An all-new, rear-wheel drive 2022 Subaru BRZ sports car made its Global Debut on November 18 at the Thermal Club Raceway in Thermal, California, USA.
Developing the car, Subaru focused on ultra-low center of gravity, light weight, precise steering and pin-sharp handling. The new Subaru BRZ features a bespoke chassis.
For the 2022 model year, the BRZ gets more power, better styling, a 50-percent increase in torsional stiffness and an up-to-date interior.
Dimensions: wheelbase 101.4”(plus .02”), length 167.9” (plus 1.2” from previous generation), width 69.9”, height 51.6” (minus .04”).
A new 2.4-liter naturally aspirated Subaru BOXER engine debuts of the BRZ with 228 hp and 184 lb-ft. It redlines at 7,000 rpm and delivers a 15-percent growth in torque.
The carmaker offers the 2022 BRZ in both Premium and Limited trims and two transmission choices – a standard six-speed manual or an a six-speed automatic one with a new Sport mode. This mode allows for more rapid downshifts.
The exterior features large functional air intakes, a low-set grille, a narrowed greenhouse, a subtle “double bubble” roofline, bold front fenders with a large side vent.
A small fin at the back of the rear-wheel arch assists in airflow adding stability at speed. A rear hatch flows into a “ducktail” rear spoiler.
With aluminum roof, front fenders and hood, the 2022 Subaru BRZ has an estimated curb weight of under 2,900 lbs.
In the cabin, the 2+2 seating and folding rear seats create a useful cargo area. Deeply contoured bucket seats provide support. Subaru enhances them with red detail stitching.
The interior of the 2022 Subaru BRZ is focused on the driver, including a new customizable 7-inch digital dashboard and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen.
The latter features the latest Subaru Starlink multimedia systems including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, a rear vision camera, SiriusXM.
Limited trims feature telematics. The vehicles with AT have Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.
For track driving, the standard Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) traction and stability system offers the driver five different settings. The system has been redesigned for 2022.
Subaru will produce the BRZ at its assembly plant in Gunma, Japan. The car will go on sale early fall of 2021.