The Subaru BRZ is the only coupe in Subaru’s lineup and the brand’s only vehicle used with rear-wheel drive. The car is extremely similar to the Toyota 86, including the very same powertrain and an exterior design with only minor tweaks to distinguish the BRZ from its twin.
2018 Subaru BRZ Redesign
The Subaru BRZ is due for its first major redesign in 2018. Although reports had floated around about the car’s death, Automotive News has actually confirmed that a new version is undoubtedly in the works.
Little is understood about the next-generation BRZ. However, it’s a great bet that the car will continue to emphasize sportiness and handling like few cars in its class. After some brief enjoyment surrounding an attractive principle for a BRZ convertible, hopes for a soft-top variant have supposedly been ruled out by executives. The factor being that such a car would need to grow in size and could lose its sporty character.
Reports about a much-anticipated turbocharged model have also reportedly been compressed by Subaru. However, enthusiasts can take solace in the anticipated release of an STI efficiency model. If the concept that debuted at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show is an excellent indication, such a car could get a specially-tuned chassis, efficiency exhaust, and different carbon-fiber aerodynamic enhancements. It’s uncertain if we’ll need to await the redesign to see our very first BRZ STI.
2018 Subaru BRZ Engine
Weighing in at under 3,000 pounds, the BRZ is one of a few cost effective, light-weight cars available today that’s rear-wheel drive. Powered by a high-revving 2.0-liter flat-four, the BRZ is rated at 205 hp and 156 lb-ft with the basic six-speed handbook transmission or 200 hp and 151 lb-ft with the optional six-speed automated transmission.
2018 Subaru BRZ Release Date
Based upon production estimates, the 2018 Subaru BRZ is expected to go on sale in February 2018. Based on our analysis, special deals on the current BRZ have actually been relatively modest, trailing similar deals on the Toyota 86 (formerly known as the Scion FR-S).