Facing a hi-po arms race from the American muscle cars, the 2015 Nissan 370Z will make some strong moves to stay competitive for the new selling season, starting with a move that Nissan doesn’t make: The MSRP of the 2015 Nissan 370Z Coupe remains unchanged at $29,990, even with the addition of new standard features such as 18-inch black-finished wheels and Bluetooth technology.
The brand then debuts two more models between the entry Coupe and the Touring range-topper, as part of a goal to better satisfy new customers. As explained by Pierre Loing, vice president of Product Planning for Nissan North America: "By adding the two new Sport and Sport Tech grades, we've eliminated all option packages and streamlined the ordering and purchase process—making it easier for our customers. All four models continue to offer the unique combination of performance and style that has made Z an enthusiast's dream for more than four decades."
Highlighting the Sport versions is an aero upgrade with standard front and rear spoilers, which combine with the already sleek shape of the 2015 Nissan 370Z to reduce the car’s coefficient of drag to 0.29 and ensure zero lift at both ends; the 370Z Coupe and Touring remain plenty slippery on their own, however, and each has a Cd of 0.30. Both Sport versions also wear 19-inch RAYS wheels and performance brakes, while the 2015 Nissan 370Z Sport Tech edition boasts a standard navigation system and premium Bose audio.
The 2015 Nissan 370Z Touring model wraps up the coupe crew by adding lux touches like standard navigation, but Z zealots also should remember that there are more players on the 2015 roster.
For drivers who prefer open-air motoring, the 2015 Nissan 370Z Roadster opens at $41,820 with a fully automatic top and also welcomes a new Touring Sport model. That new edition ups the ante on the standard drop-top Z with a standard viscous limited-slip differential, 19-inch lightweight RAYS wheels, Nissan Sport Brakes and, on manually transmissioned models, SynchroRev Match technology for higher-performance shifting.
Finally, the flagship of the Z line will be the 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO that gets a full makeover from Nissan’s preferred performance-engineering partners. Starting at $41,990, the NISMO Z delivers near-supercar performance from a powered-up version of the 3.7-liter V6 that motivates all Z cars. Only instead of a healthy 332 hp and 270 lb.-ft. of torque, NISMO pilots can unleash 350 horses and 276 lb.-ft. of torque, complemented by a full array of performance-enhancing suspension, brake, aero and powertrain upgrades.
NISMO models also feature unique aero and suspension settings for maximum driving dynamics, capped off by a NISMO Tech edition with premium Bose audio, a rearview camera and 7.0-inch touch-sensitive VGA display.
The full pricing schedule for the 2015 Nissan 370Z lineup:
- 2015 Nissan 370Z Coupe (MT)—$29,990
- 370Z Coupe (AT)—$31,290
- 370Z Coupe Sport (MT)—$33,570
- 370Z Coupe Sport (AT)—$34,870
- 370Z Coupe Sport Tech (MT)—$37,070
- 370Z Coupe Sport Tech (AT)—$38,370
- 370Z Coupe Touring (MT)—$37,970
- 370Z Coupe Touring (AT)—$39,370
- 2015 Nissan 370Z Roadster (AT)—$41,820
- 370Z Roadster Touring (MT)—$45,270
- 370Z Roadster Touring (AT)—$46,570
- 370Z Roadster Touring Sport (MT)—$48,100
- 370Z Roadster Touring Sport (AT)—$49,400
- 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO (MT)—$41,990
- 370Z NISMO (AT)—$43,280
- 370Z NISMO Tech (MT)—$45,490
- 370Z NISMO Tech (AT)—$46,790