lb-ft @ 2800 - 6000 rpm
hp @ 6200 rpm
(from Subaru Press
Release) FHI to introduce a New Additional Model in the Subaru
Impreza WRX STI: A-Line
Tokyo, February 24, 2009
- Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles,
today launches “Subaru Impreza WRX A-Line” which is a new addition
to the current WRX STI model. The model goes on sale nationwide
through Subaru dealerships today in Japan.
Based on the Impreza WRX
STI, the WRX STI A-Line model was developed to offer its distinctive
driving performance to a wider range of customers by integrating
2.5-litre turbocharged Boxer engine and 5 Speed Automatic
Transmission with SPORTSHIFT*.
In addition, the current
WRX STI was given some refinements to enhance comfort and quality
feel; 8 way power adjustable front seats and a new body color,
“Satin White Pearl”, is now available.
The model features the exclusively developed 2.5-litre Subaru BOXER
turbo engine with SPORTSHIFT* E-5AT, while retaining the basic
component such as chassis and body of the WRX STI, Subaru’s
- The unique
2.5-litre BOXER engine comes with a single scroll turbocharger
and produces a flat torque from the low and mid-rev range to
- Dual Active Valve Control System (AVCS) was adopted to control
continuously valve timing on both intake and exhaust valves,
which improves low and mid-range range torque, high-rev range
output and environmental friendliness.
- Tumble Generation Valve (TGV) controls the intake air stream
to generate high combustion efficiency.
- SI-DRIVE (SUBARU
Intelligent Drive), that enables the drivers to choose three
different engine mappings, is standard.
- Paddle shift is featured to allow manual shifting without
requiring the driver to release the steering wheel.
- Downshifting Blipping Control system was adopted. When
down-shifting, the automatic transmission control unit interacts
with the engine management system and increases engine
revolutions instantly and to the exact required setting.
- Changing gears with the paddle shift can also be done by a
temporary operation that does not require the selection lever to
be set to the manual position.
- VTD (Variable Torque Distribution)-AWD system was adopted to
provide excellent stability of the vehicle, which controls the
torque distribution ratio between the front and rear axles
depending on driving conditions.
- 17-inches ventilated dual piston disk brakes for the front,
and 16-inches ventilated disk brakes for the rear were fitted.
- VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control) System is standard.
- 8-way power
adjustable driver’s seat is standard. Leather seats are
available as optional and include (front) seat heating. Soft
leather door trim with silver stitch is featured.
Horizontally-Opposed 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve turbocharged
-Displacement: 2457 cc
-Maximum output: 221kW (300 PS)/6200 rpm
-Maximum torque: 350 Nm (35.7 kgf·m)/28006000 rpm
-Turbo type: Single Scroll turbocharger
About Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
Fuji Heavy Industries
Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, is a leading
manufacturer in Japan with a long history of technological
innovations that dates back to its origin as an aircraft company.
While the automotive business is a main business pillar, FHI’s
Aerospace, Industrial Products and Eco Technologies divisions offer
a diverse range of products from general-purpose engines, power
generators, and sanitation trucks to small airplanes, crucial
components for passenger aircrafts, and wind-powered electricity
generating systems. Recognized internationally for its AWD
(all-wheel drive) technology and Horizontally-Opposed engines in
Subaru, FHI is also spearheading the development of environmentally
friendly products and is committed to contributing to global
*SPORTSHIFT is a
registered trademark of Prodrive Ltd.