Subaru Impreza WRX 300 2005 posters

Subaru Impreza WRX 300

The Subaru Impreza WRX is the turbocharged version of the Subaru Impreza, an all-wheel drive automobile available as a sedan or wagon. It has achieved immense popularity among automobile enthusiasts worldwide for its superior performance, superb handling, and reasonable price. The WRX first hit the Japanese automobile market in 1992, shortly followed by Australia and Europe. It is powered by a turbocharged flat-4 2.0 L engine capable of producing 211-260 PS (160-197 kW) according to the ECE or JIS standards.

The WRX is based on the Peter Stevens-designed Subaru Impreza WRC, created to look like it “was doing 100 mph even when it was standing still in a car park”. Subaru's in-house modifier, Subaru Tecnica International (STi), created a series of low-volume versions, being even more powerful and having superior grip, delivering 280 PS (206 kW). The STi machines have found great success in the Group N class of various rally championships.

The second generation Impreza was introduced in 2000 in Japan, and the following year in international markets. Initially, the Japanese version was powered by a 250 PS (184 kW) power unit, however, due to emissions regulations, the Europe and North America versions were downgraded to 218 PS (160 kW) and 227 hp (169 kW) respectively, both producing 294 N·m (217 ft·lbf) of torque. Despite being more refined and better-handling, this performance was slightly hampered by its heavier weight of 3084 lb (1410 kg). Besides the sedan, a 5-door wagon version was also offered and met with brisk sales.

In 2002, Subaru gave the Impreza a facelift, with the so-called "jet intake and wings" grille, first seen on the Subaru R1 keicar, as well as new headlights, taillights, and bumpers. This styling was said to pay homage to the Nakajima Aircraft Company, the grandfathered company from which Subaru was born, although others have claimed it resembled the Alfa Romeo grille, designed by currently Subaru's Chief Designer, Andreas Zapatinas. The 2.5 L engine was adopted for all export markets in 2005, delivering 230 PS (169 kW) and 320 N·m (235 ft·lbf) of torque, although these numbers are likely underestimated. Japan retained the more powerful 2.0 L motor.

For its excellence, the WRX's turbocharged engine was awarded International Engine of the Year in 2006 and used by other Subaru models such as the Forester XT and the re-badged Saab 9-2X. Moreover, the WRX served as the base for the Saab 9-2X Aero.

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