2016 Nissan Z news, nismo, specs

New model year will bring exciting news for this iconic sports car. 2016 Nissan Z is redesigned. Even though there were some rumors that new Nissan Z could be downsized, it is not going to happen. Car experts claimed that new model could be presented as a Concept first, and later be launched as a production vehicle, but seems like they were wrong with their predictions.

2016 Nissan Z Front

2016 Nissan Z design news

As we started announcing in the introduction, new look of the 2016 Nissan Z will be much different than ever before. With Nissan GTR ahead of it, new Nissan Z wil have to go a step further to offer new, fresh raw power, in order to compete with the rest of the vehicles from its category.

Even though the platform stayed the same, it is modified in order to save weight. Light weighted materials such as aluminum and carbon fiber played a major role in this weight reduction. Overall exterior styling is more aggressive than before, providing the customers essential roadster appearance that we all crave for. The 2016 Nissan Z comes in Coupe and Roadster variants, and both are smaller than previous ones. It has big wheels, flared fenders and cantilevered roof. The exterior design can be further tuned with equipment packages, of which the Sport one is most attractive.

Interior is more upgraded than redesigned. New Nissan Z now has better materials overall, active noise-cancellation technology, comfortable seats, and practical and easy to read instruments.

2016 Nissan Z Interior

2016 Nissan Z performance specs and mpg

Performance of the latest Nissan Z 2016 is based on the 3.7-liter V6 engine. This power unit is available with two outputs, depending on variant you opt for. In the regular Z model, the engine delivers 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, while in the NISMO variant it delivers 350 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque. Both Coupe and Roadster variants will have two transmissions, including 6-speed manual with its SynchroRev Match and 7-speed automatic.

EPA estimated fuel economy for the Z Coupe with manual transmission is rated at city/highway fuel 18/26 mpg city/highway, and 19/26 mpg with automatic. Roadster variant with manual gearbox returns 17/25 mpg, and 18/25 mpg with automatic.

2016 Nissan Z Rear

2016 Nissan Z competition

Nissan Z competitors stay the same as before. This model will compete among some of the best in class vehicles. Those, among others, include Audi TT, Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Hyundai Genesis Coupe

2016 Nissan Z price and release date

2016 Z is already available for sale. The model’s prices are different depending on trim, variant, equipments options, and on drivetrain configurations. Base price for the Coupe version starts just under $30,000, $29,990 to be precise. Nissan’s 2016 Z Roadster price starts at $41,820.

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