The official successor of the current Nissan 370Z is believed to gain a hybrid powertrain once it will become available for order.
The Japanese based automaker Nissan has some big plans for its upcoming models and one of them is a successor of the popular 370Z. According to a recent report, published by Best Car Magazine, the model in question is believed to gain a hybrid powertrain. This basically means that a four-cylinder petrol burner will be backed up by an electric motor, making the vehicle an eco-friendly one.
The unit in question might be provided by Mercedes-Benz and it might be the 2.0 liter four-cylinder one. The electric motor is believed to be found between the internal combustion engine and the seven-speed automatic transmission. Thanks to this setup, the roadster is believed to produce a total of 247 HP (184 kW) and 350 Nm (lb-ft) of torque. It will be less powerful than the current model but it will be able to return 5L/100km (56.4 mpg UK / 47 mpg US), which is quite impressive for a hybrid roadster. This will be designed to appeal to Japanese and European customers while Americans will get a high-performance version, with a 3.0 liter V6 engine, also sourced from Mercedes.