• Feb 8th 2008 at 7:28AM
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click above for high-res gallery of the Subaru Legacy Diesels

Next month in Geneva, Subaru will officially pull the wraps off the Legacy 2.0D and Outback 2.0D, which, of course, are the first vehicles to be powered by Subaru's new 2.0L Boxer Diesel. Visually, the cars look just like their gasoline-engined counterparts, with the only giveaway being the D-shaped "Boxer Diesel" badge affixed to their rear ends.

Boxer DieselAs for the new 2.0 CRD boxer, it's just as wide as a 2.0L gasoline version, but is shorter overall, making for a neat, compact package that produces 147 horsepower (110 kw, 150 PS) at 3,600 rpm and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) at 1,800 rpm. It's also Euro 4 compliant, emitting 148 g/km of CO² in the Legacy sedan. That's great and all, but we're most curious to hear what the oil-burning boxer sounds like. We'll have plenty more next month when we see the cars in person.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Yup, it's just you against the Philistines. Keep up the good work, Captain I'mbetterthanyou!
      • 7 Years Ago
      @psarhjinian regarding your CARB response

      Amen. Some people just like to whine and moan about restrictions sometimes for the sake of whining. Having to live with clean air laws or not being able to buy a fully automatic weapon seems to be the new benchmark for "opression" these days in the US. These people are pathetic and should be shot.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Interesting how you support gun controll AND shooting people in the same post...

        What does clean air have to do with gun controll anyways?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Edmunds.com say fuel mileage up to 60mpg.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If this car is sold in the US, I will buy it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      stang_fan: the photos are in color - they're just color photos of a silver car on a silver background - check out the blue Subaru badge on the front and the red tail lights in back
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd love to see this in the US - specifically in a Legacy with a manual gearbox. Perfect car for Alaska, and would kill the VW TDI in terms of reliability too.

      Now hopefully, *if* they do bring the diesels to the US, they'll offer it across the board: not only in (most) every model, but in the various trim levels too. Not all of us want (or can afford) the more economical diesel engine if it's available only in the highest trim package. Seems to be a mistake with the existing diesel cars on the US market...
      • 7 Years Ago
      The smaller 4cyl VW does not use urea injection. To my knowledge, only the 6cyl Mercedes diesels will need urea.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'll take it in a Forester with a manual or DSG. Not kidding I would buy this in a heartbeat my current Forester is a dream =)

      STI diesel versions if god blesses us?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I want one. Outback, stick shift, diesel.

      Actually, no, drop it in the smaller Impreza hatch. And give me the suspension and brakes from the STi.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Subaru ... if you're listening. Put one of these diesels in the new Forester and the Outback and put them on sale in the US. I will buy one of each.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks like the Outback and Legacy Wagon versions will get about 41mpg. See: http://www.autobloggreen.com/2008/01/22/subaru-launches-2-0l-diesel-outback-legacy-wagon-in-the-uk-with/

      Who knows what EPA numbers would be, if/when it comes to the U.S. Either way, it's significantly higher than the existing gas engine models.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not the first... the Napier Nomad was a horizontally opposed, 12 cylinder, 41 liter diesel turbo compound aircraft engine putting out 3135hp... now THAT is what I'd want to hear!

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