The second generation Legacy sedan came out in 1993. It was equipped with a 2.0-liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve EF20 engine, which operated a single turbo in the low range and a twin turbo in the high range.
It has a maximum output of 246hp and peak torque of 227.8 lb-ft. The performance was further enhanced in 1996, raising specifications to 276hp at 6,500 rpm and 249.5 lb-ft of torque, the highest in the 2.0-liter class. Modifications were made to other parts of the car apart from the engine.
Bilstein inverted dampers were adopted, and the diameter of the rear struts and stabilizers increased. The car moves with sporty nimbleness considering the body weight. The Subaru Legacy RS is a real sports car in terms of driveability, and provides an amazingly intense and stable drive for a 4-door sedan.