2010 Subaru Outback Unveiled
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And to get straight to tech facts, the car is powered by improved Boxer engines, with particular focus on fuel economy and CO2 emissions. The Outback 2.5i will be powered by a 2.5-liter SOHC unit, with maximum output of 170 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 170 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. This configuration comes with a 6-speed manual transmission.
On the other hand, the Outback 3.6R is powered by a 3.6-liter engine that puts out a maximum power of 256 hp at 6,000 rpm and 247 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. A 5-speed automatic transmission system comes as standard with this engine.
"The engine is mounted to the cradle frame, no longer installed on the chassis. The cradle system supports the engine on four mounts that utilize cushioning rubber filled with liquid material. By situating the engine in precise relation to the torque roll axis of the power unit, the cradle system helps reduce vibration," Subaru explained in a press statement.
There are lots of safety enhancements, including newly-designed high-strength front seat frames and energy-absorbing headrests, two impact beams on the front and rear doors, as well as airbags for both the driver and passengers.
In terms of interior design, the car comes with a new instrument panel, a 10-way drive seat with power lumber support adjustment and 4-way power front passenger seat, 3-spoke steering wheel, four dials on the instrument panel and electronic parking brake.
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