Subaru Core Technology
Subaru Core Technology
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Providing a driving experience that’s safe and also enjoyable is the top priority of Subaru engineers. That’s why almost every Subaru vehicle comes equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as a standard feature. For the utmost confidence and control, there’s simply no substitute. Every day on the road presents unexpected conditions and unexpected events, and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive helps drivers cope with these challenges by distributing torque to all four wheels, providing traction where front- or rear-wheel-drive cars falter. Whenever you’re driving a Subaru equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, rest assured you’ll have peace of mind and confidence wherever you go.
Years of heated competition, extensive testing and advances in materials and engineering, have combined to inspire chassis designs for the WRX and WRX STI. Exceptional stability and lightning quick response were central to this development, as high-tensile steel was employed throughout the frame to increase its torsional rigidity and better control the vehicle’s weight. What’s more, the suspension was tuned to exacting standards with stiffer stabilisers, quicker spring rates, and improvements like stiffer pillow ball bushings. This expertly balances stiffness and compliance to create immediate response and an unprecedented connection between driver, car and the road.
Active Torque Vectoring
This technology helps make handling more precise, while allowing you to push your vehicle closer to the limit. As you enter a corner and lateral g-forces take hold, the system can route power to select wheels to help you keep your intended line. This means your WRX or WRX STI responds to your steering input more immediately and more engagingly.
Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) lets you adapt the driving character of the WRX* to your needs or desires. While in Intelligent Mode [I], acceleration is smooth with an eye toward optimal efficiency. Select Sport Mode [S] for linear response, and versatile command of every condition. To extract the maximum response from the turbocharged engine, switch to Sport Sharp Mode [S#]. It gives you the most direct throttle response and precise rev control across the entire rpm range.
* Available only on Sport Lineartronic model.
SUBARU BOXER Engine
2.0-litre Direct Injection Turbo SUBARU BOXER Engine
Advanced direct injection technology makes it more efficient. And peak torque comes on more quickly for responsiveness that is easily accessible in any driving environment. What’s more, a long, flat torque curve means the thrilling power of the WRX stays with you longer.
- Max output 197 kW (268 PS) / 5,600 rpm
- Max torque 350 Nm (35.7 kgfm) / 2,400 – 5,200 rpm