Subaru is celebrating this weekend. The reason is more than justified as it marks the 50th anniversary of their first boxer engine. This type of mechanics has been one of its hallmarks of the brand nippon during the last five decades and today remain in use, while remaining true to its principles. In total we have produced more than 16 million units, this type of engine.
The source is no other than the Subaru 1000, a compact vehicle that came off the production line a may 14, 1966. For this example we used a motor of four – cylinder horizontally opposed (main characteristic of the boxer), and was cooled by water. Today the majority of vehicles of the brand continue to carry, for example the Subaru Levorg, which we tested recently, or the powerful Subaru WRX STI.
Subaru WRX STI
But you are not talking only about gasoline engines and atmospheric, but this technology came to the diesel recently. Subaru adapted to this symmetrical arrangement along the 2.0 turbo four-cylinder, only diesel on the market with these features. The advantages offered by these engines is that reduce vibrations, a higher rotational equilibrium and a delivery of the power more gently.
A date and an important milestone for the people of Subaru follows relying on its origins. Another of the systems that continue today and whose performance is unquestionable is the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD). This system of traction integral permanent offers a combination of stability and traction outstanding, and is positioned in the market as one of the best options of this type.
Source – Subaru
Subaru Impreza WRX STI