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Here's Why the New Subaru BRZ Doesn't Have a Turbo Engine

Yesterday saw Subaru present the 2022 Subaru BRZ, the next generation of the sporty two-seater developed in partnership with Toyota. In doing so it revealed what kind of mechanics will be used in it over the next few years.

The choice fell on a 2.4L, 4-cylinder engine making 228 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Those are significant gains over the 205 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque available from the current model's 2.4L 4-cylinder engine.

So, we were promised more power and that’s what we’re getting. However, many were disappointed, particularly those who had been anticipating the inclusion of the brand's 2.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder under the hood. This engine can deliver 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque.

In a new interview with Road & Track, Subaru's public relations manager Dominick Infante explained why the new generation of the model didn't in the end inherit the turbo engine. And like with the first iteration of the BRZ, the answer lies in the question of balance.

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