AD #1873 – Subaru BRZ Gets 86′ed, Story Behind One-of-a-Kind Tow Vehicle, Why FCA Can’t Find a Dance Partner

May 27th, 2016 at 11:26am

Runtime: 8:24

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- Global Car Sales Remain Strong
- Subaru Upgrades BRZ Styling & Performance
- Ford Fusion Plug-In Adds Range
- One-of-a-Kind International Tow Vehicle
- Why FCA Can’t Find a Partner

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10 Comments to “AD #1873 – Subaru BRZ Gets 86′ed, Story Behind One-of-a-Kind Tow Vehicle, Why FCA Can’t Find a Dance Partner”

  1. pedro fernandez Says:

    A 5 hp jump in the BRZ power is a joke! If you lose weight, get a skinnier GF and empty out your trunk, you will see better results than the tiny increase in HP will provide. Oh and add a cold air intake also.

  2. MARSHALL Says:

    You tricked us – normally when you say something has been 86′d, it means cancelled, dead, done.

  3. JWH Says:

    #2 – Sean must be a little younger than us – My first reaction when reading the headline was same as Marshall.

  4. RumNCoke Says:

    I wonder if the sales volumes of the ToyoBaru are too low to interest the aftermarket in supercharger or turbocharger kits. Another 70 or 80 horsepower would really get things happening.

  5. gary susie Says:

    Your start stop tech is working very well, although i think it would be better without it.

  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    4. There are several aftermarket turbo kits vailable for FR-S/BRZ. Here’s one of them.

  7. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Off topic. Tomorrow will be a very good day in central Indiana for real TV, the kind you get for free, with an antenna. For the first time since 1949, the Indy 500 will not be “blacked out” locally. Also, Monaco will be broadcast over the air, maybe for the first time ever here. If I still want to watch racing after Indy, the NASCAR race will be broadcast, but it normally is.

  8. shan Says:

    epic fail, not having a decent engine in this thing before it became produced.

  9. G.A.Branigan Says:

    @ John or Sean: In regards to the start/stop tech,is it used on turbo’d engines,and if so,do the oems use a remote oil tank to keep the turbo lubed and keep it from burning out the bearings?

  10. islander800 Says:

    Wouldn’t an FCA partnership with PSA (Peugeot/ Citroen) make a lot of sense? PSA has indicated that they want to re-enter the N.A. market.

    Anyone that looks at, and drives, something from PSA’s current lineup could agree that they will bring new, fresh, stylish and competitive products to our shores, but the big, and costly, hurdle for them will be setting up a dealership and service network. FCA has a bunch of stand alone Fiat/Alfa Romeo dealers that are hurting for product. Why not a synergy for FCA and PSA that presents a wide range of non-German, European products from Italy and France? I’ve driven the current Peugeot 308 in France, and it is an awesome machine that gives the Japanese a run for their money.

    Come on Sergio, the French are ripe for a dance partner!