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1997–1998 Subaru Forester C/20 Automatic

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PlatformFirst Generation Subaru Forester
Body Style5-Door SUV
Production CycleRevision AOctober 1996 to July 1998
Model CodeE-SF5 (JDM cars only for emissions classifications)
SteeringRight-Hand Drive
MarketJapanese Domestic Market (JDM)
Production DatesMay 1997 to July 1998
Date On SaleJuly 1997
Chassis List5,156
Engine Type
ConfigurationFour Cylinder Horizontally Opposed (“Flat Four”)
Cylinder Bore92.0mm
Compression Ratio9.7:1
Fuel TypePetrol
InductionNaturally Aspirated
ValvetrainSingle Overhead Camshaft (SOHC)
Valves164Valves per Cylinder
Peak Power135PSat5,600 rpm
Peak Torque180N·mat4,000rpm
Transmission TypeJune 1996 to July 1997
August 1997 to July 1998
TransmissionElectro 4-Speed Automatic (E-4AT)
DriveFull-time Four Wheel Drive with Active Torque Split Multi-plate Clutch (ACT-4 F4WD)
Tyre Size205/70R15
Colour Options406Metallic Silver (“Light Silver”)
52DPearlescent Dark Blue (“Dark Blue Mica”)
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