Subaru just took the wraps off from the second generation of the BRZ coupe for 2022. The new Subaru BRZ has improved in design, performance and safety and uses a new powertrain.
Let’s start with the most important part that is the engine. While the previous generation used to have a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine with 200 hp and 205 nm of torque, under the hood of the second generation there is a new 2.4-liter four-cylinder boxer engine equipped with Toyota’s D-4S Direct fuel injection and port injection system. The naturally aspirated engine can produce 228 hp and 250 nm of torque.
Power transferred to the rear wheels via 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. Like the first generation, a limited-slip differential is standard on all trims. According to Subaru, the new engine has a lower center of gravity that can help the car to be more stable and provides better handling.
Subaru has also improved the chassis and made it 50 percent stiffer than before. The use of aluminum on the roof, front fenders, and hood helped the automaker to lower car’s weight so with 1,315 kg. The new Subaru BRZ will be the lightest 2+2 car in the United States market.
Other highlights are independent suspension on all four wheels, new lower L-arms, new springs, and new stabilizer bars. 17-inch wheels are standard but if buyers order the 18-inch alloy wheels they will get Michelin Pilot Sport*1 4 tires with more grip.
In terms of design, the 2022 BRZ has a new character with a new grille, headlights, and taillights.
The cars is lower and wider than before and there are aerodynamic items such as side sill spoilers and air outlets located behind the front fenders.
The new design continuous inside the cabin with a new dash and steering wheel. One of the most noticeable changes inside is the 7-inch TFT screen instrument cluster. There is a new infotainment system with an 8-inch screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and smartphone connectivity.
On the safety side, the new BRZ comes standard with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology with pre-collision braking and adaptive cruise control.
The 2022 Subaru BRZ will enter the U.S. market by 2021.