Subaru Impreza Turbo WRX and STI Model Specifications 1993-2019

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Since its launch in 1993 there’s been a whole range of Impreza Turbo, WRX and STI models, this article covers the basics specs of each model – power measured in BHP, engine size, approximate 0-60 mph acceleration and expected fuel economy. The figures are a guide only and based on standard models as sold by UK dealers.

Classic Impreza Non-Turbo and Turbo 1993-2000 UK

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Classic GC8 2.0 UK Turbo

Engine Size – 2.0 Litre Turbo (UK)

Power – 118bhp (non-turbo), 208 bhp (earlier models) to 215bhp (later models) and 276 (P1 model) bhp

Acceleration 0-60mph – around 4.6 to 5.5 seconds

Fuel economy – 25-35 mpg


Impreza GX, WRX & STI ‘Bugeye’ 2001-2002

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The 2001-2002 GX, WRX and STI models were commonly referred to as the ‘Bugeye’ models due to their headlamp design. Available in non-turbo form badged as a GX and the turbo models being WRX and STI

Impreza GX -Non Turbo

Engine Size – 2.0 Litre Non-Turbo PetrolPower – 125bhp

Acceleration 0-60 mph – around 10 seconds

Fuel Economy – 29-33 mpg

WRX

Engine Size – 2.0 Turbo

Power – 215 bhp

Acceleration 0-60 mph – 5.9 seconds

Fuel Economy – 27mpg


WRX STI

Engine Size – 2.0 Turbo

Power – 261 bhp

Acceleration 0-60 mph – 5.3 seconds

Fuel Economy – 25 mpg


Impreza WRX & STI ‘Blobeye’ 2003-2005

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Impreza Blobeye 2003-2005 Models

Very similar to the Bugeye 2001-2002 models but with a revised front end and slight changes to interior, the Blobeye model has proven extremely popular and their used values are still high for low mileage well looked after examples.  Available in saloon and wagon models as WRX and saloon only in STI form.

WRX

Engine Size – 2.0 Turbo

Power – 225 bhp or 260 for the PPP Prodrive Performance Pack models

Acceleration 0-60 mph – 5.9 seconds or 4.8 for PPP

Fuel Economy – 27mpg

WRX STI

Engine Size – 2.0 Turbo

Power – 261 bhp or 305 for Prodrive Performance Pack models (PPP) and 315 for WR1 Special Edition.

Acceleration 0-60 mph – 5.3 seconds or 4.9 for PPP models and 4.1 for WR1 model

Fuel Economy – 22-25mpg depending on model


Impreza R-Sport, WRX & STI ‘Hawkeye’ 2006-2007

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The Hawkeye introduced in 2006 took an almost identical body to the previous Blobeye models and made changes again to front end, interior and slight rear end light changes. The engine changed from the previous models 2.0 litre to a new 2.5 litre size and available in both saloon and wagon / estate for R-Sport and WRX models and saloon only STI variants. Several special editions are available such as RB320 and GB270

R Sport

Engine Size – 2.5 Litre

Power – 157 bhp

Acceleration 0-60mph – 8.5 seconds

Fuel Economy – 32 mpg

WRX

Engine Size – 2.5 Litre

Power – 226 bhp and 266 for GB270 Special Edition

Acceleration 0-60mph – 5.7 seconds, 5.2 seconds (GB270)

Fuel Economy – 27mpg

WRX STI

Engine Size – 2.5 Litre

Power – 276 bhp standard, 315 RB320 Special Edition Models

Acceleration 0-60mph – 5.2 seconds standard, 4.8 seconds RB320

Fuel Economy – 23-25 mpg


Impreza 2008-2012 RX / R, WRX and STI Hatchback and Saloon

The 2008 Hatchback model was Subaru’s move to take the Impreza into the mainstream hatchback market competing with the likes of the VW Golf GTI, Ford Focus ST and RS and Audi S3 models. With a brand new design from the ground up, and featuring both non-turbo and turbo models. The 2.5 Litre engines were of a similar design to the previous Hawkeye models. Subaru also produced a Saloon model based on the hatchback design but with the saloon rear end. Performance figures were much the same as the hatchback versions.

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WRX Hatchback 2008-2012

RX / R Non-Turbo
Engine Size – 1.5 Litre

Power – 105 bhp

Acceleration 0-60mph – 14 seconds

Fuel Economy – 35 mpg

WRX
Engine Size – 2.5. Litre

Power – 226 bhp or 251bhp for WRX-S Special Edition

Acceleration 0-60 mph – 6.3 seconds or 5.7 for WRX-S

Fuel Economy – 27 mpg or 24 mpg for WRX-S

WRX STI

Engine Size 2.5 Litre

Power – 295bhp standard, 325bhp for 330S Special Edition. 395 bhp for Cosworth Special Edition

Acceleration 0-60 mph – 5 seconds, or 4.6 seconds for 330S

Fuel Economy – 24 mpg / 23 mpg

2016 Hatchback Non-Turbo

Engine Size – 1.6 petrol

Power – 112 bhp

Acceleration 0-60 mph – 12 seconds

Fuel Economy – 42 mpg

2014 – 2019 STI including Final Edition


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In 2014 Subaru released a brand new design of STI, featuring the now fairly old 2.5 litre engine but with a brand new interior and exterior design. The WRX was no longer officially sold in the UK, which is a shame as it featured the brand new engine design. The new STI seemed to be popular with both press and owners and in 2018 the Final Edition was launched in a limited number of 150 cars with, amongst other upgrades bigger brakes and numbered plaque.

STI 2014-2019

Engine Size – 2.5 litre

Power – 305 bhp

Acceleration 0-60 mph – 5 seconds

Fuel Economy – 27 mpg

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