MY2006 Impreza AWD
The 2006 model is the third
facelift of the New Age Impreza. Taking the chassis advances of the MY2005 model
and combining it with a new front end and engine packages. This is the first
Impreza to be styled by the Italian and ex Alfa designer Andreas Zapatinas.
Impreza WRX STi Type-UK
- High torque 2.5 litre
turbo with 281 PS and 289 lb ft torque – an increase of 16 PS and 36
- Diffuser rear under spoiler and
rear window roof vane
- Revised gear ratios giving
sharper acceleration and more relaxed cruising
- Revised symmetrical all-wheel
drive system for even more agile handling and driver involvement
- New torque sensitive
front limited-slip differential (LSD)
- Revised driverís control
centre differential (DCCD) with front/back torque distribution in auto mode
of 41:59 (was 35:65 in the MY2005)
- Revised yaw rate sensor
now improved with steering input
- HID headlamps
- Improved driver and front
passenger safety with the inclusion of side air bags
- Now £26,995 OTR - an
increase of £1,000
- Spec D limited edition
of 300 vehicles
Impreza WRX Gains:
- 2.5 litre turbo with
230PS and 235 lb ft torque - an increase of 5 PS and 15 lb ft
- Revised shorter gear
ratios with slicker shorter throw gear change
- HID headlamps
- Now £20,900 OTR price
for saloon and £21,400 for the 5-door an increase of £905
The WRX SL variation continues
with leather interior and electric sunroof as standard for £1,500 more
than the standard model.
New for 2006 is the R model
featuring an uprated 2.0 litre normally aspirated engine, taking over from the
outgoing 2005 GX. Two variants of the R are available, an entry level 5 door
model and several Sport models featuring an automatic gearbox option.
Impreza R specification:
- Power increase of 35
PS to 160 PS
- Increased range from
a larger 60 litre fuel tank
- Manual 5 speed and automatic
gearbox options available
- HID headlamps on Sport
- Sport saloon is now £16,200
(GX saloon was £14,500) OTR with 5-door at £16, 700 (GX 5 door was £15,600).
- Auto transmission option
available £1,050 extra.
For further details see
the official UK press release.
The following press releases
were made in the UK regarding the MY2006.
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