2022 SUBARU BRZ: FIRST DETAILS


Subaru has advised us that its all-new BRZ will have more power, greater handling
precision and a stand-out design.

A powerful new 2.4-litre, naturally-aspirated Boxer engine fitted with both direct and port
fuel-injection systems brings improved performance. It has 174 kilowatts of power and 250
Newton metres of torque.

With an automatic transmission, power is up 27 kilowatts over the outgoing model and
torque by 45 Newton metres. For manual, power is increased by 22kW and torque by
38Nm.
It will have six- speed, close-ratio manual or performance-oriented six-speed automatic
with paddle shifters. There’s a Torsen limited-slip differential.

Two model variants, BRZ Coupe and BRZ Coupe S are available, both have LED
headlights with automatic height adjustment, Vehicle Dynamics Control, 18-inch alloy
wheels and dual-zone air-conditioning.

Active Sound Control will enhance engine sound inside the cabin for a more engaging
driving experience.

A new 7-inch, customisable digital instrument cluster puts the tachometer at its centre and
features a digital speedometer readout.

An 8-inch central touchscreen is used to operate of key systems: Apple CarPlay and
Android Auto connectivity, digital radio and satellite navigation.

The cabin is finished in sporty black upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and
gearshift.

BRZ Coupe’s sports seats are cloth-trimmed while Coupe S seats are finished in a
combination of Ultrasuede and leather-accented trim. Driver and front passenger seats are
heated in the Coupe S.

The coupe’s body has approximately 60 per cent more front lateral bending rigidity and
approximately 50 per cent more torsional stiffness than its predecessor.

Aluminium has been used for the bonnet, front guards and roof skin, helping to keep the
car’s weight low.

New BRZ’s has electrically-assisted rack and pinion steering. It has independent
MacPherson front struts and double rear wishbone suspension. The 18-inch alloy wheels
sit inside low-profile Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres.

Braking is by large, ventilated front and rear disc brakes.

Commenting on the 2022 BRZ, Subaru Australia Managing Director Blair Read said, “the
compact sports coupe has generated an impressive amount of pre-launch interest, with
the first allocation of 500 vehicles already exhausted. We look forward to sharing more
information about pre-order for the next allocation of the popular Subaru BRZ in due
course.”

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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