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Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2457 cm3 / 149.9 cu in / 149.9 cu in, 197.6 kW / 265.0 hp / 265.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 331.0 N·m / 244.1 lb·ft / 244.1 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, all wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SubaruIssued from2008
ModelImpreza WRX SedanIssued until
SerieImprezaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFuji Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.CountryJP

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4580 mm / 180.3 in / 180.3 inTotal (curb) weight1440 kg / 3175 lb / 3175 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1476 mm / 58.1 in / 58.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2619 mm / 103.1 in / 103.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1496 mm / 58.9 in / 58.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1506 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity64 l / 14.1 UK gal / 16.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.32Frontal area (A)2.18 m2 / 23.5 sq ft / 23.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.70 m2 / 7.5 sq ft / 7.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.4 kW / 23.3 hp / 23.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerSubaruValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium block & headBore99.5 mm / 3.92 in / 3.92 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.0 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.26
Fuel supplySMPFIEngine displacement2457 cm3 / 149.9 cu in / 149.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity614.25 cm3/cylinder / 37.484 cu in/cylinder / 37.484 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.4 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power197.6 kW / 265.0 hp / 265.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque331.0 N·m / 244.1 lb·ft / 244.1 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)79.0 kW / 106.0 hp / 106.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output80.4 kW/l / 1.767 bhp/cu in / 1.767 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque134.7 N·m/l / 1.18 lb·ft/cu in / 1.18 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driveall wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.74
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio184.0 kW/ton / 139.4 bhp/ton / 139.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.8Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7JJ x 17Wheels rear7JJ x 17
Tyres front225/45 R 17Tyres rear225/45 R 17
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter front295 mm / 11.6 in / 11.6 inBrake diameter rear287 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

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