Subaru Previews Future WRX Engine in JDM Legacy
However, the big addition to its range is the new 2.0-liter direct injection turbocharged boxer engine with 296hp. Peak power arrives at 5,600 rpm, while its maximum torque figure of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) is available over a wide rev range (2,000 to 4,800 rpm). In addition, the engine also benefits from the Impreza’s stop start system which helps improve economy by 20% and gets a similar percentage for the reduction in emissions. The 2.0GT DIT engine is said to be a turbocharged version of the engine found in teh Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S and Subaru’s very own BRZ. In the Legacy, the engine is coupled to a CVT gearbox - an option which will definitely not be available on the future WRX.
A variant of this turbo engine is very likely to make it into the future WRX, and despite the rumors that it may get electric turbocharging, there’s no confirmation yet.