Monday, November 12, 2007

The 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

For 2008, a new hatchback model will join the Impreza lineup, a reaction to the recent comeback by this configuration as seen in trendy examples like the Audi A3 and Mazda speed 3 five-door. We hear there's a new multi-link independent rear suspension under both the hatchback and the sedan.

The 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI will be a hatchback, just like the 2007 Subaru WRC rally car. The intercooled and turbocharged, 2.0-liter flat-four engine will produce 300 horsepower, although the engineers have spent more effort on improving power at low- and mid-range rpm.
That this new version has a lot to do with the arrival of its bigger challenger the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X and its impressively aggressive look, but at the same time it is Subaru's tradition to take the Impreza to the top of the technology.


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Specifications

Engine Type: Turbocharged Flat-4
Displacement cu in (cc): 150 (2457)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 296(220) / 6000
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 300(407) / 4000
Redline at RPM: n.a.
Brakes F/R: ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R: 245/40 R18
Driveline: All Wheel Drive
Length × Width × Height in: n.a. × 70.7 × n.a.
Weight lb (kg): n.a.
Performance Acceleration 0-62 mph s: n.a.
Top Speed mph (km/h): n.a.
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km): n.a.

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