Significant upgrade for 2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Subaru BRZ brings more power, new styling and new features

Significant upgrade for 2017 Subaru BRZ

The 2017 Subaru BRZ will boast a healthy increase in power and torque, that is if you choose a manual version.

Subaru Australia announced this afternoon that the manual-transmission equipped BRZ would benefit from an additional 5kW of power and 7Nm of torque for new outputs of 152kW/212Nm.

The added power and torque coming from revised valves, camshafts and cylinder block, according to Subaru. While the manual transmission and the diff also gets lower gear ratios to help improve acceleration.

Also for 2017 the Subaru BRZ sports coupe (in auto and manual) picks-up:

  • Revised suspension tuning
  • Fresh exterior styling with LED headlights and taillights
  • TRACK mode
  • Hill Start Assist
  • New 17” alloy wheels
  • Full auto air-conditioning
  • New steering wheel
  • Upgraded infotainment
  • Enhanced instrument gauges
  • Cabin upgrades, including red stitching and BRZ-embossed front seats (option)
Significant upgrade for 2017 Subaru BRZ
The 2017 Subaru BRZ welcomes a new steering wheel among other tweaks.

Subaru Australia boss Nick Senior telling Behind the Wheel the Subaru BRZ is going to be better than ever in 2017.

“The latest list of new features will add fresh appeal to a car that has gained an iconic reputation among motoring enthusiasts and sports car purists seeking something that feels intrinsically connected to the road.

“With good reason BRZ has gained global accolades over the past four years and the long list of upgrades for 2017 will only bring more fun to the many fans that have made it a must-have among true drivers.”

The 2017 Subaru BRZ arrives in Australian dealerships in November, Subaru telling us they will be revealing updating pricing details for the BRZ prior to then.


  1. Article: “The 2017 Subaru BRZ will boast a healthy increase in power and torque”
    Me: Sweet… Finally!!

    Article: “an additional 5kW of power and 7Nm of torque”
    Me: Oh… I think your definition of “healthy increase” (less than 4%) is different to mine.

    • True Mark! Maybe ‘minor’ might have been a better description.

      Will be interesting to drive it and see if it and the ratio changes make much difference.

      • I’m guessing the lower ratios will make the most difference to the acceleration, but a few owners I know are still waiting for a proper performance version (forced induction, or even increased capacity) from the factory before they’re going to upgrade… Maybe in a couple more years?

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