The Subaru XT (in other countries also known as Alcyone or vortex) is a sports coupe with all-wheel drive, which was offered in Germany from 1985 to 1991. Due to its wedge shape, it has a very low drag coefficient (Cd-value = 0.29). Technically, the vehicle is closely related to the Subaru L-series and builds largely on identical vehicle parts. In Germany, the XT was a rarity. He found a total of only 1056 buyers. Typical of Japanese coupes 1980s are the pop-up headlights.
The Subaru XT in Europe only with a water-cooled four-cylinder OHC aluminum boxer engine with 1800cc capacity with water-cooled turbocharger (engine code EA82T) and thus 100 kW (first series from 1985 to 1987 without G-Kat) (88 kW with G- Kat). This engine was (with and without turbocharger) also used in the Subaru L-Series. In other countries, the vehicle was ³ without turbocharger wheel drive or front-wheel drive and a six-cylinder boxer engine with 2700 cm offered (eg B.in the U.S. as the second series from 1988 XT-6 model) was, this version is not available outside the U.S..
When transmission is a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic transmission was offered. In addition, the vehicle has permanent four-wheel drive (second series). In the first series, he is to be activated manually.
The pneumatic suspension is height-adjustable. It descends in the raised position automatically from 80km/h for security reasons (as well as partly in the Subaru L-series). Furthermore, it has ventilated disc brakes on the front axle, rear disc brakes easily. As more equipment is also a hill start help available.
Another special feature of the Subaru XT has a large status display in the dashboard, on the most important day operations displayed on the vehicle and: open doors, switched on (remote) light, activated all-wheel drive and more. In addition, the Subaru XT could also be ordered with digital valves.
In 1991, Subaru with the Subaru SVX again a coupe on the market. However, this was not comparable with the XT. It had a much more powerful engine, a far higher purchase price and therefore a different target group. The engine power of 169 kW, 162 kW later, from a 3.3-liter six-cylinder boxer engine has been exclusively transmitted through a four-speed automatic transmission. Of the total of 25,000 produced SVX reached only about 850 copies on the German market.
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