Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Indianapolis, Tom Wood Subaru
Car: MY10 Outback CVT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I don't think it would be difficult to mate Subaru's current 5EAT used on the 3.6L and 2.5XT models. It has proven to be a good transmission and would have the strength to handle the Boxer Diesel's power output. If the Boxer Diesel does make its way to North America I have no doubt that it will have to come with an automatice transmission like the current 5EAT, a stronger CVT, DSG, etc. The American market's demand is overwhelmingly for automatics, I know many people would want a manual with the diesel but at the same time Subaru has to do what's best to sell.