2003 Nissan 350Z Specifications

Mechanical

Engine

Name

VQ35DE

Cam Design

DOHC

Orientation

Longitudinal

Cylinders / Configuration

V6 w/ Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) & Molybdenum coated pistons

Block / Head Composition

Aluminum/aluminum

Displacement (liters)

3.5L

Horsepower

287 @ 6,200 RPM

Torque (lbs/ft)

274 @ 4,800 RPM

Bore & Stroke (mm)

95.5 & 81.4

Compression Ratio (:1)

10.3

Maximum Engine Speed

6,600 RPM

Induction System

Sequential multi-point electronic fuel injection

Valvetrain

4-valves-per-cylinder

Engine Cover

Standard

Engine Mounts (3 mounts per vehicle)

2 liquid filled; 1 rubber

Recommended Fuel

Premium unleaded

Emissions System

Closed loop feedback system w/ 3-way catalyst

Emission Certification Level

LEV

Exhaust

Dual (single each side)

Electrical

Ignition System

Electronic, Nissan Direct Ignition System (NDIS)

Starter

1.4KW Reduction

Alternator

110 Amp.

Battery

12 Volt

Transmission and Drive System

Drive configuration

Mid-mounted front-engine / rear wheel drive

Transmission Type 6-speed manual

5-speed auto w/ manual mode

Standard (Base, Enth, Touring 6MT, Track)

Standard (Touring 5AT) Optional (Enth)

Gear Ratio

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Reverse

M/T A/T

3.794 3.540

2.324 2.264

1.624 1.472

1.271 1.000

1.000 0.834

0.794 N/A

3.446 2.370

Final Drive Ratio

3.538 3.357

Drive Shaft

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP)

Viscous-Limited Slip Differential

Standard on all models but Base

Vehicle Dynamic Control

Standard on Perf, Touring 6MT and Track models

Brakes

Standard (Standard on all except Track)

.

Front

.

Type

Vented Disc, 2 caliper pistons

Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.)

11.65" x .95"

Rear

.

Type

Vented Disc, single caliper piston

Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.)

11.50" x .63"

Brembo (Standard on Track)

..

Front

Type

Vented Disc, 4 caliper pistons

Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.)

12.76" x 1.18"

Rear
Type

Vented Disc, 2 caliper pistons

Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.)

12.68" x .87"

Brake Assist

Standard

Brake Control

Power-assisted (vacuum)

ABS

Standard

Number of Wheels

4

Number of Channels

4

Number of Sensors

4

Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)

Standard

Parking Brake

Hand operated along left side of center console

Steering

Type

Engine speed sensitive power rack-and-pinion

Power Assisted

Standard

Overall Ratio

15.9

Turns (lock to lock)

2.6

Turning Diameter (curb to curb, in feet)

35.33

Turning Diameter (wall to wall, in feet)

37.27

Steering Wheel

Tilt

Telescopic

3-spoke design w/ air bag

Manual

N/A

Suspension

Front

Independent multi-link aluminum suspension

Front Strut Tower Bar

Standard

Stabilizer Bar

Standard

Rear

Independent multi-link aluminum suspension

Integrated Strut Tower Brace

Standard

Stabilizer Bar

Standard

Body / Chassis

Type

Unibody

Materials (primary)

Corrosion resistant and high strength steel

Hood

Aluminum

Rear Hatch

Steel

Exterior

Wheels & Tires

Base

Enth.

Perf.

