Do you remember Subaru engine in the form of four-cylinder engine? Well, we have to say good-bye to that engine because the Japanese automaker is working on two new units of turbocharged engines to replace the old four-pot. The 2 new turbo engines – codenamed “FB” – will be using direct gasoline injection and rumor has it, it will have the capability of delivering 300 horsepower.
One of the new engines has been powered the 2011 Subaru Forester. The next plan for Subaru is to give force induction 1.6L and 2.0L for next year. Both units will be having the turbo placed under the FB engine which also makes the difference with the current EJ engine where the turbo placed a little bit high, and the intercooler will remain on top of the cylinder block.
Subaru already stated that the arrival of STI has to be postponed and it could be because the vehicle is waiting for the new FB turbo engine that able to give 300 horsepower. Yes, we know that it is the same power as the current engine, but the new FB turbo will give 10% less fuel in return.
The big question is not about the STI, but will one of the two new FB turbo engines powered the BRZ sportscar? Subaru hinted that BRZ will be using naturally-aspirated 2.0L engine that gives 200 horsepower; but with the new FB turbo engine, there is a strong possibility that BRZ will have other engine option.