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.
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
1,998 cc (122 cu. in.)
Bore x Stroke
86 mm x 86 mm (3.39 x 3.39 in.)
Direct and port fuel injection with multi-spray injectors, Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system
205 hp @ 7,000 rpm (Automatic trans.: 200 hp @ 7,000 rpm)
156 lb.-ft. @ 6,400 rpm (Automatic trans.: 151 lb.-ft. @ 6,400 rpm)
Chain driven double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder, Subaru Dual Active Valve Control System variable valve timing on intake and exhaust camshafts
Premium, 93 AKI
Direct with iridium tipped spark plugs
Rear-wheel drive with Torsen limited-slip differential
Standard: 6-speed manual
Optional (for Limited): 6-speed automatic with manual shift mode, downshift blipping control and steering wheel paddle shifters
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
Unitized body construction with Ring-shaped Frame Reinforcement structure
Performance Package & Series.Gray: SACHS performance dampers
MacPherson-type struts; lower L-arms, coil springs, stabilizer bar, strut tower brace and anti-dive geometry
Double-wishbone type with coil springs, stabilizer bar and anti-lift geometry
Power assisted 4-wheel disc with standard 4-channel / 4-sensor ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
11.6 in. ventilated disc, dual-piston calipers
Performance Package: 12.8 in BREMBO ventilated disc, 4-piston calipers
11.4 in. ventilated disc, single-piston calipers
Performance Package: 12.4 in BREMBO ventilated disc, 2-piston calipers
Rack-and-pinion with electric power assist
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
MSRP + destination and delivery ($885)
Performance Package – Limited