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2017 Outback, 14 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 07 BMW E-93
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I don't think Subaru is going to chuck either engine. It simply costs too much to integrate the 2.0L initially into a lot of vehicle lines.
The limit for the 2.0L is high. BMW ran a 2.0L turbo 4 cylinder in the 70's in F1 which put out huge power.
Variable valve timing, direct injection, turbo with intercooler should push the 2.0L to significant hp and torque values which achieving terrific fuel economy.
Tuning plays a large role in this since you don't tune the OB for the same parameters as you do the WRXi.
I would guess that this engine could pull 10% fuel mileage improvement over the current 2.5L which would put it into the 30's someplace.
All conjecture but I am certainly interested in the 2.0L turbo and plan to check the Forester out before ordering a 14 OB this summer...
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