/2017 Subaru BRZ Revealed with Fresh Upgrades

2017 Subaru BRZ Revealed with Fresh Upgrades

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Still refusing to give the BRZ the power upgrade it desperately needs, Subaru revealed the new 2017 model year version of the car with deep mechanical enhancements as well as updated visuals. To be fair, 2017 Subaru BRZ does come with a power upgrade, but it’s only 5 horsepower, which is kind of insulting to the fans.

That extra five horsepower has been achieved through the use of a new aluminum intake manifold and redesigned exhaust manifold for increased air flow, and it’s only for models with the manual transmission. These models also get a lower final drive ratio from 4.1 to 4.3:1 and standard Torsen limited-slip differential. If you are dismayed by that, do not despair because at least Incline Start Assist is now standard on all models!

Another important change in the 2017 Subaru BRZ – which the car maker thinks has been substantial enough to warrant a name change from “Sport” mode to “Track” – concerns the suspension. The new model comes with updated coil springs and dampers as well as a larger rear stabilizer bar, as well as reinforced strut tower braces, transmission cross-member plate and the rear wheel housings. So they have spent a lot of time and effort improving the only part of the BRZ that needed no improvement: the handling.

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As for the visual tweaks and upgrades, the new BRZ features slightly redesigned front bumper, “kono-ji” style LED, and updated fender garnish in black. All trims now receive an aluminum rear spoiler in matching body color and black finish and LED rear combination lights, while Limited versions benefit from 17” alloy wheels with a high-contract black and machined finish. Limiteds also get a new 4.2 inch infotainment display with G meter and stuff.

2017 Subaru BRZ can be ordered with a dedicated Performance Pack on the Limited model with the manual transmission which adds Brembo calipers, SACHS Performance shock absorbers and the 17 inch wheels.

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