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Subaru Legacy 2.5i tS gets the STI treatment [video]

Production will be limited to 300 units

Subaru has introduced an STI tuned Legacy in Japan.

Available as a sedan or wagon, the 2.5i EyeSight tS is distinguished by front and rear spoilers, a sports exhaust system and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, there's leather / Alcantara sport seats, titanium gray trim and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with red contrast stitching. Other highlights include an STI-badged instrument cluster, a push-button ignition and a "Nick Toro" shifter.

Power is provided by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that develops 173 HP (127 kW) and 235 Nm (173 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a continuously variable transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

For improved handling, the model has been equipped with a front tower brace, aluminum control arms, Bilstein shocks and STI coil springs.

Production will be limited to 300 units and Japanese pricing starts at 3,360,000 yen.

Source: Subaru via Carscoop

(machine translated) 

Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon launched / B4 "2.5i EyeSight tS"

Subaru Tecnica International, a motorsports management company of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. * 1 was applied to set their own specifications, the equipment on touring wagon / B4 Subaru Legacy Series "(Tiesu) 2.5i EyeSight tS", is on sale from today you.

"2.5i EyeSight tS", the concept "Sport is proposed that STI, Always! * 2 "original, STI complete car" - Touring Sport ~ "as a series, equipped with idling stop boxer engine + linear Nick Toro 2.5 ? of a new generation will be the first and naturally aspirated (CVT)" tS 2.5i EyeSight S "-based, advanced driver assistance systems have gotten favorable reception" Package equipped with the (ver.2) "EyeSight. 
In addition, by its own tuned STI at the center chassis, the body and achieve "strong and supple ride" unique STI complete car. I have a model that you can not enjoy the sporty driving in a wide range of customers of STI for faster and more efficient fusion of high-dimensional environmental performance, safety performance, driving performance.

Applied to each unit in combination with the optimal tuning boxer engine + linear Nick Toro new generation naturally aspirated 2.5 ?, coil springs and dampers fitted front and rear, and a flexible front tower bar STI tuning. 
Set dedicated "WR Blue Mica" exterior color, the exterior is equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels made ??by STI, front under spoiler, a rear spoiler. Alcantara dedicated to interior, * 3 You can set and sheet, luminescent meter only, and select lever leather-wrapped with a combination of leather, and he emphasized the sense of quality appropriate to the sport model of an adult.

[Main equipment of the Legacy "2.5i EyeSight tS"]
/ mechanism undercarriage ?

Bilstein Front Shock made by STI tuning (inverted formula), coil spring made of STI
Bilstein Rear Shock made by STI tuning, coil spring made by STI
STI 7 1/2J × 18 inches made of Alloy Wheels
STI Flexible Tower Bar front made
? flexible draw stiffener made STI Front LH
Aluminum Front Lower Arm Front Bush made STI
Flexible rear support made by STI
Bush Pillow ball link rear suspension made by STI (inner lateral link front, rear lateral link inside)
(With 2, STI logo twin, φ65 dual ×) STI sport muffler
corresponding EyeSight tS (ver.2)
? Exterior

Roof Spoiler made by STI (Touring wagon)
Trunk spoiler made by STI (B4)
STI front under spoiler made
TS only ornament (front, rear, side)
STI only ornament (Rear)
? Interior, other

Luminescent dedicated meter (with STI logo, display 260km / h)
Multi-information display-only
Push the engine switch made by STI (STI logo pack, red type)
Leather-wrapped steering wheel only (with STI ornament, red stitching)
Nick Toro linear selector lever made of a leather-wrapped STI logo
Dedicated sheet (black) Alcantara [black embroidered logo front STI, red stitching] leather (gray Punching) /
Black interior [pillar trim, roof trim, window trims on the shoulder]
Decorative panel titanium gray color carbon
Decorative trim Alcantara (gray punching)
Floor console box (red stitch)
Exclusive side sill plate (front, filled tS logo)
Access key cover bookbinding leather STI (red)
[] Sales plan
Limited to orders worth 300 units March 12, 2013

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Comments (6)

 oz2test oz2test
Are you serious? The previous generation Subaru Legacy (BL/BP) was so nice but the current generation sucks so hard. It's like Subaru is trying to make a Toyota Camry competitor. The Subaru Legacy was always the Japanese 3 series.
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July 4, 2013 9:36 pm
 JonathanIppoli1 JonathanIppoli1
This is awesome now all it needs is more than 200hp and it might actually be a real special edition . Then I can stop laughing . It also needs to ditch the CVT . Great now t5his website is doing humor stories . I thought I was on a car website but I must be wrong .
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November 15, 2012 7:00 am
 DeRay DeRay
I read the title of the article and was expecting a 300HP all-wheel drive BEAST... aaand, then I see this... yeah, no thanks.
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November 14, 2012 6:34 pm
 Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
Ahhhh...... a run-of-the mill mass production car, a Legacy with less than stellar HP and CVT, limited to 300 units? Am I missing something here? Hard to believe they will even sell THAT many. Pass.
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November 14, 2012 5:45 pm
 autoholyc autoholyc
173hp ? Are you kidding me?
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November 14, 2012 3:43 pm