Porsche says that it is actively considering using smaller, supercharged engines in its product lineup in an effort to lower CO2 emissions.
“There is a clear trend towards downsizing, using smaller engines and supercharging. We will find our own conclusion to downsizing,” Porsche’s sales and marketing boss Klaus Bening told Autocar at the Shanghai Motor Show.
Rumor has it that the next-generation Boxster and Cayman will feature a 4-cylinder engine in their lineups that will most likely be turbo or supercharged.
Bening said that Porsche is on its way to meet EU targets to reduce CO2 emissions by 25 percent by 2015. He said that the Cayenne diesel and the hybrid versions of the Cayenne and Panamera will help the automaker meet those requirements. Porsche will offer a hybrid version of the Panamera next year.
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– By: The Daily Auto Editor