About Subaru BRZ Facts
1. A New Launch is on the Horizon
The BRZ is now four years old; it’s coming up for a midterm update in its lifecycle that promises to freshen up the car model in 2017. There are a number of exciting performance enhancements on the manual model, such as a power boost from 147kW to 152kW at 7,000rpm, a torque boost from 205 Nm to 212 Nm between 6,400 and 6,800 rpm and a revised suspension. The power output on the automatic model remains unchanged, but there are other upgrades to look forward to.
2. A Sharper Outer Image
The outgoing BRZ is definitely a looker, but apparently, that isn’t enough for Subaru as the incoming model has new styling. The changes are subtle for the most part, with the following features: a revised front bumper, full LED C shaped headlights, 10 spoke 17″ alloy wheels, an aircraft inspired front spoiler and a new, revised boot garnish.
3. The Interior is Revised
There are plenty of new cabin features to enjoy, including a superior 6.2″ infotainment system, six speakers, multi-information instrumentation, a new 4.2″ information screen, a mid mounted tacho, new door panels, a smaller racing style leather bound steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, voice control functionality and new switchgear. The overall effect is a definite improvement on the outgoing model; the interior feels more focused and sporty.
4. New Engine Features
We have already touched on the power and torque boost on the manual model. This is possible because the manual variant achieves a higher power output from a reduction in pressure loss and an optimised intake efficiency. Other engine changes include an increased cylinder block rigidity, polished and buffed valve stems, a low friction camshaft, optimised rocker arm pivots, an optimised fuel pump drive cam, a new fuel pressure sensor, a next generation fuel pump, revised ECU hardware and a new engine harness.