On Wednesday morning Subaru unveiled the 2022 BRZ, revamping the rear-wheel drive sports car with a fresh new look.

But it’s not just a cosmetic upgrade, there’s a lot to be excited about with this new car. Here are 10 things you need to know about the new BRZ

1) It goes on sale in fall 2021

Subaru says the new BRZ will go on sale in the fall next year.

Production will take place at Subaru’s Gunma, Japan assembly plant.

2) There will be 2 trim levels to choose from

When you go to purchase the 2022 BRZ there will only be two trim levels to choose from, Premium and Limited.

Subaru has yet to release the official pricing but the new car could be similarly priced as the old one.

3) There’s a new Boxer engine

Subaru has replaced the BRZ’s old 2.0-liter flat four with a new 2.4-liter engine.

Despite rumors of a turbocharger the new engine is still naturally aspirated.


4) It produces more power

The engine change means that there will be more horsepower in the new BRZ.

The new engine produces 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. It’s an increase of 23 horsepower and 28 lb-ft compared to the old engine.

5) Yes, there will still be a manual

Manuals might be disappearing in cars these days but not in the 2022 BRZ.

The BRZ will have a six-speed manual transmission as standard and there will be an optional 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters.

6) The instrument cluster has a new G-meter

The BRZ will feature a new digital instrument cluster. One of the cool additions to the cluster is a new G-meter.


7) There’s new upgraded tech

Along with the new G-meter there’s plenty of new technology in the BRZ. The 8-inch infotainment touch screen features the latest SUBARU STARLINK multimedia systems, including standard smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, rear vision camera and SiriusXM services

Limited BRZ’s also come with telematics and vehicles equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission also feature Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.

8) It’s only 17 pounds heavier than the previous BRZ

Despite all the changes to the BRZ, the new car only weighs 17 pounds more than the previous one.

The BRZ with the 6-speed manual transmission is expected to weigh 2,815 pounds for the Premium and 2,835 pounds for the Limited

The BRZ with the automatic transmission is expected to weigh 2,864 pounds for the Premium and 2,881 pounds for the Limited.

9) It has a lower center of gravity

With the new BRZ Subaru has been able to give the car a lower center of gravity than the old car.

This is due to how the new 2.4-liter engine is positioned in the car.

10) The chassis is stiffer

According to Subaru, the 2022 BRZ has gained rigidity through a reinforced chassis mounting system, sub-frame architecture and other connection points.

The result is front lateral bending rigidity being increased by 60-percent.