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1997–1998 Subaru Legacy TS type R Automatic

Specification specific to Subarus with Applied Model BG5C56E and main Option Code AA, AG, AH or FH (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 CJune 1997 to April 1998
Model CodeE-BG5 (JDM cars only for emissions classifications)
SteeringRight-Hand Drive
MarketJapanese Domestic Market (JDM)
Production DatesJune 1997 to March 1998
Date On SaleSeptember 1997
Chassis List1,032
Engine Type
ConfigurationFour Cylinder Horizontally Opposed (“Flat Four”)
Cylinder Bore92.0mm
Compression Ratio:1
Fuel TypePetrol
InductionNaturally Aspirated
ValvetrainDouble Overhead Camshaft (DOHC)
Valves164Valves per Cylinder
Peak Power155PSat6,400 rpm
Peak Torque186N·mat4,800rpm
Transmission Type Ratio Graph
TransmissionElectro 4-Speed Automatic (E-4AT)
DriveFull-time Four Wheel Drive with Active Torque Split Multi-plate Clutch (ACT-4 F4WD)
Tyre Size195/60R15
Colour Options406Metallic Silver (“Light Silver”)
47APearlescent Black (“Black Diamond Pearl”)
51ESolid White (“Pure White”)
52DPearlescent Dark Blue (“Royal Blue Mica”)
559Solid Red (“Bright Red”)
Option Codes
Option Code Notes
Additional Notes
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