DESIGN / HIGHLIGHTS
The 2016 Nissan 370Z Roadster continues to offer unique design, performance and value of the 370Z Coupe – with the added exhilarating sensory experience of an advanced fully automatic convertible design.
Following last year's extensive number of enhancements – including the addition of the 370Z Touring Sport Roadster trim level, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System for all models, revised suspension tuning and new 18-inch black-finished aluminum-alloy wheels – the major change for 2016 is the addition of a new Deep Blue Pearl exterior color.
The 2016 370Z Roadster again features a standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL) and a choice of 7-speed automatic transmission or close-ratio 6-speed manual with available SynchroRev Match® (370Z Roadster Touring Sport only).
Three well-equipped models give buyers range of equipment choices: 370Z Roadster, 370Z Touring Roadster and 370Z Touring Sport Roadster
Once again combines classic open-air motoring with state-of-the-art convenience and exciting performance
All models come equipped with standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter VVEL V6
Fully automatic convertible top features approximate 20-second operation
The 370Z Roadster's standard power automatic latching top was designed with an emphasis on providing a sleek silhouette with the top up or down. With its easy single-action open-close operation, it provides an enjoyable top-down experience with reduced wind turbulence and all-climate driver/passenger comfort.
In the closed position, the top design imparts a sophisticated sloped-back appearance, the perfect balance between the soft top and the Z® body design. The shortened windshield and aerodynamically rounded rear deck enhance the Z®'s kinetic and dynamic character lines. When in the down position, the convertible top is concealed beneath a full body-color hard tonneau cover, which extends forward to help create the Z® Roadster's classic ''double cockpit'' style interior.
The standard black (a Bordeaux color top is available with the Wine colored interior) cloth convertible top features a fabric inner liner, which provides a quality appearance and helps reduce noise intrusion into the cabin, along with a large glass rear window with an integrated electric rear window defroster. The top operation takes approximately 20 seconds and is controlled by either a center console-mounted switch or by a button located on the doors (top lowering only). The automatic latch system secures the top to – or releases it from – the windshield header without driver intervention.
The shape and position of the glass wind deflector, located between the fixed headrest bars, has been optimized to reduce turbulence into the cabin.
Along with careful attention to convertible top operation and design, the 370Z Roadster's exterior features an aluminum hood, door panels and trunk for reduced weight. The body includes additional structural reinforcement (over the 370Z Coupe), including in the A-pillars and side sills.
The Z® Roadster's exterior design incorporates the signature Z® long nose/short cockpit proportions. The distinctive headlight/taillight treatment features an aggressive ''boomerang'' shape. The headlights are a High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon design with auto on/off feature and integrated LED daytime running lights.
Eight exterior colors are offered for 2016 –Magma Red, Solid Red, Magnetic Black, Brilliant Silver, Gun Metallic, Black Cherry, Pearl White and new Deep Blue Pearl (replaces Midnight Blue).
Inside the stunning 370Z Roadster exterior, is an interior that is completely driver-centric, with its three-layer design grouping items by how a driver sees information, operates the controls and is held in place – so drivers feel completely connected and engaged whenever and wherever they drive, top up or down.
The base 370Z Roadster features high back black woven ''Carbon'' cloth seats with 8-way manual driver's/4-way manual passenger's seat adjustments. The Touring and Touring Sport models include unique leather-appointed seats with 4-way power/4-way manual operation on the driver's seat (4-way power on the passenger's seat). The seats also have integrated heating and cooling functions – ideal for open air driving no matter what the outside temperature.
The Z® Roadster's 2-seat layout includes a deeply scooped instrument panel with a full-length center console separating the driver and passenger's seat. The instrument panel retains the traditional Z® 3-pod cluster with oil temperature, voltmeter and clock, while the speedometer and tachometer include an ''initial sweep'' function, coming alive when the car is first started.
The steering wheel is an ''oval'' 3-spoke design, which offers baseball-style stitching and large thumb grips/palm rest areas for improved feel on long drives. The surface of the leather-wrapped wheel is ''shaved'' to provide a more kidney-like shape to better fit in the hand. The manual transmission shifter is specially padded to improve the accuracy of diagonal shifts and to feel softer in the hand for forward and backward motions.
