Posted on March 27, 2011

Mannai Automotive Group, the exclusive Subaru distributor in Qatar, has announced that the newest Subaru model, Legacy 2.5GT, has arrived to Doha.

The fifth generation Legacy is the ‘par excellence’ of motor engineering, built entirely in Japan and perfectly balancing the synergies of cutting-edge performance and design with uncompromised comfort and safety.

The Legacy is the most attractive car in its range with exterior that is both aggressive and sporty; a statement of its elegance. The four-door sedan has flowing character lines that give the body a forceful, chiseled look, while powerful wheel arches suggest the performance potential of the Legacy. Bright molding around the glass sections boldly highlight the car’s profile.  A vent in the front hood is dominantly placed, and appropriately implies the raw power of the engine beneath it.

The Subaru Legacy 2.5GT packs a powerful punch with a 265 HP, 2500cc four-cylinder Boxer turbo-charged engine.  Hitting 100km from zero in 5.2 seconds, it outperforms other cars in its class.  Maximum torque is available as low as 2000 rpm, and the response remains smooth and steady as rpm is increased.  In the engine layout, the turbocharger is positioned below and in front of the engine crankshaft and directly beyond the exhaust ports, allowing the exhaust to reach the catalytic converter at a high temperature, resulting in cleaner exhaust and smoother turbocharger response.  Stability is ensured at high speeds by a low center of gravity, due to the engine layout, and 18 inch alloy wheels.

The interior of the Legacy is as elegant as the exterior.  The vehicle is larger than its predecessor, allowing for generous head and leg space. Comfort is also guaranteed with the 10-way power driver’s seat.  Refinement is immediately recognized with the high-quality full leather package.

Controls for the cruise control systems conveniently placed on the steering wheel, along with paddle shifters for a sportier drive.   Audio controls for the 440 watt, nine speaker harmon/kardon premium audio system are also on the steering wheel.  The central panel is illuminated day and night with automatic brightness adjustment for improved visibility.  The central panel includes a multi-information display, which shows fuel economy, average fuel economy and trip mileage.  The ECO gauge helps guide drivers to improve fuel efficiency.

With front, side, and curtain airbags, along with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) systems, the Subaru Legacy 2.5GT does not compromise on safety.  High-intensity discharge (HID) xenon lights dramatically increase visibility at night, even in the worse environmental conditions.

Additional standard features of  the Legacy 2.5GT include Subaru Intelligent (SI) Drive, sunroof, autolights, push start engine, and keyless entry, which completes the attractive package.

”The Subaru Legacy 2.5GT is the best car Subaru has yet to offer,” said Wael Ghali, General Manager for Sales at Mannai Automotive Group. “With its graceful design, attractive interior and staggering performance specs, we are confident that this car will be appeal to our young and professional clientale.”

The Subaru Legacy 2.5GT is available at Mannai Automotive showrooms in Doha (Salwa Road) and Al Wakra. For more information call Mannai Automotive on 4455 8877 or visit