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Toyota unveils Scion FR-S with first boxer engine utilizing Toyota’s D4-S direct and port injection system

Toyota’s Scion brand unveiled its anticipated 2013 FR-S compact rear-wheel drive sports car in Los Angeles. The high-performance coupe is the fifth model to join the Scion family and will go on sale in the spring of 2012. Scion had introduced the concept version at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. (Earlier post.)

The FR-S, which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport, features a 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that is the result of a joint development between Toyota and Subaru. The partnership begins by combining Subaru’s newly developed horizontally opposed engine and Toyota’s D-4S injection system that incorporates both direct and port injection. (Earlier post.) The D-4S system, partnered with a high 12.5:1 compression ratio, is helps the engine deliver 200 hp (149 kW) and 151 lb-ft (205 N·m) of torque.

The flat-four mates with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Power is transferred to the pavement via a limited-slip differential.


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