Subaru L Series Specifications

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Information on this page is for Subaru L Series 4-door Sedan models sold in Europe from 1990.

4-Door Sedan

13001600
DLDLGL
CARB.
5MT
CARB.*1
3AT
CARB.
5MT
CARB.*1
3AT
CARB.
5MT
CARB.*1
3AT
Overall lengthmm (in)4,370 (172.0)
Overall widthmm (in)1,660 (65.4)
Overall height (at CW)mm (in)1,385 (54.5)
CompartmentLengthmm (in)1,835 (72.2)
Widthmm (in)1,390 (54.7)
Heightmm (in)1,150 (45.3)
Wheelbasemm (in)2,470 (97.2)
TreadFrontmm (in)1,425 (56.1)
Rearmm (in)1,425 (56.1)
Ground clearanceat CWmm (in)165 (6.5)
at MPWmm (in)105 (4.1)
Curb weight (CW)Frontkg (lb)560 (1,235)575 (1,270)565 (1,245)575 (1,270)585 (1,290)*2600 (1,325)*2
Rearkg (lb)400 (880)395 (870)400 (880)410 (905)*2415 (915)*2
Totalkg (lb)960 (2,115)975 (2,150)960 (2,115)975 (2,150)995 (2,195)*21,015 (2,240)*2
Maximum permissible
weight (MPW)
Frontkg (lb)780 (1,720)
Rearkg (lb)770 (1,700)
Totalkg (lb)1,550 (3,420)
Seating capacitypersons5
Engine typeHorizontally opposed, liquid cooled, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke gasoline engine
Valve arrangementOHV type
Bore x strokemm (in)83 x 60 (3.27 x 2.36)92 x 60 (3.62 x 2.36)
Displacementcm3 (cc, cu in)1,299 (1,299, 79.24)1,595 (1,595, 97.36)
Compression ratio9.0
Firing order1-3-2-4
Ignition timing at idlind speed*3BTDC/rpm8°/800
Idlind speed
(at neutral, N or P position)
rpm800
Spark plug
(Type and manufacturer)
For EuropeNGK: BPR6ES, ND: W20EPR
Except for EuropeNGK: BP6ES, BPR6ES, ND: W20EP, W20EPR, HITACHI: L45PW
Maximum outputPS/rpm65/5,60074/5,200
Maximum torqueN·m (ft·lb)/rpm98 (72)/3,600123 (90)/3,200
AlternatorV·A12·60
Clutch typeDry single plate
diaphragm
Torque
converter
Dry single plate
diaphragm
Torque
converter
Dry single plate
diaphragm
Torque
converter
Transmission type5-forward with
synchromesh
and 1-reverse
Full automatic,
3-forward and
and 1-reverse
5-forward with
synchromesh
and 1-reverse
Full automatic,
3-forward and
and 1-reverse
5-forward with
synchromesh
and 1-reverse
Full automatic,
3-forward and
and 1-reverse
Gear ratio1st3.6362.8213.6362.8213.6362.821
2nd1.9501.5591.9501.5591.9501.559
3rd (Drive)1.3441.0001.3441.0001.3441.000
4th0.9710.9710.971
5th0.7830.7830.783
Reverse3.5832.2573.5832.2573.5832.257
Reduction
gear
(Front drive)
1st
reduction
Type of gearHelicalHelicalHelical
Reduction gear ratio1.2261.2261.226
Final
reduction
Type of gearHypoid
Reduction gear ratio3.9003.7003.9003.7003.9003.700
Steering
system
TypeRack and pinion
Turns, lock to lock4.83.7 (Power steering)
4.8 (Manual steering)
Minimum turning circlem (ft)9.6 (31.5) [at tyre], 10.6 (34.8) [at bumper]
SuspensionFrontMacPherson strut type, Independent, Coil spring
RearSemi-trailing arm type Independent, Coil spring
BrakeService brake systemDual circuit hydraulic with vacuum suspended power unit
FrontVentilated disc brake
RearDrum brake (Leading & trailing type)
Parking brakeMechanical on front brake
TyreSize155SR13, 155R13 78S175/70R13 82S,
175/70R13 82T,
175/70R13 82H
TypeSteel belted radial, Tubeless
CapacityFuel tankℓ (US gal, Imp gal)60 (15.9, 13.2)
Engine oilUpper level3.5 (3.7, 3.1)
ℓ (US qt, Imp qt)
Lower level2.5 (2.6, 2.2)
ℓ (US qt, Imp qt)
Manual transmission gear oil2.6 (2.7, 2.3)2.6 (2.7, 2.3)2.6 (2.7, 2.3)
ℓ (US qt, Imp qt)
Automatic transmission gear oil5.7 (6.0, 5.0)5.7 (6.0, 5.0)5.7 (6.0, 5.0)
ℓ (US qt, Imp qt)
AT differential gear oil1.2 (1.3, 1.1)1.2 (1.3, 1.1)1.2 (1.3, 1.1)
ℓ (US qt, Imp qt)
Power steering fluid0.7 (0.7, 0.6)
ℓ (US qt, Imp qt)
Engine coolantAbout 5.7 (6.0, 5.0)About 5.3 (5.6, 4.7)
ℓ (US qt, Imp qt)
*1: LHD vehicle only.
*2: The weights of power steering, fold-down type rear seat and auto door locking system are included in CW.
*3: Without vacuum.