New York Auto Show: Subaru Impreza WRX, 2.5iS

Subaru wiped the cosmoline off its new Subaru Impreza WRX, in the upcoming sedan configuration. It's the one an informal survey of Jalopnik comments chose as the best looking of the new Impreza models. And it does look pretty good in three dimensions, if slightly more generic that its blocky predecessor. Overall, the design appears more unified, with a pair of fashionable swage creases ala BMW 3-Series, and a monocular hoodscoop that's more integrated into the forward sheetmetal. We'll have to let this one ferment a few months before we see what kind of buzz it'll provide.

Specs:

2008 Subaru Impreza

Body Styles
4-door, 5-passenger
5-door, 5-passenger

Engine
4-cyl. horizontally opposed (Boxer), double overhead-cam (DOHC),
turbocharged/intercooled

Displacement: 2.5-liter
Horsepower: 224 @ 5,200 rpm
Torque: 226 @ 2,800 rpm
Drivetrain: Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard
Transmission: types Standard: 5-speed manual transmission Optional: 4-speed electronic automatic with
SPORTSHIFT manual control
Chassis: Unitized body construction with Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame structure
Suspension: 4-wheel independent
Front: Strut-type with lower L-arm
Rear: Double wishbone with upper A-arm
Brakes: Power assisted 4-wheel disc with 4-channel, 4-sensor anti-lock brake system (ABS)
and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Steering: Rack-and-pinion with power assist
Wheels: 17 x 7.0JJ aluminum alloy
Tires: 205/50 R17 all-season
Exterior: Dimensions
Wheelbase: 103.1 in. (2,620 mm)
Length 4-door: 180.3 in. (4,580 mm) 5-door: 173.8 in. (4,415 mm)
Height 58.1 in. (1,475 mm)
Width 68.5 in. (1,740 mm)
Fuel capacity: 16.9 gal.
Curb weight: 5-speed manual 4-speed automatic
3,142 lbs. (1,425 kg) 3,208 lbs. (1,455 kg)
Fuel Efficiency: 5-speed manual 4-speed automatic
EPA city mpg TBD TBD
EPA highway mpg TBD TBD

Related:
Subaru Impreza Photos, For Reals [internal]