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Nissan 370Z Nismo and offers customers the Juke Nismo RS a special treat: an exclusive driving course with Drift Training! We have participated.

Es is a tempting goodie. Who a Nissan 370Z Nismo (from 46,350 euros) or a Juke Nismo RS buys (from 28,500 euros), the donated Nissan driver training, including training drift of Drive & Fun . What exactly the participants expected, we looked forward to the event at the Boxberg Proving Ground.

Exclusive event: Driver training is only for owners of 370Z Nismo Juke Nismo and RS.

Exclusive event: Driver training is only for owners of 370Z Nismo Juke Nismo and RS.


Before we press the start button of our 370Z Nismo, give us the Renner extended instructors Dennis Eckl and Francesco Lopez Tips to Finding the Right seat position. For optimum control of the car, the seat should be adjusted so that when your arms slightly bent wrists are on the steering wheel rim above. The shoulders should thereby touching the seat back that it is almost vertical. This ensures that you do not push yourself during sharp brake to the rear of the seat, but the full pressure brings the brake pedal. Also important is the steering equipment: The steering wheel is held with both hands on the Quarter-to-three position. Advantage: the only way to change the steering angle quickly in both directions. When the steering wheel movements, such as the counter-steering in the drift, the unsuccessful attacks to hand so that as quickly as possible, both hands on the wheel again. This gripping can be the parking , turn or stand in practice.

The correct seat position and steering technique is clarified and after a brief warm-up in slalom course it goes to the first exercise: brake and dodge. At 120 km / h concern about a transversely to the direction of travel series hat. A traffic light gives the signal for emergency braking and a split second later, an arrow indicates whether you want to dodge the cone obstacle left or right. Everything goes quickly and requires overcoming, because the brake signal is felt damn late. Then suddenly coordination asked is: The left foot presses the clutch, the right is in full force on the brake while the steering wheel will be moved smoothly. Finally, the limited must grip the tire for both the brakes and for the Dodge be used. After a few runs, we increase the pace up to 150 km / h – up braking sitting.

Erupting rear and the right view guide

In addition to drifting even further security exercises are on the program.

In addition to drifting even further security exercises are on the program.


Next example – the structure is similar: We take highway speed (80 to 100 km / h) on a hat-series to. Instead of braking, an instinct advises first, we lupfen front of the obstacle, the gas and steer sharply. The desired result is that the 370Z Nismo breaks out with the tail. So a jerking the steering would be in real life made ​​a mistake, are as instructor Dennis Eckl to remember. Instead, you should try to control before suddenly appearing obstacle as in the first exercise to slow down and evade then prefer. But here the wedging out of the rear axle is intentional. We force the car on our will, we want it to come across. By going back down and the gas, we relieve the rear axle and the Nismo is turning one. And soon it becomes clear that the correct steering technique is crucial. Who embraces too late against directs and not fast enough, the pendulum back of the can 370Z not catch. And even with deceptive safe 80 km / h it is (and off without the proper technique ESP ) only passenger. Decisive here is also the right view technology, because we unconsciously soft out there, wherever we look. Therefore: Always look over the obstacle – even if it needs to directing movies through the side window.

The correct seat position and hand position are important for safe drifting.

The correct seat position and hand position are important for safe drifting.


And that’s what we want to do now controlled: look through the side window in the drift. For this, the team has built up two irrigated 180-degree turns. With around 70 km / h it goes into the curve. Shortly before the transition from dry to wet, we take away the gas and steer a jagged. Result: As in the previous exercise is pressing the rear of the Nissan (with switched off ESP) outwards. In order to transform this momentum into a controllable drift, now everything has to happen very fast: all fix to correct the steering and produce cautiously accelerating slip at the rear wheels in order to determine the drift angle. Theoretically easily. In reality, hard work. About a radio are the instructor Dennis instructions: “Gaaas”, “Gegenlenkeeen!”. Here the highest level of coordination is required. After a few passes, and moving items to provide an initial success and the Nissan is doing what he is: drive across the curve. What an achievement! Finding of the day: What looks smooth and even from the outside, behind the wheel requires enormous concentration, nimble steering and an extra sensitive right foot. A little bit too much gas or a tick against steered too late already, the Nismo is bowling out. But you learn from it – and that’s why the Nismo-driving training is so useful: Here you learn what makes driving safer in everyday life and can fathom on a closed track sometimes the limit.

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Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of the Renault-Nissan alliance, announced on July 17 the launch schedule for the next automation technologies for obtaining an autonomous car. He explained that new technologies, such as traffic systems, introduced in the past four years, consumers demonstrate the viability and value systems of autonomous driving. Autonomous driving technologies are designed to increase the safety of the road and driving conditions.

