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2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI At A Glance (Press Release)

2012 Subaru Impreza® WRX® STI®

  • Subaru performance flagship offered in 4-door and 5-door body styles.
  • STI stands for Subaru Tecnica International, the high-performance and motorsports development division of Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.

What’s New for 2012

  • New-design 18-inch alloy wheels for WRX STI 4-door.
  • VDC-off light graphic changed.
  • New available touch-screen navigation system includes:
    – AM/FM stereo with HD radio, single-disc CD player with MP3/WMA file capability
    – Navigation screen: 6.1-in. LCD
    – Voice activated controls
    – Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity
    – iPod® control capability
    – iTunes® tagging capability
    – USB port
    – SMS text messaging capability
    – XM® Satellite Radio and Navtraffic® (subscriptions required)
    – 3.5mm auxiliary input jack
    – 6 speakers
    – Roof mounted audio and satellite antenna

Key Facts

  • Performance-directed design features wide- body front fenders and rear quarter panels, body-color STI-design bumper fascias, rear gate spoiler (trunk spoiler on new 4-door) and side engine heat outlets and aerodynamic ground effects side molding.
  • Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS) variable valve timing controls both intake and exhaust valves.  Engine produces 305 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 290 lb.-ft. peak torque @ 4,000 rpm. Federal Bin 5 / Tier 2 and California Lev2 emissions certification.
  • 6-speed manual transmission with triple-cone synchronizers on 1st and 2nd, double-cone on 3rd  gear.
  • Double-wishbone rear suspension.
  • Inverted-strut front suspension with forged aluminum-alloy lower L-arms with pillow ball type rear bushings.
  • High-tensile strength steel reinforcements at key structural and suspension-mounting points.
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with three driver-selectable modes, including “Off.”
  • Incline Start Assist can momentarily prevent the vehicle from rolling backward when being driven away from a stop on an incline.
  • Standard wheels are 18×8.5-in. cast-alloy. STI 5-door and STI Limited: 18×8.5-in. BBS® forged-alloy. Dunlop SP Sport 600 Summer 245/40R18 tires for standard and optional wheels.
  • Proven Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame body structure provides outstanding occupant protection in a collision.
  • Integrated hood scoop supplies outside air to intercooler.
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system with Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) with three performance modes, in addition to six manual differential locking-control settings. Normal power split is 41:59 for handling agility; mechanical limited-slip type center differential augments electronically controlled differential.
  • Multi-mode Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) allows driver to select level of stability and traction control intervention, or turn it off.
  • Helical gear-type limited-slip front differential and TORSEN® torque-sensing limited-slip rear differential.
  • Brembo® Performance Brake System employs ventilated 4-wheel disc brakes with 4-piston calipers in front and dual-piston calipers in the rear. Combination of Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Super Sport Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) helps to enhance stability under hard braking.
  • Standard safety features include Brake Assist, 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions, Subaru Advanced Frontal Airbag System, side-curtain airbags, front seat side-impact airbags, height-adjustable front seat shoulder belt anchors (outboard positions), front seatbelt pre-tensioners and force limiters and headrests for all three rear seat positions and safety pedal system.

Basic Specifications
Body: 5-passenger, 5-door or 4-door wide body
Wheelbase: 103.3 in.
Length: 4-door: 180.3 in.
5-door: 173.8 in.
Weight: 4-door: 3,384 lbs.
5-door: 3,373 lbs.

H4, 2.5-liter DOHC, turbocharged with intercooler
Horsepower: 305 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 290 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Std. wheels: 18 x 8.5-in. cast
aluminum-alloy or BBS forged-aluminum-alloy
Std. tires: Dunlop SP Sport 600 Summer Performance 245/40R18
EPA mpg, city/hwy.: 17/23

Key Standard Features

  • 24-hour roadside assistance for new-car limited warranty period
  • 18×8.5-in. cast aluminum-alloy wheels
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped STI steering wheel with buttons for cruise control, audio system and Bluetooth
  • 60/40 split fold down rear seatback
  • Aluminum-alloy pedal covers
  • All-Weather Package: heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats, windshield wiper de-icer
  • AM/FM premium stereo with single-disc in-dash CD player and 6 speakers, MP3/WMA capability, Bluetooth® hands-free calling and audio streaming, iPod® control capability, USB port, XM/SIRIUS Satellite Radio capability and 3.5mm auxiliary audio input jack
  • Automatic climate control system with cabin air filtration
  • Brake Assist
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Cruise control
  • Electroluminescent instrument panel gauges
  • HID headlights (low beams)
  • Incline Start Assist with cancel feature
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob and parking brake handle
  • Multi-mode Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
  • Performance-design front seats with integral head restraints; height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Power windows and door locks
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • Antitheft security system with engine immobilizer
  • Subaru advanced frontal airbag system, front seat side impact air bags and side-curtain air bags
  • Tilt-and-telescope steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth controls
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

5-Door adds:

  • Cargo area cover, light and tie-down hooks
  • Clear tail light lenses
  • Rear window wiper with washer
  • STI-type rear gate spoiler
  • 18-inch BBS alloy wheels
  • Fog Lights

Limited (4-door only) adds:

  • 18-inch BBS alloy wheels
  • Fog Lights
  • Power Moonroof
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery

Navigation Package includes:
– AM/FM stereo with HD radio, single-disc   CD player with MP3/WMA file capability
– Navigation screen: 6.1-in. LCD
– Voice activated controls
– Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity
– iPod control capability
– iTunes tagging capability
– USB port
– SMS text messaging capability
– XM Satellite Radio and Navtraffic (subscriptions required)
– 3.5mm auxiliary input jack
– 6 speakers
– Roof mounted audio and satellite antenna

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