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06-11-2010, 10:12 AM
Filed under: Hybrid (http://www.autoblog.com/category/hybrids/), Sedan (http://www.autoblog.com/category/sedans/), Performance (http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/), Hatchback (http://www.autoblog.com/category/hatchbacks/), Mitsubishi (http://www.autoblog.com/category/mitsubishi/), Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/category/subaru/), Rumormill (http://www.autoblog.com/category/rumormill/), Diesel (http://www.autoblog.com/category/diesel/)

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2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition - Click above for high-res image gallery

Rumblings about a diesel-powered Subaru WRX STI (http://www.autoblog.com/model/wrx) first surfaced more than two years ago (http://green.autoblog.com/2008/03/03/will-subaru-add-a-diesel-to-the-impreza-sti/), and now they're back. The realities of meeting CO2 emissions limits in Europe and elsewhere may have increased the likelihood of a high-performance diesel Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/make/subaru/), and an oil-burning STI would probably generate at least 200 horsepower and well over 300 pound-feet of torque, suggests Autocar. According to the UK rumor-traffickers, gasoline engines will almost certainly remain in the mix, albeit with reduced displacement. A new engine based on the 1.5-liter boxer in the base Impreza (http://www.autoblog.com/model/impreza) could offer suitable power if mixed with other technologies like direct injection. Even if Subaru does indeed develop a diesel STI, there's no guarantee that such a model would ever make it to North America.

Of course, the WRX doesn't live in a vacuum. Its longtime rival, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo (http://www.autoblog.com/model/lancer+evolution) may also ditch the spark plugs and also add a hybrid system. Earlier plans for a gas hybrid were reportedly canceled in favor of the diesel. The plan is to retain the Evo's sophisticated all-wheel-drive for acceleration to 60 mph in under five seconds and CO2 emissions below 200 grams per kilometer. Thanks to everyone for the tips!


Gallery: First Drive: 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2010-subaru-impreza-wrx-sti-special-edition-first-drive/low/)

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[Source: Autocar (http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle.aspx?AR=250386), Autocar (http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle.aspx?AR=250385)]Autocar: Next Subaru STI to go diesel, rival Mitsubishi Evo going hybrid (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/06/11/autocar-next-subaru-sti-to-go-diesel-rival-mitsubishi-e/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Fri, 11 Jun 2010 09:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).



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