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2012 Nissan 370Z Coupe: At a Glance

For 2012, the iconic Nissan 370Z Coupe remains one of the most vibrant and dynamic sports cars available in North America. The 370Z Coupe is again available in three models, 370Z Coupe and 370Z Coupe Touring and the NISMO 370Z, which features unique performance and design attributes (please see NissanNews.com for complete NISMO 370Z information). An oil cooler has been added for the 2012 model year as standard equipment.

The 2012 Nissan 370Z Coupe and 370Z Coupe Touring are each available with a standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL) 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. Crisp handling is provided by a refined double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension.

The dramatic 370Z Coupe interior utilizes an innovative driver-centric three-layer design which groups 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.

Available technology features include the advanced Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 7-inch VGA touch-sensitive display, 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®.

Highlights of the 2012 Nissan 370Z Coupe include:

Body:

  • High rigidity body with a dynamic presence and enhanced aerodynamics
  • • Authentic Z sports car design and proportions with long hood and canopy cockpit
    • Short wheelbase (100.4 inches) and length (167.2 inches), aggressive stance
    • Lightweight aluminum hood, doors and hatchback
    • High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights and LED brake lights with distinctive “boomerang” design
    • Signature vertical door handles, dual power and heated remote control outside mirrors
    • Electric rear window defroster
    • Front fender-mounted “flashing” Z? emblems/sidemarkers
    • Available front chin spoiler and rear spoiler (Sport Package)
    • Seven available exterior colors: Solid Red, Magnetic Black, Brilliant Silver, Pearl White, Monterey Blue, Black Cherry and Gun Metallic


Engine and Driveline

  • Front engine/rear-wheel drive
  • Fourth-generation VQ series 3.7-liter engine, 24-valve DOHC V6 (VQ37VHR), rated at 332 horsepower @ 7,000 RPM, 270 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 RPM
  • Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) system
  • Micro-finished crankshaft and camshaft; small pitch, silent cam chain; drive-by-wire throttle
  • Oil cooler
  • Available electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, Adaptive Shift Control (ASC), Downshift Rev Matching (DRM) and standard paddle shifters; or 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission with available SynchroRev Match®, the world’s first synchronized Downshift Rev Matching manual transmission allowing heel-toe-like downshifting
  • Dual outlet exhaust
  • Carbon Fiber composite driveshaft

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Double-wishbone front suspension, rear multi-link suspension; 3-point front strut tower brace; high response shock absorbers
  • Large diameter front and rear hollow stabilizer bars
  • Vehicle speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Available Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD) (Sport Package)
  • Power-assisted vented front and rear disc brakes, 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
  • Available Nissan Sport Brakes with 14.0-inch front/13.8-inch rear rotors and 4-piston front/2-piston rear aluminum calipers (Sport Package)
  • 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and P225/50R18 front / 245/45R18 rear Yokohama ADVAN Sport tires
  • Available 19-inch RAYS lightweight 5-spoke forged-alloy wheels with P245/40R19 front / 275/35R19 rear Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires (Sport Package)

Interior Features

  • High quality interior with innovative, driver-centric “three-layer” design with information, operation and holding layers
  • 2-passenger seating, with unique driver and passenger seat designs and functions
  • Driver’s seat shaped to help hold the body firmly in place without interfering with shifting
  • 8-way manual driver’s seat, 4-way manual passenger’s seat with manual seatback fold-down function; available 4-way power adjustable heated seats
  • Black woven “carbon” seat cloth; available synthetic suede and leather-appointed seating
  • 3-bay gauge pods – similar to the original 240Z design
  • Tilt steering column with integrated instrument cluster
  • Adjustable front head restraints
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel with Z emblem
  • Available Bose audio system with 6-disc CD changer and 8 speakers (standard on Touring model)
  • Available XM Satellite Radio (standard on Touring model, XM subscription required, sold separately)
  • Available Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System (standard on Touring model)
  • Available Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 7-inch VGA touch-sensitive display, 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
  • Power windows with auto one-touch up and down feature
  • Power door locks with auto locking feature
  • Available aluminum-trimmed pedals (standard on Touring model)
  • Available HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (standard on Touring model)
  • Two 12-volt power outlets, three cupholders (two in door panels, one in center console)
  • Available rear cargo area cover (standard on Touring model)
  • Cruise control
  • Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition

Safety and Security

  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor
  • Seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags
  • 3-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • 3-point ALR/ELR seatbelts (driver’s seatbelt ELR only)
  • Front and rear crumple zones
  • Active Head Restraints
  • Zone Body Construction
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Vehicle Security System
  • Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System (VSS)
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Models

  • 2012 Nissan 370Z Coupe offered in two models: 370Z and 370Z Touring, along with NISMO 370Z (see NissanNews.com for full details)
  • Two available packages: Sport Package and Navigation

 



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