Subaru confirmed official pricing of the new BRZ sports car for the American market at the New York Auto Show. It is priced from $26,245 (including a $750 destination charge) with a six-speed manual transmission. That is good value, considering the standard kit the BRZ is blessed with. The automatic version will cost $27,345, but is anybody interested in that one?
The BRZ, as I’m sure you have heard by now, was convinced as an all-new sports car based on a bespoke platform developed jointly by Toyota. It features Subaru’s own 2.0 liter boxer engine, which at 200 hp is not gutsy enough, but it’s smooth and low-slung.
Fitted as standard to the BRZ is a limited-slip diff, which in combination with the manual gearbox, makes the car an absolute charm to drive, and five-mode driver-selectable Vehicle Stability Control system and traction control.
2013 Subaru BRZ also delivers impressive fuel economy, with manufacturer-estimated ratings of 9.6 L/100 KM city / 6.6 L/100 KM highway / 8.3 L/100 KM combined with the 6-speed manual transmission, and 8.3 L/100 KM city / 5.9 L/100 KM highway / 7.2 L/100 KM combined with the 6-speed automatic transmission.
There’s a Sport-tech Package available for the car which pushes the price to $28,245 with the manual and $29,345 with the automatic gearbox, but adds dual-zone automatic climate control for the entry level BRZ’s manual HVAC system, heated front seats as well as keyless access and start with illuminated engine start/stop button.
The BRZ comes as stadnard with a top-notch touchscreen navigation system that includes:
- 6.1-inch LCD screen
- AM/FM stereo
- Map upgrades via SD card
- Single-disc in-dash CD player
- 2-channel power amplifier
- 8 speakers
- MP3/WMA capability
- Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity
- Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity
- iPod control capability
- USB port
- Smartphone integration (iPhone iOS 4.0 compatibility)
- 3.5 mm auxiliary audio input jack