Subaru unleashes officially the improved 2011 Impreza WRX
Subaru has unleashed the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX models. For model year 2011, the sporty rides pack wider body design inspired by the brand's high-performance WRX STI flagship vehicle. By utilizing the new, wider and freshened body styling, the 2011 WRX excels at sharper character, bolder stance and increased road presence.
Thanks to its wider front and rear track (approximately 1.5-inch), firmer rear subframe bushings, rims and tires, the enhanced 2011 vehicle delivers better grip figures. The standard wheels are now 17x8-inch vs. 17x7-inch in the 2010 model, and tire size is now 235/45R17 vs. 225/45R17.
The new Impreza will be available at the Subaru dealerships from this summer. Both the 4- and the 5-door models will be fitted with a 265 horsepower turbocharged/intercooled 2.5-liter 4-cyl. SUBARU-BOXER engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. This top-performance power unit delivers 244 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
Further on the 2011 WRX ride, the specialists at Subaru mount a Continuous AWD version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. A viscous coupling locking center differential nominally distributes torque 50:50. Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability unit and traction control system are standard on the models. Incline Start Assist, fitted on all Impreza models with manual transmission, can momentarily prevent the vehicle from rolling backward when being driven away from a stop on an incline.
In the terms of interior ambience, the restyled WRX models render exclusive carbon black checkered upholstery accented by red stitching. Race inspired aluminum-alloy pedal covers and footrest, performance-design front seats and sporty instrumental panel are also standard on the 2011 Impreza WRX models. Another unmistakable feature found on the new rides is the increased cargo compartment and the all-new 60/40-split folding rear seat, which are able to boost it even more.