“At the end of 2016, Nissan will enable next two technologies under this strategy of autonomous driving, said Mr Ghosn. We bring to market a pilot project, a technology capable of driving cars-and automatically Security- while in traffic. We will also develop a system for fully automatic parking available across the range of the vehicle. ”

He added: “This will be followed in 2018 by the introduction of line control, allowing the cars to automatically negotiate the line changes. And before the end of the decade, we will introduce the automatic intersection technologies, allowing vehicles to negotiate the crossing under the driver’s intervention. “

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In order to promote the Nissan Leaf, the automaker launched the “Not for charging” in the United States. The aim is that the new Nissan Leaf buyers will receive two years of free charge to eligible public terminals in 10 markets. And more than 2 600 public terminals are eligible, including over 200 fast chargers (charging the LEAF in 30 minutes at 80%).

“Refresh is a free method to Nissan and partners to make the Leaf unbeatable value for average American drivers, said Brendan Jones, director of sales and Nissan electric vehicle infrastructure. The popularity of “not for charging” since the announcement in April has affected sales. “

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Nissan presents the revised 370Z Nismo. The sportiest of work tuner Nismo Z gets new front and rear aprons in the GT-R style and extra hp.

Nissans factory tuner Nismo has the 370Z refined. At the front, the sportiest model of the Z-series has a new apron, the cooling air intakes and LED daytime running lights on the GT-R remember. Red accents on the bumpers, sills and mirrors emphasize the sporty look. According to Nissan to increase the output, the new front and rear apron. At the rear, the developers have revised the spoiler. This is now much smaller than its predecessor. By default, the 370Z Nismo on dark gray 19-inch wheels. Inside the factory tuned 370Z is ausgestatttet with a navigation system including 7-inch touch screen.

In addition to the optics Nismo has also modified the technique of the sport coupe. The 3.7-liter V6 engine delivers thanks to a redesigned exhaust system and fine-tuning 355hp – a power increase of eleven hp compared to the 344-hp predecessor. The torque increased by three Newton meters to 374 as transmission options include a manual six-speed gearbox and a seven-speed automatic transmission available. The chassis also revised the Nismo engineers. So Nissan 370Z delivers the Nismo with special springs and stabilizer bars. The only available in red, black, silver and white athletes is starting in July 2014 in U.S. showrooms. Presumably, the Nismo version of the 370Z 2015 comes to Europe. When he comes to Germany and how much it will cost, Nissan could not say yet. The current model is to have in Germany from 45,000 euros.

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Nissan sends back a golf opponents in the race. The Almera’s successor is called Pulsar 2014 and is expected to hit the market.

After years of abstinence Nissan brings back a car in the C segment. The Golf enemy is Nissan Pulsar is as five-door hatchback in Barcelona built and is specially tailored to the needs of European drivers. With 2.70 meters of Pulsar Nissan has, according to the longest wheelbase in its class, so will the rear passengers have more legroom. The Japanese is 4.39 meters long, making it 16 inches longer than the VW Golf .

The design is inspired by the brethren Qashqai and X-Trail : Even the Pulsar carries the V-shaped grill brand and continues to vigorously issued Kotfflügel, beading accentuate the side view, the belt line rises towards the rear of. Who hinguckt too long, suddenly could be a Mercedes A-Class recognize and adapt to the Infiniti Q30 remember. The engine range includes only units with turbocharging. As an entry is a 1.2-liter DIG-T turbocharged gasoline engine with 115 hp, alternatively there is a 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine with 110 hp to choose from. 2015, the engine range is a 1.6-liter DIG-T turbo gasoline engine with 190 hp extended, which also the Juke fired. In addition to a manual transmission is also an optional Xtronic automatic transmission.

The quite lush for this class number of assistance systems assumes the pulsar from the Nissan toolkit: the Safety Shield combines various assistance systems with each other and so weaves a rich safety net. It includes, among other things, an autonomous emergency braking assistant, motion detection as well as a lane and a Blind Spot Assist. The latest generation of Nissan Connect is also on board. The navigation and infotainment system integrates the smartphone and also has many functions such as Send-to-Car of Google and various apps. The Pulsar also moves forward with LED headlamps, which are already available for Qashqai and X-Trail. The European market launch is planned for autumn 2014 prices not yet called Nissan. The name Pulsar is not new to Nissan: Since 1978, the brand uses this name primarily for vehicles on the Asian and Australian markets. In the early 1990s joined the Pulsar also in some European markets in appearance.