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Diesel Powered 2009 Subaru Impreza, Forester Destined for 2008 Paris Motor Show

Nearly a half-year after launching the oil-burning versions of the Legacy and Outback at the 2008 Geneva motor show, Subaru’s announced it will introduce diesel-powered Impreza and Forester 2.0D models at the 2008 Paris motor show.

Like the Legacy and Outback diesels, the new Impreza and Forester models make use of the same 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed four-cylinder turbodiesel.; Subaru claims the Forester 2.0D produces 147 hp, while the Impreza 2.0D sees a subtle boost to 150 hp.; Both come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and a new diesel particulate filter system.

Although the Impreza and Forester 2.0D models go on sale in Europe this fall, we’re not expecting it to cross the pond anytime soon – 2010, at the earliest.

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2009 Subaru Impreza

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