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2015 Subaru Wrx Sti 2.5 WRX STi Type UK 4dr

Aberdeen Ford (Lang Stracht)
Only £24,988
£4998 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth systemCruise control
Electric boot releaseInterior fuel flap release
Multi function displaySpeed sensitive power steering
Trip computer 

Entertainment

6 speakersAuxiliary socket for external MP3 player
Radio/CD + MP3Steering wheel mounted audio controls
USB/iPod connection 

Exterior Features

Boot spoilerColour coded bumpers
Colour coded door handlesColour coded door mirrors
Electric/heated/folding door mirrorsFollow me home headlights
Front and rear electric windowsFront fog lamps
Intermittent rear wash/wipeLED headlights
LED tail lightsOne touch facility on driver's window
Pop-up headlamp washersRear diffuser
Rear privacy glassShark fin roof aerial
Side sill spoilersTwin chrome exhaust tailpipes x2
Variable intermittent front wash/wipeWindscreen wiper de-icer

Interior Features

6-way manually adjustable driver's seat60/40 split folding rear seat
Air filterAlcantara/leather upholstery
Aluminium pedalsBoot lamp
Driver/passenger vanity mirrors with coversDual zone automatic air conditioning
Front centre console with armrest, storage + dual cupholdersFront door pockets with bottle holders
Front head restraintsFront map reading lights
Illuminated centre trayIsofix child seat attachment
Leather gearknob and handbrake leverLeather steering wheel with red stitching
Rear door pockets with bottle holdersRear headrests
Rear passenger heating ductsRear window demister
Recaro front sports seats with red stitchingSeat back pockets
Stainless steel door sillsTilt/reach adjustable steering wheel
Two 12V accessory power outlets 

Safety

ABS/EBDBrembo brakes
Curtain airbagsDriver and passenger airbags
Driver seatbelt warning indicatorDrivers knee airbag
Emergency brake assistFront side airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limitersHill start assist
Passenger seatbelt warning indicatorRear child proof door locks
Three 3 point rear seatbeltsTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Keyless entryRemote central locking + deadlocks
Remote Thatcham Cat 1 alarm/immobiliserSatellite security tracking system

Technical

Sports suspensionSVDC - Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control

Trim

Carbon interior trim 

Wheels

18" gunmetal alloy wheelsSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)242Noise Level dB(A)72.8
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2457Compression Ratio8.2:1
Cylinder LayoutFLAT 4Cylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)99.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)79
Engine CodeEJ25Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)27.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)33.6EC Urban (mpg)20.2

General

Badge Engine CC2.5Badge Power300
Coin SeriesWRX STi Type UKInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0740E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.2Engine Power - BHP300
Engine Power - KW221Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT300
Engine Torque - MKG42Engine Torque - NM407
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed159

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front245/40 R18Tyre Size Rear245/40 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1475Length4595
Wheelbase2650Width1795

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight2000
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)460Max. Loading Weight466
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1534No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Subaru WRX STi Type UK

Depending on your viewpoint, it's either a glorious return or a remnant from a bygone era that refuses to die. The Subaru WRX STI has always divided opinion - as Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Tonight we're going to party like its 1999. Yes, the Subaru WRX STI is back. It's new but it's old and it's all the more loveable for it. If you can put up with uncompetitive emissions and fuel economy, you'll be rewarded with a ripsnorting all-wheel drive 306PS road rocket for just £29,000. If you think that modern performance cars have become predictable and dull, your chariot awaits.

Background

"We consider ourselves an SUV manufacturer." Those were the words from a senior suit at a recent Subaru launch. You could hear grown men sniffle a little bit. Hardened hacks whose licences bore the scars of years of driving Impreza WRX models at improbable speeds got all dewy-eyed and reminisced about Colin McRae, Richard Burns and whether a P1 was better than an RB5 or a 22B. Subaru may consider itself an SUV manufacturer but its customers and its biggest proponents still consider it something other than that. On the 14th January 2014, Subaru finally caved. Its UK importers backtracked and announced that the WRX wasn't dead after all. It was merely sleeping. Those that thought it had hopped the twig were given due notice that the 305PS, all-wheel drive WRX STI was about to make landfall. It's like the dawning of an old era.

Driving Experience

The thing is, a lot has changed since the Impreza was a hero car. In those days, 210PS would scare us stupid and have us gibbering for hours afterwards before we were sat down or sedated. These days, we have power fatigue. It takes a lot to make us sit up and take notice, but the WRX STI looks to be made of the right stuff. All-wheel drive and 305PS in a car that weighs about as much as an Audi A8's door card tends to focus the mind. Under the bonnet is the familiar 2.5 litre turbo-charged Subaru boxer four-cylinder engine, which in STI guise, produces 393Nm of torque. The six-speed manual gearbox has been reinforced and now adopts even shorter throw and a more direct shift feel. Subaru's trademark Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive employs the latest vehicle dynamics control (VDC) and Active Torque Vectoring for maximum control. Spring and damper rates have been re-tuned to provide a more compliant ride while retaining body composure and the electronic power steering is now mounted on a more rigid steering gearbox mount for improved fuel efficiency and better response. It's quicker too at just 2.5 turns lock-to-lock, compared to 2.8 for the standard WRX. Drivers can use the Subaru Intelligent Drive module (SI-Drive) to switch through Intelligent, Sport, and Sport Sharp, using a rotary controller on the centre console. There's even a Multi-Mode Driver-Controlled Centre Differential (DCCD), which offers the driver six manually-adjustable modes for various traction situations. The default torque split is 41:59 front to rear. Expect 62mph to come and go in around 4.7 seconds with a top speed in the region of 155mph.

