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    Applied Model Decoding and Chassis Codes Explained

    The Applied Model is a 7 character code found on every Subaru made since at least 1989. It is a universal code across all markets that describes all of the important aspects of a car. This listing is specific for the Legacy/Outback platform, as there are some differences between platforms.

    This code is found on the cars Model Plate. This plate is located on the Left side front strut pillar on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation Legacies. On newer cars, it is a plate or label found on the right side front door or the jam for the same door.

    This is a sample of the Model Plate from my 2004 USDM Outback H6 Sedan.


    The code for my car in the above example is BEEEY8E. Each character has a specific meaning which is broken down below in character position.

    Code:
    BEEEY8E
    1234567
    
    1 - Platform
    2 - Generation and Chassis type
    3 - Powertrain type
    4 - Model Year/"Type"
    5 - Destination/Chassis Type in Japan
    6 - Grade/Trim/Model
    7 - Drivetrain type
    From this code we can determine the following information:
    Platform - Legacy/Outback
    Chassis - 3rd Generation Sedan
    Powertrain - 3.0 litre AWD
    Model Year - 2004
    Destination - United States/Canada/Taiwan
    Trim - Outback Sedan H6
    Drivetrain - DOHC Naturally Aspirated 4EAT


    Code:
    1:   Platform      A - Leone/Loyale
                       B - Legacy  (including Outback and Baja)
                       C - SVX
                       G - Impreza  (including WRX (up to 2014), STI (up to 2014), XV and Outback Sport)
                       F - Domingo
                       K - Justy/Rex/Vivio
                       N - Trezia
                       R - Pleo/R1/R2/Stella
                       S - Forester
                       T - Dias
                       V - WRX and STI (2015+)
                       W - Tribeca
                       X - Traviq
                       Y - Exiga
                       Z - BRZ
    Code:
    2:   Chassis       C - 1st Generation Sedan
                       D - 2nd Generation Sedan
                       E - 3rd Generation Sedan
                       F - 1st Generation Wagon
                       G - 2nd Generation Wagon
                       H - 3rd Generation Wagon
                       J - 1st Generation Wagon (flat top)
                       K - 2nd Generation Wagon (flat top)
                       L - 4th Generation Sedan
                       M - 5th Generation Sedan
                       N - 6th Generation Sedan
                       P - 4th Generation Wagon
                       R - 5th Generation Wagon
                       S - 6th Generation Wagon
                       T - 3rd Generation Truck
    The 3rd position values here only apply to the Legacy/Outback platform.
    Code:
    3:   Powertrain    2 - 1.8L 2WD
                       3 - 1.8L AWD
                       4 - 2.0L 2WD
                       5 - 2.0L AWD
                       6 - 2.2L 2WD
                       7 - 2.2L AWD
                       9 - 2.5L AWD
                       A - 2.0L AWD Air Suspension
                       B - 2.2L AWD Air Suspension
                       C - 2.5L AWD Air Suspension
                       D - 2.0L AWD Diesel
                       E - 3.0L AWD
                       F - 3.6L AWD
                       G - 2.0L AWD DIT
                       H - 2.5L AWD DIT
                       J - 2.0L AWD FB20
                       M - 2.5L AWD FB25
                       S - 2.0L AWD STI
    Code:
    5:   Destination   4 - RHD 4 Door (Sedan) from FHI  - Used only in Japan Market
                       5 - RHD 5 Door (Wagon) from FHI  - Used only in Japan Market
                       K - RHD Global Market from FHI
                       L - LHD Global Market from FHI
                       Y - US/Canada/Taiwan from SIA
    Code:
    7:   Drivetrain    9 - SOHC NA CVT
                       A - DOHC NA 5MT (1st and 2nd gen) / 6MT (5th gen)
                       C - DOHC NA CVT
                       D - DOHC Turbo 5MT
                       E - DOHC NA 4EAT AWD VDC
                       F - DOHC NA 5MT Dual Range
                       G - SOHC NA 5MT
                       H - DOHC Turbo 6MT
                       J - SOHC NA 5MT
                       K - SOHC NA 5MT Dual Range
                       P - DOHC Turbo 4EAT VDC
                       R - SOHC NA 4EAT VDC
                       S - DOHC NA 4EAT-Sportshift
                       T - DOHC Turbo 4EAT-Sportshift VDC
                       L - SOHC NA 4EAT-Sportshift
                       M - DOHC NA 5MT
                       N - DOHC NA 6MT
                       S - DOHC NA 4EAT-Sportshift
                       U - DOHC NA 5EAT-Sportshift
                       V - DOHC Turbo 5EAT-Sportshift
                       W - DOHC NA 5MT Dual Range
                       X - DOHC Turbo 6MT
                       Y - DOHC CDI 5MT

