SUBARU INTRODUCES ALL-NEW 250-HORSEPOWER LEGACY® 2.5 GT FOR 2005
Subaru of America Inc., the only car company that provides Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as standard equipment on every vehicle in its product line, has introduced the 2005 Legacy 2.5 GT Sedan and Wagon. The most powerful Legacy ever offered in the U.S. market, the 2005 Legacy 2.5 GT is powered by a new 250-horsepower intercooled/turbocharged boxer engine.
Simultaneous with the introduction of the 2005 Legacy 2.5 GT to the media, Subaru of America will reveal product details to consumers on a new Internet micro site, with an address that suggests the brand's premium performance evolution - http://www.need-desire.com.
The 2005 Legacy 2.5 GT will lead a thoroughly revised model line that will include the Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Sedan and Wagon, which feature additional luxury content. Legacy 2.5i and Legacy 2.5i Limited models, both available as a sedan and wagon, are powered by a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter boxer engine that provides enhanced response for 2005.
With a distinctive fusion of style, performance and function, Legacy 2.5 GT will deliver on the promise of a premium driving performance experience. "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.
Built on a new version of the company's proven Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame safety structure, the 2005 Legacy models will feature as standard equipment side impact air bags, new side curtain air bags and new intelligent dual-stage deployment front air bags.
Subaru designed the fourth-generation Legacy to express its more dynamic performance and nimbleness. The pronounced wedge body shape conveys a low and stable presence, accentuated by aerodynamic side ground effects and standard 17-inch alloy wheels on Legacy 2.5 GT and 16-inch alloy wheels on other Legacy models.
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 intercooler.