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Old 09-28-2006, 07:40 PM   #1
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I got notification that press materials from the 2006 Paris Motor Show are available on Subaru's Global Media Site. Of particular interest are these boxer turbo diesel images:







And some comments from Mr. Ikeda:

"As announced at the Geneva Motor Show last year, we are enhancing our Subaru boxer engine lineup, and I’m pleased to announce that the development of the world’s first horizontally opposed diesel engine, the Subaru Boxer Turbo Diesel is nearly complete.

The superb rotational balance of the horizontally-opposed engine allows low vibration because the pistons counteract each other to cancel it out. Moreover, with its firmly supported crankshaft, the crankcase construction is strong enough to resist huge combustion pressure. The horizontally-opposed engine’s character is proving an excellent match for a diesel engine.

Also, the adoption of a thin journal for the crankshaft and turbo charger placed under the cylinder block enhances all the advantages of the Boxer Engine, which are “Low center of gravity” ”Low vibration” ”High rigidity & compactness” This delivers diesel’s powerful torque from the engine to the wheels, and increases traction, making the Subaru Boxer Turbo Diesel yet another achievement of Subaru’s advanced technology.

Last but not least, the Subaru Boxer Turbo Diesel boasts lower CO2 emissions in consideration of the environment.

I anticipate unveiling the Subaru Boxer Turbo Diesel engine next year at Geneva Motor Show."
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Last edited by phoenix96; 09-28-2006 at 09:12 PM. Reason: On Bob's suggestion, replaced ghosted image with modified one
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:43 PM   #2
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oooh i want one!
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:44 PM   #3
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Nice find

I wonder what they will put it in, and whether or not it will come to North America?
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:46 PM   #4
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Cool! Should I abort my EJ207 install?
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:50 PM   #5
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I'm going to go ahead and guess - No, it won't be coming to the US anytime soon because of low demand and CA emissions.
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:00 PM   #6
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a timing chain, and not a timing belt.

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Old 09-28-2006, 08:07 PM   #7
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any idea why they decided to stick the turbo down there and not in the normal place?
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:23 PM   #8
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^^^ Hopefully to make it freakishly close to the exhaust for instantaneous spool.

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Old 09-28-2006, 08:58 PM   #9
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Upon seeing this, I am convinced this is the motor in the Legacy test mule:

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Old 09-28-2006, 08:59 PM   #10
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Imagine the tourque and modding potential! Diesels rule!
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:00 PM   #11
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Do I see a timing chain???
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:03 PM   #12
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and want to see that engine better, do the following:

1) Dup the layer.

2) Change the mode of the top layer to "multiply"

3) Merge down

4) Dup the layer again, and again change the top lay to "Multiply"

5) That should make it it look like a full-strength photo, and not the ghosted image we see here.

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Old 09-28-2006, 09:08 PM   #13
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Do I see a timing chain???
Yes you do.

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Old 09-28-2006, 09:15 PM   #14
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It'd prolly do great in a Tribeca...especially for towing capacity. Also helps development for an H6tD. Although, I don't know how many people would buy a full sized SUV with a 4 cylinder without some major marketing.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:26 PM   #15
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... turbo charger placed under the cylinder block enhances all the advantages of the Boxer Engine, which are “Low center of gravity” ...
I realize that the EGT of CI engines is much lower than that of SI engines, but does that mean that there's no risk of coking the oil after engine shutdown and there's no need for passive convective engine coolant flow through the turbo after engine shutdown?
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:30 PM   #16
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and want to see that engine better, do the following:

1) Dup the layer.

2) Change the mode of the top layer to "multiply"

3) Merge down

4) Dup the layer again, and again change the top lay to "Multiply"

5) That should make it it look like a full-strength photo, and not the ghosted image we see here.

Bob
So can you upload the results of your machinations to tinypic.com and show us the results?
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:32 PM   #17
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So can you upload the results of your machinations to tinypic.com and show us the results?
I changed the picture in the first post after Bob's suggestion.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:34 PM   #18
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Upon seeing this, I am convinced this is the motor in the Legacy test mule:



thats what i thought.. maybe theres a connection?
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:45 PM   #19
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I changed the picture in the first post after Bob's suggestion.
<grin> </grin>

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Old 09-28-2006, 09:51 PM   #20
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i thought the same thing regarding the diesel and the legacy test mule. comparing the rendering of the engine to the spy shots, i don't think they're the same motor. mainly based on the color and shape of the intake manifolds.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:55 PM   #21
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i see this diesel boxer engine being a european only model for commercial purposes. maybe if the deman goes up for diesel powered cars in the U.S.A. we might see it here.

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Old 09-28-2006, 09:58 PM   #22
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awesome.. bring diesel to usa please..
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:02 PM   #23
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I'm waiting to see specs before I curse what I can't have.
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:05 PM   #24
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This could get my mind off BMW's upcoming diesel. 200 hp and 300 lb-ft would make this one hell of a fun engine.

It'd better have the 6MT from the STI though. I don't think the little 5MTs right now could handle that kind of torque for long.

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Old 09-28-2006, 10:06 PM   #25
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If anyone is interested in the high resolution version of the overall engine picture, you can see it here:

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/98609171-O.jpg

It's 3243x4000 pixels and roughly 1.8mb.
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