2016 Nissan Z Release Date, Price, Specs, Engine – The new 2016 Nissan Z will definitely be the 7th generation of Nissan’s iconic sports car. Despite industry rumors of a 240Z reboot, a trimmed Z is by any means unlikely, as the automaker does not have the appropriate architecture to redesign the new Z into a less expensive, lighter sports car akin to the Subaru BRZ/FR-S twins.
Buyers should, however expect a concept car appearing in the next one and a half years to indicate the preferred design direction. It is a known fact that the Z line-up coupes and convertibles from Nissan have always featured a RWD, sporty styling, and a 6-cylinder power.
The designers of the Nissan Z have mainly focused their brains on providing better handling and performance other than cruising and comfort. A strong engine matched by a strong grip will certainly help the Nissan 370Z cruise through corners with authority.
Unfortunately, the vehicle will not have much cargo space, and Z’s large tires and subtle noise insulation will result in a noisy driving experience. For 2016, the automaker has added some features that will work jointly in order to reduce the noise, they include; Active Noise Control and Active Sound Enhancer.
The aforesaid features will be added to all models that will come equipped with Bose audio system. According to Nissan, the ANC is geared towards ensuring the undesirable low frequency engine noise is greatly diminished, while the ASE is meant to make the engine sound a bit sporty.
2016 Nissan Z Interior & Exterior Review
The interior of the upcoming new Nissan Z is spacious enough to fit everyone comfortable despite being a small sports car. The designers of this amazing vehicle ensured that it is adorned with high quality sporty materials.
Despite the internet buzzing with speculations about the forthcoming vehicle, the exact details are still missing at the moment. However, judging from the successes we’ve had in the past through making the right predictions, we will most certainly provide you with what industry pundits have in mind concerning the new 2016 Nissan Z.
In overall, the 2016 Nissan 370Z sports will be available as either a soft-top convertible (Roadster – Z35) or a hatchback coupe. The coupe will come in different trim levels: Base, Touring, Sport Tech, Sport, Nismo, and Nismo Tech. the Roadster will only be sold as Touring, Base, and Touring Sport trims.
Moving on, the new 2016 Nissan Z will come with lots of features which will include 18” wheels and summer performance tires, LED running lights, bi-xenon headlights, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, leather wrapped tilt-only steering wheels, Bluetooth phone connectivity, automatic climate control, auxiliary audio jack and four speaker sound system.
As for the 370Z Nismo coupe, buyers should expect upgraded versions of the Sport trim’s performance specs which include the exclusive sport-tuned suspension and special brake fluid and hoses. The Nismo will come equipped with these features:
Suede trimmed steering wheel and leather/simulated-suede Recaro manual sports seats. Also, the vehicle will spot unique aerodynamic body pieces.
Engine Specs – 2016 Nissan Z
Under the hood of the new vehicle will be a selection of engines. The base engine will derive its inspiration from Mercedes-Benz, it will be a 2.0L turbocharged engine with seven speed auto transmission system.
With this engine comes an output if around 210 hp and 260 pounds of torque. The top of the range model, on the other hand, will come with a 3.0L turbocharged V6 capable of yielding up to 350 hp. No confirmation has been made on whether the vehicle will come with either a 6-speed or 7 speed transmission systems.
Wheelbase: 100.4 in
Length: 167.5 in
Width: 72.6 in
Passenger volume: 52 ft³
Cargo volume: 7 ft³
Curb weight: 3308 lb
Top Speed: 157 mph
0-60: 5.1 sec
MPG: 18/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Price & Release Date of the New 2016 Nissan Z
As we linger in the hope of confirmations of what to expect from the intricately designed Nissan Z, one thing is for sure certain: the new vehicle will definitely be in dealership stores before the fall of the year. The new 2016 Nissan Z will be made available with an MSRP of around 33,000 USD.
The price is inexpensive considering the price tag of Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, and Audi TT. Also, we should be certain that the vehicle will come with a completely revamped design that is lighter.