Subaru unveils 2011 Impreza WRX STI

In sedan and hatchback
Sep 21, 2010

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI (sedan and hatchback)

Motor Image Pilipinas has brought in the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI lineup which includes the much-awaited six-speed manual transmission sedan variant.

The new Impreza sedan and hatchback were developed under Subaru's concept of coming up with "the fastest WRX STI ever" with both variants boasting a "more advanced driving performance due to a finely tuned suspension."

"To attain such superior performance, the model underwent repeated testing at the Nurburgring track in Germany as well as in Japan, which served to refine the essential nature of the car as a true driver's car that offers 'total driving control' with a high level of cornering performance, secure and supreme sure handling, and overall vehicle stability," Motor Image Pilipinas said.

The distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines said the following changes were among the factors which improved the performance and design of the Impreza WRX STI:

- A complete revision of the overall suspension setup and the reduction of the vehicle's height to provide high-precision handling
- Adjustments in the specifications of the sub-frame bushings of the rear suspension to boost toe and camber rigidity, which results in increased vehicle responsiveness and road-hugging capability
- Specialized tuning for front and rear dampers for secure road-holding capability
- Inclusion of a new aluminum lower arm in the front suspension and a pillow-ball type for the rear arm bushes for better handling performance

Here are the important specs you need to know about the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI:

Engine type: Horizontally-opposed four-cylinder DOHC turbocharged engine
Displacement: 2,457cc
Maximum output: 295hp @ 6,000rpm
Maximum torque: 407Nm @ 4,000rpm (6MT); 350Nm @ 3,000 to 6,000rpm (5AT)
Dimensions (L/W/H): 4,580mm/1,795mm/1,470mm (sedan); 4,415mm/1,795mm/1,470mm (hatchback)
Wheelbase: 2,625mm
Tires: 245/40 R18

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The 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI sedan sells for P2.498 million and the hatchback for P2.548 million.

Photos from Motor Image Pilipinas

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