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    Scion fr-s first???

    Just saw a commercial for the Scion FR-S stating it's the first horizontally opposed boxer engine. Am I missing something? Are they playing on some wording?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DorBink View Post
    Am I missing something?
    Yes, the rest of the sentence. I don't recall it (I don't watch live TV so I've only seen that commercial once or twice accidentally) but they finish the statement with something or other about the fueling or management system. So it's "the first bla bla with fancy expensive rubbish bla" or something like that.
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    Lol. There's a huge debate about that going on in the Facebook subie group I'm a part of. Sounds like a misleading statement on Scions part.
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    Misleading is an understatement lol.

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    Its the first horizontally opposed engine in a FR configuration

    aka.. front engine rear drive. All other boxer/rwd cars were rear or mid engine located
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    There's too much time between "the worlds first and only horizontally opposed boxer engine" and "with d4-s direct..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleJeremy View Post
    There's too much time between "the worlds first and only horizontally opposed boxer engine" and "with d4-s direct..."
    iMotorTimes - 2013 Scion FR-S Commercial Features Engine Cutaway; Misleading Engine Claims Offend Fans (Video) - iMotor Times

    Guess Scion has released a statement about this. It's a nice looking car but that is lame advertising. Also isn't the FR-S just a BRZ with a Scion badge or vice versa........?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    Its the first horizontally opposed engine in a FR configuration

    aka.. front engine rear drive. All other boxer/rwd cars were rear or mid engine located
    It's not even Toyota's first front engine RWD (F-R) boxer. Toyota were making cars like that many decades ago.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Sports_800

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    1. No Subaru baggage.
    2. No Japanese cartoon "e!gHt-s1x" baggage.
    3. A nose that looks like the nose on the Toyota 2000GT (You Only Live Twice).

    In any case Scion (Toyota) have a history with that layout.

    Toyota also made a family car with that layout and the same motor, and it looked like a cross between a Trabant and a Triumph Herald. Good times.

    EDIT: I'm now speculating! The Toyota boxer from the Sport 800 was also used in the mid 70s in a Toyota bus -- not to move the bus but to power the A/C unit. This raises the possibility that Toyota have used two flat motors in the same vehicle, since the truck line from which the bus evolved offered an H-diesel. I hope it's true actually, that'd be neat. And if -- if -- it's true, then Toyota have made both an FR boxer sporting car and a diesel flat motor decades before their partner in current development, Subaru.
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    Well sometimes fact is stranger than fiction though. That's why history is so amazing.
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    First boxer motor with Direct Injection I imagine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleJeremy View Post
    There's too much time between "the worlds first and only horizontally opposed boxer engine" and "with d4-s direct..."
    ^^^ This. Had me confused as well.

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