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Subaru Impreza 2.0 WRX STi Type RA

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Subaru Impreza 2.0 WRX STi Type RA

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 4-cylinder flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, 1992 cm3 / 121.6 cu in / 121.6 cu in, 206.0 kW / 276.3 hp / 276.3 hp @ 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm, 384.0 N·m / 283.2 lb·ft / 283.2 lb·ft @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, four wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SubaruIssued from2003
ModelImpreza 2.0 WRX STi Type RAIssued until
SerieImprezaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFuji Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.CountryJP


Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)356 l / 12.57 cu ft / 12.57 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4360 l / 153.97 cu ft / 153.97 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4420 mm / 174.0 in / 174.0 inTotal (curb) weight1290 kg / 2844 lb / 2844 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2680 mm / 105.5 in / 105.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.11 m2 / 22.8 sq ft / 22.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) (Boxer, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
FuelStroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.23
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement1992 cm3 / 121.6 cu in / 121.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.57 cm3/cylinder / 30.425 cu in/cylinder / 30.425 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power206.0 kW / 276.3 hp / 276.3 hp at 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque384.0 N·m / 283.2 lb·ft / 283.2 lb·ft at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)82.4 kW / 110.5 hp / 110.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output103.4 kW/l / 2.272 bhp/cu in / 2.272 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque192.8 N·m/l / 1.69 lb·ft/cu in / 1.69 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio216.9 kW/ton / 164.3 bhp/ton / 164.3 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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/60-R16Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Subaru Impreza 2.0 WRX STi Type RA


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