Okay, what gives Subaru!?

We originally got the Subaru levorg (not North America) as a 1.6i, auto only Subaru estate, good for 168bhp.

They’ve refreshed it and gave it a 2.0i engine, still auto only, but now only 148bhp.


Very little visible change.

Apparently the Levorg will be leaving BTCC in 2020.

Subaru will leave the British Touring Car Championship after the title-winning BMR Racing squad’s four-year deal to field the Levorg came to an end.

BMR and Subaru racer Ash Sutton took the Levorg to the BTCC drivers’ title in 2017 and the factory team has taken 21 race victories over the last four campaigns, with Subaru drivers appearing on the podium on 55 occasions.

Team bosses say that changes to the technical regulations of the series mean that it is only possible to run the flat-four-style boxer powerplant in the Subaru Levorg.

BMR adds that changes in the aerodynamics rules of the BTCC mean that the estate-shaped car does not have the same advantages as some of the smaller models.


Team principal Warren Scott paid tribute to the collaboration with Subaru which helped the pair to be regular race winners over the last four seasons.

“We have been on an incredible and highly successful journey with Subaru in the BTCC,” said Scott.

“It was a unique car when we built it, and we have taken the team and the Levorg to the very pinnacle of UK motorsport.

“The landscape of the BTCC has shifted over the course of the past four seasons, and that means that we have both evaluated where we are at right now.

“It has been a pleasure to represent Subaru, and to share the spotlight of success with the brand has been a fantastic achievement for us both.”

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