The release of the new 2018-2019 Subaru WRX STI model year, nearly always found the word “stiffness” and its derivatives.
Springs, bearings, stabilizers, the body – not only became tougher in the legendary saloon … What has changed in the feelings?
The first acquaintance with the new generation sedan 2018-2019 Subaru WRX STi and do not want to remember.
Somewhere in Europe, on flat terrain, along the paths along the fields with broccoli and under the foot speed limit … And all this in the car, whose engine produces neither more nor less than 300 liters.
At last justice has been done.
The Russian model was run as expected: instead of roads along the beds – winding route Nizhny Novgorod ring.
No restrictions speed.
New generation sedan 2018-2019 Subaru WRX STi – the third in a row.
And the first of those in which there is no word Impreza title.
It was removed to emphasize the difference between the models.
After all, even from the Impreza body left here one name: panel almost all of its structure significantly strengthened.
Hatchback WRX STi, by the way, no longer exists – only sedan.
Traditionally, the two versions.
For the domestic market – with the supercharged petrol engine capacity of 2.0 liters, for all the others – with the supercharged engine of 2.5 liters.
Transmission – one for all markets, “Mechanics”, six steps.
Inside I find a familiar interior with good visibility and a large rear-view mirrors.
Plastic diversified one, but most of the front panel is made of a rubberized material pleasant.
Added inserts under carbon, bortkompyutera display on the instrument panel began to color, as the display on the top of the center console, which can display the boost pressure, climate control is now dual-zone.
The base of A-pillars, as compared to the previous generation sedan 2018-2019 Subaru WRX STI, shifted forward by 20 cm, so the mirrors out “moved” on the door panels.
Do not leave the impression that you sit unusually high for such a fast car, but you can not drop below the seat.
“In fact, the location of the seat has not changed, just the very instrument panel and window-sill line were lower.
That is why there is a feeling of landing high, “- says a representative of 2018-2019 Subaru.
But the wheel on Civil Impreza convenient.
The rim sedan 2018-2019 Subaru WRX STI significantly thicker, but it’s not the case, and that there was a fashionable cut along a chord.
The increase in base 25 mm haunt: the place became more.
I like that the armrest still far away, and it did not let down at the right hand.
Let s nothing stopping during gear changes.
The 6-step “mechanics” have changed the structure of clamps, so the lever “stuck” even clearer.
Such a shift would envy even drive a Porsche 911 In fact, the old and the STI, it was all right, so give this analogy:. Before the master without a miss drove the ball into the pocket on the pool table, and now does so in Russian billiards.
You see the difference?
Speculation that the new STI will appear on the 2-liter turbo engine with direct injection FA20, were not confirmed.
He put her younger sister the WRX , which has an output of 268 l.
In the “Es-Ti-Ay” was turbocharged ‘boxer »EJ257 (by the way, is not trouble-free) volume of 2.5 liter and impact forces of 300 and 407 Nm of torque.
Chances are that it will be global and will be well on the domestic market instead of the proven 2-liter EJ20 turbo with Twin-scroll, which is traditionally installed on the 2018-2019 Subaru WRX STI in Japan.
The “hardware” changes have occurred, however, change the control unit program, so the boost pressure (maximum – about 1.1 bar) regulated more precisely and faster reaction gas.
It stated that the acceleration in the quarter-pedal on the new 2018-2019 Subaru WRX STI is now more intense than acceleration halfway – on the old.
Just feels like exactly “Es TI” follows the accelerator pedal, especially in «Sport Sharp» mode.
Feedback on the steering wheel – that is necessary.
The response of the motor – the same: despite the impressive power, he did not pull locomotive, gambling, egged.
To go to the result, it is necessary to keep the unit in good shape: not to drop the tachometer pointer nizhe2500-3000 speed.
Then it is not a car – rocket.
In Nizhny Novgorod ring for rocket acceleration on a sedan 2018-2019 Subaru WRX STI in most cases lack the third and fourth gear.
Where are the major changes?
They are – in the chassis, and it can be said that they are revolutionary in terms of the feeling of driving.
Besides that the spring steel stiffer front (+ 22%) and rear (+ 6%), and the diameter of both stabilizers is increased, so more and most silent-blocks are made more rigid, and the rear “mnogoryichazhka” altogether added racing spherical hinges.
But the important thing is that the steering wheel is a completely different car!
The rigidity of the torsion bar in the steering shaft is increased by more than 2 times, and the rigidity of the steering mechanism of support – to 4. It is felt that the suspension became noticeably harder: on public roads sedan 2018-2019 Subaru WRX STI rides on the race without a swing, collecting all the bumps.
But the reaction to the steering with lightning speed.
According to engineers, the time between the control action on the steering wheel and the occurrence of lateral acceleration (ie, response time) of the STI fell by almost three times and now is the same as that of the Porsche 911, – about 0.1 seconds.
Somewhere next to the eternal rival – Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X (0,15 c), and that there is “bagel” became heavier and, in contrast to the old the STI, juicy poured effort at the slightest deviation.
AWD transmission remained unchanged.
There is still the same permanent four-wheel drive with a controllable center differential DCCD and “diff” limited-slip front and rear.
No active gear, both on the Evolution, does not appear, although expected.
Unless changed program DCCD control unit.
However, now there was a stabilization system function freezes the inner front wheel in a bend to reduce understeer.
In general, perhaps, a lifetime is not enough to know all the details of the transmission sedan 2018-2019 Subaru WRX STI. Needless to say, if one only DCCD nine settings.
There is a particular pleasure: you sit down in the STI, the engine plant and understand that the cold metal of a real live body with its own unique character.
For such a character will have to pay a minimum of 2,069,000 rubles.
Moreover, no individual options for the sedan 2018-2019 Subaru WRX STI 2015 is not provided.
There is only one more extended completion, which is more expensive than 185 000 rubles.
It will not.
The body “hatchback”?
Unfortunately, there will not be his.
At least for now.