Next generation of Subaru Outback has the V6 petrol engine eliminated from the range

The fifth generation of the Subaru Outback starts in May 2013. Especially when there are new engines and transmissions, optical and measuring changes little. The 4.79-meter-long middle-class wagon is the offroad version of the Legacy wagon.

Next generation of Subaru Outback has the V6 petrol engine eliminated from the range

Fifth generation of the Subaru OutbackIt has a longer five inches of ground clearance. When driving, the Outback is no different from the legacy: both have a permanent four-wheel drive system.

Now, without six-cylinderAmong the most important changes in the outback, the 3.6-liter six-cylinder with 260 hp now eliminated. There remain the famous boxer four-cylinder 2.5i and 2.0D.

The new Outback 2.5i now delivers 167 hp instead of 173 though.

Thus, the maximum speed is 198 km / h, the sprint to 100 km / h takes 9.9 seconds. Compared to the old version, the internal friction of the engine was reduced. Thus, the standard consumption of 8.4 reduced to 7.6 liters. Remained unchanged 2.0D - launched in March 2008 and first boxer diesel engine in a mass-produced car.

Performance is similar to gasoline: A maximum of 195 km / h it, the standard sprint takes 9.7 seconds. Lower course of consumption. He is in the version with six-speed transmission unchanged 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers.

Transmission castling

Castling took place at the transmission. So far, the 2.0D was offered exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, the future one has the choice between this and the linear Tronic. The latter is a stepless CVT transmission. 

Thus, the Outback 2.0D Linear Tronic is the first boxer diesel vehicle and stepless CVT transmission on the market. The 2.5i, the orders had to date with circuit or linear Tronic is now available exclusively with the CVT transmission. 

When 2.0D a new version of the seven-linear Tronic is used, while in the well-known works 2.5i, six-stage version. In both there is still next to the automatic and a manual mode with simulated switching steps that can be inserted via steering wheel paddles.

The interior is now darker. Dashboard and steering wheel got a new surface and should therefore appear sportier and more significant.

Otherwise, there are detail changes: The small display between the round instruments is now in color instead of monochrome. In addition, the switch for the electronic parking brake is now in a different place, which is intended to improve the usability.

The road map of the future navigation system can be updated via an SD card.Larger airbagsAll Outback versions are fitted with a dual-zone automatic climate control. Also, a CD radio with 4.3-inch color display, Bluetooth support and USB connectivity are standard. Optionally, there is a keyless entry and start system.

The seating positions of different drivers may be stored on the chip key. All models have six airbags as standard, with the side and curtain airbags were enlarged with the new version.

From 37,000 euros and with five years warrantyThe entry-level Outback 2.0D with six-speed manual gearbox costs 37,000 euros. The 2.5i Linear Tronic is available from € 39,000. The equipment hot trend, Active and Comfort.

As with all Subaru cars since the beginning of 2013 also applies to the new Outback a guarantee for five years or 160,000 km. 

Author: AL
Source: Autolatest

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