2014 Subaru BRZ Priced, Enthusiasts Benefit
The 2014 Subaru BRZ will enter its second model year with a price bump, but one that won't deter enthusiasts looking to get behind the wheel of the automaker's budding star. From the early phases of its co-development with the Scion FR-S, the Subaru BRZ was meant to be an accessible, fun sports car. A price increase of only $100 will emphasize that accessibility. The 2014 Subaru BRZ is available in two trims: a Premium trim that comes with the standard six-speed manual transmission only; and a top-of-the-line Limited trim, available with the manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Regardless of trim or transmission, the 2014 Subaru BRZ will be powered by the same 2.0-liter, four-cylinder "boxer" engine as last year, capable of 200 horsepower. Since its debut--and perhaps before--speculation has been circling as to whether or not Scion and Subaru would add another, more powerful variant. Scion has admitted that it is testing a variety of options, including adding a turbocharger, replacing the 2.0-liter engine with a larger 2.5-liter version, or using a hybrid system that pulls additional power from an electric motor and battery pack. It appears Subaru will also make a more powerful STI version, set to debut next year. The 2014 Subaru BRZ Premium with the six-speed manual transmission will start at $26,390 after delivery, while the same transmission with the Limited trim will begin at $28,390. If you prefer an automatic transmission, add another $1,100, to give you a starting price of $29,490. Wondering what the higher price of the Limited trim gives you? Fog-lights and a body-colored trunk spoiler on the outside. On the inside, there are a number of upgrades, including dual-zone automatic climate control instead of manual air conditioning controls. The seats also get a dual-mode heating function, and are dressed with Alcantara inserts and leather bolsters, and the front door courtesy lights illuminate when the doors are open. A full security system also upgrades the engine immobilizer feature that is standard on all BRZ models. Source: Subaru
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