The brand new Nissan Maxima will be coming on sale this summer and reports indicate that it will arrive in five grades, starting from $32, 410 for the S model and $39, 860 for the Platinum model. The vehicle packs a 3.5liter V6 engine with 300 horsepower. It is also backed by a CVT that transmits the power to the front wheels.
Nissan revealed that the new Maxima are a four-door Sports Car. Meanwhile, the driving impressions are embargoed until early June and it’s not possible to talk about the driving experience. Nissan further simplified the choosing process with only five grades and no options.
The base S model comes with the standard navigation system including an eight-inch screen and remote start. The next level SV model includes a sonar system and heated leather seats. The SL model adds a panoramic sunroof along with all of Nissan’s available safety technology. These include intelligent cruise control along with lane departure warnings.
Meanwhile, for enthusiasts, Nissan has the $37, 670 SR model with a stiffer suspension and a front strut to dampen any form of chassis vibration. It also includes intelligent dynamics and vibration control for leveling out the ride. The Platinum model features a telescopic steering wheel and a power tilt, quilted leather on the seats and a driver attention alert.
Meanwhile, present reports indicate that the Nissan Maxima beats the BMW 328i, Audi A4 and Acura TLX in a test endorsed by Nissan. It has been tested on track against the Acura TLX, Audi A4 and the BMW 328i. This took place in what Nissan claims to be an “independent certified testing trial”, promoted by Nissan on their PR website.
The testing for this vehicle took place on the 1.8-mile (2.9-km) Buttonwillow Raceway’s West Loop course and all the cars were driven by Andy Lally, a former NASCAR driver.
The testing process was overseen by AMCI Testing and they had to ““explore and certify differences in Buttonwillow Raceway closed course lap performance between the 2015 Acura TLX 3.5 (FWD) with Technology Package, 2015 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Plus Tiptronic, 2015 BMW 328i sedan and the 2016 Nissan Maxima SR.”
It was known as the “2016 Nissan Maxima Test Track Challenge” and unsurprisingly, the Maxima won as this was a Nissan endorsed event. I’m sure they’ll have their explanations though!
The 4-door Sports car as Nissan likes to proclaim it, secured and average lap time, which was a full second quicker than its most formidable competitor, the BMW 328i.