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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX

2008 Subaru Impreza WRX
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:205/50 R17
Driveline:All Wheel Drive
Type:Turbocharged Flat-4
Displacement cu in (cc):150 (2457)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:224(167) / 5200
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:226(306) / 2800
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Length Width Height in:180.3 68.5 58.1
Weight lb (kg):3142 (1425)
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.
Base Price: 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX - $24,350 (last update: 7/17/2007)

Subaru Unveils All-New Impreza at the New York International Auto Show

Subaru announced the unveiling of its all new Subaru Impreza at the New York International Auto Show, which will be held from April 6th through 15th, 2007. The third-generation Impreza will hit the market around the world starting this summer.

Developed around the product concept of new, more refined designs for comfort, the latest Impreza incorporates sophisticated styling and rich interior design, roominess and space, and outstanding comfort and utility, while offering a pleasant and safe ride enhanced by Subaru Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel drive) with the Horizontally-Opposed engine.

Advanced Core Mechanism

The new Impreza showcases a redesigned chassis, body construction and drivetrain, as well as substantially improved overall performance, under the theme "Only Subaru can deliver such attractive performance and values." It also provides a pleasant ride with ease of handling and integrates performance with advanced safety and environmental considerations.

The newly designed double-wishbone rear suspension effectively absorbs shocks from road surfaces, ensuring high levels of ride comfort and agile handling. The lower center of gravity, enabled by the Boxer engine, has been enhanced by mounting the engine slightly lower in the chassis, thereby further improving stability. Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), available on a wider grade range of the Impreza lineup, increases active safety.

Engines and Transmissions

The 2.5-liter Boxer engine features ideal power output characteristics under a practical range of driving speeds through improved mid- to low-end torque. The engine has also been modified to improve emissions and fuel efficiency. The 2.5-liter SOHC normally aspirated engine adopts a new intake port and other design changes that make improved low-end torque and fuel efficiency possible. Improved emissions were realized by a new catalyst system that optimizes catalyst efficiency.

Incorporating a newly designed intake manifold, intercooler and turbocharger, the 2.5-liter DOHC turbocharged engine delivers improved mid to low-end torque and fuel efficiency. Transmissions, both manual and automatic, were modified for faster, more responsive shifting and better maneuverability.

Exterior Design

Refined styling is highlighted by a perfectly proportioned body, well calculated panel curves that reflect light and shadow in harmony, and quality details. Sweeping character lines on both sides express a sense of speed and individuality. A sporty image is underscored by projecting front fenders and rear quarters. Projector lamps, used in the headlights, give a dynamic three-dimensional appearance.

The 2008 Impreza is available in 4-door and 5-door versions.

Interior Design

Spacious and open interior provides comfort and improves visibility. Aluminum-look insets in the center panels and door trim add a sporty feel and airiness. The navigation screen, as well as the vehicle information and audio displays are placed at the top of the dashboard for improved visibility and functionality. High-grade, double-stitched seat fabrics provide a feeling of quality.

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