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1996–1997 Subaru Legacy TX type S Manual Lean Burn

Specification specific to Subarus with Applied Model BG5B53J and main Option Code AP or PP (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 for emissions classifications)
SteeringRight-Hand Drive
MarketJapanese Domestic Market (JDM)
Production DatesMay 1996 to July 1997
Date On SaleJune 1996
Chassis List316
Engine Type
ConfigurationFour Cylinder Horizontally Opposed (“Flat Four”)
Cylinder Bore92.0mm
Compression Ratio10.0:1
Fuel TypePetrol
InductionNaturally Aspirated
ValvetrainSingle Overhead Camshaft (SOHC)
Valves164Valves per Cylinder
Peak Power125PSat5,600 rpm
Peak Torque177N·mat4,400rpm
Transmission Type Ratio Graph
Transmission5-Speed Manual (5MT)
DriveFull-time Four Wheel Drive with Viscous Limited-Slip Centre Differential (VCD-F4WD)
Tyre Size195/60R15
Colour Options406Metallic Silver (“Light Silver”)
47APearlescent Black (“Black Diamond Pearl”)
51DPearlescent Dark Green (“Dark Green Mica”)
52DPearlescent Dark Blue (“Royal Blue Mica”)
Option Codes
Manual Air Conditioning
Automatic Air Conditioning
ABS Brakes
Twin Airbags
Side Airbags
Option Code Notes
Additional NotesLean Burn version fitted with EJ20N Engine Type
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