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wrx_bro
03-23-2010, 05:52 AM
Those not on NASIOC or following in on another thread. Wonder what changes are planned for 2011 STi :twisted: ...SEDAN!?

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/03/impreza-wide-lead-630op.jpg
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/03/0217familywrx4d1-1.jpg

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/22/new- ... -for-2011/ (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/22/new-york-preview-subaru-wrx-goes-widebody-for-2011/)

SUBARU INTRODUCES 2011 IMPREZA® WRX® MODELS WITH NEW WIDE-BODY DESIGNS AND ENHANCED HANDLING PERFORMANCE

New WRX 4-Door and 5-Door Models Adopt Wide-Body Design
Wider Track and Tires Enhance Grip

NEW YORK, March 23, 2010 – Subaru of America today introduced the new 2011 Impreza WRX models, which for the first time use a wide-body design like that of the brand's iconic WRX STI® performance flagship model. The wider body designs give the 2011 WRX an aggressive road presence and also allow wider track dimensions.

An approximately 1.5-inch increase in front and rear track, firmer rear subframe bushings and wider 17-inch wheels and tires deliver improved grip in the 2011 WRX. The standard wheels are now 17 x 8-in. vs. 17 x 7-in. in the 2010 model, and tire size is now 235/45R17 vs. 225/45R17.

"The new wide-body designs mark another major step on the continuous evolution of the WRX to give driving enthusiasts an even more compelling all-wheel drive performance package," said Tom Doll, executive vice president and COO of Subaru of America, Inc.

The 2011 Impreza WRX models arrive in Subaru dealerships this summer. Both are powered by a 265-hp turbocharged/intercooled 2.5-liter 4-cyl. Boxer engine teamed with a 5-speed manual transmission. This highly responsive engine produces 244 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.

The WRX has been the focus of continuous improvement since its introduction. Most recently, the 2009 model received the 265-hp engine and a significant chassis tuning upgrade. For 2010, the new Limited trim lines expanded the WRX model's appeal to a broader range of driving enthusiasts.

The 2011 Impreza WRX uses the Continuous AWD version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. A viscous coupling locking center differential nominally distributes torque 50:50. Should slippage occur, this system transfers more power to the wheels with the best traction.

The Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control system is standard. Incline Start Assist, featured on all Impreza models equipped with a manual transmission, can momentarily prevent the vehicle from rolling backward when being driven away from a stop on an incline.

New Designs for 2011
The WRX five-door model will now share the WRX STI wide body design for 2011, underscoring the high-performance character of this model. Significantly, curb weight for the 2011 WRX models increases by just 34 pounds over the "original body" 2010 models, preserving their powerful acceleration performance.

The new-for-2011 WRX 4-door design is based on a "wide and low" concept that gives the car an aggressive road presence. Like the wide-body design already used for the 5-door WRX STI, the new 4-door WRX features widened front and rear track dimensions and wider, more projecting front fenders and rear quarter panels. The design maintains a consistent flow from front to rear bumper, creating a distinctive identity and a sense of stability.

In front, the 2011 WRX models feature sharpened bumper corners and wider, blacked-out fog lamp nacelles to accentuate the "wide and low" profile. A jutting lip spoiler with three-dimensional detailing emphasizes the cars' sporty intent. The newly designed front grille with black base and blacked-out Subaru wing highlights the headlights' shape to give the entire front end a more powerful appearance, accentuated by larger grille and bumper intake openings.

For the 2011 WRX 4-door model, newly designed wider fenders are stretched out on the side more than the tail lamps, accentuating a look of stability. The new design details contribute to an improved drag coefficient.

Sporty, Spacious and Versatile Interior
In the WRX models, exclusive carbon black checkered upholstery accented by red stitching sets the tone for the sporty interior. The compact layout of the double-wishbone rear suspension helps to minimize intrusion into the cargo area, providing a wide and deep luggage compartment. In the 5-door, the wide and flat load floor can accommodate two Tour-size golf bags with the rear seat backs in the upright position. In the 4-door, which is 6.5-inches longer than the 5-door, the trunk can accommodate three Tour-size golf bags. A 60/40-split folding rear seat further boosts cargo capacity and convenience in both models, and the 4-door also features a rear seat fold-down center armrest.

All WRX models are equipped with standard aluminum-alloy pedal covers and driver's footrest. Performance-design front seats integrate the backrest and head restraint into a single structure. As a sporty accent, the instrument panel electroluminescent gauges use indicator needles that sweep the gauge faces upon engine startup.

