Nissan: All-new Nissan Maxima engine named to "Wards 10 Best Engines" list for 2016

Posted on 12. Dec, 2015 by in Nissan Canada

2016 Nissan Maxima Press Kit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. WardsAuto has named a 2016 Nissan Maxima’s new 3.5-litre VQ-series V6 engine to a annual “Wards 10 Best Engines” list for 2016, a prestigious respect that has been a tack in a automotive courtesy given it initial began in 1994. The respect outlines Nissan’s 17th Wards 10 Best Engines prize and a automobile company’s 15th for a VQ-series V6, a many awarded engine in 10 Best Engines history. The Maxima’s 300-horsepower 3.5-litre V6 engine will be celebrated during a Wards 10 Best Engines party on Wednesday, Jan 13, in Detroit.

In selecting this year’s winners, WardsAuto editors spent Oct and Nov evaluating 31 all-new or softened powertrains accessible in vehicles on sale in a U.S. with a bottom cost underneath $61,000 for 2016. No instrumented contrast was concerned – simply pushing to and from home, work, school, and bland activities. Factors deliberate embody horsepower, torque, analogous specs, sound attenuation, fuel economy and a focus of new technology.

“When a 2016 Maxima strike dealerships in May, a group believed this redesigned 3.5-litre V6 engine would be an critical square of a puzzle,” pronounced Pierre Loing, clamp president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “To be enclosed in Wards 10 Best Engines list is a reverence to a superb design, opening and value of a new-generation Nissan Maxima flagship sedan. We appreciate everybody during Wards for this poignant recognition.”

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The running beliefs for a foe have remained unchanging over a years: “Does a engine or electric thrust complement truly sell a automobile or lift a bar for a rival set?” For Maxima, a answer was a resounding “Yes,” with editors privately observant a 3.5-litre VQ-series V6’s 61 per cent new parts, reduced attrition and weight, and new intake plural (versus a prior era design) among pivotal factors in a Maxima’s inclusion on this year’s list. The engine relates lessons schooled from a mythological GT-R, such as sodium-filled valves, to accommodate a needs of a aloft application ratio and explosion temperatures.

“The VQ, in displacements trimming from 3.0L to 3.7L, won 14 true trophies between 1995 and 2008. This year, it earnings with a poignant overhaul,” pronounced Tom Murphy, comparison editor, “Like a 3.0L that dazzled us in a Maxima in 1995, a softened VQ creates for light, sharp-witted and polished energy delivery, and a argent midrange torque is still there. And we can’t remember ever removing 30 mpg from this engine prolonged ago.”

Now in a eighth generation, a 2016 Maxima takes a nameplate’s slicing corner design, opening and creation care to a top execution ever. At a heart of this newest era “4-Door Sports Car” is a totally revised 300-horsepower 3.5-litre VQ-series V6 engine and new performance-oriented Xtronic transmission.

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Along with a high specific outlay (HP/L) of 85.7 horsepower/litre, a revised engine also offers a 15 per cent boost in highway fuel economy to 7.8 L/100 kilometres. The new, performance-oriented Xtronic delivery facilities a wider ratio range, that allows for stronger acceleration from a station start and an all-new D-Step changeable proof that provides fast shifts during high stifle openings.

The new 2016 Maxima also embodies a latest Nissan pattern denunciation and projects a particular upscale demeanour by a singular multiple of a reduce form and a far-reaching stance, confidant front end, Nissan signature V-Motion grille and floating roof appearance. The new Maxima also facilities a premium-crafted interior, anchored by a authority executive warrior jet-inspired driver’s cockpit that rivals oppulance vehicles.

Maxima’s next-generation record facilities embody customary NissanConnectSM with navigation and accessible 11-speaker Bose® reward audio system, NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM® (SiriusXM® subscription required, sole alone after 6 month hearing period) and Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD).

The 2016 Maxima also offers an endless operation of accessible safety, confidence and pushing aids, including Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system*.

In Canada, a 2016 Maxima is accessible in 4 well-equipped models (all apparatus is class standard, no accessible options): Maxima SV, SL, SR and Platinum. It is fabricated in Smyrna, Tennessee, with engines fabricated in Decherd, Tennessee.

The new Maxima starts with a Canadian Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)** of $35,900 for Maxima SV. The Maxima SL is $38,950, while a sporty Maxima SR is labelled during $41,100 and a top-of-the-line Maxima Platinum is $43,300.

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* It is a driver’s shortcoming to sojourn warning during all times. DAA is usually a warning to surprise a motorist of a intensity miss of motorist courtesy or drowsiness. It does not detect and yield an warning in each situation. See
Owner’s Manual for details.
** MSRP excludes germane tax, title, permit fees and end charges. Dealer sets tangible price. Prices and specs are theme to change but notice. Destination and doing $1,700.

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