What Car? has a first driving impression of Subaru's new diesel-powered Legacy. It's the first compression ignition engine from the quirky Japanese brand. It's not a particularly detailed review and doesn't provide much hard data. However, according to the magazine the new engine which is available in the Legacy wagon and Outback is a gem. They like the smooth running boxer which provides respectable performance to go with it's 41mpg (U.S.) combined EU rating. It looks like this will definitely
Subaru Legacy Diesel
Almost a year after announcing their new diesel boxer engine at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, Subaru has finally put it on sale in the UK. The Outback and the Legacy Sports Tourer (aka station wagons) go on sale in February in the the UK with a 2.0L horizontally-opposed four-cylinder diesel engine. This apparently is the first diesel engine of this configuration ever installed in a production passenger car. The new plant is rated at 150hp and 258 lb-ft of torque with an impressive 41.3 mpg (U.S.).