The Subaru Legacy is a mid-size car built by Japanese car builder Subaru since 1989. Part of the original design goals for the model Subaru Legacy was to give the car where they could compete in the lucrative North American midsize market against competitors Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Higher variants of the Subaru Legacy are offered as alternatives to compete in the compact executive cars such as the Audi A4, Alfa Romeo 159 and BMW 3 Series. The Legacy and serves as the flagship car Subaru’s.
In 1996, similar to the Subaru Legacy with the suspension heated Legacy Outback introduced competition in the sport-utility burgeoning class car proved to be a sales success for Subaru. The Outback was split into its model 2000, known as the Subaru Outback. Subaru Legacy is unique in its class to ask all wheel drive standard feature, and traditional boxer engine Subaru’s. The Subaru Legacy bears the Liberty in Australia out of respect to the Legacy Australia, a Veterans organization. As of 2008, 3.6 million Legacies have been built since its 1989 introduction.
Subaru Legacy First Generation (1989-1993) – BC, BJ, BF
The introduction of the Subaru Legacy was a notable departure from Subaru products in the past. The Legacy being released on January 23, 1989 in Japan, the introductory price ¥ 2,550,000 for the RS turbocharged. The first Subaru Legacy was available at dealerships Japanese on February 1, 1989, and worldwide distribution since 1990. The liter DOHC 2.0 turbocharged 217 BHP (162 kW, 220 PS) EJ20G engine launched in Japan Spec Legacy RS, RS-RA and GT in 1989 and later used in the Impreza Wrx when it was launched in Japan in 1992. International versions turbo Legacy offered the DOHC 2.0 liter engine with Ungas water cooled starting with 1991, with a manual transmission only RS and RS-RA version, version GT was available with automatic transmission.
The Subaru Legacy began with the chariot 5-door or 4-door sedan body styles with Transfer and optional full-awd package, and was introduced in North America, the UK, Germany, Benelux region of Northern Europe, Japan and Australia. Options included ABS 4-channel, licensed from Bosch and air suspension height control, which reduces vehicle speed above 50 mph (80.5 km / h), and allowed the driver to increase the ground clearance of the vehicle for off-road conditions.
The USA-Spec included passive Boundaries (motorized chairs) using the model year out to right hand drive Postal model was available only with scenes from the 1994 Driver’s side airbag were an option using the model year 1992 and became standard in 1993. Subaru Legacy Passenger airbag were to 2nd generation came in 1995.
Subaru Legacy Second Generation (1993-1999) – BD, BG, BK
The Subaru Legacy second generation sales in Japan began October 7, 1993, and the introductory price of £2,753,000 for the GT twin turbo (approx USD $25,250 at 1993 yen exchange rate), and an introduction for the 1995 model year in North America with a body full and chassis revision. The exterior was designed by Olivier Boulay, who was hired by Subaru on the basis of short-term. The appearance of the tail light in both sedan and wagon was influenced by the taillights on the SVX. In 1996, Subaru decided to make awd standard equipment in all vehicles produced for the North American market since the year 2012. Subaru offered the option of Transfer and awd for cars in its domestic market for this generation. The increased ground clearance Outback was introduced with this generation in 1995 awd of the earth, and air suspension control height was offered.
In Japan, the Subaru Legacy GT / B-Spec was introduced in 1994 and lowered and stiffened suspension and higher performance rear. The next generation of the GT-B was launched in June 1996, and the front and struts rear supplied by Bilstein, and improvement is also available on-RS. The “B” label stood for Bilstein. Turbocharged versions continued to be available in the markets used right hand drive configurations. Specialty touring and racing versions were available in Japan, and DOHC 2 liter twin sequential EJ20H turbocharged version on both the sedan Legacy GT and wagon with automatic transmission and RS sedan and GT-B Shopping and EJ20R and manual transmission and a few extra horses, both named “Boxer 2-stage Twin Turbo “engine cover cloth.
Subaru Legacy Third Generation (1998-2004) – BE, BH, BT
Subaru launched the third generation of Subaru Legacy Japanese world market in June 1998, when the North American model began production in late 1999 model 2000, known as the BE for sedan models and BH for the cars. European market and Japanese models ranged from a normally aspirated 2.0 L flat-4 to EZ30 flat-6 model 3.0R), and turbo twin that was offered in the previous generation offered on performance models. In the US market in the third generation of the Legacy went on sale with 2.5 L EJ251 Engine standard. In 2001, EZ30, a newly designed 3.0 L H6 was offered Outbacks. The engine now met California’s Lev emission standard.
Subaru Legacy Flat roof were no cars manufactured around the world, and instead of the roof is raised is used both to Shopping Legacy and Legacy Outback. Daytime running lamps were introduced on US models starting with the 2000 Model Year. Cabin air filters available starting with 2001 model installed under and behind the door and glove compartment. Japanese-Spec cars and turbo twin had a choice of transmission manual or semi-automatic SportShift, that allowed the driver to push the automatic gearshift selector to the left, and then allow the driver to shift the automatic like a manual transmission. Subaru Legacy US models ended in 2004 instead of 2003.
