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Old 05-24-2006, 07:18 AM   #1
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Legacy New JDM "D" Legacy Announced

Intelligent Legacy


Touring Wagon 2.0GT spec.B


Touring Wagon 2.0GT


Touring Wagon 3.0R spec.B


Touring Wagon 3.0R


B4 2.0GT spec.B


B4 2.0GT


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Old 05-24-2006, 07:36 AM   #2
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There are going to be some people drooling over that spec B wagon.

Plus, that spec B mesh grille looks an awful lot like the blitzen from a year ago.
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Old 05-24-2006, 07:37 AM   #3
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3.0R


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3.0R spec.B / 2.0GT spec.B


Off-black interior


3.0R interior (ivory)


Paddleshift

2.0GT & 2.0GT spec.B (MT) = 280ps@6400 / 343Nm@2400
(AT) = 260ps@6000 / 343Nm@2000

3.0R & 3.0R spec.B = 250ps@6600 / 304Nm@4200

2.0R (MT) = 190ps@7100 / 196Nm@4400
2.0R (AT) = 180ps@6800 / 196Nm@4400

2.0i = 140ps@5600 / 186Nm@4400

Both spec.B's get same 6spd ratios.

Subaru Japan expects sales of 5,000/month for the Legacy line.
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Old 05-24-2006, 07:41 AM   #4
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Thank you Subaru for not f****** up the front end of another vehicle!

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Old 05-24-2006, 08:01 AM   #5
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Click here for 360 exterior view & color simulation:
http://www.subaru.co.jp/legacy/b4/ex.../05/index.html
Click a model on the bottom of the page

And yes, finally telescopic




B-Sport meter


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Rear vents


Dual control A/C


Cruise control on steering wheel


spec.B 6spd~


2.0 turbo graph

dotted line is MT

Downshift blipping mechanism is standard on 3.0R spec.B.
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:32 AM   #6
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Fuji Heavy Industries Introduces a Facelift of Subaru Legacy Series Tokyo, May 24, 2006 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), a global manufacturer of transportation and aerospace-related products and the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced the introduction of its new Subaru Legacy models in Japan. The facelift series went on sale nationwide through its Subaru dealerships today.

In advancing the development concept of the fourth-generation Legacy, which focuses on integrating performance, functionality and beauty, the new Legacy has further perfected three key elements: superb driving performance, environmental considerations, and outstanding comfort. While featuring its core technology, Subaru Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel-Drive), along with FHI’s original, Horizontally Opposed engine, the new model embodies a further refinement of the Grand Touring Car.

The new Legacy has gone through attention-to-detail exterior design changes, refining its streamlined functional beauty and enhancing the Legacy styling identity. Its interior design changes highlight improvements in quality looks and augmented functionality.

The Legacy 2-liter turbo engine model and 3-liter engine model come equipped with the SI-DRIVE (Subaru Intelligent Drive system), which offers three distinctively different choices of driving mode. The interface for the SI-DRIVE has been newly redesigned to more effectively communicate vehicle behavior and fuel economy to the driver. In addition to its enhanced driving performance and elevated driving quality, the new Legacy series has also made significant improvements in vehicle mileage while reducing exhaust emissions.

Major features of the faclifted Legacy

1. Exterior designs Building on the style characteristics of the fourth-generation Legacy, which embodied beauty and functionality in its designs, the new Legacy boasts detailed design changes that heighten its original identity.

2. Interior designs Additional decorative panels on the dashboard provide a quality feel and functional look, as well as accentuate the comfortable interior space. On the models with the SI-DRIVE, newly designed meter panels and steering wheel switches emphasize functionality in the interface with the driver.

3. Powertrain FHI has improved further on engine combustion efficiency and the intake and exhaust efficiency for the new Legacy series. Improvements to the transmission also ensure smooth and responsive gearshifting. FHI has also expanded the availability of the 6-speed manual transmission on the new Legacy series to the 2-liter turbo as well as 3-liter engine models. The SI-DRIVE on the 2-liter turbo and 3-liter engine models not only offers the driver a choice of three different modes of driving experience, but it can also help delivers to save fuel economy without sacrificing the driving pleasure.

4. Body/Chassis Capitalizing on outstanding driving characteristics provided by the Symmetrical AWD, the new Legacy offers further improved stability and maneuverability through enhancement of joints in body frames and parts. High levels of comfort and relaxation, matched to the concept of the Grand Touring Car, have been achieved.

5. SI-DRIVE on 2-liter turbo and 3-liter engine models The SI-DRIVE enables three distinctively different modes: the Intelligent mode; Sport mode; and Sport Sharp mode. By regulating the engine control unit (ECU) as well as the transmission control unit (TCU) in the automatic transmission, and by fine-tuning the electronically controlled throttle, the system provides vehicle performance unique to each mode. It allows the driver to choose from these three modes, which bring out very different driving experiences in the same car.