Standard interior comfort and convenience features include Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, power windows with one-touch auto up/down feature, power door locks with auto-lock feature and a center console box with a non-intrusive cover design. Other features include automatic climate control, two 12-volt power outlets, three cupholders (two in door panels, one in center console) and an AM/FM/CD/AUX 4-speaker audio system with illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls.
The Touring and Touring Sport models add a Bose® audio system with eight speakers (includes dual subwoofers) and MP3/WMA playback, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, aluminum-trimmed pedals, synthetic suede door panel inserts, auto-dimming inside mirror and glove box damper.
The 6-speed manual's SynchroRev Match® system, which is standard with the Touring Sport grade, allows drivers of any skill level to experience professional-like gearshift performance. The SynchroRev Match® function automatically controls and adjusts engine speed when shifting to the speed of the next gear position, essentially ''blipping'' the throttle to smooth out up/down shifts. This not only allows the driver to focus more on braking and steering, it improves the smoothness of gear shifts by reducing the typical ''shock'' when the clutch is engaged. The system can be deactivated with a button next to the shifter for drivers who prefer to shift on their own.
Like every Nissan vehicle, the 370Z® Roadster comes equipped with a suite of standard safety, driving, and convenience features designed to inspire confidence behind the wheel, and help make every ride better, safer, and more enjoyable.
Engage reverse, and the available RearView Monitor is there to assist you. A camera on the rear of the vehicle shows you what's directly behind you, on the dash-mounted screen in front of you. Because it’s nice to have a little back-up when you’re backing up.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS):
When it comes to tire pressure, TPMS takes away the guesswork. Using an icon on your dash, the system noti and #64257,es you when tires aren't properly in and #64258,ated.
Automatic On/Off Headlights:
Automatic On/Off Headlights respond to light conditions outside, turning on or off when necessary, and leaving you to concentrate on the road ahead.
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS):
When it detects oversteer or understeer, VDC can reduce engine power and apply brake pressure to speci and #64257,c wheels. Working with VDC, TCS can sense rear-wheel spin and reduce throttle to help keep you on your steered path.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS):
When you need to stop in a hurry, the Anti-lock Braking System pumps the brakes faster than you possibly can, helping to prevent wheel lockup and maintain steering control.
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist:
Should you ever need to hit the brakes hard, Brake Assist will help you come to a quicker stop by applying maximum braking force. If you’ve got cargo in the trunk, EBD will detect the added weight, and send extra force to the rear brakes.
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS):
The AABS includes dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classi and #64257,cation sensor. Their in and #64258,ation rate adjusts based on crash severity and seat belt usage.
Supplemental Air Bags:
Built into the front seats, two side-impact supplemental air bags move with you as you adjust your seating position. Door-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags help provide head protection for outboard occupants.
Front-seat Active Head Restraints (AHR):
Front-seat Active Head Restraints help reduce the chances of whiplash injuries to front-seat occupants by moving up and forward during certain rear-end collisions.
Plug your iPod® into the USB input and you can control its functions through the audio system or available touch-screen monitor, plus get song readouts on the digital display. You can also play digital music files from a USB flash drive or other compatible storage device—and even watch movies on the LCD screen while your 370Z is parked.
Navigate through congested areas easier with the available touch-screen, voice-activated Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System. [*] Its advanced NavTraffic feature displays color-coded, real-time traffic advisories to help you steer clear of the gridlock.
Windows up or down? It’s easy to decide with available NavWeather . The NavWeather service advises you of severe weather and potentially slippery roads that could affect your drive, as well as National Weather Service warnings and 3-day weather forecasts.
Standard Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System:
Connect with your ride. Standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone system answers your compatible cell phone even if it’s buried in a bag or the trunk. Just press a button on the steering wheel to pick up calls or dial friends.
Bose® Audio System:
Because even the most dedicated enthusiast might want to listen to something other than the dual-exhaust, the 370Z® features an available Bose® audio system [*] that is custom-engineered for the unique shape of its interior. And since it's also capable of playing MP3/WMA CDs and receiving SiriusXM Satellite Radio [*], you can have the perfect soundtrack for any driving adventure.
The available RearView Monitor uses a discreet color camera on the back of your vehicle to help you see what's directly behind you via the Information Center monitor. On-screen guidelines move along with steering input.
Nissan Intelligent Key:
Never take your keys out of your pocket or bag again. Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition is so intuitive, it senses your approach to the car and allows you to unlock the door by just tapping a button on the handle. Once inside, start the engine without ever putting a key in the ignition.