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WATCH: A brief guide to the boxer engine

2018-08-26 08:00

Robin Classen

Image: Press Association

Known for its throaty growl and strong performance in specific Porsche and Subaru models, the boxer is a gem of an engine.

It is respected by many car enthusiasts, and has plenty of upsides, but there are also some downsides.

Just a small downside

While the boxer engine is a sublime example of automotive engineering, improving the overall performance and handling characteristics of a car, it is expensive to produce and cannot be used in smaller cars.

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According to Subaruthe Boxer engine got its name because the movement of the engine's pistons resemble the movement of a boxer's fists.

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