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Subaru WRX STI model year 2018: data, information, market launch, price

Subaru WRX STI model year 2018
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The production of the S ubaru WRX for the European market should even end in early summer 2018, because of the The model will be available for sale until the end of 2018. The end for the WRX STI have brought about the increasingly strict emission regulations. Since the Japanese have already presented a supposed successor as a study at the Tokyo Motor Show, the fan base can hope for a comeback of the WRX STI sooner or later.

In September, the Subaru was WRX STI for the new model year with slight retouches on the front apron and radiator grille , there are also LED headlights with dynamic cornering lights and integrated LED daytime running lights. The rear wing, which is now standard, and the new 19-inch instead of 18-inch light-alloy wheels in the exclusive “dark gun-metal” color further enhance the look. The latter also bring out the bright yellow brake calipers of the revised Brembo brake system even better.

Equipment level is increased

The WRX STI now has the rear spoiler as standard.

The interior of the Subaru WRX STI evaluate modified round instruments and newly designed trim strips in the cockpit as well as improved ones Door panels on. The sporty appearance is underlined by the new red seat belts on the front and outer rear seats. All important vehicle information is transmitted by an enlarged to 5.9 inchesMultifunctional color display - the separate monochrome screen of the air conditioning system has been omitted. Other new features include seat heating on the front seats and a fold-out center armrest with integrated cup holders at the rear. The darkened rear and rear side windows guarantee privacy.

The basic 'Active' equipment has been upgraded to include a light and rain sensor, a windscreen wiper de-icer, roof rack preparations and heated exterior mirrors. The top level 'sport' also drives up with Recaro sports seats. For the first time in a WRX STI, the driver's seat is electrically adjustable in eight positions. The optional sliding roof is also new. Further options are a navigation system and the safety package consisting of high beam, cross traffic, lane change and blind spot assistant.

Engine remains unchanged, prices rise sharply

Newly drawn instruments, new appolications and Recaro seats characterize the interior.

The proven combination of powerful boxer engine, six-speed manual transmission and permanent all-wheel drive is responsible for propelling the Subaru WRX STI. The four-cylinder engine continues to develop 300 hp and a maximum torque of 407 Nm from a displacement of 2.5 liters. The sprint time from zero to 100 km /h is given as 5.2 seconds. The top speed is reached at 255 km /h. A further developed center differential lock Multi-Mode DCCD (Driver's Control Center Differential), which distributes the drive torque variably between the front and rear axles, and a revised wheel suspension are intended to improve driving behavior - both in everyday road use and when driving in a sporty manner. The reinforced insulation reduces vibrations and driving noise.

The base price for the Subaru WRX STI is 44,500 euros, a good 3,000 euros higher than before. The top equipment “Sport” is available from 50,900 euros and is around 4,500 euros more expensive than before.


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