Subaru Impreza WRX STi hatchback

Description

The third generation of the Impreza was launched at the New York Auto Show 2007. The car was available in 5 door hatchback and 4 door sedan bodystyles.

The fastest version of the Impreza was the  Subaru Impreza WRX STi fitted with a 2.5-liter EJ257 unit with a single-scroll VF48 turbocharger (export markets), producing 300 hp (221 kW) of power and 407 Nm (300 lbft) of torque, mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. The car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 5,2 seconds and could reach a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The STI was heavier than the WRX due to a more robust transmission, rear differential and other chassis reinforcements. The car also had aluminium suspension components (Reverse type strut at the front and Double wishbone at the rear), multi-mode electronic stability control, Subaru Intelligent Drive system and a center differential that combined mechanical and solenoid operated limited slip differentials, allowing the driver to switch between manual and automatic center differential locking.

Visually, the car featured a noticeably wider body kit that included flared wheels to cover the cars wider tracks, different bumpers with larger air intakes, side sills, 18 inch alloy wheels with wider tyres (245/40R18), a very large bonnet scoop, a more prominent rear wing and four exhaust pipes.

Australian STIs were offered in standard form, plus the STI spec.R. An electric sunroof, leather upholstery, satellite navigation, and BBS wheels are standard on the spec.R, while Recaro seats are optional. A facelift of the STI arrived in 2010 for the 2011 model year, distinguished by a redesigned front bumper. Tweaks to the suspension—stiffer springs, larger anti-roll bars, new pillow ball bushings on the front lower arms, as well as wider standard tires—had the effect of improved handling.

The car was phased out in 2014, and did not have a direct successor, as the fourth generation Impreza WRX STI was only available as a four door sedan.

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Additional information

Model

Subaru Impreza WRX STi hatchback

Production

2008-2014

Segment

A

Doors

5

Layout

AWD

Engine Displacement

2457 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Injection

Power (hp)

300

Power (kw)

221

Power (@rpm)

@6000 rpm

Torque (Nm)

407

Torque (@rpm)

@4000 rpm

0-100km/h

5,2

Top Speed (km/h)

250 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

155 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

10,3

CO2 (g/km)

243 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1505 kg

Length

4420 mm

Width

1798 mm

Height

1478 mm

Wheelbase

2619 mm

Front Track

1529 mm

Rear Track

1539 mm

Boot Space

300

Tire Size

245/40 R18

Front Brakes

326 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

316 mm Discs