Design and Build

After the excitement comes a slight sense of disappointment. The design draws upon the influence of the WRX Concept that has been hawked around motor shows for a few years now and looked utterly fantastic. Yes, we suspected that a few of the wilder details would be toned down for production but maybe not to this extent. The production-ready car that appeared at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show had lost that rakish four-door coupe shape and resembled the earlier Impreza saloon with what looked curiously like a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo front end grafted on. The high waistline and bulging rear arches also served to make it look rather meekly under-wheeled too. Still, the WRX was never a car that sold on its elegant good looks so we can probably move on here. It's more spacious inside, with the wheelbase being extended by 25mm to the benefit of rear seat occupants and there's also more shoulder and elbow room inside the cabin, without increasing the exterior dimensions. By shifting the bottom of the windscreen pillars forward by 200mm and adding a quarter light to the front window, drivers have better visibility all round. Boot space is increased and the bigger doors make access easier. A lot of work has also gone into improving the perceived quality of the WRX STI interior, although the cynic may point out that this was always going to be one of car design's easier assignments. For the new model, highlights include a smaller diameter flat-bottomed steering wheel, soft touch materials are used in key areas and higher quality dials. There are also the obligatory metallic and carbon-effect trims.

Market and Model

How does £29,000 sound to you for a car with all-wheel drive and 306PS? I guess that will depend very much on your viewpoint. There will be some who will hold that paying another £1,500 or so for an Audi S3, which fronts up with 300PS and all-wheel drive, is money well spent here. Equally there will be many who will ask where else you can buy this sort of all-weather capability and sheer pace for this little. There's merit in both viewpoints. Perhaps the bigger question is whether all-wheel drive rally replicas, with their old-school emissions and economy figures, have had their day. The sheer competence of front-wheel drive superhatches with their clever suspension and traction control systems, lower running costs and broader dealer networks made the Impreza and Lancer Evo redundant some time back. What has changed? While you ponder that question, here's what you get for your money. UK buyers get the trademark big rear wing, with a diffuser integrated bumper and twin dual mufflers. The eighteen-inch alloy wheels are good looking and are lighter and more rigid than those seen in the previous generation STI. Full LED lighting is employed for the headlights, tail and brake lights, while 'STI' badges are found on the front grille and wings. There's also a very nice Harmon Kardon stereo on the options list that you might well be tempted by.

Cost of Ownership

Although the WRX STI might be quite affordable to buy, it's never going to be a cheap car to keep on the road. Despite an excellent reliability record, service intervals are short and Subaru spares aren't the cheapest. The last model achieved a fuel consumption figure of around 27mpg and that was extremely tough to achieve in real life. When you can buy a 280PS SEAT Leon that can get better than 44mpg, you start to realise quite what a penalty you're set to pay with this relatively old 2.5-litre boxer engine. Likewise, it's hard to see how Subaru can radically alter the carbon dioxide figure that used to sit at 243g/km. These days a 520PS Porsche 911 Turbo emits 231g/km. The game's moved on. That said, Subaru's UK importers aren't positioning this model as a volume model that will sell to people who hanker for something a little bit pokier than a Golf GTI. It's a specialist car that's being sold in small numbers to die hard fans and to act as a demonstrator of Subaru's technical excellence in all-wheel drive chassis technology. In that regard, it's hard to see it failing. Just make sure you get an insurance quote before committing to buy.

Summary

It's easy to pick holes in the Subaru WRX STI. In many regards, it looks and feels like a car that's fifteen years out of time. Fuel economy and emissions are the two areas where manufacturers one-up each other to demonstrate their engineering sophistication and yet the WRX STI can't even approach the state of the art here. Does that matter? We suspect not. There will be a solid rump of hardcore customers that will delight in the fact that there's an element of the old school about this car and will accept its flaws in return for the excitement it delivers. There's an X-factor about the WRX that's missing from so many of its rivals. Now that the Lancer Evo has departed, the Subaru is in a class of one. Victory by attrition, maybe, but it's only here because of the loyalty of its fan base. This version doesn't move the game on by much, but we suspect its most ardent adherents are going to revel in that fact. The WRX STI is the Keith Richards of the performance car division. It may not have the newest moves but it certainly knows how to have fun.

Performance
60%
Handling
90%
Comfort
60%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
50%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
60%

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Monthly payment£402.47
Deposit£4998
Term (months)60
Cash price£24,988
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Total amount payable£29,147.20
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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