The Subaru BRZ gets slightly updated for 2016

Subaru recently rolled out some slight updates for the BRZ for the 2016 model year.

Priced at a still rather affordable $25,395, Subie’s premiere sports coupe project with Toyota gains a standard rear-view camera on its 6.2-inch Starlink infotainment arrangement with all the bells and whistles typically associated with most systems of today.

In addition to the updated system, it also gains a series of apps to help you throughout your day, such as a calendar, news and weather updates, iHeartRadio, and a few others. So basically, Starlink is a tablet for your that you just can’t remove and use like a tablet.

Otherwise, the BRZ remains rather unchanged for the 2016 model year with the same 2.0L flat-four with 200hp and 151 lb-ft of twist.

For the press blast, if you must, head on after the jump. And nope, still no word on a high-performance STI verison. Sorry to disappoint.

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SUBARU ANNOUNCES PRICING ON 2016 BRZ® MODELS

 – SUBARU STARLINK™6.2”Multimedia System standard across all lines

– Priced $300 lower than previous model year

– Rear Vision Camera now standard

Cherry Hill, N.J. –  Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the 2016 BRZ line. Starting at $25,395, the BRZ, powered by a 200-horsepower 2.0-liter BOXER engine, marks a return to the fundamentals of sports car design, emphasizing low vehicle weight, an ultra-low center of gravity and precision steering. 

Available in Premium or Limited trim, BRZ models boast performance features, such as the sport-tuned suspension with front strut brace and TORSEN limited-slip differential. 

For 2016, the BRZ receives the SUBARU STARLINK 6.2” Multimedia System with a 6.2-in. single-touch gesture display, AM/FM stereo with HD Radio®, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Radio Data Broadcast System, single-disc CD player, Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, iPod® control, iTunes® Tagging, a USB port and an auxiliary input jack. Smartphone integration features Aha™ and Pandora®, along with STARLINK cloud applications iHeartRadio®, Stitcher, Calendar, Music Player, News and Weather. New for 2016, the BRZ receives standard rear vision camera.

Limited trim models receive a body-color trunk spoiler, fog lights and Alcantara trimmed interior and Keyless Access. The seats are upholstered with Alcantara inserts and leather bolsters. 6-speed manual BRZ Limited models begin at $27,395, down $300 from the previous model year. An optional 6-speed Electronic Direct-Control automatic transmission priced at $28,495 and offers steering wheel paddle-shift controls.

The BRZ Limited substitutes a dual-zone automatic climate control for the Premium model’s manual HVAC system, and its standard All-Weather Package includes dual-mode heated front seats and heated side mirrors. In the Limited, the dual visor vanity mirrors are illuminated, and front door courtesy lights illuminate when the doors are opened. 

2016 BRZ models will begin arriving in dealerships this Fall.

– By: Chris Chin


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