Future bright for boxer engines

boxer engine

Predictions demand for boxer engines to rise…

Subaru swears by them and of course Porsche has long been an advocate, now research has found the flat boxer engine is expected to be around in even greater numbers in the future.

Oh, and don’t forget boxer engines are common in BMW motorcycles too!

Research and Markets has just released their report into the use of the horizontally opposed engine technology - Global Automotive Flat Boxer Engine Market 2017-2021.

The report predicts sales of boxer-engine equipped Subaru, Porsche and BMW vehicles will increase by more than 5% during that period.

Here’s how a boxer engine works…

The report says the growth will be driven by consumers wanting improved performance, thanks to the boxer engines low centre of gravity.

The boxer engine’s minimal engine vibrations is also a positive.

While a challenge facing the technology, according to the report, are the high manufacturing costs and cumbersome maintenance associated with flat boxer engines.

Access the full report here.

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