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1997–1998 Subaru Forester C/20 Automatic

Specification specific to Subarus with Applied Model SF5A56R (1 of 2)

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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 SaleJune 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 Type Ratio GraphMay 1997 to July 1997
Ratio GraphAugust 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)
Wheel SizeSteel 15×6.0J
Tyre Size205/70R15
Colour Options406Metallic Silver (“Light Silver”)
52DPearlescent Dark Blue (“Royal Blue Mica”)
6W2Two-tone 64C Acadia Green Metallic and 49B Slate Grey Metallic
6W3Two-tone 52D Royal Blue Mica and 49B Slate Grey Metallic
8W5Two-tone 406 Light Silver Metallic and 49B Slate Grey Metallic
8W7Two-tone 82F Rose Red Pearl and 49B Slate Grey Metallic
Option Codes
ABS Brakes
Air Conditioning
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Side Airbag
Sporty Package
Option Code Notes
Additional Notes
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