We all know that fuel efficiency is a top-priority when searching for a new car, especially in the current state of the U.S. economy. If we are preparing to spend some major cash on a new set of wheels, perhaps a Legacy in Ft. Myers, it has to be one that won’t continue to drain our bank accounts because of gas mileage, right? Right. Well, fellow penny-pinchers, Subaru is listening to our cries for advanced engineering, and has announced plans of a new boxer engine to be introduced by the end of the year. Shoppers at car dealers near Naples will be happy to learn that the car company is doing everything that today’s technology allows them to do, in order to construct vehicles that help keep consumers’ wallets fat.

Subaru’s parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, has confirmed that a new engine is coming our way. What’s so great about this new engine? It will be ten percent more fuel efficient than the existing engine – something that will put a smile on the faces of many shoppers looking for a Legacy near Ft. Myers. The new engine will be a four-cylinder boxer engine with 2.0-2.5 liters, and will use a continuously variable transmission to improve fuel efficiency. Spectators who attended the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show may recognize the engine once it is equipped in Subaru models, seeing as sources claim that the new boxer engine could be, if not based on, the one featured in the Subaru Tourer Hybrid Concept.

It’s been a whopping 20 years since Subaru produced a completely overhauled engine – it’s no wonder that sales representatives at many car dealers near Naples are excited to offer something new to future Subaru shoppers. The car company has struggled a bit to improve the fuel efficiency of their models, a disadvantage for Subaru, considering that other top competitors have been spitting out hybrids left and right. This may be due to the four-wheel-drive power that sucks up most of the engine’s energy. One example is the Subaru WRX, which uses about 2.7 gallons per 62 miles – about 23 miles per gallon. This isn’t bad, but Subaru needs to step up their game if they want to remain a top competitor. So far, it looks like the new boxer engine will do the trick. Interested consumers can obtain more information by visiting their favorite Subaru dealer.