Remains to be seen...or heard, more accurately.Originally posted by kenoka
Little touches I really love:
McIntosh Audio system with 13 speakers, 150W, and in dash 6CD changer (okay, this one isn't really little)[/b]
:thumbupCenter console is tilted toward the driver[/b]
QUOTEAlong with the optimized body size, the functional and aerodynamic exterior styling accents the new Legacy. The underside of the floor has been made as flat as possible by the attachment of covers over several components located below the floor. The Station Wagon boasts a drag coefficient ratio (CD) of 0.3, and the Sedan model achieves 0.28. Aerodynamic styling contributes to improved straight-line driving stability, quietness, and fuel economy.[/b]
QUOTEClean-lined, sashless windows, which is our tradition, highlight the side view of the vehicle. The door mirrors feature a design that prevents dust and dirt from sticking to the mirrors. They are fitted with light-emitting diode (LED) turn signal lights that are known to improve recognition levels of turns by pedestrians and bikers, who have higher eye positions compared with car drivers.[/b]
QUOTEA revolutionary new engine exhaust system and twin mufflers (except in the 2.0i and 2.0i Casual edition) have been added to improve engine exhaust efficiency and to deliver high torque in either the high or low revolution ranges. The "equal length/constant pulsation independent exhaust system" is fitted with two equal-length exhaust pipes, which help to induce equal levels of combustion in all four cylinders. Through the use of the new exhaust system and realigned exhaust mechanism, a sporty and light revving New Subaru Boxer Sound is created by the engine. An electronically controlled throttle optimizes torque delivery in response to the level of
acceleration. The computerized control system opens the throttle according to the extent of accelerator depression.[/b]
The single-turbine turbo system employs a new twin scroll titanium turbo charger. Improved turbine rotation achieves efficient gas intake levels through the use of two independent exhaust gas housings in combination with the new "equal length/ constant pulsation independent exhaust system." Through the use of lightweight titanium alloy in the turbine, the newly designed turbo charger excels in response to acceleration and delivery of high torque at any rotation speed.[/b]
QUOTEAll AT-equipped vehicles are equipped with Sportshift gear selection and an Info-ECO mode to facilitate fuel-efficient gear shifting patterns. All MT-equipped, turbo-engine models are equipped with an Info-ECO mode. All AT cars are fitted with an electronically controlled device that adjusts the hydraulic pressure of the AT clutch and brake independently, providing seamless, responsive gear shifting and an enjoyable ride without vibration.
The 4-speed AT comes with N Control, which automatically shifts from the D position of AT to neutral when the car has been stopped for some time with its brake pedal depressed. This mechanism and low friction in the transmission further reduce fuel consumption and vibrations.
A dual-mass flywheel in the 5-speed manual transmission vehicles provides better driving comfort. The 2.0 GT and 2.0 GT spec. B versions come with double-cone synchromesh in the first gear mechanism for better maneuverability.[/b]
QUOTEOutstanding braking performance and control have been achieved through the use of a smaller diameter master cylinder and a tie-rod type brake booster, which help strengthen booster shells by connecting them with rods that reduce deformation in the shells during braking. The 2.0 GT and 2.0 GT spec. B models are equipped with 17-inch front brake disks that provide high braking performance.[/b]
A big tilt/slide power sunroof is available on the Station Wagon. The roof glass opening has been expanded to create an open, spacious cabin. Sunroof frames and other parts have been redesigned to reduce the weight on the higher gravity point of the car. (A sunroof is available on the Station Wagon, except on the 2.0 GT Customized or 2.0i Casual editions.) A tilt/slide power sunroof is also available on the Sedan.[/b]