Why didn’t the 2022 Subaru BRZ get a turbocharged engine?January 14, 2021
Employees of a renowned engineering company have released a video explaining why the new generation of the Subaru BRZ sports coupe received a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated engine.
The all-new 2022 Subaru BRZ gets a new engine. Unfortunately, although slightly more powerful than its predecessor, it is still naturally aspirated. Subaru’s head of public relations, Dominic Infante, recently explained that a turbocharged powerplant could harm the car’s handling by affecting the center of gravity.
This statement by the company makes some sense. In a recently released video, the engineering team provides a more detailed explanation of why the new BRZ has a naturally aspirated engine.
We cannot imagine anyone who could give a deeper overview of the 2.4 boxer engine than engine engineers. At the top of the page, you can watch a 15 minute video that takes a closer look at the Boxer 2.4 engine.
The new 2.4-liter unit uses the same direct and port injection as its 2.0-liter predecessor, and in contrast to the 2.4-liter turbocharged engine found under the hood of the Subaru Ascent crossover, which relies solely on direct injection.
The enlarged engine working engine of the 2022 model year sports coupe gives a good 11% increase in power output and an 18% increase in maximum torque. The really good news is that peak torque comes in much earlier at 3,700 rpm compared to the 6400 rpm for the previous engine model. Most importantly, with a manual transmission, the new model is only 7.7 kg heavier, despite the added power and torque.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the Subaru Outback in the off-road version was first noticed during trials. While Subaru has yet to announce any new products for 2021, Motor1’s spies have been able to capture an off-road version of the Outback for the first time.
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