2019 Subaru BRZ Gets Minor Price Hike, New Series.Gray Special Edition

Subaru unveiled the 2019 BRZ in Japan earlier this week and now the company is following up by introducing the US-spec model.

Costing $200 more than last year’s model, the entry-level BRZ Premium starts at $25,795 and largely carries over. However, the coupe has been equipped with dual USB ports and a “rear wheel opening arch fin to enhance aerodynamic stability.”

Since the changes are minor, the BRZ Premium continues to have LED headlights and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Inside, the car comes equipped with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-speaker audio system and 6.2-inch Starlink infotainment system.

The mid-level BRZ Limited starts at $28,645 and the model now comes equipped with an updated 7.0-inch infotainment system which offers over-the-air updates via Wi-Fi. The infotainment system also has a couple of new features including a “Sports Flash” which provides updates about your favorite teams.  There’s also a “Tune Mix” function which “mixes songs from music channels stored as presets.”

Carryover items include a dual-zone automatic climate control system, a push-button ignition and Alcantara front seats with leather bolsters. Other highlights include LED fog lights, a security system and a 4.2-inch color display in the instrument cluster which shows performance-related information.

The big news for 2019 is the addition of the BRZ Series.Gray special edition. Based on the BRZ Limited, the model has a Cool Gray Khaki exterior with Crystal Black Silica mirrors and 17-inch alloy wheels with a black finish.

Interior changes are modest, but include a frameless rearview mirror and Grand Luxe accents with red contrast stitching.

While the changes are small, the model comes standard with the Performance Package which is a $1,195 option on the BRZ Limited. It includes a Brembo braking system, SACHS shock absorbers and the aforementioned wheels.

The BRZ Series.Gray starts at $30,140 and production will be limited to 250 units.

Unsurprisingly, the car’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine carries over and continues to produce up to 205 hp (152 kW / 207 hp) and 156 lb-ft (211 Nm) of torque. It can be connected to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

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