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Diesel Forester and Impreza for Europe

Media Information September 10, 2008

Diesel Forester and Impreza for Europe

Subaru Forester and Impreza models fitted with the new Subaru Boxer Diesel motor will be launched at the Mondiale de l’Automobile (Paris Motor Show) next month.

The Forester 2.0D and Impreza 2.0D models will go on sale in Europe almost immediately with a new six speed manual gearbox. Legacy and Outback diesel models have been on sale in Europe since earlier this year. The first shipment of these cars will arrive in New Zealand in December this year.

The Subaru Boxer Diesel has received critical acclaim since it became available in both the Legacy and Outback for the European market early this year. Now mounted in the Forester and Impreza, the new and improved Boxer Diesel has adopted a closed-type DPF (diesel particulate filter), which along with the six-speed manual gearbox, further improves the vehicles’ fuel economy and lowers emission outputs.

With high levels of versatility and comfort, the Forester is a crossover SUV that offers safe and stable driving performance that is enhanced by Subaru’s unique Symmetrical AWD (all-wheel-drive) system, but it also excels in environmental friendliness. Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the maker of Subaru vehicles, claims the Forester 2.0D model boasts the lowest CO2 emission levels (167 g/km) in the compact SUV category.

The Impreza incorporates three core Subaru values: sophisticated styling; useful and convenient packaging; and a quality ride. Now with the addition of the Subaru Boxer Diesel, the six-speed manual transmission, and a finely tuned suspension, the 5-door hatchback Impreza 2.0D model offers agile and sporting drivability, comfort and advanced safety, along with environmental features.

The Subaru Boxer Diesel engine is compact with a low weight, which are possible by the high rigidity offered by the Horizontally-Opposed engine design and through the use of an aluminium alloy cylinder block.

Another key feature is its quietness, made possible by the layout of the opposed pistons that cancel out inertia forces and create smooth rotations, which, as a result, reduce vibrations. On top of this, the Subaru Boxer Diesel delivers excellent acceleration response, providing sporting driving while offering outstanding fuel economy with reduced emissions.

The two litre quad cam diesel motor with common rail fuel injection and a variable nozzle turbo charger provides 110 kWs at 3600 rpm in the Impreza and 108 kWs – because of the slightly more restricted airflow through the grille in the Forester at the same engine revs.

Both vehicles produce 350 Nm of torque between 1800 and 2400 rpm. The Forester diesel has a CO2 emission level of 167 g/km while the Impreza emits only 152 g/km.


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