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A hearty round of applause for Subaru’s boxer diesel.

Not just because it’s unique and different and
characterful, but also because it’s bloody good - all smooth and quiet and
 responsive.

Until now, you’ve only had the chance to experience
that smooth, quiet responsiveness in the Legacy and the Outback, but Subaru has
just announced that the two-litre boxer turbodiesel will soon be available in
the Forester and Impreza.

In Forester guise, the engine will produce 145bhp and
258lb ft of torque, and return a very respectable 41mpg and 170g/km of CO2.

In the Impreza, you get a fraction more power - 3bhp
more, to be exact - and, we’d guess, a fraction more economy into the bargain
 too.

The Forester 2.0TD goes on sale early next month, with
the diesel Impreza arriving early next year.

Both will get six-speed
manual boxes - the Legacy gets a five-speed - as standard and will cost a
yet-to-be-confirmed amount of money.

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