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    Post Report:Next-gen boxer engine coming from Subaru this year

    According to Automotive News, Subaru is set to release a new, more fuel-efficient version of its boxer four-cylinder engine. The powerplant should be available in both 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter configurations and will be able to offer up a 10-percent boost in fuel economy over its predecessors. The report doesn't detail exactly how the engine goes about gaining its new found efficiency, but it does say the changes are the first significant revision of the company's boxer architecture in two decades.

    A Fuji Heavy Industries spokesperson confirmed that the new powerplant is coming, but wouldn't go so far as to say which models would benefit from the new tech. Automotive News reports that other sources claim that the thrifty four-pot will first show up in the Forester both in the U.S. and Japan, paired with a CVT gearbox. The new engine will then begin to crop up in models like the Legacy and Impreza here in the States and the Exiga minivan on Subaru's home turf.

    Click:autoblog.com/subaru engine/

    Click:autonews.com/20100831/


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    So what does this mean? 2011 WRX's and Forrester's now have the improved power plants?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixDaysToSunday View Post
    So what does this mean? 2011 WRX's and Forrester's now have the improved power plants?
    This press release makes me think they are only going to change the base model engines.
    It doesn't sound like the Turbo engines/transmissions will have any changes this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy96gase View Post
    This press release makes me think they are only going to change the base model engines.
    It doesn't sound like the Turbo engines/transmissions will have any changes this year.
    Upon second read I think you may be right. That sucks :
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixDaysToSunday View Post
    Upon second read I think you may be right. That sucks :
    You can think of that way, or you can think of it as you are getting a tested and true engine with the car you are ordering.

    Personally, I'd rather buy a car with an engine who has been around in development for a few years to work out the kinks. Remember the problem with the 09's?

    The more technical it is the less I want to be an early adopter and beta test!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syncharmony View Post
    You can think of that way, or you can think of it as you are getting a tested and true engine with the car you are ordering.

    Personally, I'd rather buy a car with an engine who has been around in development for a few years to work out the kinks. Remember the problem with the 09's?

    The more technical it is the less I want to be an early adopter and beta test!
    Synch you, as always, have a very good point
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    There were rumors a year or two back about them working on a direct injection system. Maybe it will be one of those "upgrades" everyone can make to their older systems. I for one am going to see what they come up with and possibly use the new system when I do my engine build next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LetsWRCinmyWRX View Post
    Need 7 speed trannys...save some frickin gas with the 7th gear...tear down the roads with the other 6.
    Maybe that's why I'm fine with my 5MT...


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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    Maybe that's why I'm fine with my 5MT...
    Same for me. A stout 5-speed with proper ratios is all I need.
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    i was readin in my buddies diesel magizine and it was sayin the sti may be gettin a diesel

    ill get the reference in the morning
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheerwine View Post
    i was readin in my buddies diesel magizine and it was sayin the sti may be gettin a diesel

    ill get the reference in the morning
    Don't believe that. The STI will be gas only for the conceivable future.
    Subaru makes a Diesel Impreza for the EU market, but it's styled like the Outback is in the North America market.
    At best we'll get the Subaru equivalent to the Jetta TDI Cup http://www.autoblog.com/2010/06/15/2...di-cup-review/
    If Subaru does produce something like that for the NA market, it's not going to be named WRX or STI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleJeremy View Post
    Don't believe that. The STI will be gas only for the conceivable future.
    Subaru makes a Diesel Impreza for the EU market, but it's styled like the Outback is in the North America market.
    At best we'll get the Subaru equivalent to the Jetta TDI Cup http://www.autoblog.com/2010/06/15/2...di-cup-review/
    If Subaru does produce something like that for the NA market, it's not going to be named WRX or STI.
    like i said i just read it in a magazine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syncharmony View Post

    Personally, I'd rather buy a car with an engine who has been around in development for a few years to work out the kinks. Remember the problem with the 09's?
    I agree, but I wouldn't consider the problem with the 09's the same situation. The EJ255's age wasn't the issue in that case.
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