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http://www.galwayindependent.com/motoring/motoring/subaru-signal-diesel-dates/

Subaru signal diesel dates E-mail
Written by Staff Reporter
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
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Subaru will be launching the diesel powered versions of the Outback and Legacy models in June 2008, the company's first diesel engine and it's based on the Boxer horizontal engine design.

Subaru has unveiled the model changes for the coming year and company managing director Neville Matthews announced that diesel power will be available in some models in the Subaru range for the first time in 2008. The launch marks the beginning of one of the busiest programmes of new product roll-outs in the history of the marque.

The new Subaru 'Boxer' 2.0 litre turbo-charged diesel engine, a world first, will be introduced in June next year, initially in the Legacy and Outback range. The new Forester diesel will follow in October 2008, before an Impreza diesel variant completes the line-up in 2009. The world's first horizontally-opposed turbo diesel engine is claimed to offer exceptional refinement and smoothness.

Subaru believes passionately in its 'boxer' engines, which are more compact than in-line units and provide a much lower centre-of-gravity. This reduces body roll for safer cornering and also enhances handling precision, such as during a sudden lane-change manoeuvre on a motorway.

The Subaru 'boxer' turbo diesel is a highly rigid unit with low levels of noise and vibration. Not only does this eliminate the need for a balancer shaft, which counters uneven combustion pressures and general roughness, but Subaru's first diesel is as compact as its petrol sisters and combines unusually strong pulling power at low engine speeds with high-rev throttle-response.

The new five-door 1.0 litre Justy, and the elegant and long awaited all-new Impreza range are appearing in dealer showrooms now, whilst two new flagship models, the range-topping Impreza WRX STi and the new seven-seater Tribeca, are scheduled to arrive in January 2008.
 

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interesting, would like to see it when its out.
 

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interesting, would like to see it when its out.
Oh man, tat would be hell if happen to see one 'Comfort Impreza STi bearing SHC XXXX' Im gonna lose out to them in Expressway!!!!

On the other hand, wad would be good is that TP/ROV will be busy targetting TAXIs instead of us!! Hehe...
 

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are these coming to the US?
 

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are these coming to the US?
Likely not. Perhaps if diesel goes back to being cheaper then standard unleaded, but that too is unlikely.
 

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thats really a shame. diesel are rock solid reliable and the fact that the boxers put out a ton of torque as it is, a turbo diesel subaru boxer would probably be putting out 275 lb of torque, that was be an awesome car to drive with all that torque
 

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my dealer was telling my wife about this... the only way it would be pactical for us is if it got great gas mileage b/c deisel is alot more expensive then premium here in fl.
 

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are these coming to the US?
Likely not. Perhaps if diesel goes back to being cheaper then standard unleaded, but that too is unlikely.
Anyone who can do basic math will still be able to see that diesel is going to be a better value, economy-wise. Yeah, it costs 15% more than regular in a lot of places, but most diesels can easily get 30-40% more mpg than gasoline engines, so it's still a win for the family truckster.

And as for performance, well, diesels were good enough for Audi at Le Mans and for Hans Stuck at Nurburgring, so yes, they can perform very, very well.
 
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