This is a discussion on Subaru debuts third-generation boxer four-cylinder engine within the News and Announcements forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by Voodoo Rufus They could still use FI on this motor if it has higher compression, just with ...
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I don't have a clue, but I'd like to see 10:1 or better, personally. 12:1 would be nice, but one probably wouldn't be able to run much boost on it. Maybe you wouldn't need to if the rev limit was high enough.
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mmmm....direct injection maybe??
For the person previous who would want the engine mounts behind the rear axle...there's no chance, the way the AWD system works in the subaru's makes it impossible, would have to have a transfer case of sorts and id rather just have the beast 6 speed in it. Maybe some trick electronic front and rear diff's to give us independent wheel control, THAT would be a nice upgrade
I would tend to agree I don't know that I would want to own the first year (or maybe two) but with the world economy being so fragile right now do you really think they wouldn't have tested the engine quite heavily? (yea that voice in the back of my head is reminding me of the glued in replacement A-Pillar to door glass rubber seals Honda had to add to my Del Sol way back when I was "smart enough" to have bought a first year model...)
Now back to the numbers, a free-er (sp??) reving engine isn't a bad thing by any means and the compression ratio (though I am not sure where they pulled the numbers from) isn't that far from the previous, at least according to the automobilemag article...