Sunday, March 8, 2015

Introducing the Subaru BRZ

The Subaru BRZ is a compact, lightweight, rear-wheel drive sports car that has nimble handling and feisty performance. BRZ stands for “Boxer Rear-drive Zenith.” It was co-developed with Toyota, which released a similar model called the Scion FR-S. It differs from other Subaru models in that it doesn’t feature the standard all-wheel drive which has been present in all their models.

The BRZ was introduced in 2013 and comes in the Limited and Premium trim levels, which both offer a choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission. Its engine is a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder boxer engine that has a mix of direct and port fuel injection.
This sports car is one of the lightest on the market, weighing only 2,762 pounds for the manual transmission model. It is 50.6 inches high and around 166 inches long, making it a compact model, and all of these stats lend to its handling and fuel efficiency. There is an almost 50-50 weight distribution due to the engine being mounted low and close to the center.

Aesthetically, the interior is simple enough and has well-bolstered seats, as well as a central tachometer. It comes with a navigation system that is accessed through a touchscreen display. Other features include an eight-speaker sound system, a HD radio, and aluminum pedal pads for the Premium trim, while the Limited trim adds heated front seats, keyless access and start, and automatic climate control, among others.

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