The standard tilt and telescopic steering wheel is a three-spoke, leather-wrapped design and features control switches for Bluetooth® hands-free phone function. A new AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player features Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free calling, iPod control capability, a USB port, 3.5mm aux. input jack and XM/SIRIUS satellite radio (subscription is extra). An available navigation system integrates a vehicle information center and Bluetooth hands-free calling.

Proven Subaru Safety
The Impreza models are built around the Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame body structure with front and rear crumple zones. This design has been proven in Subaru models for over a decade to provide outstanding crash protection. Side-curtain airbags are standard on all Subaru models, as is a 4-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
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Kilby33
03-23-2010, 07:46 AM
I like it! I am wanting to see a STi Sedan also

WRXNFX
03-23-2010, 07:58 AM
I like.

rookrex
03-23-2010, 08:17 AM
I was also expecting a face lift. But making it all look much more aggressive is a definte plus in my book.

I can't wait to see what they change to an STi. I hope they give it a signicant bump and get rid of the standard 5 spoke wheels. :D

Miracle max
03-23-2010, 09:33 AM
Damn that thing looks awesome. I LOVE the fender flares of the older wrx's. And always wished the new ones had them.

trade in? :lol:

DanC
03-23-2010, 10:48 AM
It sure does look promising.

I did notice this bit:


Incline Start Assist, featured on all Impreza models equipped with a manual transmission, can momentarily prevent the vehicle from rolling backward when being driven away from a stop on an incline.

What happened to using the E-brake? Did Subaru decide that one hand on the wheel / one on the E-brake was too complicated?

Miracle max
03-23-2010, 10:51 AM
It sure does look promising.

I did notice this bit:


Incline Start Assist, featured on all Impreza models equipped with a manual transmission, can momentarily prevent the vehicle from rolling backward when being driven away from a stop on an incline.

What happened to using the E-brake? Did Subaru decide that one hand on the wheel / one on the E-brake was too complicated?

I have this on my 08. At first i didnt really like it. But once you get used to it, its pretty awesome!

scooby_rex
03-23-2010, 11:11 AM
now thats the kind of car that would make me want another subie!

VF34RX
03-23-2010, 12:18 PM
Seems like they are stepping it up a bit.

Just4fuN
03-23-2010, 12:40 PM
Thank God they're bringing the fender flares back to the WRX!

Maybe, just maybe, my next car will be a new WRX instead of a used STI...

wrx_bro
03-31-2010, 05:27 PM
Pics from Auto Show are up all over IWSTi and NASIOC....2011 WRX will be available in sedan and hatch like previous years

http://image.motortrend.com/f/auto_shows/new_york/2010/1003_112_2011_subaru_impreza_wrx/28615885+w750+st0/2011-subaru-impreza-WRX-hatchback-front.JPG.jpg
http://image.motortrend.com/f/auto_shows/new_york/2010/1003_112_2011_subaru_impreza_wrx/32813658+w750+st0/2011-subaru-impreza-WRX-sedan-side.JPG.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj265/kevins96lspics/2011-subaru-impreza-WRX-sedan-front.jpg

Then tomorrow is the release of the new 2011 STi..im guessing its gonna be the sedan like WRX with wing and alil more dressups. Countdown claims FASTEST STi EVER :roll:

Subarus tease pic they posted up yesterday

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/03/100224nyasteaserround2-630op.jpg

scooby_rex
03-31-2010, 07:16 PM
I'll sell my left nut for what's under the sheet! :twisted:

Just4fuN
03-31-2010, 09:26 PM
The new WRX definitely looks properly aggressive once again! Dying to see one in WRB.

As for the STI, definitely still a very strange profile... but looks like the park bench will be returning!

rookrex
04-01-2010, 07:50 AM
Looks pretty good. I can't wait to hear about this STi...

After looking on NASIOC i guess there are two different images and this is supposedly the real one.
There's a subtle diffence in the wings and where they attach. It's been a boring day at work so far :D
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=62339&stc=1&d=1269986889

Just4fuN
04-01-2010, 09:17 PM
Looks pretty good. I can't wait to hear about this STi...

After looking on NASIOC i guess there are two different images and this is supposedly the real one.
There's a subtle diffence in the wings and where they attach. It's been a boring day at work so far :D
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=62339&stc=1&d=1269986889

My understanding is that one is the hatch and one is the sedan. I think this one is the sedan and the first one was a hatch with a rally-style wing.