The STI receives an upgraded suspension.
Fans of both the Subaru WRX and WRX STI will soon have a new special edition trim available when the 2019 model debuts. It’s called the Series.Gray and is available on both models. It adds a host of appearance and performance parts inside and out. This isn’t new information. Back at the end of May, Subaru announced the 2019 WRX and WRX STI and dished most of the details on the Series.Gray models. What we have here are several new details and a host of photos.
The Series.Gray WRX builds off the WRX Premium trim that includes the Performance Package. Added features include Ultrasuede-trimmed Recaro seats, eight-way power driver’s seat, JURID front brake pads, a moonroof delete, LED steering-responsive headlights, LED fog lights, and keyless entry with push-button start. The WRX Series.Gray starts at $32,595. A six=speed manual transmission is the only gearbox available.
If you want a something to make your WRX STI feel special, then the Series.Gray may be right for you. On the outside, the package adds Cool Gray Khaki paint, exclusive Crystal Black Silica badging, foldable exterior mirror, and 19-inch alloy wheels with a black finish. The Brembo brakes have a silver finish with a black STI logo. Inside, black Ultrasuede with carbon black leather bolster and Ultrasuede steering wheel with red stitching is standard. Recaro seats with an eight-way power driver’s seat are also standard. Keyless entry with push-button start is found in the WRX STI as well.
The Series.Gray WRX STI receives a few performance upgrades as well. Handling is improved with the addition of a Bilstein STI sport-tuned suspension featuring Bilstein dampers for the inverted-strut front suspension and double wishbone rear suspension. The WRX STI Series.Gray has a starting price of $39,695.
Power for the WRX comes from a 268-horsepower 2.0-liter flat-four engine. The engine in the 2091 WRX STI Series.Gray is a turbocharged 2.5-liter boxer engine producing 310 horsepower – an increase of five horsepower over the outgoing model. Both WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray models are limited editions. Subaru will only build 750 WRXs and 250 WRX STIs with the Series.Gray package.
Gallery: 2019 Subaru WRX, WRX STI Series.Gray
Subaru Debut New 2019 Wrx And Wrx Sti Series.Gray To Enthusiasts At Boxerfest
Subaru of America revealed the 2019 WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray models to Subaru fans at the 2018 Subaru Tecnica International Boxerfest that took place on Sunday in the greater Washington D.C. area. The special edition Series.Gray models are limited production of 750 WRXs and 250 WRX STIs. Both models will begin arriving at Subaru retailers this fall.
The WRX is available exclusively with the 6-speed manual transmission. The model’s exterior is painted in Cool Gray Khaki and comes with exclusive Crystal Black Silica badging and foldable exterior mirrors as well as 18-inch alloy wheels with black finish. The Series.Gray WRX is based on the WRX Premium that includes the Performance Package with Ultrasuede-trimmed Recaro seats, 8-way power driver’s seat, JURID front brake pads and moonroof delete. It also adds LED Steering Responsive Headlights, LED fog lights and Keyless Access with Push-Button Start. The WRX Series.Gray is priced at $32,595.
The limited production WRX STI Series.Gray offers Cool Gray Khaki exterior, exclusive Crystal Black Silica badging and foldable exterior mirrors as well as 19-inch alloy wheels with black finish. The Brembo® brake calipers come in silver finish with black STI logo. The interior features black Ultrasuede with Carbon Black Leather bolster and Ultrasuede steering wheel with red stitching. Handling for the WRX STI Series.Gray is upgraded with a unique Bilstein® STI sport-tuned suspension featuring Bilstein dampers for the inverted-strut front suspension and double wishbone rear suspension. The limited edition also includes Recaro seats with 8-way power driver’s seat and Keyless Access with Push-Button Start. The WRX STI Series.Gray is priced at $39,695.
Boxerfest is the largest Subaru festival in the Mid-Atlantic area. The annual event hosts thousands of Subaru enthusiasts and their vehicles. It is a day of outdoor fun with activities that include autocross, car show, vendor stands and display cars from Subaru of America’s vintage collection.