Subaru Impreza 1.5R

impreza_1-5r11.jpgWell it might not be the typical Impreza you’ve got in mind but nevertheless, one cant only rely on WRX’s & STi’s to make money in Europe’s mainland. So, Subaru Europe decided to present a poor mans -or more politically correct, a new basic version of their mid-sized Impreza at the Paris International Motor Show, which by the way is officially named, Mondial de l’Automobile. Tres chick, don’t you think ?

Back to the basic Impreza version, it gets a brand new 4cylinder 1.5 litre boxer engine that delivers a “whopping” 105 Hp at 6.400 rpm and 142 Nm of peak torque at 3.200 rpm. No turbo thrills here but at least Subaru’s logistic department didn’t cut off the 4wheel drive system