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SUBARU’S 2017 BRZ Sports Coupe is on its way to NI with ex­cit­ing and com­pre­hen­sive up­dates to fur­ther ce­ment BRZ as the sport­ing driver’s car of choice. Re­fine­ments cover every area of BRZ; ex­te­rior, in­te­rior, pow­er­train, sus­pen­sion and safety, max­imis­ing driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence whilst en­hanc­ing BRZ’S heady sports car ap­peal.

BRZ’S Coupe shape is en­hanced with a wider, lower stance at the front end. This isn’t just for show, as the 45 stepped ac­cent on the bumper lim­its air­flow into the air in­take, which im­proves han­dling and ride. The BRZ’S face is fin­ished off with full-led head­lights, a Subaru first. New de­sign rear lamps and aero­dy­namic pedestal spoiler top off the rear of the car, and the wheels are now a 10 spoke alu­minium de­sign.

In­side, a 4.2-inch colour LCD multi-in­for­ma­tion dis­play has been added into the in­stru­ment panel. The dis­play fea­tures a G force me­ter, steer­ing an­gle gauge, brake force gauge, lap timer and torque/power curves for bring­ing out the sportier side of any driver. The steer­ing wheel has also been re­designed into a smaller pack­age with im­proved leather to in­crease the driver’s grip for a more en­gag­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and is fin­ished off with au­dio control switches. Fo­cus has been di­rected to up­grad­ing the feel of com­po­nents by us­ing higher qual­ity ma­te­ri­als through­out the cabin, in­clud­ing Al­can­tara and leather seats.

BRZ was built to de­liver a cut­ting-edge sports driv­ing feel, en­sur­ing that the car re­sponds ex­actly as the driver in­tended. Keep­ing this con­cept in mind, the BRZ’S sus­pen­sion, en­gine and driv­e­train have been fur­ther re­fined to fur­ther en­hance its beau­ti­fully poised han- dling.

In­side the Subaru hall­mark Boxer en­gine, the strength of the cylin­der blocks has been in­creased. The valve stems have been buffed and pol­ished, the camshaft is lower fric­tion and rocker arms light­ened. These changes re­sult in a more re­spon­sive, fuel ef­fi­cient en­gine.

Damp­ing has been re­designed to re­duce body roll, in­creas­ing pre­ci­sion whilst cor­ner­ing, as well as damper vi­bra­tion - de­liv­er­ing im­proved ride com­fort whilst be­ing dy­nam­i­cally fo­cussed.

For sporty driv­ers, the new TRACK mode en­hances the sta­bil­ity of the car and al­lows for more re­fined ac­cel­er­a­tor in­puts when driv­ing on race cir­cuits and con­sol­i­dates the pre­vi­ous 5 VDC modes into 4.

For ur­ban driv­ers, there is a new Hill Start As­sist (HSA) to help with up­hill starts or down­hill re­vers­ing.

On the safety front, there is also a next-gen­er­a­tion ad­vanced airbag sys­tem which uses up­graded sen­sors for a greater level of safety.

From Spring 2017, the new im­proved BRZ will be avail­able in North­ern Ire­land in SE Lux trim only with ei­ther a man­ual or au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. Avail­able now to pre-or­der from any of your lo­cal spe­cial­ist deal­ers — East­wood Mo­tors Lis­burn, Western Subaru En­niskillen and Gorm­ley Mo­tors Dun­gan­non.

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