Track

Touring 5AT

Touring 6MT

Wheels

Aluminum-alloy (7-spoke) FR: 17"x7.5" RR: 17"x8"

S

S

N/A

N/A

S

N/A

Aluminum-alloy (6-spoke) FR 18"x7.5" RR: 18"x8"

N/A

N/A

S

N/A

N/A

S

Super light Aluminum-alloy (6-spoke) FR: 18"x8"
RR: 18"x8.5"

N/A

N/A

N/A

S

N/A

N/A

Tires

Bridgestone Summer tires - Front 225/50R17 94W,
Rear 235/50R17 96W

S

S

N/A

N/A

S

N/A

Bridgestone Potenza RE 040 Summer Tire —
Front 225/45R18 91W,
Rear 245/45R18 96W

N/A

N/A

S

S

N/A

S

Spare Tire

Temporary (steel) Non-Brembo equipped models

S

S

S

N/A

S

S

Temporary (steel) Brembo equipped Track Package

N/A

N/A

N/A

S

N/A

N/A

Location

Trunk

Lights

Headlights

Halogen Headlamps

S

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Flush mounted, Low: xenon HID, Hi: Halogen

N/A

S

S

S

S

S

Interior

Seating

Base

Enth.

Perf.

Track

Touring 5AT

Touring 6MT

Capacity

2-seater

Sport Seat Cloth

S

S

S

S

N/A

N/A

Leather

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

S

S

Type

Bucket

Heated Seats

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

S

S

Driver Seat Cloth — 6-way manual

S

S

S

S

N/A

N/A

Driver Seat Leather — 4-way power, 2-way manual

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

S

S

Passenger Seat Cloth — 4-way manual

S

S

S

S

N/A

N/A

Passenger Seat Leather — 2-way power

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

S

S

Memory System

N/A

Passenger seat back fold down function

S

Seat back pocket (passenger seat)

S

Audio

.

Head unit and speakers

.

160W AM/FM/CD w/ 6 speakers (w/ digital clock)

S

S

S

S

N/A

N/A

240W Bose® audio with cassette/6CD in-dash/AM/FM/CD changer control (w/ digital clock)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

S

S

Radio Data System (RDS), Bose only

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

S

S

Bose AudioPilot™ noise-compensation, Bose only

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

S

S

DVD navigation system

N/A

N/A

O

O

O

O

Instrumentation

Meters/Gauges

Speedometer

Tachometer

Coolant temperature

Fuel level

LCD dual trip odometer

Standard

3-Bay Gauges

Drive computer

Tire pressure monitor (Perf, Track, Tour 6MT)

Oil pressure gauge

Voltmeter

Oil temperature

Standard

Indicators

Clock

Standard

M/T shift up timing indicator (light)

When equipped with 6MT

A/T indicator

When equipped with 5AT

Cruise Control

N/A with Base model

Overdrive off

N/A

TCS off

Enth, Tour 5AT

VDC off

Perf, Track, Tour 6MT

Safety and Security

Passenger Restraint Systems

Air bags (SRS)

Driver (dual stage with seat belt sensors)

Standard

Passenger (dual stage with seat belt sensors)

Standard

SRS side & curtain air bags, driver/passenger

Optional

Outboard seat belts, front

3-point (ALR/ELR for passenger, ELR for driver)

Seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters

Standard

Tether anchorage

Standard

Power window lockout button

Standard

Passive Safety

Front crumple zones

Hood buckling creases and safety stops

Rear crumple zones

Body side reinforcements

Shift interlock system AT

Clutch interlock system MT

S

Security

Steering wheel locks when key is removed

Vehicle security system

Immobilizer

S

Dimensions

Exterior (inches)

Wheelbase

104.3

Overall length

169.6

Overall width

71.5

Overall height

51.9

Tread width

Front

60.4

Rear

60.8

Coefficient of drag (Cd)

0.30/0.29 Track model

Interior (inches)

Head room

38.2

Leg room

42.6

Hip room

53.9

Shoulder room

53.6

Cargo volume

VDA rating

8.3 cubic feet

SAE rating

6.8 cubic feet

Weights

Base

Enth

Perf

Track

Tour 5AT

Tour 6MT

Curb (pounds)

MT

3,188

3,197

3,217

3,225

-

3,247

AT

-

3,210

-

-

3,239

-

Weight distribution (%) Front/Rear

53/47

GVWR

3815

Volume (cubic feet)

Passenger compartment

50.5

Cargo

6.8

Total

57.3

Fuel Economy

City

AT
MT
19
20

Highway

AT
MT
26
26

Classification

2-door coupe