The new BRZ arrives at dealers in September. It’s priced from $25,495 and will be offered in Premium and Limited trims. The Series.Yellow is priced at $29,695 and Subaru only plans to build 500 of those.
For just under $2,000, you can tack on a new Performance Package on the Limited trim with the manual transmission. It upgrades the brake system to Brembo four-piston calipers and rotors on the front and dual-piston calipers and rotors on the rear. SACHS Performance shock absorbers are added to all four corners for improved ride and corning stability. Also included in the package are unique 17-in x 7.5-in black aluminum alloy wheels.
The 2017 BRZ gets some style tweaks so it looks more aggressive. Subaru also says it comes with improved handling and performance. That’s thanks to updated coil springs and damper, plus a larger rear stabilizer bar. It’s also reinforced the chassis behind the strut tower braces. There are also additional reinforcements to the transmission cross-member plate and rear wheel housings to increase rigidity. Subaru also raised the stability control system thresholds to allow the driver to experience more of the car’s improved handling. Subaru says the results were so dramatic it changed “Sport” mode to “Track”.
Other changes include a new aluminum intake manifold and redesigned exhaust manifold that increase air flow. This amps up engine output in models with a 6-speed manual transmission to 205-hp and 156 pound-feet of torque. Also, a lower final drive ratio from 4.1 to 4.3:1 paired with the standard Torsen limited-slip differential, improves acceleration on models with the manual transmission.
In addition to LED headlights and rear combination lights and Daytime Running Lights, all trims receive Incline Start Assist that holds the vehicle momentarily in position while the driver accelerates to prevent roll back on an incline. The BRZ also comes with new steering wheel control switches for audio, cruise control and Bluetooth.
A new aluminum rear spoiler in matching body color and black finish is now standard on all lines. The new pedestal design improves the vehicle’s downforce, which in turn improves stability and control. The Premium and Limited models receive a new 10-spoke, 17-in aluminum alloy wheel with a high-contrast black and machined finish.
The new BRZ arrives in September.