Subaru of America introduced the new Subaru Impreza WRX models, which now use a wide-body design like the brand's iconic WRX STI performance flagship model. The wider body designs give the Subaru Impreza WRX an aggressive road presence and also allow wider track dimensions.
An approximately 1.5-inch increase in front and rear track, firmer rear subframe bushings and wider 17-inch wheels and tires deliver improved grip in the 2011 WRX. The standard wheels are now 17 x 8-in. vs. 17 x 7-in. in the 2010 model, and tire size is now 235/45R17 vs. 225/45R17.
The Impreza WRX 4 and 5-door models arrive in Subaru dealerships this summer. Both are powered by a 265-hp turbocharged/intercooled 2.5-liter 4-cyl. Subaru-Boxer engine teamed with a 5-speed manual transmission. This highly responsive engine produces 244 lb-ft of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
Source: Subaru Press Release