2017 Subaru BRZ Changes Review

Thursday, May 11th 2017. | Subaru

It’s been a little bit of a wait for the European market but here it is at last the updated 2017 Subaru BRZ we’re here in the UK on the launch of this 2+2 coupe.

to see what Subaru have altered tweaked and ultimately see whether that same formula that made the first car a real well bit of fanfiction for his EVs really see whether that still rings true in 2017 Subaru BRZ.

they say seeing is believing so let’s start off with what first meets the eye it’s that familiar brz shape with its long bonnet wide shoulders and of course short overhang sort of half of course when it comes to sports cars of course the BRZ has its own design.

details to separate it from its 22 gt86 sibling you from bumper elements create a more sporting profile with these winged elements in the grills is also a brand new set of alloy wheels / spoke to the sea breeze. another visual change are those intricate LED headlights at the front and also the rear taillights they look really smart star jury.

the biggest visual difference is found on the rear decklid where you’ll find a new wing that now sits above the boot as opposed to attach to the littering so only does this give the sloping coupe a roof line a more aggressive flourish but it’s also said to improve airflow over the back of 2017 Subaru BRZ.

 

2017 Subaru BRZ Interior

some of the biggest changes to the latest brz are to be found inside where the interior has taken a real step up in terms of quality of materials now of course 2017 Subaru BRZ all about the driving experience and not so much about the plastics and things inside but they have been dramatically improved just along the fascia of the dashboard there’s more soft touch materials there’s neat stitching now that lines just about everything is brilliantly.

supportive parts wage sports seats not only give you a great driving position and support you really well but they’ve been reupholstered to give it. a bit more of a visual impact a big upgrade comes in the form of the StarLink touchscreen infotainment system which is head shoulders knees and toes above the old pioneer system you’ve got on highest spec models of the past.

some small but important alteration we found in the details as well this gear leaver is 12 millimeters higher so it just falls two hands a little bit more naturally and the steering wheel is actually a totally new design we’ve got various multifunction buttons on it.

but more importantly it’s now smaller another edition is this 4.2 inch LCD screen and the instrument binnacle sitting next to the century focused rev counter you can have all of your techie data come straight at you as I said this is a 2+2 so there are two rear seats they’re okay for children they’re going to be a real squeeze for adults but then no one bite 2017 Subaru BRZ really to sit in the back of it.

 

2017 Subaru BRZ Engine Specs

do they boot space is the same 243 liters under the bonnet is that same two liter boxer engine that we know and love it’s nice and low in the 2017 Subaru BRZ to provide a low center of gravity but it’s been heavily reworked it’s got new camshaft has been alterations the block it’s got lighter rocker arms and all of that just adds an extra level of refinement to an already fantastic engine now in US spec cars these tweets equate to a higher horsepower output but sadly here in Europe plane to emissions regulations it’s been pegged at the same hundred ninety seven brake horsepower and 205 newton meters of torque that said power has never been everything with 2017 Subaru BRZ.

it’s all about the driving experience drop a gear and let that baritone engine know reverberate in your ear as you snatch for another gear from its slick six-speed manual transmission it’s a very mechanical feeling gearbox and you feel very much part of the drama that’s going on.

now the 2017 Subaru BRZ has received a remotely revised suspension setup particularly examples to absorb bumps a little bit better and I have to say it does feel more composed but there’s also less body roll than before this allows the car to apply its performance with a little bit more vigor it has to be said it feels just a tad sharper than the outgoing car not massive changes you’d probably really have to drive them back to back to find the exact nuances but it definitely feels like an even more finely tuned machine in case you’re curious 0 to 62 miles per hour takes 7.6 seconds.

find some entertaining roads like this and the shocky just sort pivots around your hips it’s very communicative you feel what’s going on beneath you feels very direct you feel plugged in as a driver really nicely weighted steering enables you to have that extra element of precision kissing those apex is taking them out like some form of apex hunting sniper now of course being rear-wheel drive you twit your right foot rather than ultimate part of a corner you’ll have the back end wagging but it’s very easy and manageable to collect up it’s a pretty joyous pirate absolutely works with the driver in every scenario.

 

there’s now only one trim level available for the BRZ┬áthat’s the SE lux model and that comes standard with the 6.2 inch touchscreen navigation display dual zone climate control cruise control and the heated seats Subaru claims that this updated VR dead will emit 180 g/km of co2 nhe 36 mpg combined the old adage is of course that it’s not broken don’t fix it and it’s very much the case with the beerz this model year updates all about finessing the fine little details to make 2017 Subaru BRZ just one of the finest handling machine on the public road it really is incredibly enjoyable to blast through the British countryside in the new brz across from 26 thousand and fifty pounds.