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2013 Subaru BRZ Philadelphia
A totally new sport coupe from Subaru goes on sale next spring. Unveiled at the November 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, the 2013 Subaru BRZ touts a low profile, sexy design and a very attainable price. The 2.0-liter makes 200 horsepower and 151 pounds-feet of torque and features a fuel system that combines direct and port injection. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. The low-slung motor allows for lower dimensions everywhere, including the hood, roofline and seats. Suspension and tuning on the BRZ is unlike anything else in the Subaru lineup. Though many elements were based loosely on the Impreza, the BRZ's suspension is collectively unique. Specifically, the rear suspension was modified to accept the BRZ's rear differential. Subaru's new coupe is gifted with exceptional balance and clairvoyant reflexes.
Driving Impressions of the '13 Subaru BRZ
The 2.0-liter makes 200 horsepower and 151 pounds-feet of torque and features a fuel system that combines direct and port injection. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. The engine drives the rear wheels through a choice of two Aisin six-speed transmissions, one a manual, the other a conventional planetary automatic with manual actuation via steering wheel-mounted paddles.Front suspension is MacPherson strut, while the rear gets a complex multilink setup. Brakes are disc all around.
Interior Features of the '13 Subaru BRZ
There's seating for four inside the BRZ. The sports seats will be designed to offer a lowered sitting position and the steering wheel will be smaller to achieve sports car maneuverability. The dashboard and overall layout is driver-focused with a tachometer in the middle of the gauge cluster for easy viewing of the engine's vitals. The tachometer also houses a digital speedometer, though there's still a traditional analog speedometer to the left.
Exterior Features of the '13 Subaru BRZ
The entire car has been designed in order to deliver "an ultra-low center of gravity package." The package starts off with a low hood design featuring Subaru's six-star ornament, a hexagon-shaped lower grille, long, slit-looking headlights, shapely fender flares, projecting rear wheel arches, a specially designed C-pillar shape, rear glass inclination, and trunk lid layout. The back of the BRZ comes sporting integrated exhaust tips and revised tail-lamps. An aluminum hood helps keep weight down, and the center of gravity is claimed to be one of the lowest of any production car.
Two trim levels, Premium and Limited, will be available. Standard features include cloth upholstery and the same GPS system found in the Impreza. Premium models will cost about the same as a base WRX and come with HID headlamps, limited-slip diff, navigation, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity. Leather and Alcantara trim will be among the options.
This car is one that will turn heads and one that you will be glad to drive in. The car delivers good power, nice acceleration, a good, comfortable ride and a nice interior/exterior. If you need a new car, be sure to check out the 2013 Subaru BRZ. For more information on the 2013 Subaru BRZ, click here.