New Six-Speed Close-Ratio Manual Gearbox
Key to the new Legacy 3.0R spec.B’s involving driving experience is a new six-speed close-ratio manual gearbox.
Based on that fitted to the Impreza WRX STi, more than 50 per cent of the parts - such as the casing and gear teeth - are new in order to suit the character of the car.
For example, the clutch and gearchange operations are both lighter, while reduced noise, vibration and harshness give a more relaxed drive.
This has been achieved by using a special honing process which polishes the gear teeth, together with fitting a synchroniser sleeve which reduces engine-induced gearshift vibration.
Even the gear throws are longer compared to the Impreza STi with the aim of matching the weighting of the steering for a feeling of harmony and balance.
Also designed to provide a prestige feel is a clutch control mechanism electronically connected to the accelerator. This stall-resistant electronic control system provides an especially smooth take-off.