Most powerful 5 cylinder cars

Top 26 most powerful 5 cylinder cars ever made. Updated January 2021.

Five cylinder engines are relatively rare and initially were designed as alternative to inline 6 cylinders, promising similar smoothness without the excessive requirements on space.

Today Audi is the premier producer of Inline 5 engines and dominates top positions of this list.

Perhaps the most famous 5 cylinder engine was 2.1 liter turbo in Audi Sport Quattro S1 Group B rally car.

# make & model Power (hp)▼ Image
1. 2020 KTM X-Bow GTX 592 Photo of 2020 KTM X-Bow GTX
2. 2020 Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 415 Photo of 2020 Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70
3. 2019 Audi RS Q3 Sportback 395 Photo of 2019 Audi RS Q3 Sportback
4. 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback 362 Photo of 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback
5. 2012 Donkervoort D8 GTO 335 Photo of 2012 Donkervoort D8 GTO
6. 2009 Audi TT RS Coupe 335 Photo of 2009 Audi TT RS Coupe
7. 2003 Volvo S60 R 295 Photo of 2003 Volvo S60 R
8. 2004 Mercedes-Benz C 30 CDI AMG 228 Photo of 2004 Mercedes-Benz C 30 CDI AMG
9. 2005 Ford Focus ST 222 Photo of 2005 Ford Focus ST
10. 2007 Ford S-Max 2.5 217 Photo of 2007 Ford S-Max 2.5
11. 2007 Ford Mondeo 2.5 217 Photo of 2007 Ford Mondeo 2.5
12. 2007 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.4 JTDm 207 Photo of 2007 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.4 JTDm
13. 2008 Volvo S80 D5 2.4 202 Photo of 2008 Volvo S80 D5 2.4
14. 2008 Volvo V70 D5 202 Photo of 2008 Volvo V70 D5
15. 2005 Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 JTDm 197 Photo of 2005 Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 JTDm
16. 2005 Volvo XC90 D5 2.4 182 Photo of 2005 Volvo XC90 D5 2.4
17. 2005 Volvo S60 D5 182 Photo of 2005 Volvo S60 D5
18. 2010 Volvo C70 D5 178 Photo of 2010 Volvo C70 D5
19. 2003 Alfa Romeo 156 2.4 JTD 173 Photo of 2003 Alfa Romeo 156 2.4 JTD
20. 2003 VW Multivan 2.5 TDI 172 Photo of 2003 VW Multivan 2.5 TDI
21. 2009 Volvo S40 2.4 168 Photo of 2009 Volvo S40 2.4
22. 1979 Audi 200 T5 168 Photo of 1979 Audi 200 T5
23. 2007 VW Jetta 2.5 168 Photo of 2007 VW Jetta 2.5
24. 2001 Volvo S60 2.4 D5 161 Photo of 2001 Volvo S60 2.4 D5
25. 2007 Volvo V70 2.4D 161 Photo of 2007 Volvo V70 2.4D
26. 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300 D 87 Photo of 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300 D

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 01/04/2021, last addition - Mercedes-Benz 300 D.