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Subaru Impreza WRX 2011: With wider track

The new Subaru Impreza WRX 2011 is to be discovered by sharing their body from now enlarged with that of lightning WRX STI. An approach which has for consequence to enable them to provide a particular behavior and maneuverability of the surveys.

They remain available in four versions and five doors. It goes without saying that these newcomers remain faithful to the symmetrical AWD system.

But the most important contribution comes from the addition of a four-door version of the family of ultra sports branded TSI.

The new Subaru Impreza WRX and WRX STI will be available during the summer.

To learn more, here is the press release issued by Subaru Canada:


Subaru Impreza WRX models presents its 2011: A widened bodywork and Performance Driving ENHANCED

-   New WRX 4-door and 5-door adopt the design

        enlarged body of the WRX STI

-   Widened track and superior adhesion tires

-   New Bluetooth audio channels including system integration and

        iPod audio / USB.

TORONTO, Aug. 16 / CNW / - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased to present the new Impreza WRX models 2011, which henceforth share the design enlarged body of the WRX STI (R) performance flagship brand ; the range also includes a brand new 2011 WRX STI 4-door sedan.

The enlarged conception of the two body versions conferred to the 2011 WRX a dynamic presence on the road and provides a wider track. Moreover, the stiffer rear subframe bushings in and the increased width of the wheels and tires of 17 inches from the 2011 WRX contribute to a superior adhesion.

"With its larger fund, the 2011 WRX - true performance icon - benefited from a more imposing presence on the road," said Shiro Ohta, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Subaru Canada, Inc. "It is a further step in the evolution of the WRX continues, which represents for a passionate automotive car of AWD performance even more attractive. "

The Impreza WRX 2011 collection will arrive in Subaru dealerships in the summer. The models 4 doors and 5 doors are powered by a Subaru BOXER turbo 2.5-liter 265 horsepower engine with air cooler, couple has a 5-speed manual transmission. This highly efficient engine produces 244 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4 000 r / min. The WRX is subject to continuous improvement since its introduction. More recently, the 2009 model was seen to transplant a 265 horsepower engine in addition to undergo a major overhaul of the suspension system.

Design renewed for 2011

Millesime for 2011, the WRX share henceforth design enlarged body of the WRX STI, in addition to be translated into a new 4-door version. This change highlights the high performance character of the model compared to entry-level Impreza. Significant way, the mass in working order the 2011 WRX models increases by only 15.5 kilograms (34 pounds) compared to 2010 models "original body", and that, in order to preserve their tremendous performance in acceleration .

The design of the 4-door WRX is based on a profile "wide and low loader" which gives the car has a dynamic presence on the road. Like the wide-body already used on the 5-door version of the WRX STI, the WRX adopt new, more bulging wings are wider than the rear lights, which accentuates a look of stability.

At the front, the 2011 WRX models displayed angles sharper bumper highlighting the wide and low profile. With a skirt projecting three-dimensional effects highlights the sporting vocation of the vehicle. The new black grille incorporating wing black Subaru logo highlights the shape of the headlights and gives the nose of the vehicle a more powerful appearance, accentuated by larger grille and air intakes in the bumper. The WRX is also equipped with its own system of declination Exhaust Subaru has four stainless steel inserts, the diameter of the outlet pipes was increased.

Superior maneuverability thanks to the wider track

Since the 2011 WRX adopts the same design enlarged body than the WRX STI, Subaru was able to increase the track width and to call rims and wider than those of the models 2010 tires. These changes and more rigid rear subframe bushings to contribute to decrease the roll and improve cornering stability.

On the 2011 WRX models, front 1530 mm account (60.2 inches) path relative to 1495 mm (58.9 inches) on WRX 2010; the rear track now measures 1,540 mm (60.6 inches) against 1500 mm (59.1 inches) on the 2010 version. dimensions liveries rims are henceforth series of 17 x 8 inches, compared to 17 x 7 inches the 2010 model; tire sizes are 235/45R17 225/45R17 against the previous model.

