2019 Subaru BRZ Specs, Release Dates, Prices

2019 Subaru BRZ Overview

Subaru America introduced the new 2019 BRZ model line that offers updated STARLINK In-Vehicle Technology as well as a special edition Series.Gray in Cool Gray Khaki with unique exterior and interior trim. The fun to drive sport coupe will be offered in three trim levels: Premium, Limited and new Series.Gray when it arrives at retailers this fall.

The 2019 Subaru BRZ Series.Gray is the latest in a series of limited-edition BRZ models. The Series.Gray is immediately recognizable by its striking exterior color, unique black 17-inch alloy wheels, black exterior badges and black foldable exterior mirrors.

New for the Limited trim is the updated 7.0-inch Multimedia Navigation system which now includes over-the-air updates through Wi-Fi. Additional new features for the system include “Tune Mix” which mixes songs from music channels stored as presets and “Sports Flash” which provides information and updates on pre-selected sports teams.

ENGINE SPECIFICATION

The Subaru BRZ, renowned for its ultra-low center of gravity and precision handling, is powered by a 205 hp, 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER engine, six-speed close-ratio manual transmission and TORSEN limited-slip differential (optional automatic transmission model has 200 hp). The BRZ is designed with 2+2 seating and fold-down rear seatback to give the coupe everyday practicality and comfort.

4-CYLINDER, HORIZONTALLY OPPOSED (SUBARU BOXER), DIE-CAST ALUMINUM ALLOY CYLINDER BLOCK

Displacement

1,998 cc (122 cu. in.)

Bore x Stroke

86 mm x 86 mm (3.39 x 3.39 in.)

Compression ratio

12.5:1

Fuel/Induction

Direct and port fuel injection with multi-spray injectors, Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system

Horsepower

205 hp @ 7,000 rpm (Automatic trans.: 200 hp @ 7,000 rpm)

Torque

156 lb.-ft. @ 6,400 rpm (Automatic trans.: 151 lb.-ft. @ 6,400 rpm)

Valvetrain

Chain driven double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder, Subaru Dual Active Valve Control System variable valve timing on intake and exhaust camshafts

Fuel requirement

Premium, 93 AKI

Ignition

Direct with iridium tipped spark plugs

Drivetrain

Rear-wheel drive with Torsen limited-slip differential

Transmission type

Standard: 6-speed manual

Optional (for Limited): 6-speed automatic with manual shift mode, downshift blipping control and steering wheel paddle shifters

Stability/traction control

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with traction control system (TCS); multi-mode switch with Track mode and TCS Off switch

Fuel economy (mpg)

Manual: 21 city/29 highway/ 24 combined

Automatic: 24 city/33 highway/ 27 combined

Chassis

Unitized body construction with Ring-shaped Frame Reinforcement structure

Suspension

4-wheel independent

Performance Package & Series.Gray: SACHS performance dampers

Front

MacPherson-type struts; lower L-arms, coil springs, stabilizer bar, strut tower brace and anti-dive geometry

Rear

Double-wishbone type with coil springs, stabilizer bar and anti-lift geometry

Brakes

Power assisted 4-wheel disc with standard 4-channel / 4-sensor ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist

Front

11.6 in. ventilated disc, dual-piston calipers

Performance Package: 12.8 in BREMBO ventilated disc, 4-piston calipers

Rear

11.4 in. ventilated disc, single-piston calipers

Performance Package: 12.4 in BREMBO ventilated disc, 2-piston calipers

Steering

Rack-and-pinion with electric power assist

Ratio

13.12:1

Turns, lock-to-lock

2.48

Turning circle

35.4 ft.

Wheels

Premium and Limited: 17 in. x 7.0 in. aluminum alloy: black with machine finish

Performance Package: 17 in. x 7.5 in. aluminum alloy: dark gray finish

Series.Gray: 17 in. x 7.5 in. aluminum alloy: black finish

 

TRIM LEVELS & PRICING

The 2019 Subaru BRZ Premium trim’s long list of standard features includes LED headlights, rear vision camera, power door locks, power side mirrors, power windows with auto-up/auto-down feature, remote keyless entry and engine immobilizer. Standard Welcome Lighting provides better nighttime visibility when approaching or exiting the vehicle. All trim levels now come standard with dual USB ports in the dash.

Inside, black upholstery with contrasting red stitching is adorned throughout the cabin including leather-trimmed door panels, center dash, shifter boot and parking brake lever. The leather-wrapped steering wheel integrates control switches for audio, cruise control and Bluetooth. In all BRZ trim levels, Incline Start Assist holds the vehicle momentarily in position while the driver accelerates, to prevent roll back on an incline.

The 2019 Subaru BRZ Limited adds LED fog lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, and Keyless Access with Push-Button Start. Front seats on the Limited trim are upholstered with Alcantara inserts and leather bolsters, and standard dual-mode heated front seats feature the BRZ logo embroidered in red on the seatbacks. A full security system augments the standard engine immobilizer. Other amenities standard on the Limited include front door courtesy lights and an illuminating vanity mirror for both driver and front passenger sun visors.

Also standard on the Limited is a 4.2-inch color combination meter positioned next to the tachometer featuring vehicle performance data including lateral-g, accelerator pedal position, braking force, steering angle, oil and coolant temperatures and battery voltage. An integrated stopwatch function can be used for recording track lap times.

Subaru offers a Performance Package for drivers who demand even more from a sports car. The Performance Package is available for the Limited trim with manual transmission. The brake system is upgraded to Brembo four-piston calipers and rotors on the front and dual- piston calipers and rotors on the rear. SACHS Performance shock absorbers are added to all four corners for improved ride and corning stability. Also included in the package are unique 17-inch x 7.5-inch aluminum alloy wheels in high luster dark gray.

The 2019 Subaru BRZ Series.Gray is based on the Limited model equipped with 6-speed manual transmission and Performance Package. The BRZ Series.Gray comes in Cool Gray Khaki with 17-inch black-finish alloy wheels, foldable exterior power mirrors with Crystal Black Silica finish and black BRZ and SUBARU badging.

The cabin of the special edition BRZ features an exclusive combination meter visor and upper interior door trim in Grand Luxe with red stitching, and the day/night mirror uses a frameless design. A total of 250 BRZ Series.Gray will be produced for the 2019 model year.

SUBARU STARLINK In-Vehicle Technology provides hands-free connectivity and entertainment through the vehicle’s multimedia or navigation system. Both STARLINK Multimedia systems for BRZ offer a high-resolution touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, AM/FM stereo, SiriusXM All Access Radio (4-month free subscription) and HD Radio as standard. The 2019 Subaru BRZ Premium is equipped with the 6.2-inch Multimedia system that includes 6.2-inch high resolution touchscreen, single-disc in-dash CD player and eight speakers. The multimedia system also offers smartphone integration with Pandora, Aha, iHeart Radio and Stitcher.

Standard for the BRZ Limited is the STARLINK 7.0-inch Multimedia Navigation system with 7- inch high-resolution touchscreen, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and STARLINK cloud applications, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link (subscriptions required), Near Field Communication, voice activated controls for phone and text, and voiced activated navigation.

MSRP for all 2019 Subaru BRZ models is as follow

Model/Trim

Transmission

MSRP + destination and delivery ($885)

BRZ Premium

6MT

$26,680

BRZ Limited

6MT

$29,530

BRZ Limited

6AT

$30,630

BRZ Series.Gray

6MT

$31,025

Performance Package – Limited

6MT

$1,195

 

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