2022 Subaru BRZ Delivers More Power without Turbo Powertrain

2022 Subaru BRZ

Every time a refreshed model of the existing car gets launched, people would expect more power. Most automobile brands achieve it by including a turbocharged powertrain but the 2022 Subaru BRZ has delivered the same without having a turbocharger in the engine.

The engineering team seems to have picked this up as a challenge that they would like to pursue and they have managed to accomplish it in the second generation model. This is easily an achievement that should turn heads because being able to deliver improved performance on the same engine keeps production costs lower. Under the bonnet, the car is still powered by the same but improved 2.4-liter flat-4 engine. Compared to the outgoing 2.0-liter flat-4 engine, the improvement is less on paper but it brings in some impressive numbers in the real world.

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While the outgoing Subaru BRZ model had a limited 205 horsepower capacity combined with 156 lb-feet of torque, the 2022 Subaru BRZ goes much higher. It can easily deliver about 228 horsepower combined with 184-pound feet of torque, making it an exciting new addition for users planning to make an upgrade. The powertrain is mated with a six-speed manual and there is an automatic gearbox available as well for those who need it. The included Sport mode allows the owner to comfortably touch top speed while driving the car with an automatic transmission.

Keeping Costs and Performance Balanced

In their statement, the people behind the Subaru BRZ confirmed that while it may not immediately appease demanding enthusiasts, they have to strike a balance. They can easily choose to upgrade the engine but by doing so, it will lead to increased costs. When they improve the engine, the car’s handling should be modified and so does the design which will come under some big changes. Subaru wanted to keep things simple, affordable and familiar with the outgoing model.

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The 2022 Subaru BRZ borrows some design elements from the Toyota car. On the inside, it is efficient and comfortable with a large touchscreen infotainment system. The engineers have also upgraded the traction and stability system. With an 8-inch touchscreen system, it is easier than ever to know what is going on and change climate controls as required.

The car is set for launch later next year and unless we have access to the vehicle as well as the on-road pricing, it may be difficult to judge its value for money. Once we get our hands on the device, we could easily deduce whether Subaru has made the right choice by using a non-turbo engine to boost performance.

2017 Subaru BRZ Trimline Variants and Pricing Announced, Starts At $26,315

The 2017 Subaru BRZ sport coupe has been confirmed by the company. All the trimline variants to be available this time has been announced. The base model of the car has been priced at $26,315.

The pricing of the base model includes destination delivery charges. Compared to the outgoing model, the price variation is very minimal. It is just $215 higher than the 2016 edition making it an easy buy for those who have planned to go for the Subaru BRZ next gen version. All the standard features associated with the model can be found in the new coupe. It includes a spacious 6.2-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth connectivity and a rearview camera for easy parking, collision alert.

The car is equipped with LED headlights, taillights, day time LED running lights, a huge rear spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels and hill start assist. To make it easy for the person driving to access the audio system, the controls are mounted on the steering wheel which also includes phone controls and cruise control. The Limited trim variant has some upgrades as it features LED fog lights, has keyless entry, push button start system and a smaller 4.2-inch LCD display. The seats are upholstered and wrapped in Alcantara leather.

Buyers have the chance to go for the Performance package which is exclusively available for the limited trim variant. When you opt for the particular package, it upgrades the car to a six speed manual transmission system combined with Sachs shock absorbers. The package brings 17-inch black alloy wheels, Brembo brakes and an optional automatic gearbox, if you like to have it. The pricing of the 2017 Subaru BRZ Limited trim is at $29,565.

The range topping variant of thecoupe is the BRZ series Yellow which will be extremely limited in numbers. The company has planned to release just 500 of these cars which will bundle the Performance package as part of the system. The car maintains a yellow finish throughout including the logo embroidered on the seat.

The model is powered by a 2.0-liter flat four engine capable of delivering up to 205 horsepower and has 156 lb feet of torque. An automatic transmission system is available as an optional choice while the base model uses a six speed manual gearbox. New steering calibration makes it fun to drive the BRZ coupe around and with so many upgrades, it looks like a great entrant for 2017.