The Subaru Impreza is a compact car that is made by Subaru since 1992, and it was meant as a Leone replacement. Since its beginning, Subaru has made four generations of Impreza offering four door sedan, five door hatchbacks, and even a coupe variant from 1995 to 2000. Main versions were based on naturally aspirated boxer flat 4 engines from 1.5L to 2.5L, and added turbochargers for performance oriented WRX and STIs. Since the third gen of this car, adopted abbreviation was Subaru WRX for high performance models. They were offered both with FWD and AWD which made them very unique and attractive in the current market.
The 2017 Subaru WRX STI model is a high performance variant of the high performance variant, so to say, which retains the same engine like the normal STI (EJ257) but with modifications to the ECU which have increased fuel economy slightly, and has given a 6 kW boost in power to 227 kW (310 HP) and raised the rev limit to 7100 rpm, but dropped the torque from 407 Nm to 394 Nm.
Engine and specs
If we talk about specs, Subaru might be going electric with possibility of electric motor powering the rear axle and the boxer flat 4 engine powering the front wheels giving it more edge and start ability than ever. There are also some informations that they are looking into a possibility of an all electric range that will not probably be much but progress is progress. Transmission will possibly be manual six speed dual clutch unit that will aid both motor and engine in increasing performance as well as MPG ratio. If all of this comes trough there is a chance that the output of the unit will exceed current models 305 HP and 290 lb-ft by at least 5-10% while combined gas mileage will supposedly be as much as 36 MPG.
Interior design of 2017 WRX STI
Interior of 2017 WRX STI probably isn’t going to be much influenced by Subaru engineers, it will more likely get a softer redesign with new materials and upholstery and will probably get some bits and pieces moved around. Since it will be more performance oriented expect tasty sports seats with decorative stitching and sport oriented dashboard with a fine balance between every day luxury and performance, equipment inside will feature next things out of many others: dual-zone automatic climate control and the All-Weather Package (dual-mode heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer), The new standard audio system combines AM/FM stereo with HD Radio®, a single-disc in-dash CD player, 6 speakers, MP3/WMA capability, Radio Data Broadcast System (RDBS), Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, iPod® control capability, iTunes® Tagging and so on.
2017 Subaru WRX STI exterior
Outside 2017 Subaru WRX STI is getting a redesigned body that is going to distinguish it from previous model years, which means a more streamline and muscular body with beefier front bumper to reflect a new age of design as well as its growth in power, front mesh grill is also getting bigger and meaner with a task to let as much air in the engine compartment as possible and reduce the drag,redesigned front and rear lights, sharper stance thanks to the suspension upgrade which will be redone to accompany changes to the engine and transmission, allegedly wider rear quarter pannels which give out a little more sumo stance, 17 inch wheels with multiple spokes and all famous gold paint on them will probably come as standard, and the rear diffusor will be slightly updated to accompany new twin double barrel exhaust similar to the BRZ. According to all of this get prepared for a meaner, leaner road-gulping WRX STI 2016 that will blow your mind.
Subaru WRx STI release date and price
Release date of the 2017 Subaru WRX STI is set for the summer of the 2016. As for the price base model will coast $35,125 while WRX STI Limited will be priced at $39,995.
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