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      09-20-2012, 11:44 AM   #812

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While I would be extremely happy if Toyota and Subaru agreed on mounting a 1.6l Turbocharged direct fuel injection boxer engine in the Toyobaru I really think they could go even deeper.

After reading what BMW says about 'optimized cylinder capacities of 500 cc' in their new 1.5l three-cylinder engine:

The basic engine is made up of optimized cylinder modules with capacities of 500 cc each, developed to the pinnacle of thermodynamic efficiency for use in a passenger vehicle.
and knowing that a three-cylinder boxer engine is a contradiction in terms I looked at the new 1.0L, 3-cylinder Ecoboost Ford engine uprated to 205 hp and realized that in order to retain the 'optimized cylinder capacities of 500 cc' that BMW talks about, the Toyobaru with a 1.0-liter, 2-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine rated at 205 hp would bring back faithfully the successful (0.8-liter horizontally opposed two-cylinder boxer engined) Toyota Sports 800 lightweight concept of yore :

This is already implicitly suggested by Toyota themselves :

Also, they could retain the same 86mm x 86mm (bore x stroke) dimensions and consequently the respective logo :

Last edited by GoingTooFast; 09-21-2012 at 07:50 AM.