Third generation (2008-present)
Third generation (GR)
Body style(s) 5-door hatchback
Engine(s) 2.0L 304 hp (227 kW) H4
2.5L 305 hp (227 kW) H4
Transmission(s) 6-speed manual
5-speed automatic (w/SPORTSHIFT manual mode) (Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Australia only)
Wheelbase 103.3 in (2,624 mm)
Length 173.8 in (4,415 mm)
Width 70.7 in (1,796 mm)
Height 58.1 in (1,476 mm)
Curb weight 3,373 lb (1,530 kg)
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Subaru Impreza WRX
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2008The 2008 STI has received a higher degree of parts to differentiate it from its Impreza WRX brethren. Unlike the Impreza WRX, the STI uses aluminum suspension components, is only available as a 5-door hatchback, and has different fenders that are 2.2 in (56 mm) wider. It adopted “Subaru Intelligent Chassis Design” and “Dynamic Chassis Control Concept”. The turbo forces air through a larger top-mount-intercooler which has lost the red “STI” that was on previous generations. It is the first generation of this model with an automatic transmission which is able to import to outside Japan.
Like other 2008 Impreza models, the 2008 STI benefits from a lower polar moment of inertia due to smaller overhangs, and also features a double wishbone rear suspension. The car also borrows new intake and exhaust components from the Legacy GT platform.
The latest Impreza WRX STI features Multi-mode Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with “Normal”, “Traction”, and “Off” modes, Subaru Intelligent-Drive (SI-Drive) with 3 modes: Intelligent, Sport, and Sport Sharp (S#), and Multi-mode Driver’s Controlled Centre Differential (DCCD). The DCCD enables driver to select the manual or auto: “auto”, “auto+”, and “auto-” mode in order to distribute the torque based on driving preference or conditions.
Subaru Impreza WRX STI (Japan)The JDM version has a 2.0L 308 PS (227 kW; 304 bhp) EJ207 engine with a Twin scroll turbocharger, while other versions of the car have a 2.5L 300 PS (221 kW; 296 bhp) EJ257 engine with a single-scroll VF48 turbocharger.