Global Automotive Flat Boxer Engine Market 2017-2021

  • Published: May 2017
  • Pages: 70
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This market research study identifies Porsche, BMW Motorrad, and Subaru as the leading players in the global automotive flat boxer engine market. A comprehensive analysis of this market is also presented by the vehicle type (cars segment and motorcycles segment) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Overview of the global automotive flat boxer engine market

Technavio’s market research report estimates that the global automotive flat boxer engine market will grow at a steady rate and in terms of units, will post a CAGR of about 5% during the forecast period. The unique designs of flat boxer engines that will enhance the vehicle’s performance due to minimal engine vibrations will be one of the major factors driving the growth prospects of the automotive flat boxer engine market until the end of 2021. The manufacturers and end users are increasingly shifting from conventional engine designs such as inline and V-type towards the installation of flat boxer engines since these engines offer a low center of gravity (COG) due to the horizontal positioning of the vehicle. As a result, they offer better riding experience, better handling, enhance lateral acceleration, and improve the cornering and turning capabilities at high speeds. Additionally, these engines also allow better traction from the surface and reduce the chances of rollover accidents, which in turn, will further stimulate the market’s growth.

With the increasing demand, manufacturers will increasingly focus on developing advanced engines that offer better fuel efficiency with minimal engine vibrations. A leading automotive manufacturer Subaru, has already manufactured a new generation of flat boxer engines known as the FB series. These engines have reduced cylinder diameter which enables the faster suction of air. This in turn, reduces the amount of unburnt fuel which enhances fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions. According to this market research study, this development of engines with improved fuel efficiency and reduced friction losses will be one of the major trends that will gain traction in the automotive flat boxer engine market during the next four years.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The automotive flat boxer engine market is characterized by the presence of a few established players. The vendors in the car boxer engine market include engine manufacturers, components suppliers, and engine integrators. These vendors highly focus on increasing the functionality and capabilities of flat boxer engines by enhancing their technical expertise. The coming years will witness a high demand for flat boxer engines in performance automobiles due to the growing popularity of motorsport events, improving road infrastructure, and high GDP, which in turn, will improve the growth opportunities for the vendors in this marketspace.

Key vendors in this market are -

  • Porsche
  • BMW Motorrad
  • Subaru

The other prominent vendor in the market is Toyota Motor.

Segmentation by vehicle type and analysis of the automotive flat boxer engine market

  • Passenger cars segment
  • Motorcycles segment

The passenger cars segment accounted for the majority of the market shares during 2016 and the segment will continue to dominate the car boxer engine market during the next four years as well. The higher commercial viability, sufficient area for fitment, and improved vehicle performance of flat boxer engines, will drive the penetration of automotive flat boxer engines in the passenger car segment. Moreover, the increasing sales of racing cars, the introduction of flat boxer engines by international automotive brands in most of their car models, the rising preference for flat boxer engines among consumers, and the increase in the purchase volume of sedans, SUVs, and sports cars, will also fuel the growth of the automotive flat boxer engine market in this segment.

Segmentation by geography and analysis of the automotive flat boxer engine market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

The Americas dominated the automotive flat boxer engine market during 2016 and the region will continue its market dominance throughout the predicted period. Factors such as the growing demand for sports cars and the increasing preference for premium motorcycles among consumers, will stimulate the market’s growth in this region. Furthermore, the focus of major automotive manufacturers such as Porsche and Subaru in the US and Canada towards offering vehicles equipped with flat boxer engines, will also drive the growth of the car boxer engine market in the Americas.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global automotive flat boxer engine market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global automotive flat boxer engine market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global automotive flat boxer engine market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global automotive flat boxer engine market?
  • What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global automotive flat boxer engine market?

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With increasing number of automaker attempting to gain higher market share, the upcoming industry research report from Technavio on the automotive flat boxer engine market for the forecast period of 2017 to 2021 will support businesses develop sustainable growth strategies. Additionally, by studying the current market scenario for multiple automotive sectors like automotive components, automotive electronics, and automotive manufacturing, our market research analysts have identified factors that will prove crucial to the growth of the vendors in the global market.

By following a triangulated research approach of qualitative and quantitative data analysis and by covering various factors including the rising demand for a diverse array of products across geographical regions, market research analysts also offers insights into automotive services and automotive accessories to help clients deliver effective business strategies. According to our market research analysts, the improvement in vehicle performance due to lower center of gravity is expected to be the key factor responsible for the growth of this market during the forecast period. This research report also considers the growth of markets like automotive alternator market and automotive air suspension market  in the automotive sector, which are predicted to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 4% and 5%, respectively by 2021.

The upcoming report for automotive flat boxer engine market also identifies the major drivers, impending trends, coupled with the challenges currently experienced by the automotive component sector. In order to offer a holistic view of the future direction of the automotive industry, this market research report also offers insights into the dynamically changing competitive landscape along with the products and services offered by key vendors and their presence across various geographical regions.

PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction

  • Market outline

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market Segmentation by vehicle type

  • Market overview

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Market overview

PART 08: Decision framework

PART 09: Drivers and challenges

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges

PART 10: Market trends

PART 11: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 12: Key vendor analysis

  • Porsche
  • BMW Motorrad
  • Subaru

PART 13: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

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  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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