Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2011 sedan debuts
Subaru is now offering the 2011 Impreza WRX STI in two different body styles. In addition to the existing hatchback, the 2010 New York Auto Show played host to the revival of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI sedan, complete with a massive rear wing.
All 2011 STI models receive an improved suspension consisting of stiffer bushings, stiffer springs, and thicker anti-roll bars, while having less weight than the 2010 model due to lighter 18-inch wheels that shave 8 kg off the total weight.
Power from the 2.5-litre 4-cylinder turbo engine remains unchanged, at 305 hp and 393 Nm of torque in U.S. trim, with a 6-speed manual and all-wheel-drive. Apparently, the sedan is more stable at high speeds due to the 14-inch tall spoiler. The wide-bodied sedan also features two mufflers as opposed to the hatchback’s single giant muffler.
Incidentally, the wide-body kit of the WRX STI will now also be offered on the regular 2011 WRX sedan and hatchback, only with a smaller wing, less-stiff suspension and 40 hp less power, as well as the option of an automatic.
While the European-spec Impreza WRX STI hatchback is already offered in the UAE and a few other GCC countries, it is unconfirmed whether the sedan is reserved only for the U.S. market.
For local prices, specs and updates, visit the Subaru Impreza WRX STI buyer guide.