Most powerful 3 cylinder cars

Top 40 most powerful 3 cylinder cars ever made. Updated August 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. 2013 BMW i8 369 Photo of 2013 BMW i8
2. 2017 BMW i8 Roadster 369 Photo of 2017 BMW i8 Roadster
3. 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e 305 Photo of 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e
4. 2020 Range Rover Evoque P300e 304 Photo of 2020 Range Rover Evoque P300e
5. 2020 Toyota GR Yaris 268 Photo of 2020 Toyota GR Yaris
6. 2017 Lynk & Co 01 PHEV 261 Photo of 2017 Lynk & Co 01 PHEV
7. 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine 258 Photo of 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine
8. 2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman 221 Photo of 2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman
9. 2016 BMW 225xe Active Tourer 221 Photo of 2016 BMW 225xe Active Tourer
10. 2020 BMW X1 xDrive 25e 217 Photo of 2020 BMW X1 xDrive 25e
11. 2020 BMW X2 25e 217 Photo of 2020 BMW X2 25e
12. 2020 Mini Cooper SE Countryman 217 Photo of 2020 Mini Cooper SE Countryman
13. 2020 Volvo XC40 T4 Recharge 208 Photo of 2020 Volvo XC40 T4 Recharge
14. 2018 Ford Fiesta ST 197 Photo of 2018 Ford Fiesta ST
15. 2020 Ford Puma ST 197 Photo of 2020 Ford Puma ST
16. 2020 Ford Bronco Sport 1.5 T 181 Photo of 2020 Ford Bronco Sport 1.5 T
17. 2020 Ford Escape SE 181 Photo of 2020 Ford Escape SE
18. 2018 Ford Focus Turnier 1.5 EcoBoost 180 Photo of 2018 Ford Focus Turnier 1.5 EcoBoost
19. 2018 Ford Focus 1.5 Ecoboost 180 Photo of 2018 Ford Focus 1.5 Ecoboost
20. 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS AWD 155 Photo of 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS AWD
21. 2019 Buick Encore GX 155 Photo of 2019 Buick Encore GX
22. 2020 Ford Fiesta 1.0 ECOBOOST Hybrid 153 Photo of 2020 Ford Fiesta 1.0 ECOBOOST Hybrid
23. 2018 DS 3 Crossback PureTech 155 153 Photo of 2018 DS 3 Crossback PureTech 155
24. 2020 Ford Focus Turnier 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid 153 Photo of 2020 Ford Focus Turnier 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid
25. 2020 Ford Puma 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid 153 Photo of 2020 Ford Puma 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid
26. 2021 Citroen C4 PureTech 155 153 Photo of 2021 Citroen C4 PureTech 155
27. 2020 Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost 153 Photo of 2020 Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost
28. 2019 Peugeot 2008 PureTech 155 153 Photo of 2019 Peugeot 2008 PureTech 155
29. 2018 Ford Focus Turnier 1.5 EcoBoost 148 Photo of 2018 Ford Focus Turnier 1.5 EcoBoost
30. 2018 Ford Focus Active Turnier 1.5 Ecoboost 148 Photo of 2018 Ford Focus Active Turnier 1.5 Ecoboost
31. 2018 Ford Focus 1.5 Ecoboost 148 Photo of 2018 Ford Focus 1.5 Ecoboost
32. 2020 Ford Kuga 1.5 EcoBoost 148 Photo of 2020 Ford Kuga 1.5 EcoBoost
33. 2019 Opel Astra 1.2 Turbo 143 Photo of 2019 Opel Astra 1.2 Turbo
34. 2019 Opel Astra 1.4 DI Turbo 143 Photo of 2019 Opel Astra 1.4 DI Turbo
35. 2020 BMW 218i Active Tourer 138 Photo of 2020 BMW 218i Active Tourer
36. 2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0 ECOBOOST 138 Photo of 2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0 ECOBOOST
37. 2019 BMW 118i 138 Photo of 2019 BMW 118i
38. 2017 BMW X1 sDrive18i 138 Photo of 2017 BMW X1 sDrive18i
39. 2020 BMW 218i Gran Coupe 138 Photo of 2020 BMW 218i Gran Coupe
40. 2016 Ford Fiesta Active 1.0 ECOBOOST 138 Photo of 2016 Ford Fiesta Active 1.0 ECOBOOST

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 08/12/2021, last addition - Ford Focus 1.5 Ecoboost.