Do you really care about fuel-economy when you’re looking to purchase a car like the Subaru Impreza STi or the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution? Well Subaru thinks you do. The guys over at AutoExpress have learned that Subaru is working on diesel version of its rally-going all-wheel-drive hatchback.
Subaru will first offer its new 2.0 liter 4-cylinder boxer unit producing 148 horsepower in the Impreza range this September. The company may use a tuned version of the engine producing 180 horsepower in a racy STi version.
Torque is expected to be bumped up to 295 lb-ft of torque, up 36 lb-ft from the gas version. 0-60 is said to come in under seven seconds with a top speed of 140mph. Fuel-economy will come in around 37mpg.
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