Although diesel is contradictory to sport, Subaru will release diesel powered engine for their hot hatch Impreza.

It is Horizontally-opposed engine develops 150 PS and 350Nm (258 ft.lbs) exceptional refinement, flexibility and throttle response and with excellent fuel consumption 47.9 mpg Combined and emissions as low as 155 g/km CO2.

The performance is not something amazing, but it is good enough for everyday driving - 127 mph top speed and 0-62 mph in 9.0 seconds.

Subaru are famous with the awesome handling, which their cars offer. It is not much different in the diesel powered Impreza. It has low centre-of-gravity coupled with Symmetrical All-Wheel drive provides superb handling and traction backed up by the security of Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control.

The equipment is also very good. It includes 17 inch alloys, HID headlamps with pop-up washers, electrically-folding door mirrors, front projector foglamps, 6CD player with MP3 facility, cruise control, windscreen wiper deicer, climate control and heated sports seats. The engineers took extra care about the safety and they put front, side and curtain airbags.

This diesel engine completes perfectly the range of 3 petrol power units.

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Configuration Horizontally opposed four cylinder, mounted longitudually
Construction Aluminium alloy cylinder block and heads
Valves per cylinder/camshafts 4/DOHC per bank
Engine capacity cm3 1,998
Bore x stroke mm 86 x 86
Compression ratio 16.3:1
Maximum power PS (bhp)@ rpm 150 (148) @ 3,600
Maximum torque Nm (lb.ft) @ rpm 350 (258) @ 1800-2400
Fuel type Diesel
Intake system Variable-geometry tubocharger and intercooler
Fuel supply Common-rail direct-injection
Emissions control Oxidation catalytic converters, particulate filter and closed loop exhaust gas recirculation
Emissions level EU4
Clutch Dry single plate diaphragm
Transmission 6-speed manual, dual mass flywheel
Gear ratios/ mph per 1000rpm 1st 3.454 / 5.4
2nd 1.750 / 10.6
3rd 1.062 / 17.5
4th 0.785 / 23.7
5th 0.634 / 29.3
6th 0.557 / 33.4
Reverse 3.636
Final drive ratio 3.900
Driven wheels Full-time AWD, centre differential with viscous coupling
Suspension Front MacPherson strut-type, coil spring, L-shaped transverse link strut, anti-roll bar
Rear Multi-link, double wishbones, coil spring, anti-roll bar
Steering Rack and pinion, electric power assistance
Braking system Front and rear discs, ventilated at front; 4-channel ABS and EBD
Stability control system Vehicle Dynamics Control
Wheel size 17 x 7JJ alloy
Tyre size 205/50 R17
Overall length mm 4415
Overall width mm 1740
Overall height mm 1470
Wheelbase mm 2620
Track front mm 1495
Track rear mm 1500
Front overhang mm 965
Rear overhang mm 830
Ground clearance 150
Gross vehicle weight kg 1920
Luggage capacity VDA litres
Seats up 301
Seats down 1216
Kerb weight kg 1455
Payload 465
Max. trailer weight braked kg 1600
Max. trailer weight unbraked kg 650
Max. nose weight kg 75
Fuel tank capacity litres (gals) 64 (14)
Turning circle kerb to kerb m 10.6
Fuel consumption mpg (l/100km)
Urban cycle 40.4 (7.0)
Extra urban cycle 54.3 (5.2)
Combined cycle 47.9 (5.9)
CO2 emissions g/km 155
Maximum speed mph 127
Acceleration 0-62 mph secs 9.0
WARRANTY 3 years/ 60,000 miles, 12 years anti-corrosion cover and 3 years paintwork; 3 years membership of Subaru Assistance


2.0D RC 2.0D RX
Climate control air conditioning l l
Cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls l l
Windscreen wiper deicer l l
Electric folding and heated door mirrors l l
Electric sunroof l
Rear privacy glass l
Front and rear power windows l l
12V accessory sockets (2) l l
Intermittent rear window wiper l l
Interior fuel lid lock release l l
Information display (current and average fuel economy, ambient temperature, digital clock) l l
HID Xenon headlights with auto levelling l l
Pop-up headlamp washers l l
Front fog lamps l l
Colour-coded door mirrors and handles l l
Front lip spoiler l l
Side sill spoilers l l
Rear underfloor diffuser l l
17 inch alloy wheels l l
Smoked Black headlamp surrounds l l
Sports Grey front grille l l
Chrome exhaust tailpipe finisher l l
Combination dials with sweep function l l
Map reading spot lamps l l
Heated front seats l l
Front sports seats l l
Leather trimmed seats l
Leather trimmed steering wheel l l
Leather trimmed gear knob and handbrake lever l l
Manual adjustment on driver's seat l
Electric driver's seat l
Heater ducts for rear passengers l l
Steering wheel adjustable for height and reach l l
Three rear seat headrests l l
60:40 split folding rear seat back l l
Retractable cargo cover l l
Luggage compartment light l l
Door pockets with bottle holder (all four doors) l l
Glovebox with damper and LED lighting l l
Centre console storage box l l
Centre console cup holders (2) l l
Centre tray with blue illumination l l
Seatback pocket (front passenger side) l l
Vanity mirrors with covers l l
Front, side and curtain airbags l l
Front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters l l
Height adjustable front seatbelt anchors l l
Rear 3-point seatbelts x 3 l l
Seatbelt reminder for driver l l
ISOFIX child seat anchors (with top tether anchors) l l
Child-proof rear door locking l l
4-channel/4-sensor ABS with EBD and Emergency Brake Assist System l l l l
Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control l l
Centre differential with viscous LSD l l
Hill Start Assist l l
Tyre repair kit in place of spare tyre l l
6CD in-dash autochanger with MP3/WMA playback l l
RDS AM/FM radio l l
10 speakers l l
Steering wheel audio controls l l
Auxiliary audio input (3.5mm jack plug socket) l l
Thatcham Cat 1 alarm and immobiliser l l
Remote central locking and illuminated ignition switch l
Keyless smart entry with push button start l