The Subaru WRX is a pure performance pedigree that delivers power and control in equal measures. It demands and delivers the best with the choice of a six-speed manual transmission or Sports Lineartronic™ Transmission (SLT) – a first for this new generation model.
The short-stroke of the six-speed transmission enhances driveability over a wide range of conditions but is particularly advantageous on winding and hilly country roads.
Sports Lineartronic™ Transmission (SLT)
The Sports Lineartronic™SLT transmission has been optimised for the higher torque output of the 2.0-litre DIT engine.
It’s lightweight, compact and designed to suit the new generation engine and chassis. It is also equipped with a wide gear ratio coverage range to improve acceleration and fuel efficiency.
Among the highlights of this transmission is the high performance eight-speed mode.
Eight Speed Mode
When SI-Drive sports sharp (S#) is engaged the transmission operates with an eight step shift pattern similar to a conventional automatic transmission to provide a crisper sports driving performance.
Using the paddle shifts in manual mode allows drivers to progress through eight gear ratios with rapid shifting to provide a similar effect to an eight-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) transmission with full engine braking for a true sports driving style.