Top 50 Most powerful 4-cylinder cars 2020

Inline 4 cylinder is most popular engine layout for use in passenger cars throughout the world.

They are cheaper to produce than "V" type engines which require complex block shape and two cylinder heads and camshafts. They also require less material and moving parts then longer 5 or 6 cylinder inline engines.

Modern 4 cylinder engines with turbochargers can still produce more than enough power for any passenger vehicle requirements, even for very high performance cars.

The list compiled here includes all road-legal 4 cylinder cars (inline or "V" type), leaving out notable racecar exceptions, like the Porsche 919 LMP1 which has famously powerful V4 engine (well over 1000 PS in combination with electric motors).

This list is limited by available data and new vehicles will be added as new data arrives.


Rank Make and model Power
1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR 446 ps
2. Aeon GT3 Spyder 436 ps
3. Mercedes - AMG A45 S 421 ps
4. Mercedes - AMG CLA 45 S 421 ps
5. Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered 415 ps
6. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-400 411 ps
7. IFR Aspid Super Sport 408 ps
8. Mitsubishi Evo VIII FQ400 405 ps
9. Volvo V60 T8 Polestar (Mk II) 405 ps
10. Subaru Cosworth Impreza CS400 400 ps
11. Praga R1 R 395 ps
12. Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG (381 PS) 381 ps
13. Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG 4Matic 381 ps
14. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR FQ-360 371 ps
15. Volvo V60 Polestar (Mk I facelift 367 PS) 367 ps
16. Volvo S60 Polestar (367 PS) 367 ps
17. Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 365 ps
18. Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 365 ps
19. KTM X-BOW RR 365 ps
20. VW Golf R360S (Mk VII) 360 ps
21. Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG 360 ps
22. Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG 360 ps
23. Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG 360 ps
24. Mitsubishi Evo X FQ 360 359 ps
25. Zenos E10 R 355 ps
26. Grinnall Scorpion IV 355 ps
27. Porsche 718 Boxster S 350 ps
28. Ford Focus RS 350 ps
29. Donkervoort D8 RS 350 ps
30. Melkus RS2000 GTS 350 ps
31. Mitsubishi Evo IX FQ 340 345 ps
32. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII MR FQ 340 345 ps
33. Mitsubishi Evo IX MR FQ 320 331 ps
34. Subaru WRX STI 330S 331 ps
35. Subaru WRX STI S208 329 ps
36. Subaru WRX STI Type RA-R (2018) 329 ps
37. Mitsubishi EVO X FQ330 329 ps
38. Subaru Impreza S203 328 ps
39. Subaru WRX STI S207 328 ps
40. Mitsubishi Evo VIII MR FQ 320 326 ps
41. BMW 740Le xDrive (G12) 326 ps
42. Ariel Atom 4 324 ps
43. Volvo XC90 320 ps
44. Subaru Impreza WRX STI R205 320 ps
45. Honda Civic Type R (FK8) 320 ps
46. Radical SR3 Turbo 320 ps
47. Subaru Impreza WRX S202 320 ps
48. Subaru Impreza STI Type RA-R 320 ps
49. Subaru Impreza WRX STI WR1 320 ps
50. Subaru Impreza S204 320 ps
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DrDuke  2m ago

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR is a tuned version of the lancer (like all other FQ...). The uk importer of Mitsubishi modified thes cars not the factory. This is the reason why these models were only available in uk. IMHO not a production car.