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    Re: Applied Model Decoding

    First Generation Legacy - BC, BF, BJ

    Code:
    4:   MY/Type       A - 1990           Japan: 1989
                       B - 1991           Japan: 1990
                       C - 1992           Japan: 1991
                       D - 1993           Japan: 1992
                       E - 1994 (US Only)
    Code:
    6:   Grade         2 - US: Base Model   Japan: Ei
                       3 - US: L            Japan: Mi
                       4 -                  Japan: Ti, TZ
                       5 - US: LS           Japan: Vi, Brighton
                       6 -                  Japan: VZ
                       7 - US: LS-D / LS    Japan: RS-R
                       8 - US: Turbo        Japan: RS
                       9 -                  Japan: GT
                       A -                  Japan: RS-RA
                       B -                  Japan: Ti-S
                       C -                  Japan: VZ-R            
                       D -                  Japan: GT-S2
                       U - US: L (RHD)

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    Second Generation Legacy - BD, BG, BK

    Code:
    4:   MY/Type       A - US: 1995  Japan: 1993-1995
                       B - 1996
                       C - 1997
                       D - 1998 (US Only)  
                       E - 1999 (US Only)
    Code:
    6:   Grade         1 - US: Brighton
                       2 -                 Japan: LX
                       3 - US: L           Japan: TX-S         EDM: LX
                       4 - US: Outback
                       5 - US: GT          Japan: Brighton
                       6 -                 Japan: TS-R
                       8 -                 Japan: RS
                       9 -                 Japan: GT
                       A -                 Japan: 250T
                       B -                 Japan: Grand Wagon
                       C -                 Japan: GT-B    
                       E -                 Japan: GT-B
                       S - US: Outback

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    Third Generation Legacy - BE, BH, BT
    Code:
    4:   MY/Type       A - US: 2000  EDM: 1999  Japan: 06/1998 to 04/1999
                       B - US: 2001  EDM: 2000  Japan: 05/1999 to 05/2000
                       C - US: 2002  EDM: 2001  Japan: 06/2000 to 04/2001
                       D - US: 2003  EDM: 2002  Japan: 05/2001 to 04/2003
                       E - US: 2004  EDM: 2003 
                       F - US: 2005 (Baja only)
                       G - US: 2006 (Baja only)
    Code:
    6:   Grade         1 - US: Brighton
                       3 - US: L                        Japan: TX                   EDM: LX
                       4 - US: Outback                  Japan: TX-S, TX-G           EDM: GL
                       5 - US: GT                       Japan: Brighton
                       6 - US: GT Limited               Japan: S, TS-R
                       7 - US: L-S                      Japan: RS                   EDM: GX
                       8 - US: Outback Sedan H6         Japan: RSK
                       9 - US: Outback Sedan Limited    Japan: GT, GT-VDC           EDM: B4
                       A - US: Outback Wagon Cold       Japan: 250T, 250T-V, 250S
                       B - US: Outback Wagon Limited    Japan: Lancaster            EDM: Outback
                       C - US: Outback Wagon H6         Japan: GT-B                 EDM: Outback H6
                       D - US: Outback Wagon H6 LLBean  Japan: Lancaster ADA, GT-B
                       E - US: Baja                     Japan: 250T-B, GT
                       F - US: Baja S                   Japan: Brighton-S, B-Sport
                       G - US: 2.5GT                    Japan: TStypeR
                       H - US: 2.5GT LO                 Japan: Lancaster-S
                       J -                              Japan: RStypeB
                       K -                              Japan: Lancaster 6
                       L -                              Japan: Lancaster 6 ADA  
                       M -                              Japan: RS25
                       N - US: Outback Wagon H6 S       Japan: GT-Limited
                       P -                              Japan: RS30
                       Q -                              Japan: GT30
                       R -                              Japan: RSK/Blitzen
                       S -                              Japan: Lancaster 6
                       T -                              Japan: Lancaster 6 ADA
                       U - US: Baja B                   Japan: S401

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    Re: Applied Model Decoding

