January 6, 2004

Subaru shows new 250 horsepower 2005 Legacy 2.5 GT

2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT

2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT

2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT
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Detroit, Michigan – Subaru introduced the redesigned 2005 Legacy 2.5 GT now powered
by a new 250-horsepower intercooled/turbocharged 2.5 litre boxer four cylinder
engine. The 2005 Legacy 2.5 GT highlights a revised model line that will include the
Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Sedan and Wagon, which feature additional luxury content. The
Legacy 2.5i and Legacy 2.5i Limited models, both available as a sedan and wagon, are
powered by a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre boxer engine with some improvements for

“The 2005 Legacy 2.5 GT is designed to provide the kind of `sensuous performance’
that truly sets it apart from mainstream models,” said Fred Adcock, Executive Vice
President, Subaru of America, Inc. “Legacy 2.5 GT has been designed to give the
driver the kind of power, performance and control that instills premium performance
cars with distinct and memorable brand identity,” he added.

The wheelbase of the 2005 Legacy has been increased from 104.3 inches to 105.1
inches and overall length has been increased by just under two inches for the sedan
and wagon models. The sedan registers a coefficient of drag (Cd) of 0.28 and the
wagon 0.30. A functional hood scoop supplies outside air to the engine-mounted

The 2005 Legacy 2.5 GT is powered by an intercooled and turbocharged 2.5-litre
4-cylinder boxer engine featuring Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve
timing technology. The engine produces 250 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm and 250 lb-ft. of
peak torque @ 3,600 rpm. The GT will offer a choice between a smooth-shifting
5-speed manual transmission or an all-new 5-speed electronic direct control
automatic transmission with Sportshift for manual control when desired. Legacy 2.5i
and Legacy 2.5i Limited models will offer an optional 4-speed automatic

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