Subaru’s 2.5-litre Boxer turbo engine continues to win awards as it has been named the 2008 International Engine of the Year award in the 2.0-litre to 2.5-litre category.
It’s the second time in three years Subaru has won the prestigious award (the previous win was in 2006).
The 2008 International Engine of the Year Awards committee were impressed with the Subaru Boxer engine’s power in the 4-cylinder, 305 hp Subaru Impreza WRX STI, but were equally taken with the performance of the 2.5-litre turbo in the 224 hp Subaru Forester. The engine is also found in the 224 hp Subaru WRX and in naturally aspirated form in the 170 hp 2.5i Subaru Impreza and Subaru Forester. The jury noted that, in addition to being a performance powerhouse, the Subaru Boxer engine offers impressive fuel economy.
“Our exceptional engines are just one reason that Subaru has developed a reputation for outstanding automotive technology that makes our vehicles powerful, fun to drive, and safe,” said Katsuhiro Yokoyama, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. “Subaru has been producing Boxer engines for over 40 years and we are delighted to once again be recognized by the International Engine of the Year Awards committee.”
In the opinion of judge Nikos Kounitis, “This powerful, fun-to-drive engine justifies Subaru’s persistence in Boxer engines.”
The Subaru Boxer engine is produced in several forms for world markets including 4-cylinder engines in 1.5-litre, 2.0-litre, 2.5-litre capacity and also 6-cylinder 3.0-litre and 3.6-litre versions. Additionally, the company recently introduced the world’s first Boxer diesel engine for sale in Europe.