Here are five 3-cylinder engines that might cause you to raise an eyebrow.
2014 Mini Cooper*
- Displacement: 1.5-liter
- Valvetrain: DOHC 12-valve
- Construction: Aluminum head and block
- Compression ratio: 11.0:1
- Output: 136 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 230 lbs.-ft. of torque @ 1,250 rpm
- Special features: Direct fuel injection, turbocharging, variable valve timing
- EPA rating: 30 city/42 hwy. (manual transmission)
*The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid will have a performance-tuned version of this engine.