Diesel Subaru set for Paris debut

Car firm Subaru will be showing off its highly-acclaimed new 2.0 litre Boxer Diesel engine at this October's Paris Motor Show.

The Japanese firm will be unveiling its diesel-powered Impreza along with a rally replica Impreza WRX2008 and R1e and G4e electric cars. There will also be a 50th anniversary display showcasing the original Subaru 360 minicar.

Subaru's new Forester SUV also features the new 2.0 litre Boxer Diesel engine, and can also be seen at the event.

The firm's world first horizontally-opposed diesel engine for a passenger car has won widespread praise for its refinement, smoothness, sharp throttle-response and outstanding fuel economy. It first appeared in the Legacy and Outback earlier this year.

Both the Forester and Impreza Boxer Diesels feature new six-speed manual gearboxes while the engine itself gains a new closed-type diesel particulate filter.

Such is the claimed efficiency of the new engine that the Forester 2.0D boasts class-leading fuel economy and emissions: 44.8mpg on the combined cycle and 167g/km of CO2 for the Forester 2.0D X. On the performance front, the Forester 2.0D produces 147 horsepower and the Impreza 150 horsepower.

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