2016 Nissan Z

Probably the most wanted and most awaited Nissan sport car comes from their segment called Nissan Z. It already has legendary name, since it has been producing for over the four decades. For 2016, Japanese carmaker is preparing seventh generation of this vehicle. So, all enthusiasts can expect many changes for upcoming Nissan Z 2016 years model.

2016 Nissan Z

2016 Nissan Z platform

Chassis of the 2016 Nissan Z will be shared with Infiniti’s Q50. This will be the change for FM concept Nissan has been used for its Z model. Also, it will boost luxury appeal for this sport car. It is certain that engineers will use more lightweight materials, such as aluminum in building of Nissan Z for 2016. That will drop weight of the vehicle and boost fuel economy. There were rumors that this car could be reboot of first Nissan Z, 240Z but it is hard to believe that company decided to do that step. However, smaller Nissan Z 2016 is expected. It is also not impossible that car will be cheaper than before. However, that price cut won’t head Nissan Z’s cost in rank of Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ. We are sure car gets new styling for 2016, as well with new package upgrades.

2016 Nissan Z interior

2016 Nissan Z engine

The 2016 Nissan Z should remind us on days of affordable sport cars which offered a lot of excitement. However, due to shredded cost, performance suffers. Even with excellent engine, Nissan Z is far away from GT-R. What could be under the hood of the new Nissan Z is still early to say. We guess that VQ V6 is very probable, but with slight modifications. For example, direct injection should boost horsepower to at least 350 mark. Transmission system is still questionable. Engineers had to decide will they place CVT or 6-speed manual. Automatic gearbox is also in the mix with 7 shifts. Since platform is shared with Q50, it is not impossible to see same hybrid system used on 2016 years model of Nissan Z, but that is still long shot.

2016 Nissan Z

2016 Nissan Z competition

When it appears, 2016 Nissan Z will face competition in Audi TT and Ford Mustang, but there will also be Chevrolet Camaro. We assume that price for new Nissan Z will start from $35.000 for base models.

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