boxer engine

Lower centre of gravity, higher performance.

All Subaru engines have horizontally opposed pistons. They’re set 180 degrees apart, and for good reason. Learn why…

Take off in a Subaru and you’ll feel the difference in seconds. The ever-willing responsiveness. And the road-hugging thrill. How so? It all starts with the Subaru Boxer engine. A horizontally opposed configuration means the pistons are set 180 degrees apart. They punch outwards, counteracting each other.

This natural balance reduces vibration and noise. Since the engine profile is flatter than other engine types, it can sit deeper in the engine bay, lowering the centre of gravity. This, in turn, promotes exceptional handling and performance. And plenty of smiles.