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1997 Subaru Legacy GT V-Limited Automatic

Specification specific to Subarus with Applied Model BG5B59P and main Option Code 87, 88 or 89 (see note *)

* Cars built for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) have an additional “C” or “H” as part of their Option Code, which is sometimes shown on the VIN plate. This is not relevant for this specification page and can be ignored.
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PlatformSecond Generation Subaru Legacy
Body Style5-Door Touring Wagon
Production CycleRevision BDecember 1995 to July 1997
Model CodeE-BG5 (JDM cars only)
SteeringRight-Hand Drive
MarketJapanese Domestic Market (JDM)
Production DatesMay 1997 to July 1997
Date On SaleJune 1997
Chassis List1,614  Limited or Special Edition
Engine Type
ConfigurationFour Cylinder Horizontally Opposed (“Flat Four”)
Cylinder Bore92.0mm
Compression Ratio9.0:1
Fuel TypePetrol
InductionTwin Turbocharged
ValvetrainDouble Overhead Camshaft (DOHC)
Valves164Valves per Cylinder
Peak Power260PSat6,500 rpm
Peak Torque319N·mat5,000rpm
Transmission Type
TransmissionElectro 4-Speed Automatic (E-4AT)
DriveFull-time Four Wheel Drive with Variable Torque Distribution Centre Differential
Tyre Size205/50R16
Colour Options406Metallic Silver (“Light Silver”)
51ESolid White (“Pure White”)
74FPearlescent Blue (“New Rally Blue / Sonic Blue Pearl”)
Option Codes
Option Code Notes
Additional NotesThe Legacy Touring Wagon GT V‑Limited went on sale from May 1997 to celebrate Subaru's Tour de Corse victory in round 6 of the 1997 World Rally Championship, with Colin McRae driving a Subaru Impreza WRC97.