Subaru UK announced that the Impreza WRX and WRX STI models will receive a new Prodrive Performance Pack valued £3200 for nothing, zero, zilch, nada. The package includes: a tweaked ECU and high-flow sports exhaust and 18-inch alloy wheels. This porformance pack is very similar to the 1999 Performance Pack added to the Subaru Impreza RB5 for a price of £2,500 which also included a tweaked ECU and sports exhaust system, but no new wheels.

With these updates the WRX delivers a total of 265HP and 390Nm of torque, and the STI a total of 330HP and 470Nm of torque. As a result, the WRX makes the 0-62mph sprint in 5.9 seconds and the WRX STI in 4.8 seconds.

In addition to these new offerings, Subaru has thrown another piece of good news our way. They have announced that the basic WRX’s price has been reduced by £95.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

From April Subaru’s highly acclaimed Impreza WRX and STI Type UKwill be offered with complimentary optional upgrades worth over £3,200 at participating dealers. The free items include the Prodrive Performance Pack, which further improves acceleration *, and stylish new 18-inch alloy wheels and tyres.

The Performance Packs, developed in conjunction with Banbury-based tuning experts, Prodrive, adds a reconfigured ECU and high-flow sports exhaust to the Impreza’s already impressive performance arsenal. The 18-inch alloy wheels, meanwhile, give the car a more aggressive, purposeful stance and improve handling and grip.

As if the prospect of this extra equipment wasn’t tantalising enough, the Japanese firm has reduced the retail price of the All-Wheel Drive WRX by £95.

Subaru UK Marketing Director, Kenyon Neads, said: "With this offer we’ve added even more value into the Impreza equation. The WRX and STI are performance-car icons with a seriously loyal following and we hope that the prospect of these free upgrades will broaden their appeal still further."

* 0-62mph acceleration figures:

  • Impreza WRX (standard car): 6.5 seconds
  • Impreza WRX (with Prodrive Performance Pack): 5.9 seconds
  • Impreza STI Type UK (standard car): 5.2 seconds
  • Impreza STI Type UK (with Prodrive Performance Pack): 4.8 seconds
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9 comments:

  (367) posted on 10.7.2010

Thus far as I’m aware the horsepower gains for the STI is upped to 332bhp from 300bhp. And I’m pretty sure the 0-60mph was 4.7 seconds...not sure how that dropped to 5.2 seconds for the 0-62mph...unless gear change involved at that point?!... or maybe I’m just wrong with all of this?

  (201) posted on 09.28.2010

When you say the rest looks like a Focus, are you saying that as a good thing or a bad thing? Because I agree...and I think it’s great smiley

  (1023) posted on 08.9.2010

As far as I’m aware the horsepower gains for the STI is upped to 332bhp from 300bhp. And I’m pretty sure the 0-60mph was 4.7 seconds...not sure how that dropped to 5.2 seconds for the 0-62mph...unless gear change involved at that point?!... or maybe I’m just wrong with all of this?

  (129) posted on 07.21.2010

I love the rear end. It’s hard to find a rear end on a car these days that looks distinct, let alone well styled. This is both and is the main reason I think the sedan looks so much better.

  (477) posted on 05.16.2010

Why should they separate the performance pack to it?

  (379) posted on 04.26.2010

Well still, it cannot beat the Mitsubishi EVO. Evo is much faster and can compensate easily to a tight turns and slopes.

  (340) posted on 04.25.2010

Despite the state of the economy, Its like looking for a set of Playstation driving thrills in a real world car a Subaru Impreza is a good shout. Also, The Impreza WRX may have the styling cues of a last generation Korean eco-box.

  (428) posted on 04.22.2010

hmm not bad for STI. So what will be the answer of the mitsubishi here? Are they going to bring out something new too?

  (612) posted on 04.22.2010

Yes, I see, The impreza’s stance are better and bolder than the previous one. But isn’t that too late for the upgrade because it’s already launch at the market?

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