Subaru BRZ enhanced for 2017
Now standard on all models is Incline Start Assist. This system holds the vehicle momentarily in position while the driver accelerates to prevent roll back on an incline.
Subaru has announced a comprehensive update to the 2017 BRZ including improved handling, increased performance, more aggressive styling and new convenience features.
The BRZ, known for its ultra-low center of gravity and precision handling, offers several updates to increase its performance on the track and open roads.
For improved responsiveness, stability and comfort, BRZ receives updated coil springs and dampers as well as a larger rear stabilizer bar.
Additional reinforcements to the chassis were added to the strut tower braces, transmission cross-member plate and the rear wheel housings to increase BRZ’s rigidity.
The stability control system thresholds are raised to further improve handing.
The results are dramatic enough for Subaru to change the name of “Sport” mode to “Track”.
The BRZ 2.0-litre four-cylinder “Boxer” engine receives several internal updates for friction reduction including new valves, camshaft and cylinder heads.
Accompanied with a new aluminum intake manifold and redesigned exhaust manifold for increased air flow, the engine output in models with the six-speed manual transmission is increased to 205 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque.
Now standard on all models is Incline Start Assist.
This system holds the vehicle momentarily in position while the driver accelerates to prevent roll back on an incline.