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2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B

2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B
2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:215/45 R18
Driveline:All Wheel Drive
Type:Turbocharged Flat-4
Displacement cu in (cc):150 (2457)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:243(181) / 6000
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:241(327) / 3600
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Length Width Height in:186.2 68.1 56.5
Weight lb (kg):3515 (1596)
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:n.a.
Top Speed mph (km/h):n.a.
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):n.a.
Base Price: 2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B - $33,995 (last update: 2/22/2007)

The Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B Returns as a Regular Production Model for 2007

Subaru unveiled the 2007 Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B performance sedan at the 2006 New York International Auto Show. The introduction spotlights Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive), a key new technology that enhances driving engagement by allowing the driver to select the level of engine performance.

First offered for 2006 in a limited edition production run of 500 units, the Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B returns as a regular production model for 2007, featuring a host of performance and interior enhancements. In addition to the new SI-Drive system, the 2007 spec.B also gains a modified version of the 6-speed manual transmission from the Impreza WRX STI, plus the advanced Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) system and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The 6-speed transmission is tailored to suit the spec.B's refined driving characteristics and features unique gear ratios and a smoother shifting operation than the version used in the WRX STI.

Like all Subaru models, the 2007 Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B features Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as standard equipment. The 2.5-liter intercooled turbo Boxer engine in the spec.B produces 243 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 241 lb-ft of peak torque at 3,600 rpm. Subaru Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing optimizes power at all engine speeds.

In its 2006 form, the Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B has already shown its taillights to a number of premium brand sport sedans. The 2007 model carries forward the Bilstein Sport Suspension with inverted front struts, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and high-performance tires.

Once again, the Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B features an exclusive interior design, for 2007 featuring Charcoal Gray leather-trimmed upholstery with Dusk Blue Alcantara inserts.

A new standard SRS WOW audio system brings a new sonic performance and quality to the Legacy line, plus MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA) playback and an input jack for iPods and other portable audio devices. All Legacy and Outback audio systems for 2007 offer XM Satellite Radio capability.

SI-Drive: Three Engines in One

The new SI-Drive system allows the driver to maximize engine performance, control and efficiency by choosing from among three selectable modes - "Intelligent", "Sport" and "Sport Sharp" - using a rotary dial on the center console.

The SI-Drive controls the electronic throttle system's response and fuel and ignition curves to modify engine torque characteristics, changing the performance character of the car in each mode. With "Intelligent" mode selected, the system reduces engine torque and maximum power and switches to a more relaxed throttle response curve. Intelligent mode is an ideal choice for smoother response while commuting in traffic, for example, where it can also help boost fuel efficiency by up to 10 percent. In addition, "Intelligent" mode's more relaxed responses and lower torque output make it an ideal complement to the low-traction surface driving safety provided by the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System.

In "Sport" mode, the performance of the 2.5 GT spec.B is similar to the 2006 model, with quick throttle responses and powerful, linear acceleration. The linear acceleration characteristic of this versatile mode makes it ideal for driving on freeways and suburban streets or for climbing mountain roads.

In "Sport Sharp" mode, SI-Drive modifies the engine's electronic throttle mapping to deliver lightning quick throttle response and more power sooner. Delivering maximum driving enjoyment, this mode is ideal for tackling twisty roads and for merging or overtaking other vehicles on the highway with confidence.

Exclusive Bilstein Sport Suspension

The exclusive Bilstein Sport Suspension equips the Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B model with performance-tuned shock absorbers for improved cornering response. Subaru replaced the MacPherson strut front suspension of other Legacy models with an inverted strut configuration similar to that in the rally-bred Impreza WRX STI, including aluminum-alloy lower control arms.

The multi-link rear suspension features aluminum-alloy rear arms and upper links in place of cast-iron pieces to reduce unsprung weight (and thereby enhance handling response). Finally, the 18-inch alloy wheels are fitted with 215/45 R18 Bridgestone Potenza RE050A summer performance tires.

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