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2017 Scion FR-S Sedan

With Toyota still mum on details, the much rumored Scion FR-S Sedan is still a mystery, but with plenty of speculation floating around it. The only thing we’re sure of is that the FR-S platform has been designed to support a sedan body style , as Toyota chief engineer Tetsuya Tada revealed last year.

Up until now it was believed that the four-door would be powered by the same 2.0-liter boxer engine - good for 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque, found in the coupe. Today, however, a report from Motor Trend quoted inside sources claiming the sedan will actually be sold with two different powertrains.

One of them will be a Subaru -sourced turbocharged, 2.0-liter unit found in the current-generation Legacy that’s tuned to deliver at least 300 horsepower and mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The second model will reportedly gain a hybrid drivetrain, but actual details are unknown except for the fact that Toyota is working on a system "that’s compatible to Subaru’s boxer engine."

The conventional FR-S Sedan is expected to hit showrooms by mid-2016 with the hybrid variant featuring all-wheel-drive to arrive several months later. Compared to the FR-S coupe, the sedan will be 20 inches longer and 4 inches taller for improved interior room.

Click past the jump for more info on the Scion FR-S Coupe

Source: Motor Trend

Competitors

BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series Sedan

This may sound a bit crazy, but with 300+ horsepower at its disposal, the upcoming Scion FR-S Sedan would be a worthy competitor for BMW BMW 335i, which benefits from 300 horses coming from a 3.0-liter inline-six engine. Judging by their output figures, the vehicles are likely to be similar, but we wouldn’t bet on the FR-S to match the 3 Series in terms of dynamics. However, the BMW is more expensive with a sticker set at $43,400.

As far as the hybrid FR-S Sedan is concerned, it could go against the BMW ActiveHybrid3 , which pushes 335 horsepower through a six-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo technology. Another choice would be the 3 Series Plug-In Hybrid , although very little is known about it at the time time of this writing.

Mazda3 Sedan

Mazda3 Sedan

The Mazda3 Sedan might not be as powerful and sporty as the upcoming FR-S Sedan, but it’s a good-looking and fun-to-drive vehicle that can be had for a lot less money. Priced from only $16,945 but available for up to $26,000, the compact sedan is offered with a choice of two engines, each featuring the brand-new SKYACTIV-G technology.

The smaller mill, a 2.0-liter four-pot, pumps 155 horsepower, while the larger 2.5-liter unit delivers 184 horsepower. Both can be combined to either a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional six-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, Mazda is offering an i-ELOOP brake energy regeneration system that stores electricity generated when the vehicle brakes.

All told, the Scion FR-S Sedan is still a long way off and we might want to reconsider its position once the full details are out.

Scion FR-S

Scion FR-S
Scion FR-S
Scion FR-S

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