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    Rumorpile: Subaru Has Some Engine Changes Coming For The Legacy


    • Some powertrain changes are possibly coming to the Legacy

    Despite just showing off the new 2015 Legacy at the Chicago Auto Show, Subaru has some changes incoming. Car & Driver reports that the automaker is working on a replacement on 3.6L flat-six that will appear the mid-cycle refresh, most likely happening in three years. The new flat-six engine will be 3.0 liters and pack more power than the current 256 horsepower from the 3.6L. Its unknown if the engine will have direct-injection or a turbocharger.

    Also, Subaru is considering dropping in the direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0L FA boxer-four engine that is found in the Forester XT and WRX. No timeframe has been set if given the greenlight.

    Source: Car & Driver

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    About time...

    Making more than 256 hp Naturally Aspirated on 3 liters will mean revving the thing to 8 grand or higher. Highly unlikely given the "family" car application that is the Legacy. A single turbo will easily push 300hp with very little boost and minimal lag from 3 liters though and I believe that is where they are headed.

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    I think they should bring the Turbo Diesel 2L engine here. 147HP / 350LB-FT with the 6 spd manual.

    Best yet is checking out this site that shows all the awesome Subaru Diesels you can get anywhere else in the world but here in the US!

    http://www.boxerdiesel.com/

    Which Diesel would you like?

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