Driving impressions will be posted soon. In this video you’ll get a sneak preview of the 2015 Subaru WRX with specifications, engineering details and lots of driving shots.
Subaru brought The Fast Lane Car to Northern California to test out the all new 2015 Subaru WRX.
The 2015 Subaru WRX has an all new, horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine that’s turbocharged and intercooled. The aluminum, direct-injected “boxer” makes 268 horsepower (at 5,600 rpm) and 258 lbs-feet of torque from 2,000 – 4,000 rpm.
The 2015 Subaru WRX gets a new six-speed manual transmission comes standard while a “Sport Lineartronic™” continuously variable transmission (CVT) comes optional. It features SI-DRIVE performance management with six-speed and eight-speed manual shifting modes and steering wheel paddle shifters.
According to Subaru regarding all-wheel drive (AWD) systems: “M/T AWD system Continuous All-Wheel Drive with viscous-coupling locking center differential and nominal 50:50 torque split; transfers more torque to wheels with best traction. A/T AWD system Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) with planetary gear-type center differential and an electronically controlled hydraulic transfer clutch, 45:55 nominal torque split; transfers more torque to wheels with best traction Transmission ratios 6-speed manual Sport Lineartronic 6 ratios (Intelligent and Sport modes) 8 ratios (Sport Sharp mode)”
The exterior is nearly all new. The only exterior components shared with the Impreza are the roof panel and deck-lid. Subaru is offering the 2015 Subaru WRX as a sedan only.
In this preview video, we show you the sights and sounds of the 2015 Subaru WRX. Our full review with driving impressions will be posted on Monday, December 16th.
Check out this preview video of the 2015 Subaru WRX!
Here are all of the technical details about the 2015 Subaru WRX:
Compression ratio 10.6:1
Torque lb.-ft. 258@2,000-5,200 rpm
Valvetrain Double overhead chain-driven camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder, Subaru Dual Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing on intake and exhaust valves
Fuel / Induction Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI), Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), twin-scroll turbocharger with intercooler
Maximum boost 15.9 PSI
Fuel requirement 91 AKI recommended; performance will be reduced with 87 AKI
Transmission Standard: 6-speed manual
M/T AWD system Continuous All-Wheel Drive with viscous-coupling locking center differential and nominal 50:50 torque split; transfers more torque to wheels with best traction
A/T AWD system Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) with planetary gear-type center differential and an electronically controlled hydraulic transfer clutch, 45:55 nominal torque split; transfers more torque to wheels with best traction
Transmission ratios 6-speed manual Sport Lineartronic
6 ratios (Intelligent and Sport modes) 8 ratios (Sport Sharp mode)
1 3.454 3.505 3.505
2 1.947 2.238 2.405
3 1.296 1.641 1.855
4 0.972 1.194 1.544
5 0.780 0.880 1.258
6 0.666 0.611 1.032
7 — — 0.856
8 — — 0.716
R 3.636 2.345
Final drive ratio 4.11 3.90
Stability/traction control Vehicle Dynamics Control with all-wheel, all-speed traction control and Active Torque Vectoring
Chassis Unitized body construction, Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame safety structure
Suspension 4-wheel independent; sport-tuned plus special chassis reinforcements
Front MacPherson-type struts, aluminum lower L-arms with pillow ball mounts and bushings, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Double wishbone with subframe, pillow ball bushings for lower lateral links, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Brakes Power-assisted 4-wheel disc with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and 4-channel / 4-sensor ABS, Brake Assist and Brake Override
Front 12.4-inch ventilated discs dual-piston calipers
Rear 11.3-inch solid discs, single-piston calipers
Steering Rack-and-pinion with electric power assist
Turns, lock-to-lock 2.8
Turning circle 35.4 ft.
Wheels Standard: 17 x 8J aluminum alloy
Tires 235/45 R17 94W Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT
Base curb weight (lbs.) WRX with 6-speed manual transmission: 3,267
WRX Premium with Sport Lineartronic: 3,433
Headroom Front: 39.8 With moonroof: 37.2
Legroom Front: 43.3 Rear: 35.4
Hip room Front: 52.1 Rear: 53.1
Shoulder room Front: 55.6 Rear: 54.2
EPA passenger volume 96.6 cu. ft. With moonroof: 93.1 cu. ft.
Trunk capacity 12.0 cu. ft.
Trunk liftover height 27.0
Estimated fuel economy
6-sp. manual: 21/28/24 Sport Lineartronic: 19/25/21
Fuel capacity 15.9 gal.