Most powerful 3 cylinder cars

Top 40 most powerful 3 cylinder cars ever made. Updated March 2022.

3 cylinder engines used to reserved to motorcycles, snowmobiles and small farm equipment. Today they are common in economy cars.

Thanks to turbocharging, 3 cylinder engines can produce adequate power and torque, and some manufacturers are even producing 3 cylinder performance cars, such as the Ford Fiesta ST or BMW i8, which is a 3 cylinder hybrid with more than 350 horsepower.

3 cylinder popularity is expected to riser further, until downsizing will be replaced by full electrification.

# make & model Power (hp)▼ Image
1. 2021 Karma GS-6 536 Photo of 2021 Karma GS-6
2. 2013 BMW i8 369 Photo of 2013 BMW i8
3. 2017 BMW i8 Roadster 369 Photo of 2017 BMW i8 Roadster
4. 2020 Jaguar E-Pace P300e 305 Photo of 2020 Jaguar E-Pace P300e
5. 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e 305 Photo of 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e
6. 2020 Range Rover Evoque P300e 304 Photo of 2020 Range Rover Evoque P300e
7. 2020 Toyota GR Yaris 268 Photo of 2020 Toyota GR Yaris
8. 2017 Lynk & Co 01 PHEV 261 Photo of 2017 Lynk & Co 01 PHEV
9. 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine 258 Photo of 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine
10. 2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman 221 Photo of 2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman
11. 2016 BMW 225xe Active Tourer 221 Photo of 2016 BMW 225xe Active Tourer
12. 2020 BMW X1 xDrive 25e 217 Photo of 2020 BMW X1 xDrive 25e
13. 2020 BMW X2 25e 217 Photo of 2020 BMW X2 25e
14. 2020 Mini Cooper SE Countryman 217 Photo of 2020 Mini Cooper SE Countryman
15. 2020 Volvo XC40 T4 Recharge 208 Photo of 2020 Volvo XC40 T4 Recharge
16. 2018 Ford Fiesta ST 197 Photo of 2018 Ford Fiesta ST
17. 2020 Ford Puma ST 197 Photo of 2020 Ford Puma ST
18. 2019 Lynk & Co 01 HEV 194 Photo of 2019 Lynk & Co 01 HEV
19. 2020 Ford Bronco Sport 1.5 T 181 Photo of 2020 Ford Bronco Sport 1.5 T
20. 2020 Ford Escape SE 181 Photo of 2020 Ford Escape SE
21. 2018 Ford Focus Turnier 1.5 EcoBoost 180 Photo of 2018 Ford Focus Turnier 1.5 EcoBoost
22. 2018 Ford Focus 1.5 Ecoboost 180 Photo of 2018 Ford Focus 1.5 Ecoboost
23. 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS AWD 155 Photo of 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS AWD
24. 2019 Buick Encore GX 155 Photo of 2019 Buick Encore GX
25. 2020 Ford Fiesta 1.0 ECOBOOST Hybrid 153 Photo of 2020 Ford Fiesta 1.0 ECOBOOST Hybrid
26. 2018 DS 3 Crossback PureTech 155 153 Photo of 2018 DS 3 Crossback PureTech 155
27. 2020 Ford Focus Turnier 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid 153 Photo of 2020 Ford Focus Turnier 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid
28. 2020 Ford Puma 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid 153 Photo of 2020 Ford Puma 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid
29. 2021 Citroen C4 PureTech 155 153 Photo of 2021 Citroen C4 PureTech 155
30. 2020 Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost 153 Photo of 2020 Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost
31. 2019 Peugeot 2008 PureTech 155 153 Photo of 2019 Peugeot 2008 PureTech 155
32. 2018 Ford Focus Turnier 1.5 EcoBoost 148 Photo of 2018 Ford Focus Turnier 1.5 EcoBoost
33. 2018 Ford Focus Active Turnier 1.5 Ecoboost 148 Photo of 2018 Ford Focus Active Turnier 1.5 Ecoboost
34. 2018 Ford Focus 1.5 Ecoboost 148 Photo of 2018 Ford Focus 1.5 Ecoboost
35. 2020 Ford Kuga 1.5 EcoBoost 148 Photo of 2020 Ford Kuga 1.5 EcoBoost
36. 2019 Opel Astra 1.2 Turbo 143 Photo of 2019 Opel Astra 1.2 Turbo
37. 2019 Opel Astra 1.4 DI Turbo 143 Photo of 2019 Opel Astra 1.4 DI Turbo
38. 2020 BMW 218i Active Tourer 138 Photo of 2020 BMW 218i Active Tourer
39. 2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0 ECOBOOST 138 Photo of 2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0 ECOBOOST
40. 2019 BMW 118i 138 Photo of 2019 BMW 118i

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 03/26/2022, last addition - Lynk & Co 01 HEV.