Subaru has announced that it will be debuting its new ‘boxer’ engine â€“ the world’s first horizontally-opposed turbo diesel unit â€“ at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
The Japanese automaker, which specialises in all-wheel drive vehicles, will be exhibiting an entire drivetrain at the event.
Until now, Subaru claims that it has been renowned for producing cars with "outstanding chassis dynamics and active safety".
It now hopes to gain some attention for its engine production. Subaru claims that its boxer units are more compact than in-line engines and provide a lower centre of gravity.
The powerplant is described as a "highly rigid unit with low levels of noise and vibration", which has the capability to reduce body roll for safer cornering and enhance handling precision.
Subaru’s first diesel engine is also designed to be as compact as its petrol counterparts and combines "unusually strong" pulling power at low engine speeds with high-rev throttle response.
The new unit and the automaker’s symmetrical drivetrain will be exhibited during Subaru’s press conference on the morning of March 6th.