Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Coming This Summer

Subaru has introduced the new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX models, which have taken the wide-body design from the WRX STI performance flagship model with an approximately 1.5-inch increase in front and rear track, firmer rear subframe bushings and wider 17-inch wheels that are now 17 x 8-in. vs. 17 x 7-in. and bigger tire size at 235/45R17 vs. 225/45R17 in the current model.

The 2011 Impreza WRX 4- and 5-door models are powered by a 265-horsepower turbocharged/intercooled 2.5-liter 4-cylinder SUBARU-BOXER® engine producing 244 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. and mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

The 2011 Impreza WRX uses the Continuous AWD version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the Vehicle Dynamics Control stability and traction control system are standard. Incline Start Assist, featured on all Impreza models equipped with a manual transmission, can momentarily prevent the vehicle from rolling backward when being driven away from a stop on an incline.

The 2010 Impreza WRX starts at $26,190 and the WRX Premium starts at $28,690. No pricing yet of the 2011 Impreza WRX which will arrive in Subaru dealerships this summer.