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Research Center: 2012 Subaru BRZ

                                        Introducing: The 2013 Subaru BRZ
                            B is for Boxer, R is for RWD, Z is for Zenith, as in the best.

The All New 2013 Subaru BRZ will be at Saint J Subaru from 1-3 pm on Saturday April 28th.

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Trim
Manual Transmission
Automatic Transmission
Premium
$25,495*
$26,595*
Limited
$27,495*
$28,595*
 *Price Does Not Include Transportation and Delivery Fees

See what Enthusiasts had to say about the BRZ after taking it for a test drive

 

 
 


After nearly four years of development that have produced plenty of concepts and prototypes, the 2013 Subaru BRZ finally arrives at U.S. dealers in the spring. This sport coupe will use a naturally aspirated, direct-injected, 2.0-liter flat-4 engine good for 200 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. The power is sent to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Although this isn't a whole lot of juice, the BRZ is expected to weigh less than 2,700 pounds at the curb, so performance is still expected to be pretty lively.

Key Features
The compact design of the new Subaru Boxer engine allows it to sit lower and farther back than other designs, helping to provide an exceptionally low center of gravity and sharp directional response.  Every Subaru model uses the longitudinal, front-to-back drivetrain layout in most North American sports cars.  Our experience with this configuration in our Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive models made adapting it to rear-wheel drive seamless.  Like every Subaru, BRZ features our fully-independent suspension design - struts at the front and a double-wishbone layout at the rear - to provide outstanding stability and control, couples with stabilizer bars at each end and optimized to enhance handling and feel.  The BRZ platform was developed from the ground up by Subaru engineers to enhance our signature driving characteristics: an engaging driving experience; predictable, confident handling; and a comfortable ride.  The results is a uniquely balanced, responsive and agile vehicle.  BRZ is exclusively manufactured at the Gunma Main plant in Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent company of Subaru.  All Subaru vehicles, including the BRZ, are built in zero landfill plants, where 100% of waste is recycled or turned into electricity.


Under The Hood
There may only be a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder under the aluminum hood, but it definitely has some kick. In fact, the all-new flat-4, or "FA" engine as Subaru calls it, can deliver nearly all of its 150 pound-feet of torque at just 2,800 rpm.

It's only a momentary burst of torque, though, as it falls off a bit before rising again at 4,800 rpm. It then peaks at 6,300 rpm and stays flat right through 7,000 rpm. That's where the 200-horsepower peak sits, too, and the redline is another 400 rpm after that.

Building speed down the straight, the engine spins smoothly but sounds gravelly. Even with a sound-induction tube plumbed into the cabin for added effect, the 2013 Subaru BRZ isn't going to win over any converts with the noises it makes.

When we snap the gearbox into 3rd there's yet another chirp from the tires. There's no doubt about it now, the BRZ gets its power to the ground very efficiently. Subaru says it uses more than 400 different variations of high-strength steel in the body of the BRZ to give it plenty of rigidity while keeping the curb weight in check. The result is a BRZ that came in under its target weight at 2,690 pounds according to Subaru.

Features

GPS Navigation System
Standard
Bluetooth hands-Free Phone Connectivity
Standard
Limited-Slip Differential
Standard
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights
Standard
Leather/Alcantara-Trimmed Upholstery
Available
Transmission Paddle Shifters
Available
Keyless Entry & Start
Available
Automatic Climate Control
Available


Specifications

Horsepower
200 @ 7000 rpm
Torque
151 @ 6400 rpm
Drivetrain Layout
Front Engine/Rear Wheel Drive
Layout
166.7 in.
Width
69.9 in.
Height
50.6 in.
Wheelbase
101.2 in.
Tire Size
215/45R17
Track (Front/Rear)
59.8 in. / 60.6 in.
Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Double Whisbone
Seating
2 + 2

Introduction Videos
 
Exterior
 
Subaru's identity has depended on turbocharging and all-wheel drive for so long that it's hard to imagine a sporty Subie without either one. But some compromises were necessary because the car has been developed in partnership with Toyota, which required rear-wheel drive and a naturally aspirated engine for the forthcoming Scion FR-S. The good news is, the new rear-drive platform allows the engine to sit 4 inches lower and 9 inches farther back than in Subaru's standard AWD setup.

Colors
 

                               
    Crystal Black Silica           Dark Grey Metallic            Galaxy Blue Silica*              Lightning Red               

                 
Satin White Pearl            Sterling Silver Metallic*          World Rally Blue

(* denotes an all-new color)

Interior
Inside the cabin, the 2013 Subaru BRZ features sporty cloth-covered seats (with a likely option to upgrade to a combination of leather and faux suede), a 2+2 seating layout (front seats plus a pair of small seats in back), a dash layout in which the tachometer is the central instrument, and enough room for a full set of racing tires. Look for options to include Bluetooth, navigation and iPod capability among other features.

 Premium Limited (ADDS)
    Black Cloth Upholstery
    Leather/Alcantara upholstery
Integrated 8-speaker audio and voice-activated GPS navigation systemKeyless Access & Start
Bluetooth audio streaming & hands-free phone connectivityAutomatic climate control
USB/iPod controlHeated front seats and exterior side mirrors
HD Radio with iTunes tagging capabilityFog lights
SiriusXM Satellite Radio and NaviTraffic (activation and required monthly subscription sold separately. Includes 4-month trial subscription)
Trunk spoiler
 
Enthusiasts have long clamored for a new small, affordable rear-drive sports car. If the BRZ lives up to early reports, such wishes might be fulfilled. It won't be the only compact rear-drive contender; the Scion FR-S will offer a similar experience, while the Mazda Miata and Hyundai Genesis Coupe have kept the segment alive and frothing for new blood. And while it's fun to think about an all-wheel-drive BRZ, Subaru officials have -- for the moment, anyway -- ruled it out.

Information provided above is from www.edmunds.com
and www.subaru.com


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