The new generation of the Subaru WRX will be coming with a 2.0 liter turbo engine which will be developing 270 horsepower.
According to motortrend.com, a spokesman for Subaru of America has recently confirmed that the new generation of the Subaru WRX will get a 2.0 liter flat-four engine which will be developing a total output of 270 horsepower. Motortrend.com also says that this unit will be a turbocharged version of the FA20 engine which was recently released in the 2013 Subaru BRZ. Even if this will actually be 0.5 liter smaller than the current 2.5 liter unit found on the WRX, downsizing engines is apparently working for Subaru too, and the unit will be more powerful thanks to the turbocharger.
Besides downsizing the new Subaru WRX’s engine and making it more powerful, the Japanese based automaker has also improved the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and even if there’s no official word on that yet, we’ll remind you that the current WRX can do 19 mpg in city and 25 mpg on highway, and we also know that the aspirated version of the FA20 should achieve 30 mpg on highway. The new Subaru WRX will be shorter, lighter and more focused than the current model and it could also drop the Impreza name.