CHERRY HILL, New Jersey — The updated 2017 Subaru BRZ coupe will arrive at Subaru dealerships in September, with a starting price of $26,315, including an $820 destination charge, Subaru of America announced on Thursday.
The price reflects a $125 increase over the 2016 BRZ. The 2016 BRZ is priced at $26,190, including a $795 destination charge.
The top-of-the-line 2017 BRZ 2.0 Series.Yellow is priced at $30,515, including shipping.
The 2017 BRZ Premium and Limited models hit showrooms in September, followed by the BRZ 2.0 Series.Yellow and Performance Package-equipped models in early 2017.
The 2.0 Series.Yellow is limited to 500 units and features a yellow exterior, black badging and exterior mirrors, and 17-inch black aluminum-alloy wheels. Other details include Sachs Performance shock absorbers and an upgraded brake system with Brembo four-piston calipers and rotors on the front and dual-piston calipers and rotors on the rear.
The $1,195 Performance Package is available on the Limited model with the six-speed manual transmission. The package bundles Brembo brake calipers and larger brake rotors, Sachs Performance shock absorbers and 17-inch black aluminum-alloy wheels.
Exterior updates on the 2017 BRZ include new full-LED headlights and a standard aluminum rear spoiler in matching body color and black finish on all models.
The 2017 BRZ receives updated coil springs and dampers, along with a larger rear stabilizer bar. Additional reinforcements to the chassis were added to the strut tower brakes, transmission cross-member plate and rear wheel housings to increase rigidity.
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the BRZ is updated with new valves, camshaft and cylinder heads.
Subaru said engine output in models with the six-speed manual transmission is increased from 200 to 205 horsepower.
The BRZ's "Sport" model has been renamed "Track" model as a result of the changes.
Now standard on all models is Incline Start Assist, which prevents the car from rolling back on an incline.
Edmunds says: Performance enthusiasts in the market for an affordable sports car will find a modest price increase on the 2017 BRZ and some significant upgrades.