cc, flat 4 cylinder,
speed manual AWD
bhp @ 6500 rpm
kg / 2794 lbs
In 1998, Subaru of Japan produced a widebody, 2-door, Impreza
called the "22B STi". The 22B was developed to celebrate both
Subaru's 40th anniversary as well as the 3rd consecutive manufacturer's
title for Subaru in the FIA World Rally Championship. Upon the
cars release all 399 cars sold out within hours. Another 25
were produced for export in to the UK.
16 of the 'export' 22B STi's were modified by Prodrive, with
longer gear ratios, UK regulation headlights and driving lights
and an official 3 year warranty. Because 50 22Bs had already
been imported privately into the UK, Subaru UK had to wait until
1999 to register the 22B Type UKs under the Single Vehicle Approval
The 22B had the EJ22 engine as opposed to the regular EJ20 engine.
This means the displacement was increased from 1994 cc to 2212
cc. The block is a closed-deck design. The heads (valves, valvetrain
and such) were lifted from the STi Version 4 engine.