    Fourth Generation Legacy - BP, BL

    Code:
    4:   MY/Type       A - US: 2005  JDM/EDM: 05/2003 to 04/2004
                       B - US: 2006  JDM/EDM: 05/2004 to 05/2005
                       C - US: 2007  JDM/EDM: 06/2005 to 05/2006
                       D - US: 2008  JDM/EDM: 06/2006 to 04/2007
                       E - US: 2009  JDM/EDM: 05/2007 to 04/2008
                       F -           JDM/EDM: 05/2008 to 04/2009
    Code:
    6:   Grade         1 -                              Japan A~F: 2.0i 
                       2 -                              Japan A~F: 2.0i 
                       3 -                              Japan A~F: 2.0i      
                       4 -                              Japan A~F: 2.0i 
                       5 -                              Japan A~F: 2.0i 
                       6 -                              Japan A~F: 2.0i
                       7 -                              Japan A~F: 2.0R 
                       8 - US: 2.5GT Limited            Japan A~F: 2.0R                                        EDM: 2.0R-C
                       9 - US: Outback 2.5XT Limited    Japan A~C: 2.0R              Japan D~F: 2.0R spec.B    EDM: 2.0R
                       A - US: Outback 2.5XT            Japan A~F: 2.0R 
                       B -                              Japan A~F: 2.0GT                                       EDM: 2.0GT / 2.0TD
                       C - US: 2.5GT Limited            Japan A~F: 2.0GT spec.B                                EDM: 2.0GT-X
                       D - US: Outback 2.5XT Limited    Japan A~C: 3.0R              Japan D~F: 2.0GT
                       E - US: 2.5GT                    Japan A~B: 2.0GT Customized  Japan C: Blitzen 2006     EDM: 2.0GT
                       F - US: 2.5GT spec.B             Japan A~F: 2.0GT                                       EDM: 2.0GT spec.B
                       G -                              Japan A~C: 2.0GT spec.B      Japan D~F: S402
                       H - US: 2.5i                     Japan A~C: 3.0R              Japan D~F: 2.5i           EDM: 2.0i / 2.5i
                       J - US: 2.5i Base                                                                       EDM: 2.5i
                       K - US: 2.5i Limited             Japan A~C: Outback 2.5i      Japan D~F: 2.5i
                       L - US: 3.0R Limited             Japan A~F: 3.0R                                        EDM: 3.0R
                       M -                              Japan A~C: 3.0R              Japan D~F: 3.0R spec.B    EDM: 3.0R-A / 3.0R spec.B
                       N - US: 3.0R                     Japan A~F: 3.0R                                        EDM: 3.0R / 3.0R-C
                       P - US: Outback 2.5 Base         Japan A~C: 3.0R Spec.B       Japan D~F: Outback 2.5XT  EDM: 3.0R-A
                       R -                              Japan A~F: Outback 2.5i                                EDM: Outback 2.0TD
                       S - US: Outback 2.5i             Japan A~F: Outback 2.5i                                EDM: Outback 2.5i
                       T - US: Outback 2.5i Limited     Japan A~F: Outback 2.5i                                EDM: Outback 2.5i-C
                       U - US: Outback 3.0R             Japan A~F: Outback 3.0R                                EDM: Outback 3.0R
                       V - US: Outback 3.0R Limited     Japan A~F: Outback 3.0R                                EDM: Outback 3.0R / Outback 3.0R-C
                       W - US: Outback 3.0R Lim-LLBean  Japan A~C: Outback 3.0R      Japan D~F: Outback 2.5XT  EDM: Outback 3.0R / Outback 3.0R-A
                       X - US: Outback 3.0R LLBean      Japan A~F: 3.0R ADA
                       Y -                              Japan A~F: 3.0R ADA

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    Re: Applied Model Decoding

