The latest iteration of Nissan's famed Z car, the 2011 370Z, continues the tradition of forward-looking design and affordable performance, though this year the prices on that performance creep upward a bit. The least expensive entry into the 370Z range, the base six-speed manual coupe, starts from $30,610, while those looking for open-top Z-car fun will have to shell out at least $37,520.
The price rises see about $400-$700 added to the nose of each coupe in the range, with the Nismo 370Z rising $800 to $39,990. The Roadster gets a similar price hike, and once again holds the potential to be the priciest of 370Zs, with the seven-speed paddle-shifted automatic Roadster Touring starting from $42,370.
Nissan's price rises for 2011 are much larger than those from the 2009-2010 model years, which saw about $60 price increases on average. The higher rises this year are no doubt due in part to the relative weakness of the U.S. dollar, as there are no major feature changes or additions to the lineup to justify the added cost.
The 370Z is still home to one of the most innovative manual transmissions on the market, however, the SynchroRev unit, combining the easy-shifting rev-matching of a dual-clutch transmission with the simple joy of an actual clutch pedal and shift lever.
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NISSAN ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING FOR 2011 370Z COUPE, 370Z ROADSTER AND NISMO 370Z
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced U.S. pricing for the complete lineup of 2011 Nissan 370Z models – the 370Z Coupe, 370Z Roadster and NISMO 370Z, which are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.
2011 Nissan 370Z Coupe
Following the total redesign of the iconic Z for the 2009 model year, the changes for the 2011 370Z Coupe are limited to the addition of RearView Monitor to the optional Navigation Package and one new exterior color, Gun Metallic. The 370Z Coupe is offered in two models, 370Z and 370Z Touring, each available with a standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine and choice of 6-speed manual transmission with an available SynchroRev Match™ synchronized Downshift Rev Matching system or a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, paddle shifters and Downshift Rev Matching.
Available technology features include the advanced Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 7-inch VGA touch-sensitive display, 9.3GB HDD Music Box, USB connectivity and iPod connection, XM NavTraffic with Real-Time Traffic Information and XM NavWeather™ (XM subscription required, sold separately), RearView Monitor, automatic phonebook download (select phones) and Bluetooth Streaming Audio, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System and standard Nissan Intelligent Key™.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2011 Nissan 370Z Coupe include:
|370Z Coupe 6MT
|370Z Coupe 7AT
|370Z Coupe Touring 6MT
|370Z Coupe Touring 7AT
2011 Nissan 370Z Roadster
The 2011 370Z Roadster departs from the 370Z Coupe with its exclusive high back seats, added structural body reinforcements and convertible top. The 370Z Roadster’s roof was designed with an emphasis on three key areas: to provide a sleek silhouette matching the Z’s stunning styling with the top up or down, to offer easy single-action open-close operation, and to provide an enjoyable top-down experience with reduced wind turbulence and all-climate driver/passenger comfort.
The 370Z Roadster is offered in two models: 370Z Roadster and 370Z Touring Roadster. Changes for 2011 are limited to the addition of RearView Monitor to the optional Navigation Package and one new exterior color, Gun Metallic.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2011 Nissan 370Z Roadster include:
|370Z Roadster 6MT
|370Z Roadster 7AT
|370Z Roadster Touring 6MT
|370Z Roadster Touring 7AT
2011 Nissan NISMO 370Z
The dynamic Nissan NISMO 370Z, a tuner-Z® enthusiast’s dream and the most powerful production Z® ever offered, caps off the 2011 370Z lineup. Once again offering 350 horsepower, racing-inspired exterior and interior styling, a specially tuned suspension and unique super-lightweight forged alloy wheels, enhancements for 2011 are limited to one new exterior color, Gun Metallic.
The NISMO 370Z’s 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine is matched with an exclusive H-configured exhaust system design, muffler tuning and optimized ECM (Engine Computer Module) control. Only one transmission is available, a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with standard SynchroRev Match™, which allows rev-matched heel-toe-like downshifting.
The NISMO 370Z also features a refined 4-wheel independent suspension, NISMO-branded strut tower brace for enhanced body rigidity and a pair of performance dampers to manage road-input vibrations and help contribute to the NISMO 370Z’s high levels of stability and performance feel. The NISMO-tuned suspension includes special springs and stabilizer bars.
Unique 5-spoke 19-inch RAYS forged aluminum-alloy wheels are mounted with Yokohama ADVAN Sport Y-rated high performance tires. Nissan Sport Brakes and a Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD) are also standard on the NISMO 370Z.
The 2011 NISMO Z® offers a number of functional and fully integrated aerodynamic body pieces, including an extended front nose, integrated chin spoiler, special side sills, a unique rear bumper and functional rear spoiler. The interior includes NISMO logo seats with black and red fabric and red stitching, a NISMO tachometer, steering wheel with smooth leather and red parallel stitching, smooth leather wrapped shift knob and aluminum trimmed pedals. A serialized plaque of authenticity is matched to each NISMO Z®, identifying its unique serial and model year designation.
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price* (MSRP) for the 2011 Nissan NISMO 370Z is:
|370Z Coupe NISMO (6MT)