In addition to the SI-DRIVE selector on the center console for choosing the driving mode, FHI has also developed a new interface to display SI-DRIVE performance. The instrumentation incorporates an Info-Eco Indicator that lights up while driving on low fuel consumption; an ECO gauge that encourages mileage-conscious driving; and a multi-information display that shows comprehensive information about the driver-selected SI-DRIVE mode. A Shift-up Indicator is also available on the manual transmission models, which advises the driver to shift up a gear for better fuel economy.

The ECO gauge and Info-Eco Indicator have proven to positively influence drivers to drive more fuel-efficiently. Together with the improvements in the powertrain performance and control mechanism, the new Legacy driven in the Intelligent mode recorded 10 percent better gas mileage, compared to the current model without these improvements and display, according to FHI’s internal tests.
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:35 AM   #7
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nice pictures, if you have more please do post them
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:45 AM   #8
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Dual control A/C


Notice the "Folder" text above the display? Possible IPOD full integration rather than just an input jack?
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Old 05-24-2006, 09:38 AM   #9
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I see they gone to a more conventional "button" format here. Not so sure I like that. I mean it's okay, but the current stalk control I think is more intuitive.

I wonder if this is just for vehicles equipped with the telescopic steering wheel?

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Old 05-24-2006, 09:57 AM   #10
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Very sweet!

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Old 05-24-2006, 10:02 AM   #11
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Dual control A/C


Notice the "Folder" text above the display? Possible IPOD full integration rather than just an input jack?
I suspect the folder button is for navigation of the MP3/wma CDs that are now supported by the OEM audio.
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:07 AM   #12
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Nah, Bob, you'll get use to the buttons.

I have steering wheel buttons on my MPV and feel they are much more intuitive than the stalk control. Best part is, since they are buttons they are easier to illuminate, so it's easy to tell what you're doing at night.
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:12 AM   #13
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Nah, Bob, you'll get use to the buttons.

I have steering wheel buttons on my MPV and feel they are much more intuitive than the stalk control. Best part is, since they are buttons they are easier to illuminate, so it's easy to tell what you're doing at night.
But then it becomes necessary to actually look at the buttons, taking your eyes off the road. I've got vehicles with the stalk and with buttons and I've never liked the buttons. (I suspect that's one of those things that some people really like and others hate).
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:37 AM   #14
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Nah, Bob, you'll get use to the buttons.

I have steering wheel buttons on my MPV and feel they are much more intuitive than the stalk control. Best part is, since they are buttons they are easier to illuminate, so it's easy to tell what you're doing at night.
I've owned vehicles with them on the steering wheel too (Accord & Explorer). I prefer the stalk. They are more intuitive, and there's no need to light them.

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Old 05-24-2006, 10:43 AM   #15
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Cruise control at night is a bad idea anyway, IMHO.
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:48 AM   #16
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2.0GT & 2.0GT spec.B (MT) = 280ps@6400 / 343Nm@2400
(AT) = 260ps@6000 / 343Nm@2000

3.0R & 3.0R spec.B = 250ps@6600 / 304Nm@4200

2.0R (MT) = 190ps@7100 / 196Nm@4400
2.0R (AT) = 180ps@6800 / 196Nm@4400

2.0i = 140ps@5600 / 186Nm@4400

Both spec.B's get same 6spd ratios.
Max power is up but max torque is about the same. Since it's a 2.0 as oppose to our 2.5 I wonder what changes are in store for the USDM LGT.
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:07 AM   #17
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Woooow....I really want the Spec. B wagon.

SOA, PLEASE BRING IT IN!!!!!!!
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Old 05-24-2006, 12:27 PM   #18
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Old 05-24-2006, 12:35 PM   #19
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Old 05-24-2006, 12:59 PM   #20
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Actually you can navigate the site fairly well, just look at the URL at the bottom of your browser since the like exterior1 and interior2 is in English.
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Old 05-24-2006, 01:11 PM   #21
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So the 2.0gt spec B is a turbo 4 and has more HP than the 3.0 spec B since its NA right? A 2.5 spec B wagon for USDM would be cool.
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Old 05-24-2006, 02:18 PM   #22
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the only thing i can say is:
PADDLE SHIFTERSSSSSSSSSSSS

08 sti will have them!
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Old 05-24-2006, 02:36 PM   #23
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the only thing i can say is:
PADDLE SHIFTERSSSSSSSSSSSS

08 sti will have them!
I think the paddle shifters are just replacing the + and - buttons on the wheel, and the car has the same 'ol 5EAT. It's not like they've put a twin-clutch tranny in the Leg all of a sudden. STi needs to keep the 6MT, thanks.
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:17 PM   #24
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I've owned vehicles with them on the steering wheel too (Accord & Explorer). I prefer the stalk. They are more intuitive, and there's no need to light them.

Bob
Maybe I'm just not as smart as you guys, but I always had to look at the stalk. Or, maybe it's because the car I had before the MPV had a cruise control stalk where the commands were reversed from the WRX...I never could keep straight which car was which.

Phoenix is probably right, it's probably one of those personal preference things.
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:37 PM   #25
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The Legacy sedan reminds me (even more) of a Saab with the grille and the new taillight treatment.

Styling and feature-wise, they're going the right way for the Legacy (although I wish they'd kept the old cupholders).
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