    Fifth Generation Legacy - BM, BR
    Code:
    4:   MY/Type       A - US: 2010  JDM: 05/2009 to 05/2010
                       B - US: 2011  JDM: 06/2010 to 05/2011
                       C - US: 2012  JDM: 06/2011 to 05/2012
                       D - US: 2013  JDM: 06/2012 to 05/2013
                       E - US: 2014  JDM: 06/2013 to
    Code:
    6:   Grade         1 -                                                                                        EDM: 2.0 i
                       2 -                                      Japan: 2.5i B-Sport                               EDM: 2.5 i Eyesight (High Vehicle Height)
                       3 -                                      Japan: 2.5i Eyesight S-Package
                       4 - US: 2.5 i                            Japan: 2.5i                                       EDM: 2.5 i
                       5 - US: 2.5 i Premium                    Japan: 2.5i S-Package                             EDM: 2.5 i Sport
                       6 - US: 2.5 i Limited                    Japan: 2.5i L-Package                             EDM: 2.5 i e (High Vehicle Height)
                       7 - US: 2.5 i Limited EyeSight           Japan: 2.5i L-Package/Eyesight/B-sport Eyesight   EDM: 2.5 i Eyesight
                       8 -                                      Japan: 2.5i Eyesight tS                           EDM: 2.0 D
                       9 -                                      Japan: 2.5i B-Sport Eyesight G-Package            EDM: 2.0 D Sport
                       A -                                      Japan: 2.5i S-Package Limited                     EDM: 2.5 (High Vehicle Height)
                       B -                                      Japan: 2.5GT                                      EDM: 2.5
                       C - US: 2.5 GT Premium                   Japan: 2.5GT S-Package or tS                      EDM: 2.5 GT
                       D - US: 2.5 GT Limited                   Japan: 2.5GT SI-Cruise
                       E -                                      Japan: 2.5GT Eyesight                             EDM: 2.5 GT Eyesight
                       F - US: 3.6 R                                                                              EDM: 3.6 R
                       G - US: 3.6 R Premium
                       H - US: 3.6 R Limited                    Japan: 2.0 DIT
                       J - US: 3.6 R Limited Eyesight           Japan: 2.0 DIT Eyesight                           EDM: 3.6 R Eyesight
                       K - US: Outback 2.5 i                    Japan: Outback 2.5i                               EDM: Outback 2.5 i
                       L - US: Outback 2.5 i Premium            Japan: Outback 2.5i Eyesight S-Package            EDM: Outback 2.5 i-S
                       M - US: Outback 2.5 i Limited            Japan: Outback 2.5i L-Package                     EDM: Outback 2.5 i-X
                       N - US: Outback 2.5 i Limited EyeSight   Japan: Outback 2.5i Eyesight                      EDM: Outback 2.5 i Eyesight
                       P - US: Outback 2.5 i-Touring            Japan: Outback 2.5i                               EDM: Outback 2.0 D
                       R -                                      Japan: Outback 2.5i Eyesight S-Package Limited 
                       S - US: Outback 3.6 R                    Japan: Outback 3.6 R/2.5i B-Sport Eyesight        EDM: Outback 3.6 R
                       T - US: Outback 3.6 R Premium            Japan: Outback 3.6 R Eyesight  
                       U - US: Outback 3.6 R Limited                                                              EDM: Outback 3.6 R-X
                       W - US: Outback 3.6 R Limited EyeSight   Japan: Outback 3.6 R Eyesight                     EDM: Outback 3.6 R Eyesight
                       X - US: Outback 3.6 R-Touring

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    Re: Applied Model Decoding

    Sixth Generation Legacy - BN, BS

    Code:
    4:   MY/Type       A - 2015
                       B - 2016
                       C - 2017
    Code:
    6:   Grade         2 - US: 2.5i
                       4 - US: 2.5i Premium                    Japan:
                       5 - US: 2.5i Premium Eyesight           Japan: B4
                       6 - US: 2.5i Sport
                       7 - US: 2.5i Sport Eyesight             Japan: B4 Limited
                       8 - US: 2.5i Limited 
                       9 - US: 2.5i Limited Eyesight
                       A - US: 3.6R
                       B - US: 3.6R Premium
                       D - US: 3.6R Limited
                       E - US: 3.6R Limited Eyesight
                       G - US: Outback 2.5i
                       H - US: Outback 2.5i Premium
                       J - US: Outback 2.5i Premium Eyesight   Japan: Outback
                       L -                                     Japan: Outback Limited
                       M - US: Outback 2.5i Limited
                       N - US: Outback 2.5i Limited Eyesight
                       P - US: Outback 2.5i Touring Eyesight
                       R - US: Outback 3.6R
                       T - US: Outback 3.6R Premium
                       V - US: Outback 3.6R Limited
                       W - US: Outback 3.6R Limited Eyesight
                       X - US: Outback 3.6R Touring Eyesight

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    I added the 2016 Legacy and Outback today, but there are no new grade codes this year. It was an anticlimactic addition of the B-type year code.

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    Yet another addition today, 2017 Model Year along with its Sport and Touring Edition grade codes.

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    Well, leave it to Impreza to mess up the chassis identifiers.. K and T were already on the list, so I guess this list is now Legacy specific.

    2017 Impreza Sedan: GK
    2017 Impreza Wagon: GT

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