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1998 Subaru Impreza 22B-STi version Manual DCCD Export

Specification specific to Subarus with Applied Model GC8E2SD, main Option Code BJ (see note *), and Trim Code 033

* Cars built for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) have an additional “C” or “H” as part of their Option Code, which is sometimes shown on the VIN plate. This is not relevant for this specification page and can be ignored.
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PlatformFirst Generation Subaru Impreza
Body Style2-Door Wide-Body Coupé
Production CycleRevision EJune 1997 to July 1998
Model CodeE-GC8 改 (JDM cars only for emissions classifications)
SteeringRight-Hand Drive
MarketJapanese Domestic Market (JDM)
Production DatesJuly 1998 only
Date On SaleMarch 1998
Chassis List26  Limited or Special Edition
Engine Type
ConfigurationFour Cylinder Horizontally Opposed (“Flat Four”)
Cylinder Bore96.9mm
Compression Ratio8.0:1
Fuel TypePetrol
ValvetrainDouble Overhead Camshaft (DOHC)
Valves164Valves per Cylinder
Peak Power280PSat6,000 rpm
Peak Torque363N·mat3,200rpm
Transmission Type Ratio Graph
Transmission5-Speed Manual (5MT)
DriveFull-time Four Wheel Drive with Driver Control Centre Differential (DCCD F4WD)
SuspensionBilstein sports suspension with Eibach springs
Wheel StyleAluminium (BBS) painted Gold
Wheel Size17×8.5JJ ET48
Tyre Size235/40ZR17
Colour Options74FPearlescent Blue (“New Rally Blue / Sonic Blue Pearl”)
Option Codes
Steering Gear Ratio 13:1
Option Code Notes
Additional NotesOriginally, the Impreza 22B-STi version was limited to 400 examples for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) only. However, due to high demand from overseas additional cars were built for export.

Of these, 15 or 16 (sources disagree) were officially imported into the United Kingdom as “22B STi type UK”. The type UK cars were not made available to customers until the following year (c. March 1999) due to import restrictions, and were also modified in the UK by Prodrive with a longer final driver ratio (3.900:1), ECU reprogrammed to suit UK fuel, 1999 model year headlight, UK-spec rear light clusters with integrated fog light and amber indicator lens, speedometer showing miles-per-hour, special “type UK” floor mats, and no serial number plaque.

Five examples were officially imported into Australia, four being made available to customers and one being retained by the Australian Importers.
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JPGC8 ESubaru Impreza 22B-STi version 5MTMar.98Jul.98
JPGC8 ESubaru Impreza 22B-STi version 5MT PrototypeJan.98Feb.98