20 of the Best Sounding Four Cylinder Cars Ever Made

By vukasin

As you may know, the more cylinders the engine has, the better the sound it makes. Those V8s, V10s, V12s are champions in that department because even if they don’t make big power, they always deliver a glorious soundtrack. And those six-cylinder power plants are also famous for making good sounds. But rarely do you hear somebody mention the four-cylinder engines.

Although modern four cylinders are capable of producing the power to rival V8s, what about the sound? In most cases, four cylinders don’t have any audio qualities, especially since they are mostly for economy cars. However, sometimes, four cylinders can provide thundering sounds almost as powerful as race-bred V8s. So here are 20 of the best sounding four-cylinder machines that are worthy of using as a ringtone.

  1. Porsche 356

The predecessor to legendary Porsche 911, the 356 model was the first proper sports car that this iconic company produced. They introduced it in 1948 and sold it until 1965. The Porsche 356 had a four-cylinder boxer engine closely related to the Volkswagen Beetle and T1 Van engines.

However, Porsche tuned this motor to produce much higher output and won numerous races with it. As you can expect, the flat four sounded angry and aggressive even though it produced modest power compared to later Porsche models.