Friday, March 16, 2012

Subaru Legacy (fifth generation)

The fifth-generation Subaru Legacy was originally unveiled as a concept car at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the model, and the production version was introduced at the 2009 New York International Auto Show. Production of the fifth generation started on 29 May 2009.

Layout                       front engine, variable assist 4 wheel drive
Engine                       2.0 L DOHC AVCS 148 hp (110 kW) H4
                                  2.0 L DOHC turbodiesel 148 hp (110 kW) H4
                                  2.5 L SOHC i-AVLS 170 hp (130 kW) H4
                                  2.5 L turbo DOHC DAVCS 265 hp (198 kW) H4
                                  3.6 L DOHC DAVCS 256 hp (191 kW) H6
Transmission             Lineartronic CVT
                                  5-speed automatic
                                  6-speed manual
Wheelbase               108.3 in (2,751 mm)
Length Sedan:         186.4 in (4,735 mm)
Wagon:                    4,775 mm (188.0 in)
Width                       71.7 in (1,821 mm)
Wagon:                    1,780 mm (70.1 in)
Height                      59.3 in (1,506 mm)
Wagon:                    1,535 mm (60.4 in)
Curb weight             3,557 lb (1,613 kg) (3.6R Limited)
Price                         $20,995

A number of design traditions have ended with the fifth generation. The side windows are no longer frameless, ending a Subaru tradition started with the first generation Leone in the early 1970s. On wagons, the "D" pillar is no longer covered in glass. The parking light switch traditionally installed on top of the steering wheel column has also been removed, with Subaru using conventional headlight electrics, meaning if the headlights are left on when the engine is turned off, the headlights remain on unless the automatic headlight feature switch position is being used.


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