Next-gen Subaru WRX could use electric turbocharger - report

According to a recent report, the next-generation Subaru WRX could use an electronic turbocharger.

Details are limited, but Drive says the system could be more powerful and efficient than a standard turbocharger.  The electric turbo could also eliminate the need for complex piping.

While Subaru Australia spokesman David Rowley said it was too early to comment about the model, he said "Our understanding is that [WRX] will be completely distinctive from the current Impreza, it will look considerably different." He also hinted that there could be a "whole raft of technical refinements on WRX because by the time we see it, it will be some years old in terms of the maturity of Impreza."

As we have previously reported, speculation has suggested the model could be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with approximately 270 hp (201 kW / 274 PS). The WRX STI could also use the same engine, but have an increased output of more than 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS).

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