THERMAL, Calif. — Subaru Corp.'s lone coupe, the BRZ, is getting more power via a new engine, smoother styling and a refined interior with new technology for the 2022 model year.
Under the hood is a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder boxer engine with 228 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque. The engine replaces the coupe's previous 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 205 hp and 156 pound-feet of torque.
The BRZ's new engine is related to the 2.4-liter turbo found in the Ascent and Outback XT crossovers, as well as the Legacy XT sedan, but was revised to be normally aspirated, Michael Redic, car line planning manager at Subaru of America, said during the vehicle's unveiling here. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BRZ was scheduled to debut at the 2020 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The BRZ went on sale in the U.S. in 2012 and was last freshened for the 2017 model year.