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Old 02-11-2006, 01:36 PM
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wow. I guess the Impreza is Subaru's version of the Skyline in a way. I wonder if they're going to go above and beyond and make some 500+ HP super-Impreza one day.
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2007 Subaru STi Limited Edition

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Quote: SUBARU UNLEASHES IMPREZA® WRX® STI® LIMITED FOR 2007

• Less Show, Same Go
Leather Interior, Power Moonroof
• Only 800 Numbered Units Available

NEW YORK, April 13, 2006 – Subaru of America, Inc. today unveiled the 2007 Impreza WRX STI Limited model at the New York International Auto Show. The new edition of the road-conquering Impreza WRX STI packages creates greater comfort and refinement with subtler exterior styling, but does not sacrifice the performance of this street legend.

The WRX STI Limited will be available in the fall in a limited run of 800 numbered units, 400 in Satin White Pearl and 400 in Urban Gray Metallic.

The 2007 WRX STI Limited delivers all the power and performance of the standard model. This new limited-edition version adds a layer of refinement and design detail enhancements targeted at a new group of driving enthusiasts looking for supercar performance but with an understated demeanor. Designed by Subaru Tecnica International (STI), the high-performance and motorsports subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., the WRX STI Limited is descended from the Subaru WRC Rally car.

“The WRX STI redefined the performance car category when it was introduced in 2004. We know some enthusiasts have resisted the temptation to buy one simply because they want more everyday driving comfort and refinement, along with less aggressive styling,” said Fred Adcock, executive vice president, Subaru of America. “Now, with the STI’s reputation for pure performance unquestioned, we recognized an opportunity to broaden the car’s appeal.”

Less Show, Same Go
The 2007 WRX STI Limited stands apart from the standard model with an appearance that’s more low-key, and even stealthy. A new trunk-mounted lip spoiler replaces the standard model’s large dual-plane rear spoiler, and the black aluminum roof vane spoiler is deleted. A new, deep front lip spoiler further distinguishes the WRX STI Limited from the standard model.


New Enkei wheels with high-luster paint replace the BBS® wheels, keeping the same 17 x 8-in. size and 225/45 ZR17 Bridgestone Potenza RE070 directional performance tires. Behind the new wheels, black Brembo® brake calipers with white lettering have a more reserved appearance than the gold and red-painted calipers on the standard WRX STI.

All WRX STI Limited models feature distinctive black gloss B-pillar paint and high luster paint for the exterior mirrors, and this special edition model includes standard fog lights.

New Refined Interior Keeps the Focus on Performance
The interior of the 2007 Impreza WRX STI Limited balances the performance-directed design and attitude with a dose of refinement. Most notably, the WRX STI Limited replaces the perforated blue high-grip Alcantara® fabric seating surfaces with leather and new dark gray metallic bezels and interior trim.

For the first time in a WRX STI, the performance-design front seats are heated for all-season comfort. Also enhancing all-season driving pleasure, the 2007 WRX STI Limited features the first-ever power glass moonroof on this model. Beyond the changed interior appearance, additional features include new carpeting with improved sound insulation materials, an auto-dimming compass rear view mirror and an audio system input jack for an iPod or other digital music player. Finally, each car in this series gets a sequential number plate.

The standard automatic climate control system integrates cabin air filtration. SIRIUS™ Satellite radio availability enhances the versatility of the standard 120-watt AM/FM premium stereo, which includes a 6-disc in-dash CD changer and six speakers.

Rally Tested and Road Ready
All Impreza WRX STI models are powered by a turbocharged and intercooled 2.5-liter DOHC Boxer engine producing 293 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 290 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,400 rpm. The Subaru Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing technology helps provide strong torque characteristics throughout the engine’s operating range. A manually operated water spray feature helps to bolster intercooler efficiency during spirited driving.

All WRX STI models are exclusively equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission that features carbon-plated double-cone synchronizers on 4th, 5th and 6th gears to help ensure durability.

Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) All-Wheel Drive
From its launch, the WRX STI has been equipped with one of the most advanced and most performance-directed All-Wheel Drive systems on the market, regardless of vehicle segment. The Driver Control Center Differential (DCCD) Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system uses a planetary-type center differential to provide a 41:59 torque split, with automatic and manual differential modes.

Center differential lock-up is controlled by both a mechanical limited-slip type differential and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential. The mechanical limited-slip differential activates and operates initially in response to changes in engine torque, improving overall vehicle stability when accelerating or decelerating. In automatic mode, the electronic limited-slip differential controls the differential lock-up by evaluating the amount of lock-up in the mechanical limited-slip. The total amount of lock-up is based on the combination of both differentials. A steering sensor input improves torque transfer response by more accurately relaying the car’s cornering situation.

Set in automatic mode, the DCCD system can vary the torque distribution ratio as needed in response to vehicle acceleration, deceleration, steering angle, cornering force and wheel slippage.

In manual mode, DCCD allows the driver to select center differential lock-up to optimize All-Wheel Drive performance for varying driving conditions. The driver first selects manual mode with a console-mounted button and then turns a thumbwheel on the center console to select from among six levels of lock-up. Increasing the locking factor keeps more power at the front wheels (max. 50:50 torque split with 100 percent lock-up selected), which the driver might want in certain driving conditions or on particular road surfaces.

A helical-type limited-slip front differential and Torsen® limited-slip rear differential help to optimize power distribution side-to-side, helping to prevent the inside wheels from slipping during cornering.

Competition-Bred Chassis
A super-stiff Ring Frame Reinforced body structure with a hydroformed front subframe provides the foundation for the high-integrity Impreza platform. Compared to the standard WRX models, the WRX STI models are lowered by 0.4-inch to help lower the center of gravity.

The 4-wheel independent suspension inherits its inverted-strut technology from the Impreza WRC competition car. Aluminum front suspension lower control arms and aluminum rear suspension lateral links reduce unsprung vehicle weight. A quick-ratio steering system yields 2.6 turns lock-to-lock, and the steering rack uses a “cannon mount” for greater rigidity that improves on-center response.

The powerful Brembo Performance Brake System employs front discs measuring 12.7 inches in diameter and 1.2-inch thick and utilizing 4-piston, fixed-position calipers. The rear discs are 12.3 inches in diameter and 0.8-inch thick and use 2-piston, fixed-position calipers.

A combination of Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and the Super Sport Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) helps to reduce stopping distances and understeer compared to conventional ABS systems. EBD provides precise control of braking pressure between the front and rear wheels based on the vehicle load to improve stability and stopping distances. Super Sport ABS, using input from a lateral-g sensor, can control the braking forces at each rear wheel independently, optimizing the braking ability during hard cornering to help reduce understeer.

All Impreza, WRX and WRX STI models are equipped as standard with the Subaru Advanced Frontal Air bag system and front seat head/chest side impact air bags (SRS). The driver’s side air bag deploys according to the driver’s proximity to the steering wheel, as measured by a sensor on the seat track. In the passenger side front seat, a sensor module detects weight on the passenger seat – first determining if it’s occupied, and if so by a child or adult – to control air bag deployment.

For additional information about Subaru of America, Inc. and Subaru vehicles, visit the media website at www.media.subaru.com.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes All-Wheel Drive Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru is the only car company that offers Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as standard equipment on every vehicle in its product line.

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Old 04-20-2006, 09:19 PM
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No whale tail, a little stealthier look, and a little luxury. Very nice.
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:22 PM
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293hp? So Subaru now uses the new SAE calculation too I think.
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:24 PM
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:43 PM
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293hp? So Subaru now uses the new SAE calculation too I think.
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Old 04-21-2006, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by The Sarlacc
No whale tail, a little stealthier look, and a little luxury. Very nice.
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Old 04-21-2006, 07:17 PM
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I am feeling the STI limited, anyone know what MSRP will be on it? If it comes in at $35k+/-(seems about right, maybe even lower!) I will be all over one of these in year.
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Old 04-21-2006, 07:49 PM
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Old 04-21-2006, 08:47 PM
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This car grew on me very quickly. I love this car now.
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Hmm...very interesting...

