Most powerful 3 cylinder cars

Top 40 most powerful 3 cylinder cars ever made. Updated January 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 Toyota GR Yaris 268 Photo of 2020 Toyota GR Yaris
2. 2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman 221 Photo of 2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman
3. 2020 BMW X1 xDrive 25e 217 Photo of 2020 BMW X1 xDrive 25e
4. 2020 BMW X2 25e 217 Photo of 2020 BMW X2 25e
5. 2020 Volvo XC40 T4 Recharge 208 Photo of 2020 Volvo XC40 T4 Recharge
6. 2020 Ford Puma ST 197 Photo of 2020 Ford Puma ST
7. 2018 DS 3 Crossback PureTech 155 153 Photo of 2018 DS 3 Crossback PureTech 155
8. 2018 Ford Focus Turnier 1.5 EcoBoost 148 Photo of 2018 Ford Focus Turnier 1.5 EcoBoost
9. 2019 Opel Astra 1.2 Turbo 143 Photo of 2019 Opel Astra 1.2 Turbo
10. 2020 BMW 218i Active Tourer 138 Photo of 2020 BMW 218i Active Tourer
11. 2017 BMW X1 sDrive18i 138 Photo of 2017 BMW X1 sDrive18i
12. 2016 Ford Fiesta Active 1.0 ECOBOOST 138 Photo of 2016 Ford Fiesta Active 1.0 ECOBOOST
13. 2017 BMW X2 sDrive18i 138 Photo of 2017 BMW X2 sDrive18i
14. 2014 Mini Cooper 134 Photo of 2014 Mini Cooper
15. 2015 BMW 218i Gran Tourer 134 Photo of 2015 BMW 218i Gran Tourer
16. 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman 134 Photo of 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman
17. 2015 Mini Cooper Clubman 134 Photo of 2015 Mini Cooper Clubman
18. 2015 BMW 118i 134 Photo of 2015 BMW 118i
19. 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus PureTech 130 129 Photo of 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus PureTech 130
20. 2017 Citroen C3 Aircross PureTech 130 129 Photo of 2017 Citroen C3 Aircross PureTech 130
21. 2019 Opel Corsa 1.2 129 Photo of 2019 Opel Corsa 1.2
22. 2016 Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech 130 128 Photo of 2016 Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech 130
23. 2017 Opel Grandland X 1.2 DI Turbo 128 Photo of 2017 Opel Grandland X 1.2 DI Turbo
24. 2019 DS 3 Crossback 128 Photo of 2019 DS 3 Crossback
25. 2020 Peugeot 208 1.2 128 Photo of 2020 Peugeot 208 1.2
26. 2019 Opel Astra 1.2 DI Turbo 128 Photo of 2019 Opel Astra 1.2 DI Turbo
27. 2013 Peugeot 308 SW PureTech 130 128 Photo of 2013 Peugeot 308 SW PureTech 130
28. 2017 Opel Crossland X 1.2 DI Turbo 128 Photo of 2017 Opel Crossland X 1.2 DI Turbo
29. 2017 Honda Civic 1.0 VTEC Turbo 127 Photo of 2017 Honda Civic 1.0 VTEC Turbo
30. 2020 Volvo XC40 T2 127 Photo of 2020 Volvo XC40 T2
31. 2014 Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost 123 Photo of 2014 Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost
32. 2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 123 Photo of 2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost
33. 2012 Ford Focus 1.0 123 Photo of 2012 Ford Focus 1.0
34. 2017 Ford EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost 123 Photo of 2017 Ford EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost
35. 2013 Ford Fiesta 1.0 123 Photo of 2013 Ford Fiesta 1.0
36. 2018 Opel Astra Sports Tourer 1.5 Diesel 120 Photo of 2018 Opel Astra Sports Tourer 1.5 Diesel
37. 2017 Tata Nexon 120 Photo of 2017 Tata Nexon
38. 2016 Hyundai i30 1.0 T-GDI 118 Photo of 2016 Hyundai i30 1.0 T-GDI
39. 2018 Jeep Renegade 1.0 T-GDI 118 Photo of 2018 Jeep Renegade 1.0 T-GDI
40. 2017 Hyundai i30 Fastback 1.0 T-GDI 118 Photo of 2017 Hyundai i30 Fastback 1.0 T-GDI

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 01/14/2021, last addition - Opel Astra 1.2 DI Turbo.