Subaru Legacy Fourth Generation (2003-2009) – BL, BP
On May 23, 2003, Fuji Heavy Industries entered the Subaru Legacy, known as the BL for sedan models and BP for wagons. It was released worldwide in 2004, and Subaru of Indiana Automotive start production February 2004 North American markets. The Subaru Legacy was awarded the 2003-2004 Japan Car of the Year, win the first Subaru for the award. Lance Armstrong was a spokesman for both the sedan and wagon, and Sheryl Crow sang her hit 1996 “Everyday Is a Road Han” in the USA market markets.
The Subaru Legacy chassis was rebuilt and made stiffer, and marked the return to the turbocharged engine in the North American Legacies, featuring a 2.5 liter unit derived from that of the North American Impreza Wrx STI. Because of advances in turbocharger technology and continues to emission levels, twin-turbo setup was dropped from the program. Turbocharged models and H6 gave 5-speed transmission the first Subaru automatic, featuring SportShift technology licensed from Prodrive, Ltd.
The model year 2005 Legacy for the US market was offered in 2.5i, 2.5i Limited, 2.5GT, and 2.5GT Limited. All trim levels available as Sedan and Wagon. For 2006, the GT ended, and 2.5i Special Edition was added to the line up. On May 10, 2008, the Legacy Japanese-Spec can be fitted with a new collision avoidance feature, called eyes. It consists of twin CCD cameras, one on the side of the rear view mirror each, using concepts like human-machine to judge distances and generally keep tabs on the driver. The program can help maintain a safe distance on the highway, lane travel warning system, warning the driver a warning for various safety conditions, and even keeps an eye out for pedestrians. SI-Cruise has been taken into feature as aid driver safety.
The Subaru EE flat-4 diesel, the first in the world to be fitted to a passenger car, provided by both Legacy and sedans Outback wagons, Subaru Legacy 2.0D. Delivered from the European Union car to start March 2008, and is offered with a transmission 5-speed manual only. The launch of the official Legacy and Outback diesel was at the Geneva AutoShow in March 2008.
Subaru Legacy Fifth Generation (2009-2014) – BM, BR
In 2009, the idea of a Subaru Legacy was designed to commemorate 20 years of the model, reported to be the basis for the production version of the upcoming fifth generation Subaru Legacy. The concept car was unveiled at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. Production fifth generation 2010 Subaru Legacy began the last week of May 2009 at the Indiana, and was unveiled at the 2009 New York Auto Show. According to the website Subaru in Japan, the Legacy was introduced in Japan May 20, 2009. Legacy B4 2.5GT ts organized by STI launched in Japan June 12, 2010.
On May 2010, the “eyes” to avoid collision feature introduced on the last generation Subaru Legacy was re-introduced on the Japan-Spec Touring Wagon and Outback, and was awarded “Best Technology” award from the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame at the Japan Museum of Nature and Science. For model year 2014, eyesight driver safety aid is included optionally in all international Legacy and Outback vehicles.
Bilstein struts are offered only in Japan, the UK, Europe and Australia as standard or optional equipment based on trim packages offered in specified markets. G-Book, a vehicle Telematics service, is offered optionally in all Legacies sold in Japan. Subaru Legacy is the ninth Subaru car offer transmission CVT, first a Subaru Justy (1987-1994), followed by Subaru Rex (1987-1992), the Subaru Vivio (1992-1998), the Subaru Pleo (1998- present), the Coupe Subaru R1 (2004-current), the Subaru R2 5-door hatchback (-2003 current), the Subaru Sambar (1990-1995), and Subaru Exiga the beginning of September 2009.
Subaru Legacy Sixth Generation (2014-present) – BN, BS
The sixth generation of the Subaru Legacy made its debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, and went into production for model year 2015. A 2.5-liter flat-four FB25 and EZ36D 3.6-liter flat-six carried over from the fifth model. Output increased on the model-cylinder 175 PS (129 kW, 173 BHP). The six-cylinder model remains unchanged from the 256 PS (188 kW, 252 BHP) 3.6 liter engine. The Subaru Legacy still gives the standard all-wheel drive and horizontally-opposed engine architecture, but through the manual transfer for the US market in favor of the CVT Lineartronic both engine configurations.
EyeSight : The eyes of the active safety of Subaru’s system. If it is turned on, be careful in the way of using cameras asthma-mounted, and can react to driving conditions and the impact of the possible, even before the driver can. Models equipped with defects received the highest possible rating IHS front crash test safety.
The Adaptive Cruise Control senses the speed and the speed of the cars before your car, and can automatically adjust the cruise control accordingly. Pre-Collision Braking uses cameras to monitor the work of the cars in front of your car, and make the driver visually and audibly. It can apply the brakes, if the driver has not done so already. According to Subaru, eyes and monitors your space vehicle lane. It will alert the driver if the car swayed by mistake to both sides of the lane. All these features are available for Premium 2.5i, 2.5i Limited, and 3.6R Limited models.