25
Feb
09

Subaru WRX STI A-Line

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Subaru has introduced the new Impreza WRX STI A-Line edition and, like an old friend who checks in with you from time to time, it’s always nice to hear from Subaru, isn’t it? The A-Line is a more accessible, comfy version of the WRX STI meant to attract more distinguishing and less dedicated customers to Subaru. It features Subaru’s 2.5 liter Boxer engine, coupled with a 5-speed automatic transmission trademarked by Subaru as the SPORTSHIFT. Comfort comes by way of an 8-directional electronically adjustable driver’s seat with optional leather seats and leather trim on the inner door paneling highlighted with silver stitching. A new color, “Satin White Pearl”, is also made available in the A-Line. But this WRX STI A-Line’s still got the boogie. That 2.5 liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine comes with 300 hp and 350 Nm of torque. A single scroll turbocharger helps the engine produce a steady stream of torque within a mid-rev to high-rev range. And there is lots of technology to keep this Subaru humming with speed and comfort. A Downshifting Blipping Control allows the automatic transmission to have a quick chat with the engine management system to increase engine speed while downshifting gears in order to have as smooth a shift as possible. The VTD (Variable Torque Distribution) AWD system provides electronic control of torque distribution between the rear and front axles dependent on driving conditions to maintain a keen sense of balance on the road for this WRX STI. There’s also a Tumble Generation Valve that controls air intake for maximum combustion efficiency under the hood.

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