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Thread: Subaru announces pricing on 2015 brz® and special edition brz series.blue

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    Default Subaru announces pricing on 2015 brz® and special edition brz series.blue

    New aero bits on the Blue series, but no turbo.

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    Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the 2015 BRZ. Starting at $25,695, the BRZ lineup focuses on the fundamentals of great sports car design: low vehicle weight, an ultra-low center of gravity and precision steering. Powered by a 200-horsepower 2.0-liter BOXER engine, the Subaru BRZ marked a return to the fundamentals of sports car design, emphasizing low vehicle weight, an ultra-low center of gravity and precision steering.

    New for 2015 is the introduction of the BRZ Series.Blue limited to 1,000 cars for the continental United States. An exclusive combination of STI®-branded functional aerodynamic body design, black-painted STI-branded 17-inch wheels and unique interior trim creates a striking look for the BRZ Series.Blue, which arrives in Subaru dealerships in July. Subaru will offer 500 painted WR Blue Pearl and 500 in Crystal White Pearl exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission.

    The BRZ Series.Blue boosts the car’s aerodynamic performance with black STI-branded front, side, and side-rear under spoilers, which contribute to additional front downforce, and underbody panels that, while not seen, reduce the coefficient of drag (Cd) from 0.28 to 0.27.

    The Series.Blue also brings impressive appearance upgrades that enhance its performance image. Emphasizing the BRZ’s pure sports car nature, red-finish brake calipers can be seen behind the spokes of the STI- branded black alloy wheels. The BRZ Series.Blue builds on the BRZ Limited model and features exclusive trim and special details throughout. Its leather and Alcantara upholstery includes blue leather seat bolsters and head restraints.

    Blue stitching accents the seats and the blue and black leather-wrapped steering wheel, as well as the shift lever boot and leather-wrapped parking brake handle. The blue motif carries to the center console kneepads and door trim, accented by an embroidered silver BRZ logo on the front seatbacks. Carpeted floor mats pick up the BRZ logo and blue stitching, as well. The 2015 BRZ Blue.Series 6MT starts at $29,490.

    Handling has been improved for 2015 with revised suspension dampers for smoother motion and absorption to help achieve optimum contact to uneven roads for a more enjoyable driving experience. Also contributing to the BRZ’s handling are 4-wheel independent suspension and 17” summer tires with 15-spoke dark gray-finished aluminum-alloy wheels.

    For the 2015 model year, all BRZ trims receive larger stainless tailpipe tips, simulated carbon-fiber center dash panel, and roof-mounted and body color shark fin antenna. The BRZ Premium 6MT has a starting price of $25,695. This is only a $100 increase compared to the 2014 model year.

    The 2015 BRZ Limited 6MT starts at $27,695. The only factory option for the BRZ Limited model is the 6-speed automatic transmission priced at $28,795. Both are also a $100 increase compared to the prior model year.

    Subaru’s signature exterior color, WR Blue Pearl is updated while popular colors Ice Silver Metallic and Crystal White Pearl have been added to the BRZ line.

    Available in Premium or Limited trim levels, BRZ models all boast performance features, such as the sport-tuned suspension with front strut brace and TORSEN limited-slip differential.
    The Subaru BRZ Limited offers additional comfort and amenities. The BRZ Limited model adds a body-color trunk spoiler, standard fog light and Alcantara trimmed interior and Keyless Access. Inside, the seats are upholstered with Alcantara inserts and leather bolsters. Aha® infotainment smartphone integration included with the standard navigation system.

    The BRZ Limited substitutes a dual-zone automatic climate control for the Premium model’s manual HVAC system, and its standard All-Weather Package includes dual-mode heated front seats and heated side mirrors. A full security system augments the engine immobilizer that is standard in the Premium model. In the Limited, the dual visor vanity mirrors are illuminated, and front door courtesy lights illuminate when the doors are opened.

    2015 BRZ models will begin arriving in dealerships this Summer.


    2015 SUBARU BRZ
    Model/Trim/Transmission MSRP MSRP + destination and delivery

    BRZ Premium 6MT
    $25,695 $26,490

    BRZ Limited 6MT
    $27,695 $28,490

    BRZ Limited 6AT
    $28,795 $29,590

    BRZ Series.Blue 6MT
    $29,490 $30,285

    Destination & Delivery is $795 and may vary in the following states: CT, HI, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI and VT. D&D is $945 for dealers in Alaska.

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    These guys are smoking crack together with the bean counters at Toyota.
    Put a goddamn turbo on the thing already.

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    yeah by doing that, it will add another 150lbs to the car probably, but if it bumps the 200hp number to lets say 260hp, maybe its worth the weight.
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    Zhong, I know your car is nowhere near stock, but if was would you choose removing the turbo off of your car if you could save 150 Lbs?
    All the bean counters are doing is adding another stripe here and painting some wheels in a different color... then wondering why the cars don't sell.

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    Well, there is the turbo itself, FMIC, LICP, UICP, all the coolant/oil lines/oil cooler/bov/brackets/sensors/wirings/heat shields/vacuum lines/etc.../maybe a different design oil pan/sump/different or higher flowing water pump/different or bigger radiator/different or higher flowing oil pump/different injectors/tune....Probably missing some other hardware stuff. How about an extra 100-125bs.
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    If they priced it under $25k for NA, it would be the perfect price point. Sub $30k should be price point for turbo version if there was one. Or else people can just go get a bimmer 1 series/mustang/camaro instead for $30k.
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    My perfect car would be under $25k. 300hp, 3000lbs, MT, AWD or RWD, interior creature comforts, proper rear diff, LSD. Done. Pretty much an Evo 6 back in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure EvoIX View Post
    Well, there is the turbo itself, FMIC, LICP, UICP.... many other words... then more words... and some extra words to finish with, but no answer to the question.
    Lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Lol...
    Ooops. I got lost in my train of thought. LOL. I would not lose the turbo is the answer. Then it will just be a slow AWD lancer. Turbo is what makes the evo special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure EvoIX View Post
    Turbo is what makes the evo special
    You mean very reliable They say every turbo engine has a spirit of smoke and fire inside,once it goes out the tailpipe the engine runs no more

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    LMAO! -___- just turn the boost down and it will be reliable, but not very fast or exciting to drive. It will be like driving a turd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure EvoIX View Post
    LMAO! -___- just turn the boost down and it will be reliable, but not very fast or exciting to drive. It will be like driving a turd.
    What does that make your average Miata?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    What does that make your average Miata?
    lol. 2 turds?
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    When are the going to give it what this car is BEGGING for, more hp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Handling has been improved for 2015 with revised suspension dampers for smoother motion and absorption to help achieve optimum contact to uneven roads for a more enjoyable driving experience.
    I may have to drive me one of these with the "revised suspension dampers" to find out if it is better than my M3. The FR-S I drove certainly was not.

    My guess: still nope.

    The horsepower doesn't matter to me, what matters is a. is it fun on the backroads near my house and b. is it good enough to justify a car payment?

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