Posted Friday, November 20, 2020 at 9:58pm

What Is a Boxer Engine?

Although the basic principles of an internal combustion engine are universal, the manner in which these engines are designed and function vary greatly. Some engine configurations are designed in a line, others in a V, while others are flat, like the boxer engine.

The boxer engine is most well-known today in its Subaru and Porsche applications, but it was a different German manufacturer that pioneered its use in automobiles at the end of the 1800s. Its advantages were seen then, and they are still highly regarded today, though not enough to see widespread usage.