Symmetrical AWD system and control the dynamics of the vehicle

The symmetrical AWD system book series - the common core technology has all the Subaru - Impreza WRX provides has a considerable advantage in terms of maneuverability and performance relative to its rivals has front wheel drive. The symmetrical AWD is a complete system which includes the Subaru BOXER engine and permanent wheel drive (which varies by Subaru model and transmission). BOXER engine and symmetrical aluminum and effective training system available to help lower the center of gravity of the vehicle, which promotes a more sporty maneuverability.

The 2011 Impreza WRX uses a locking center differential viscous coupling which has the proportions 50/50 torque, regardless of conditions. The systems VDC stability control and traction of Subaru are books series. The Hill Holder, Team all models Impreza manual transmission, can prevent the vehicle backwards by applying a pressure of momentary braking when starting on an incline.

It is important to remember that on Subaru vehicles, traction control plays a second line of defense to counter the skid, after the distribution of torque effected by the AWD system. However, some systems integral traction on the market do not have the performance advantage of a locking center differential and rely solely on traction control to redistribute torque away from slipping wheels.

Spacious and versatile interior sports,

In the WRX models, exclusive anthracite black fabric upholstery, accentuated with red stitching, announces entry game the sporty nature of the vehicle. All WRX models are equipped with standard pads aluminum alloy pedals and footrest rating driver. The performance seats in the front integrate the backrest and headrest in the same structure. For a sporty touch, needles electroluminescent dials in the instrument cluster can perform a full scan on startup. The controls of the audio chain, the cruise control and Bluetooth (R) system are integrated into the steering wheel, a convenient feature from now standard on all models Impreza WRX, 2011. WRX Limited models equipent a sunroof electrical and upholstery with leather inserts.

Another novelty for the cuvee 2011, an AM / FM audio with chain ADVANCED CD/MP3/WMA player and six speakers of superior quality are standard on models 2011. This system also includes a multimedia adapter for iPod integration ( R) / USB, a R audio Bluetooth streaming () and handsfree system Bluetooth (R) voice-activation. The compatibility with the SIRIUS satellite radio is standard. The Limited version includes a receiver for its share of SIRIUS satellite radio, the latter accompanied by a three-month trial subscription.

The compact design of the rear double wishbone suspension contributes to limit the encroachment in the load compartment and leaves room has a floor loading broad and deep. In the 5-door, the wide and flat floor loading can accommodate two golf bags full screen when the seats up. In the 4-door version, with 165 mm (6.5 inches) larger in length than the 5-door, the trunk can accommodate three Tour-size golf bags. A back seat divided 60/40 and fold flat to further enhances the convenience and the ability to load; the model 4-door also features a folding armrest in the center of the back seat.

Technologies proven Subaru safety

All Impreza are constructed from reinforced frame structure in advanced open form of a single arch Subaru, which includes deformation zones front and rear, including the remarkable effectiveness of protection in a collision has been tested for more than ten years. All Impreza models also incorporate the system ABS antilock disc brakes with four-sensor, four circuits four wheels, with electronic force distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist. The WRX team of front brake discs larger diameter than the models Impreza 2.5i. Assist emergency braking analyzes the velocity and pressure exerted on the brake pedal, then instantly apply an additional hydraulic pressure in order to reduce the braking distance, by the same token activating the anti-lock system ABS, if necessary.

All seats are equipent belt has three anchor points (with a height adjustable shoulder belts for the front seats), and the front seatbelts feature pretensioners electrical tripping and load limiters. Of lateral airbags and front seat side curtain airbags are standard on all Subaru models. The system evolved frontal airbags Subaru (SRS) uses a sensor hidden in the passenger seat that detects front seat passenger weight - to determine first whether the seat is occupied, and then if the occupant is a child or adult - to control the deployment of the airbag.

This system includes an indicator light "Airbag" on the dashboard.

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