Most powerful 3 cylinder cars

Top 40 most powerful 3 cylinder cars ever made. Updated April 2021.

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. 2020 Range Rover Evoque P300e 304 Photo of 2020 Range Rover Evoque P300e
2. 2020 Toyota GR Yaris 268 Photo of 2020 Toyota GR Yaris
3. 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge 258 Photo of 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge
4. 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine 258 Photo of 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine
5. 2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman 221 Photo of 2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman
6. 2016 BMW 225xe Active Tourer 221 Photo of 2016 BMW 225xe Active Tourer
7. 2020 BMW X1 xDrive 25e 217 Photo of 2020 BMW X1 xDrive 25e
8. 2020 BMW X2 25e 217 Photo of 2020 BMW X2 25e
9. 2020 Mini Cooper SE Countryman 217 Photo of 2020 Mini Cooper SE Countryman
10. 2020 Volvo XC40 T4 Recharge 208 Photo of 2020 Volvo XC40 T4 Recharge
11. 2020 Ford Puma ST 197 Photo of 2020 Ford Puma ST
12. 2020 Ford Escape SE 181 Photo of 2020 Ford Escape SE
13. 2019 Buick Encore GX 155 Photo of 2019 Buick Encore GX
14. 2020 Ford Fiesta 1.0 ECOBOOST Hybrid 153 Photo of 2020 Ford Fiesta 1.0 ECOBOOST Hybrid
15. 2018 DS 3 Crossback PureTech 155 153 Photo of 2018 DS 3 Crossback PureTech 155
16. 2020 Ford Focus Turnier 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid 153 Photo of 2020 Ford Focus Turnier 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid
17. 2020 Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost 153 Photo of 2020 Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost
18. 2019 Peugeot 2008 PureTech 155 153 Photo of 2019 Peugeot 2008 PureTech 155
19. 2018 Ford Focus Turnier 1.5 EcoBoost 148 Photo of 2018 Ford Focus Turnier 1.5 EcoBoost
20. 2020 Ford Kuga 1.5 EcoBoost 148 Photo of 2020 Ford Kuga 1.5 EcoBoost
21. 2019 Opel Astra 1.2 Turbo 143 Photo of 2019 Opel Astra 1.2 Turbo
22. 2020 BMW 218i Active Tourer 138 Photo of 2020 BMW 218i Active Tourer
23. 2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0 ECOBOOST 138 Photo of 2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0 ECOBOOST
24. 2017 BMW X1 sDrive18i 138 Photo of 2017 BMW X1 sDrive18i
25. 2016 Ford Fiesta Active 1.0 ECOBOOST 138 Photo of 2016 Ford Fiesta Active 1.0 ECOBOOST
26. 2017 BMW X2 sDrive18i 138 Photo of 2017 BMW X2 sDrive18i
27. 2014 Mini Cooper 134 Photo of 2014 Mini Cooper
28. 2015 BMW 218i Gran Tourer 134 Photo of 2015 BMW 218i Gran Tourer
29. 2020 BMW X2 sDrive 18i 134 Photo of 2020 BMW X2 sDrive 18i
30. 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman 134 Photo of 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman
31. 2015 Mini Cooper Clubman 134 Photo of 2015 Mini Cooper Clubman
32. 2015 BMW 118i 134 Photo of 2015 BMW 118i
33. 2020 BMW 118i 134 Photo of 2020 BMW 118i
34. 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus PureTech 130 129 Photo of 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus PureTech 130
35. 2017 Citroen C3 Aircross PureTech 130 129 Photo of 2017 Citroen C3 Aircross PureTech 130
36. 2019 Citroen C5 Aircross PureTech 130 129 Photo of 2019 Citroen C5 Aircross PureTech 130
37. 2020 Citroen C4 PureTech 130 129 Photo of 2020 Citroen C4 PureTech 130
38. 2019 Opel Corsa 1.2 129 Photo of 2019 Opel Corsa 1.2
39. 2021 Opel Mokka 1.2 DI turbo 128 Photo of 2021 Opel Mokka 1.2 DI turbo
40. 2019 Peugeot 2008 PureTech 130 128 Photo of 2019 Peugeot 2008 PureTech 130

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 04/03/2021, last addition - Citroen C5 Aircross PureTech 130.