2017 Subaru BRZ – sports car on a budget


For the first time before a wide audience of sports rear-wheel drive coupe Subaru BRZ appeared in the winter of 2011 at the auto show in Tokyo.

2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Subaru BRZ Release date

The updated model will be out by the end of fall 2017. More than a year will be spent on tests and refinement.

Release date: late 2017

2017 Subaru BRZ redesign

2017 Subaru BRZ Redesign

The Japanese have tried to be original by selecting a new Subaru BRZ from one of their models a unique design style. The swiftness of the body of the athlete adds long hood with domed roof. Headlights teardrop-shaped as if flowing from the hood under the action of a strong head wind.

Main light in each lamp is enclosed in parenthesis of running lights-led, headlights with xenon headlights. On the bottom edge of the bumper spoiler is placed, consisting entirely of broken lines. The Central part of the bumper is occupied by the air intake in the form of a trapezoid, and the sides are in perfect spots perched small fog lights. Only extra light unconventional decorated: it is composed of two segments with different geometry and located on the black, with horizontal jumpers, inserts.

In front the car will get new updated headlights you might also saw on 2016 Subaru BRZ STI concept and redesigned front bumper. The rearlights also get LED elements and new design.

2017 Subaru BRZ front view

The hood of the car as if falling to the bow of a beautiful wave over the wheel arches, seamlessly blending with the wings. Relief of swollen arches looks like the muscles of an athlete and a bright accent distracting from the harmonious overall image of a coupe with two doors. Complete the look of steep pillars, rear view mirrors, smooth roofline and elegant fashioned sculpture.

Looking at the Subaru BRZ 2017 rear draw attention to the rearlights optics, similar in shape with the front headlights. In the space of massive bumper diffuser beautifully inscribed with sections for anti-fog lights and distributed on the sides of the exhaust pipe. On top of the trunk is crowned by a spoiler with small wings at the edges.

In General appearance the Subaru BRZ can safely be called balanced and harmonious, with serious athletic potential, although he is not a classic sports car.

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2017 Subaru BRZ dimensions

Body dimensions of the Japanese Subaru BRZ coupe is quite compact: 4240 mm long, 1775 mm wide, 1285 mm (including the antenna on the roof of 1425 mm) in height, the wheelbase is 2570 mm and the clearance (clearance) — 120 mm.

Width of front track — 1520 mm rear track — 1540 mm, when installed as standard tyres 215/ 45 R17 with light alloy rim 17 of the radius.

2017 Subaru BRZ exterior

2017 Subaru BRZ interior

Everything in the cabin of the Subaru BRZ is made on the conscience, soundly and efficiently, perfectly matched materials – they are all good, although not too expensive.

After the door opener owner is waiting for the first pleasant surprise: the threshold has a greater width and a stylish aluminum cover (the same material made the pedals and the area left foot). Next pleasing to the anatomical shape of the driver’s and passenger’s seats with well-marked sports grounds (deep profile, excellent lateral support). However, it is located a little low, and designed for slim people. As a bonus, a wide range of regulations (for the driver’s seat in six directions) and heated front seats.

In the interior of a compact Japanese sports car Subaru the engineers traced the general line of stylish finishes and harmoniously coexist natural leather and alcantara on the seats, leather sewn steering wheel rim, the gear lever and hand brake, , leather inserts are present on the doors and even on the side of the center console. The seams are made of thread of a bright red color — looks expensive and impressive.

2017 Subaru BRZ interior

The steering wheel is very comfortable and is tilt and telescopic adjustable, although it looks a little rustic. Instrument panel with bright red illumination complemented by digital speedometer and multifunction display on-Board computer — informative, strictly and sports. Front panel in general has not very expressive appearance, but the details hint at the fact that you are in the cabin of a sports car and make the most of it unnecessary. On hand only what you need, in the middle of Central console is radio CD MP3 with AUX and USB support, 6 speakers there. A little lower –two-zone automatic climate control unit with a handy toggle in the form of nuts. Also worth noting is the presence of cruise control, Keyless access and engine start button, outside mirrors with electric settings, fold-in and heated.

The car has the 2+2 landing formula (still have rear seats).

For 2017 model year BRZ will get new updated steering wheel with buttons, bigger paddle shifters, and the new infontainment system.

Subaru BRZ 2017

2017 Subaru BRZ engine

Local buyers will get a car with four-cylinder petrol engine of 2.0 liter capacity of 200 horsepower and 205 Nm of torque. Engine horizontally-opposed and is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The model accelerates to the first 60 mph in 7.6 seconds and a top speed that it can develop, is 125 mph. Fuel consumption according to the manufacturer, on the track 36 mpg, in the city is 22.6 mpg.

Along with the new Toyota 86, the BRZ will get small power bump from 200 to 205 HP.

2017 Subaru BRZ engine

2017 Subaru BRZ specs and equipment

Vehicle suspension is independent, it is a classic front McPherson struts and rear dual arm. Steering electric booster, the brakes – ventilated disc, there is a system of ABC and assistant braking in emergency situations. There are cars and such pieces as Torsen LSD – limited-slip differential and dynamic stability, rear-wheel drive. 200 horsepower under the hood can easily cope with the mass of a compartment in 1202 kg, that’s just a lack of turbo boost constantly forced to spin the motor up to a maximum of 6500 rpm, the sound emanating from the exhaust system is throaty and juicy.

2017 Subaru BRZ rear view

2017 Subaru BRZ Video review

2017 Subaru BRZ Pictures

Editor's rating
4.6 overall
  • Safety4.5
  • Performance5
  • Design4.7
  • Features4.6
  • Fuel economy4.4

Wonderful joint project of two automotive companies - Toyota and Subaru is more likely to stay unchanged. However, ther is a strong need of more powerful version.

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