The Subaru WRX S4 is here for the customers, who want a performance almost near to the Subaru-WRX which is developed by the Subaru Tecnica International.
The Subaru WRX S4 comes with a more refined, less flashy look without the hassles of a manual transmission. The customers can still add the STI Performance package and the STI Style Package to their S4. However, the addition of these packages will still have the S4 drivers deal with a car that is shy of the full-fledged STI. For those customers who do want the manual gearbox of the STI, a limited version of the WRX S4 tS will be released by Subaru’s STI division. The WRX S4 tS will be similar to the WRX STI but will have a transmission that will be continuously variable.
The Engine Details
The WRX S4 tS comes with the same turbocharged flat-four power train, which has a capacity of 2.0 liters. The tS is accommodated with an oil cooler along with the S4’s CVT. The exhaust and intake parts have been modified which is claimed to enhance the 300 hp acceleration of the sedan by a near 10 percent. The other features that enhance the tS’s majestic abilities include the strut tower brace, four-piston front brakes from Brembo, front suspension with adjustable damping, and an all-wheel-drive system which is torque vectored.
Spotting a WRX S4 tS should be very easy on the streets of Japan, and all the credit goes to the 19-inch BBS wheels, the front spoiler which is very apparent, and the red stripes on the rear bumper and on the body framework. However, the customers who want to gather more attention to their car and themselves can also opt for the extra NBR Challenge package which costs 300,000 Yen (approx. $2920). The package has been introduced to honor Subaru’s classic win at the Nürburgring 24-hour endurance races in 2015 and 2016. The NBR Challenge package also adds a whopping rear wing to the trunk lid of the car and comes with 19-inch BBS wheels that are painted in black.
On the inside, the front seats are embraced by a set of Recaro seats from STI, while the speedometer is a tS-exclusive version from STI. The NBR Challenge package also includes the standard EyeSight safety system of Subaru and the steering wheel comes wrapped in microsuede.
The Subaru WRX S4 tS model by STI will be available for sale from October 4th, 2016 in Japan through March 12th, 2017. The starting price of the sedan will be 4,600,000 Yen (approx. $44,725) without including the consumption tax of Japan. Frankly speaking, this car has been built for the Japanese car market and there is no reason to be unhappy that is not coming out to the other countries. However, the only reason to be happy will be if the gorgeous BBS wheels are out, along with the U.S. spec WRX STI, and the intimidating front splitter to the manual-only versions.