I like the idea of having a stealthier STi.
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Old 04-21-2006, 10:56 PM
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click the link at the bottom of the article. I think Gavriil changed it because it was so huge.
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Old 04-22-2006, 02:53 PM
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this is great news.. the major turnoff i had with the sti is the interior options. or lack there of.
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Old 04-22-2006, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Tireguy
I am feeling the STI limited, anyone know what MSRP will be on it? If it comes in at $35k+/-(seems about right, maybe even lower!) I will be all over one of these in year.
Close to what the current model goes for, looks like they dropped the pricey BBS wheels on the LTD to keep the $ down.
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Old 04-22-2006, 06:44 PM
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Looks good without the played out huge wing in the back. The front end is slowly starting to grow on me. I'll take mine black on black
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Ehh, I don't like it, like the evo mr. The s204 on the previous page would be something I would jump on. Some cars look very good as sleepers, but the impreza with that face aint one of em imo.
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Ehh, I don't like it, like the evo mr. The s204 on the previous page would be something I would jump on. Some cars look very good as sleepers, but the impreza with that face aint one of em imo.
I can see where your coming from, and so can subaru, they are only making 800 STi Limited's. I am interested not because its a sleeper, but because it does not draw attention to itself and will still be a fun car to drive, I like to stay under people's radar amd drive something a bit exclusive, with only 800 out there chances of seeing many other's on the road are pretty slim(in particular up here), yet to most people it will look like a regular Impreza.
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Post 2008 Subaru Impreza to be hatch-only GTI fighter...

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The 2008 Subaru Impreza will target the Volkswagen Golf GTI, according to a report by AutoExpress magazine. The article indicates that a sedan model will no longer be offered, and selection will be limited to three- and five-door hatchbacks. Entry-level models will get a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated boxer engine with 170 horsepower. A more powerful STi turbocharged model will offer 300 horsepower. According to the report, the car will be quite similar to the Subaru B5-TPH Concept, but with a slightly more typical rear end. The glass hatch, however, remains.




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Seems like an interesting shift, not sure I really understand it for the US market but IF its good looking I'll live.
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It's weird... but a good weird... I can't put my finger on it. Interesting for sure.
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wow... designers really phoned it in that day
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wow... designers really phoned it in that day


Soon, the Legacy will be messed-up too.
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that's so ugly. i hate subaru for messing up the older style. check out my friend's sti.


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I would like to think that Subaru is smarter than this. The "redesigned" impreza is UGLY. The Impreza and Outback/Legacy look very good right now, and I think Subaru is at a high point. It will take a lot of work to make them better for future generations. But if Subaru takes the route of making ugly cars such as the Tribeca and these ugly Impreza prototypes, They will lose many customers.
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Followup: Impreza revamp less drastic than thought?
Yesterday, we told you about a report in the latest issue of Britain’s AutoExpress magazine that suggested the next Subaru Impreza would be designed after the Subaru B5-TPH Concept. This came as a disappointment to many Subaru fans who weren’t too keen on the look. Well, it turns out the next Impreza won’t borrow from the B5 that heavily — at least according to the insiders at AutoExpress. We obtained a cover scan from the magazine. It depicts an artist’s impression of how the new Impreza will look, based on spy photos and rumors. It shares some elements with the B5, but not as much as some had feared. Image after the jump…
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Looks like all they did was ps that above old concept with bs add on's that give it an sti look. The wing just makes no sense.
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I hope they don't make it look like that concept car. It's absolutely horrendous looking.
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The 2008 Subaru Impreza will target the Volkswagen Golf GTI, according to a report by AutoExpress magazine. The article indicates that a sedan model will no longer be offered, and selection will be limited to three- and five-door hatchbacks. Entry-level models will get a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated boxer engine with 170 horsepower. A more powerful STi turbocharged model will offer 300 horsepower. According to the report, the car will be quite similar to the Subaru B5-TPH Concept, but with a slightly more typical rear end. The glass hatch, however, remains.




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i usually look at these threads never post.. but DAMN that shit is ugly.
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That integrated wing has gots to go. Otherwise, I like the hatchback
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