As integral to what makes a Subaru a Subaru as AWD, the BOXER engine takes its name from the punch-counterpunch motion of the horizontal pistons within a lightweight, aluminium-alloy engine block.
This unique, rotational cycle means the engine sits lower down than a conventional engine aiding natural balance for exceptional smoothness coupled with low vibration and noise. Additionally, the unit provides a lower centre of gravity and in turn, exquisite handling and poise plus greatly reduced roll when cornering.
Meanwhile, Subaru’s BOXER diesel engine is a world first and unique to Subaru being the world’s first horizontally-opposed diesel engine for a passenger car. Closely echoing the same benefits of its petrol based relative, Subaru have created a powerful yet quiet diesel engine worthy of being deemed a ‘performance diesel’ given the excellent accelerator response, fuel efficiency plus reduced friction and inertia.