Last week we took a look at the top 10 things you need to know about the Scion FR-S – this week we jump to the Subaru badged version of the model known as the BRZ. Let’s get started.
Top 10 things you need to know about the 2013 Subaru BRZ:
- Between Toyota and Subaru, Subaru had the job to do all the mechanical work on their joint rear-wheel-drive sports car project, while Toyota focused more on the design.
- BRZ stands for ‘Boxer, Rear-wheel drive, Zenith’ or ‘Boxer Renaissance Zenith’ – sweet.
- Power comes from a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder Subaru Boxer engine making 200-hp at 7,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 151 lb-ft at 6,600 rpm
- Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with sport mode and paddle shifters.
- 0 to 60 mph takes anywhere between 6 to 6.3 seconds.
- It weighs only 2,762 pounds.
- Subaru is planning an STI version of the BRZ – but no official details have been released. Word on the street is that there is also a convertible version in the works.
- When mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the Subaru BRZ will return an EPA rated 25/34 mpg (city/highway) and 28 mpg combined. With a 6-speed manual the EPA rated fuel-economy drops to 22/30 mpg and 25 combined. Based on 45% highway, 55% city driving, 15,000 annual miles and current fuel prices, the Subaru BRZ with an automatic will cost you around $2,200 in fuel-expenses and $2,450 for the manual.
- The 2013 Subaru BRZ is available in two trim-levels including Premium and Limited. Prices for the manual Premium model start at $25,495 and $26,595 automatic Premium model. The BRZ Limited starts at $27,495 for the manual and $28,595 for the automatic.
- Apparently, the United States will only get 6,000 units of the BRZ for the 2013 model year and dealers are marking up prices by $5,000.
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- By: Omar Rana