reach speeds of 0-100 km / h in 4.2 seconds before reaching a top speed of 285 km /hour.
Porsche 718 Cayman S 2017.
10 – Audi S3 2017
The last position on this list is not too bad compared to the models mentioned above. The Audi S3 2017 uses a 2.0-liter TFSI gasoline engine block, for maximum output of 305 kW and maximum torque of 380 Nm. This is also an impressive number with a small sports car.
Audi S3 2017.