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    Video: Subaru uses a mime and a toy car to explain why it loves the boxer engine

    I will freely admit to struggling with why Subaru continues to stubbornly employ a boxer engine design while so few other automakers do the same. After all, with twice the number of cylinder heads and cams as a traditional inline four-cylinder engine, a boxer four is more complex, more expensive ...

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    Report: Next-gen Subaru WRX targeting downsized 2.0-liter four that's upsized to 270 hp

    WRX. Those three letters tell automotive enthusiasts the world over that they are not dealing with an ordinary Impreza, and it all began in rally racing with a 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four engine. Though some models – including the current WRX and STI in the United States – had ...

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    Subaru's new 2.0-liter boxer: It's better, but does it matter?

    Subaru FB20 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Subaru recently invited us to Budapest to get to know the 2011 European-spec Forester, which was... well, exactly what you'd expect (it was fine), but that's not the point here. What is important is the all-new "FB" engine under the ...

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    Subaru debuts third-generation boxer four-cylinder engine

    Subaru's Third-Generation Boxer Engine – Click above for high-res image
    Boxer lovers, the next chapter in your love affair has just begun. Fuji Heavy Industries, parent company of Subaru, has introduced the latest, third-generation boxer engine that will relieve the second-gen after 21 ...

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    VIDEO: Toyota FT-86 sure doesn't sound like a boxer

    Toyota FT-86 Concept exhaust note – Click to watch the video after the jump
    Toyota garnered a lot of attention at this year's Tokyo Motor Show with the debut of the FT-86 concept. And they weren't about to let it slip past them, either. As part of the spectacle, they played the sounds of ...

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    Rendered for Your Pleasure: Subaru WRX-powered Kickboxer motorcycle concept

    KickBoxer motorcycle concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's a longstanding tradition of using horizontally-opposed boxer engines in motorcycles – and not just from BMW – the flat configuration has found a home in a slew of two-wheelers ranging from Russia's Ural to ...

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    REPORT: Subaru considering using more CVTs

    2010 Subaru Legacy - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    The 2010 Legacy will be the most fuel efficient Subaru in the Japanese automaker's US lineup, but only when it's powered by the 2.5i boxer engine mated to a CVT transmission. According to the EPA, that powertrain returns 31 mpg on the ...

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    First Drive: 2010 Subaru Legacy improves commercial appeal, retains character

    2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For one reason or another, we've always thought that if you delved deep enough into the history of Subaru, you'd discover the Japanese automaker is, in fact, Swedish. One can imagine rifling through the company's dusty ...

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    2010 Subaru Legacy gets its EPA numbers, hits 31 mpg highway

    2010 Subaru Legacy - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    The 2010 Subaru Legacy is bigger, wider, and more powerful than ever, yet the engineers made a point to increase fuel economy as well. The new Legacy will hit 31 mpg on the highway and 23 around town, but you'll have to opt for the ...

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    New York: 2010 Subaru Outback has its muklucks on

    2010 Subaru Outback – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yesterday, Subaru unveiled its new Legacy sedan, a vehicle that is pivotal not just in its own right, but because it also forms the basis for the softroader stiltswagon seen here. It only makes sense that Subaru chose to unveil its ...

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    Call Us When It's at the Dealer: On again, off again Toyota/Subaru on... again?

    Last April, Toyota and Subaru announced a joint rear-drive sports coupe for 2011, but recent economic struggles and a focus on more efficient vehicles led many to believe that the project could be delayed or even canceled. It now appears this isn't the case. Inside Line is quoting inside PR sources ...

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    Porsche considering return of four-cylinder engines

    The iconic 911 must be feeling like a bit of an outsider at Porsche. The German automaker keeps on throwing all sorts of different models into the mix to keep the 911 company, but the little rear-engined sportscar continues on as it always has. In recent years, Porsche has launched a mid-engined ...

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    VIDEO: Porsche engine runs the 'Ring, virtually

    Thanks to media outlets like YouTube and Autoblog, a good lap time in on the Nurburgring will get you plenty of positive press. The grueling track has become the yardstick by which any performance vehicle is measured, and if you can post a record time, people want to know about it. The engineering ...

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    Subaru considering offering non-boxer, non-AWD models

    Subarus have sported standard AWD since the 80s, well before most other automakers even bothered with the technology. That, partnered with its boxer engine, goes together like peanut butter and jelly. But the Japanese automaker has to begin worrying about fuel efficiency and emissions, so the two ...


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