Official Specs on the 2007 Subaru Impreza 1.5R

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Just received the official specifications and performance figures on the 2007 Subaru Impreza 1.5R. Although the car will be officially revealed at the Paris Show, most European's can already start ordering Impreza's new basic version.

Don't expect any thrills though as Impreza's new 16valve 1,5 litre boxer engine produces 105 Hp at 6.400 rpm and 14,5 Kgm of torque at 3.200 rpm. Combine that with the standard 4wheel drive system and the 1.280 kg weight and you already know that this version doesn't even come close to performance to the 160 Hp 2.0R. Kind of strange that a company like Subaru doesn't put a turbo kit on this engine, especially now, that most European companies like VW (1.4 litre TSI engine in 140 & 170 Hp versions) and Opel (1.6 Turbo with 180 Hp engine, more versions coming later ) are investing heavily in Turbo technology.

Performance figures

5speed Manual : According to Subaru, the 5speed manual 1.5R Sedan & Sports Wagon need 13,4 & 13,7 sec respectively for the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint and reach a top speed of 174 & 168 km/h (108 & 104 mph).

4speed Auto : To make things worse, both versions of the Impreza 1.5R are available with a 4speed auto box. The result? 15,5 & 15,7 sec for the 0 to 100 km/h sprint and 169 & 162 km/h top speed for the Sedan & Station Wagon respectively.

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