Subaru BRZ Generations:

2014 - 2015 Subaru BRZ

2014 - 2015 Subaru BRZ High Resolution Exterior
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  • Subaru BRZ
  • Year:
    2014- 2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    flat-4
  • Transmission:
    5-speed Manual, 6-speed Auto Opt.
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    200
  • MPG(Cty):
    22
  • MPG(Hwy):
    30
  • Torque @ RPM:
    151
  • Energy:
    MFI And Direct Injection
  • Displacement:
    2.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    6.7 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    143 mph
  • Layout:
    Front-engine, Rear-drive
  • Price:
    26490
  • car segment:
  • body style:

A 2014 price increase of just $100 is Subaru’s bow to the warm global reception given to its high-profile sports-car engineering and manufacturing bid for Toyota. The 2014 BRZ is still an all-star sports car that delivers ideal rear-drive dynamics for just $26,000.

Key inspirations obviously come from the AE86 Celica, but the dynamic portion of the BRZ also draws from the Honda S2000 and the Datsun 240Z. The Z-car reference is important: it kicked off Subaru’s 1984 Turbo Coupe, the XT6 performance coupe until 1991, the the SVX through the mid 1990s.

Only once Subaru started printing money with Outback wagons and a World Rally image did it shy away from its sports coupe heritage.

The Toyota partnership offered Subaru the dream of many blue-sky engineering sessions by the Fuji Heavy Industries’ experts as well as legions of Subaru fans across the globe. What would happen to the already-incredible steering and handling dynamics of my WRX if it were magically rear-drive?

The conversion is not as simple as kicking out a pickup truck’s prop shaft, as Subaru quickly learned when undertaking the project. In fact, a complete engine redesign was needed to adapt the engine to its new driveshaft (and this time with no center diff - long the point from which all Subaru designs originate.)

The old boxer’s legendary thirst for fuel (and oil) became problematic, so the boffins at Toyota shared a tera-flop worth of direct injection engine data with Subaru to keep the project moving. Thus, a brand new generation of 2.0-liter boxer engine was born: and this time it can be as lean on fuel as it is on weight balance.

All the good and honorable about this affordable rear-drive coupe continues for 2014, with only a new key fob design for the BRZ Limited with remote start. The big news is mainly that they are available - after major shortages and early buyers having to order their car in advance.

Updated 05/29/2014: Subaru announced today prices for the 2015 BRZ which will go on sale later in the summer. Prices will start from $25,695 for the base BRZ Limited version and go up to $29,490 for the latest addition of the lineup: the new BRZ Series.Blue limited edition.

Click past the jump for the full review of the 2014 Subaru BRZ, but this time with less drift hyperbole and more mechanical/performance/price comparisons between the auto and manual transmission options.

 

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