Mean & Lean: High-Performance 4-Cylinder Cars

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High Performance, Less Waste
Today auto manufacturers continue to wring more power (and better fuel economy) out of smaller displacement engines, giving a whole new meaning to high-performance vehicles. With the advent of direct injection, turbocharging, variable-valve timing, engine-management systems and other technologies, many of today’s 4-cylinder engines produce horsepower to rival V8 engines of the past — all in a lightweight package. What follows are some of our favorite performance cars powered by today’s high-tech four-bangers, presented by ascending price.

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