Subaru Forester Turbo Diesel and Impreza Turbo Diesel to be unveiled at Paris Motor Show
Subaru’s highly-acclaimed new Boxer Turbo Diesel engine will appear for the first time in both the new Forester and Impreza at the 2008 Paris Motor Show (October 4-19). Meanwhile, other highlights include a Subaru Impreza WRX2008 replica plus the Subaru R1e and G4e electric cars. There will also be a 50th Anniversary Display showcasing the original Subaru 360 minicar.
New Turbo Diesel Forester and Impreza
Both the new Forester and Impreza five-door will be unveiled featuring Subaru’s highly-acclaimed new 2.0 litre Turbo Diesel engine.
The world’s first horizontally-opposed turbo 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 Turbo Diesels feature new six-speed manual gearboxes while the engine itself benefits from a new closed-type diesel particulate filter.
Such is the efficiency of the new engine that the Forester 2.0TD boasts class-leading fuel economy and emissions with urban figures of 6.9 L/100km and producing a combined CO2 figure of 170 G/km respectively.
Annual road tax will be €430
The Forester produces 147 PS and 258 lb ft torque and the Impreza 150 PS and 258 lb ft – both at 3,600 rpm and 1,800 rpm respectively.
The engine’s benefits include exceptional compactness, light weight and a low centre-of-gravity which benefits handling agility and makes best use of the standard all-wheel drive system.
The new Forester Turbo Diesel goes on sale in Ireland in early October and the Impreza Turbo Diesel in early 2009, more details on the Impreza will be released nearer the launch date.
Prices for Forester passenger and the new Forester commercial will be announced shortly.
Sure to attract motorsport fans is a replica of Subaru’s 2008 World Rally Car which is currently competing in this year’s World Rally Championship.
Also on display is the Subaru R1e co-developed with the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). Currently, 40 test cars are being tested in an area of Tokyo.
Another electric vehicle, Subaru’s G4e Concept gives a hint at future developments and features the next generation of lithium-ion batteries which give a projected travel range of 200 km between charges.