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Top 25 Four-Cylinder Soundtracks

Vukasin Herbez September 17, 2019

Subaru BRZ

  1. Subaru BRZ

This little sports coupe comes with a signature flat-four engine that delivers 205 HP from 2.0-liters. The BRZ is a light and nimble coupe, but the secret is in the position of the engine.

Since Subaru uses a flat-four engine, the center of gravity is lower than with regular inline four-cylinder motors. That’s the secret of unique engine sound since the flat-four has a distinctive engine noise, appealing to a wider range of customers.

Subaru Impreza WRX STI

  1. Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Another street racing and rally legend is the famous Subaru WRX STI. For decades, Subaru has been one of the most powerful four-cylinder cars on the market. And the latest generation of WRX STI doesn’t disappoint. Under the hood is a flat-four engine with 2.5-liters of displacement as well as a turbocharger.

This combo delivers 305 HP, which goes to all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. It’s a true driver’s car with a proper manual gearbox, great road holding, and enough power to make this car fly. And there is a distinctive and perfectly recognizable sound produced by that potent turbo four.

Chevrolet Cobalt SS

  1. Chevrolet Cobalt SS

Although they discontinued it, the Chevrolet Cobalt SS was one of the best, most powerful four-cylinder cars. Available as a supercharged, turbocharged, or naturally aspirated model, the best SS was the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder they introduced in 2008.

The engine delivered 260 HP, which was astonishing by the standards of the day and more than any of its competitors. It also had a cool sound.

Volkswagen Golf R

  1. Volkswagen Golf R

The Golf R is a top-of-the-line Golf with a powerful four-cylinder turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive, and brutal performance for a family hatchback. However, the latest versions feature a smaller, more powerful 2.0-liter turbo-four that delivers almost 292 HP.

As you can expect, the performance is quite brutal for what is a family compact. To get from 0 to 60 mph, it only takes 4.5 seconds. This car can top 155 mph, which is amazing. All of that is accompanied by a fantastic sound coming from its twin tailpipes.

These are 25 of the greatest four-cylinder soundtracks. Which one of these cars caught your eye and your ears?

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