2009 Subaru Impreza WRX here before Xmas

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX here before Xmas

Subaru WRX 09 fq

The 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX is arriving here in NZ this month and will be available in both sedan and hatch models. The updated WRX has received some turbo treatment for the 2009 model year and will now use the turbocharger previously reserved for the WRX STI, boost has been increased with power output now at 195kW with 343Nm of torque. The extra power translates to better performance numbers with a New Zealand specification 2009 WRX recently independently clocked at a blisteringly quick 5.31 seconds in a 0-100km/h acceleration test. Subaru is claiming these performance figures and a $46,490 price tag, give the 2009 WRX the “best bang for buck title” in NZ.

Improvements have also been made on the green side and fuel consumption is improved in the combined cycle from 10.7 l/100km to 10.4 l/100km, while carbon dioxide emissions are down from 252 g/km to 247 g/km.

Standard equipment now includes leather upholstery and a sunroof. The latest WRX can be identified with a new mesh grille, with WRX badges front and rear, red brake calipers, wider tyres, red stitch seating and steering wheel and WRX logos on the front seats. A 60/40 split/fold rear seat optimizes cargo carrying options.

The WRX’s intercooler capacity is up, to 14.0 kW, from 12.1 kW in the 08 model.  The bigger turbocharger has maximum boost of 103 kPa, up from 78 kPa. A revised exhaust system provides a 30 per cent reduction in gas flow restriction, to match the new turbocharger performance and increase engine power.  The coil springs, stabilizers and top mounts are stiffened and roll rigidity increased to improve maximum lateral G and turning ability.

Wheels and tyres were chosen to complement the suspension springs, damping and bushing. Tyres are increased in width to 225/45 from 205/50, benefitting grip and handling performance. The 2009 Impreza WRX is fitted with Dunlop SP Sport 01 225/45R17 tyres and 17 x 7 JJ alloy wheels.

The 09 Impreza WRX sedan maintains the five-star rating for occupant safety from the independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

Keep your eyes peeled for the new 2009 WRX cruising a street near you soon.

Subaru WRX 09 fq

The 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX is arriving here in NZ this month and will be available in both sedan and hatch models. The updated WRX has received some turbo treatment for the 2009 model year and will now use the turbocharger previously reserved for the WRX STI, boost has been increased with power output now at 195kW with 343Nm of torque. The extra power translates to better performance numbers with a New Zealand specification 2009 WRX recently independently clocked at a blisteringly quick 5.31 seconds in a 0-100km/h acceleration test. Subaru is claiming these performance figures and a $46,490 price tag, give the 2009 WRX the “best bang for buck title” in NZ.

Improvements have also been made on the green side and fuel consumption is improved in the combined cycle from 10.7 l/100km to 10.4 l/100km, while carbon dioxide emissions are down from 252 g/km to 247 g/km.

Standard equipment now includes leather upholstery and a sunroof. The latest WRX can be identified with a new mesh grille, with WRX badges front and rear, red brake calipers, wider tyres, red stitch seating and steering wheel and WRX logos on the front seats. A 60/40 split/fold rear seat optimizes cargo carrying options.

The WRX’s intercooler capacity is up, to 14.0 kW, from 12.1 kW in the 08 model.  The bigger turbocharger has maximum boost of 103 kPa, up from 78 kPa. A revised exhaust system provides a 30 per cent reduction in gas flow restriction, to match the new turbocharger performance and increase engine power.  The coil springs, stabilizers and top mounts are stiffened and roll rigidity increased to improve maximum lateral G and turning ability.

Wheels and tyres were chosen to complement the suspension springs, damping and bushing. Tyres are increased in width to 225/45 from 205/50, benefitting grip and handling performance. The 2009 Impreza WRX is fitted with Dunlop SP Sport 01 225/45R17 tyres and 17 x 7 JJ alloy wheels.

The 09 Impreza WRX sedan maintains the five-star rating for occupant safety from the independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

Keep your eyes peeled for the new 2009 WRX cruising a street near you soon.

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