SUBARU BOXER Engine
The SUBARU BOXER engine powers the SUBARU BRZ to new heights of precision and excitement. We’ve placed this 2.0-litre engine lower, made it more compact and moved it closer to the driver. It’s the first engine of its kind to feature direct and port fuel injection technology, which enhances both its responsiveness and fuel efficiency. It’s a one-of-akind design that offers a new kind of satisfaction.
2.0-litre DOHC SUBARU BOXER
MAX OUTPUT: 147 kW (200 PS) / 7,000 rpm
MAX TORQUE: 205 Nm (20.9 kgfm) / 6,400 – 6,600 rpm
FUEL CONSUMPTION (SUBARU BRZ Premium) (*1):
7.8 lit./100 km (6MT), 7.1 lit./100 km (6AT)
FUEL CONSUMPTION (SUBARU BRZ) (*1):
6.9 lit./100 km (6MT), 6.9 lit./100 km (6AT)
CO2 EMISSIONS (SUBARU BRZ Premium) (*1):
180 g/km (6MT), 164 g/km (6AT)
CO2 EMISSIONS (SUBARU BRZ) (*1):
159 g/km (6MT), 159 g/km (6AT)
This 200 PS engine loves to be revved. With a high redline, a flat torque curve and 100 PS per litre, you’ll be sure there’s plenty of power no matter what rpm you’re at. You’ll have less impact on the environment, and more excitement at your disposal.
Sports Car Drivetrain
Laid out symmetrically, the SUBARU BOXER engine puts the crankshaft perfectly in line with the driveshaft for tremendous stability and dynamic agility. And the rear-wheel drive configuration allowed us to move the engine farther back and gives you precise control over your cornering attitude. We combined this agile platform with a newly designed quick-ratio steering system that’s tuned to react with astounding precision and immediacy to your input.
A fully independent suspension brings our every bit of agility and responsiveness the SUBARU BRZ has to offer. MacPherson type front struts help maximise rigidity and a feeling of direct control by allowing the SUBARU BOXER engine to be placed even lower in the chassis. And a double wishbone design rear soaks up bumps without sacrificing control.
Torsen (*2) LSD
Exhilarating precision in every corner—that’s what sets a SUBARU BRZ apart. An advanced Torsen limited-slip differential—the same type of LSD found in the high-performance WRX STI—helps you stay on your line during a high-speed turn whilst enhancing your comfort and control on rough roads.
A 6-speed manual transmission helps you get fully engaged with driving, thanks to a short stroke and superb shift feel. The available 6-speed automatic features paddle shifters, downshift blipping control, and two distinct shift modes for performance that always suits your mood.
The foundation of the astonishing handling characteristics of the SUBARU BRZ comes from its rigid chassis. The intelligent design allows the SUBARU BOXER engine to sit lower—and thanks to its lightweight and balanced chassis, this creates a lower centre of gravity that further promotes excellent manoeuvrability and stability for a driving experience that is truly personal.
Low Centre of Gravity
We challenged ourselves to give the SUBARU BRZ as low a centre of gravity as possible, because that means the most exciting handling possible. Every element of the car, from the flat, horizontally-opposed engine design to the roofline to the seat positioning, help give the SUBARU BRZ one of the lowest centres of gravity of any mainstream vehicle available.
*1 Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: according to EC715/2007-EC195/2013J.
*2 Torsen is a registered trademark of JTEKT Corporation.