The arrival of the all new Subaru BRZ reveals an exciting chapter in Subaru's history. Powered by Subaru’s legendary horizontally-opposed Boxer engine, the Subaru BRZ not only looks stunning, it drives beautifully. It’s the Real Thing.On the inside you’ll find a stylish and well-appointed interior and under the bonnet the 2.0-litre four cylinder Subaru Boxer engine features direct injection technology that delivers an unmistakable throaty engine roar.
Discover More About The Subaru BRZ
- Engine: 2.0-litre horizontally-opposed Boxer engine
- Transmission: 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with manual mode
- Maximum power output: 147kW @ 7000rpm
- Maximum torque: 205Nm @ 6600rpm
- 17" alloy wheels (full size spare)
- Daytime running lights
- Dual tail pipes
- Front and rear fog lights
- Headlights - self-levelling Bi-Xenon with auto off - dusk sensing
- Power folding door mirrors
- Air-conditioning - dual zone climate control
- Door pockets with integrated bottle holder
- Folding rear seat - one piece
- Leather steering wheel/gear shift and park brake2
- Manual seat height lifter - driver
- Paddle gear shift on steering column (auto only)
- Power mirrors and windows
- Power steering
- Seat trim cloth - black with red stitching
- Sports bucket seats - driver and front passenger
- Sports pedals
- Single in-dash CD player featuring:
- AM/FM radio
- MP3/WMA/iPod compatibility
- 6 speakers
- Multi-information display (fuel economy, temperature and gear select indicator)
- Cruise control on steering column
- Bluetooth®1wireless technology with:
- handsfree mobile communication
- Auxiliary jack and USB connection
- Smart key and push-start ignition
Subaru BRZ Boxer
At the heart of Subaru BRZ beats our famed horizontally-opposed Boxer engine.The high revving 2.0-litre, four cylinder Boxer engine features both direct and port injection technology, producing 147kW of power and 205Nm of torque, for a throaty engine roar that’s pure fun.The Boxer engine is instrumental in achieving Subaru BRZ’s low centre of gravity and was used for its compact size and symmetrical layout. This means it sits as low and as close as possible to the centre of the vehicle, giving it one of the lowest centres of gravity in a production car.Combined with rear-wheel drive the result is a pure, fun and dynamic sports car driving experience.
Subaru BRZ Drivetrain and Suspension
Suspension has been specifically tuned to provide handling excellence, inspiring the confidence expected by a true sports car.Front suspension has been designed to produce direct, sharp response, and the rear suspension has been designed to increase driver feel for the road, making it easier to guage rear wheel grip.Subaru BRZ offers superior ride comfort and low levels of impact harshness, while maintaining sharp steering response and excellent dynamic balance characteristics due to the low centre of gravity, inherent in the design of Subaru boxer engine.Subaru BRZ breaks all the rules. A car unique in the Subaru range, with a performance driven rear-wheel drive design and Subaru’s renowned engineering soul.
Heritage and Build
Subaru has a rich heritage when it comes to engineering and building iconic performance vehicles and the Subaru BRZ is a welcome addition to our stable.It all started back in 1958 with the Subaru 360 – a rear wheel drive, two door coupe.Even from the furthest distance it’s hard to see any similarity between the 1958 Subaru 360 and the 2012 Subaru BRZ. In fact, the two cars have a lot in common.Both share a motor sport pedigree; the Subaru 360 competed in the T-1 Class of Japan’s Touring Car Championship – earning Subaru’s first piece of motor sport silverware in the process and the Subaru BRZ is competing in Japan’s GT Series.Not since the release of the WRX in 1993 have Subaru engineers given birth to such a purposeful offering, everything about the Subaru BRZ is exciting.Subaru BRZ is another member of the family, taking its place beside the WRX and WRX STI as an exhilarating purpose built vehicle - and being true to the Subaru origins, it’s all Subaru, it’s the real thing.
Safety isn’t just about star ratings – although we’re thrilled Subaru BRZ has achieved the maximum five star ANCAP safety rating. Safety also includes a raft of active and passive technologies and like all Subarus, BRZ doesn’t miss out.
- Ring-shaped reinforced safety passenger cell
- SRS2 front, front side, curtain and driver’s knee airbags
- Vehicle Dynamics Control system (VDC/VSC)
- ANCAP 5-star occupant safety
- Horizontally-opposed Boxer engine
- Subaru BRZ warranty
Given the significance of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) in the Subaru DNA why is it that the Subaru BRZ is rear wheel drive (RWD)? The most significant reason concerns the definition and full understanding of what is Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is not just about driving all four wheels! Of far more significance and importance is the low height Boxer engine, transmission and drive line all being symmetrically positioned on the vehicle centre line. Well balanced weight distribution with the heaviest components, namely the power unit and transmission, positioned low in the body for a low centre of gravity is one of the most significant design enhancements that can be made to improve vehicle handling and stability.The Subaru BRZ has all of these important attributes in spades. In fact it was to further improve weight distribution and obtain an even lower centre of gravity that the engineers decided to sacrifice the advantages of All-Wheel Drive. By only driving the rear wheels and dispensing with the front differential and drive shafts it allowed the engine and transmission to be positioned lower and closer to the vehicle centre resulting in the lowest possible centre of gravity with a front/rear weight distribution of 53:47. The effect is to minimise left/right and front/rear weight transfer when cornering, braking and accelerating to help keep all four wheels firmly planted on the road surface for better grip, sharper steering response and increased handling stability. This provides a high level of driving confidence and fun and is the essence of what makes the Subaru BRZ very definitely a Subaru.The product concept of the Subaru BRZ is very much one of a pure handling delight, driving enjoyment and excitement, and this is part of the reason why rear wheel drive was adopted. However, by far the more important reason was the desire to maximise handling grip, stability and steering response by having the lowest centre of gravity and best weight balance possible.
1. Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc. System operation ability is subject to Bluetooth® wireless technology specification of individual’s phone.
2. SRS: Supplemental Restraint System. Effective when used in conjunction with seatbelts.
Specifications subject to change without notice. Always contact our dealership to confirm the specifications prior to purchase.