4DSC Returns! 2016 Nissan MAXIMA Bringing Hot Style, Tech and Paddle-Shifted 300HP From $32k!

 2016 Nissan Maxima 8

The all-new Nissan Maxima made its global debut this morning at the NY auto show with a standard 300-horsepower V6, premium cabin design and details, and a special offer for first adopters!

Almost as important — it looks phenomenal inside and out!  From the pure nose and tail views, the Maxima just shot to the top of the full-size sedan desirability charts with its low, wide stance and memorable details.

How does the nose look so cool? Let’s look at the DRL’s at night and as an X-ray, via some photoshop.

4dSC

What do you get out of that? We see a totally unique and aggressive face, with some hints of RS6 Audi in some places. Not a bad benchmark.

4DSC

Nissan itself is calling it a 4-Door Sports Car again, which is fantastic and shows that they are serious about Maxima loyalists. In profile, the Maxima is not as much of an instant hit as those other angles, but the dramatically lower roof and sleeker glasshouse does make clear that this is a big car for those with a heavy throttle foot!Image00001_002 Image00002_002

You can tell Nissan has been as impatient to get this Maxima into dealers as we have. How? The full configurator is live already, and pricing is all finalized from $32k for the base S trim to a base of $39,900 for the Platinum spec.

SR is the new SE

So, which trim level might slide into the place of the old “SE” — the one to have in my town growing up. That would be the SR trim level for 2016. This offers the very-cool Camel leather and sport-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel.

This comes with a sport-tuned suspension and three cool and all-new sporty features selected via Integrated Dynamics-control Module.’

These are dubbed Active Ride Control, Active Trace Control, Active Engine Brake.

These are promising additions to the SR and Platinum trim levels. They join the paddle-shifted X-tronic gen-3 automatic transmission with 31-mpg highway as the Maxima’s main sport chassis elements. The 3.5-liter V6 is massively redone for 2016 with a big jump in power, smoothness near the redline and lower-down torque delivery for more urgent launches.

PERFORMANCE CHOPS

The new Xtronic is the much-maligned CVT variety, which some Maxima devotees might see as a dealbreaker. But this newest version of the Nissan Xtronic is actually really fantastic — it delivers effortless rolling refinement, near-silent town cruising and great efficiency, all while being much lighter. This nose lightness along with the Maxima SR’s active chassis tech will help the Maxima to be as pointy and fun as the glory days of the 4DSC.

The Xtronic has new functionality with its paddle shifters, and also is able to deliver more engine power for straight-line sprints than any previous CVT. Overall, to the CVT haters — we’d say, drive this new Maxima SR or Platinum before you decide. After all, even when the Maxima 4DSC was five-speed stick or 4-speed automatic, more than three-quarters of buyers got the four-cog slushbox. The new Xtronix is far superior to a four-speed auto, we can say without a doubt, especially with its new D-step upshifts on full throttle that mimic a DCT.

It really is a good transmission. Try it out, haters.

COLORS

2016 Nissan Maxima white  Animation

 

PRICING

We’ve mapped out the trim levels below in animated steps, plus a tallpaper to see them all in one graphic.

Nissan is offering three years of free scheduled maintenance to people who reserve their Maxima before June 2, 2016 and complete the sale by the end of calendar 2016, which is a cool perk that is worth about two grand overall.

http://www.nissanusa.com/cars/2016-maxima/reserve/

The car is set to arrive in showrooms by July of 2015 as a 2016 model-year.

No word yet on possible “4DSC” stickers for the rear quarter windows, but watch this space! =]

 

2016 Nissan Maxima Trim Levels Animation Side 2015-04-02_121103-tile

 

2016 Nissan MAXIMA Trim Levels

2016 Nissan MAXIMA S

Starting at $32,410*

Includes:

  • 300hp 3.5-L 24-valve V6 engine

  • NissanConnect℠ with Navigation*

  • Remote Engine Start*

  • Sport Mode Selector

  • RearView Monitor*

View More

 2016 Nissan Maxima Trim Levels Animation Front

2016 Nissan MAXIMA SV

Starting at $34,390*

Includes S equipment plus:

  • Leather-appointed seats

  • Heated front seats

  • Front/rear parking sensors

  • Driver’s seat power lumbar support

  • Driver’s seat thigh support

View More

 

2016 Nissan MAXIMA SL

Starting at $36,890*

Includes SV equipment plus:

  • Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof

  • Bose® Premium Audio*

  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning*

  • Blind Spot Warning*

  • Intelligent Cruise Control*

View More

2016 Nissan MAXIMA SR

  • MSRP:$37,670*

  • 300 Horsepower

  • 22/30 City/Highway MPG*

  • Sport-tuned Suspension

  • Integrated Dynamics-control Module (Active Ride Control, Active Trace Control, Active Engine Brake)*

  • 19” “Diamond-cut” machined aluminum-alloy wheels

  • Premium Ascot Leather-appointed seats with Diamond-quilted Alcantara® inserts*

  • Climate-controlled front seats

  • Paddle shifters

  • P245/40R19 W-rated all-season tires

  • Front chassis damper

  • Premium Ascot leather-wrapped steering wheel with Alcantara™ insert*

  • “Liquid Chrome” faceted finishers

  • Aluminum sports pedals

  • LED low beam headlights

  • No moonroof

  • Also includes SL features (with exception of moonroof):

  • Bose® Premium Audio with 11 speakers and CenterPoint surround sound*

  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning *

  • Forward Emergency Braking *

  • Blind Spot Warning*

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert *

  • Intelligent Cruise Control*

  • Heated steering wheel

  • Active Noise Cancellation

  • Active Sound Enhancement

  • Ambient LED interior lighting

  • Leather-appointed seats

  • Heated front seats

  • Front/rear parking sensors

  • Driver ‘s seat power lumbar support

  • Driver’s seat thigh support

  • Heated outside mirrors

  • Outside mirrors with turn signal indicator

  • 300hp 3.5-L 24-valve V6 engine

  • NissanConnect℠ with Navigation*

  • Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition*

  • Sport Mode Selector

  • RearView Monitor*

  • 8-way power driver’s seat

  • 4-way power front passenger seat

  • Front Zero Gravity Seats

  • Xtronic CVT® Continuously Variable Transmission

  • Two USB connection ports*

  • Leather-wrapped D-shaped steering wheel

  • Remote Engine Start with Intelligent Climate Control*

  • Display commander

  • HD Radio®

  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio*

  • 7” Advanced Drive Assist Display

  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control with Front & Rear vents

  • Auto dimming rearview mirror

  • HomeLink® Universal Transceiver*

  • Automatic on/off headlights

  • Taillights with integrated LED signature

  • LED Signature daytime running lamps

  • Front fog lamps

  • Dual exhaust with chrome finishers

2016 Nissan MAXIMA PLATINUM

  • MSRP:$39,860*

  • 300 Horsepower

  • 22/30 City/Highway MPG*

  • Premium Ascot Leather-appointed seats with Diamond-quilted Leather Inserts
  • “Mahogany” wood-tone faceted finishers
  • AroundView® Monitor*
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Climate-controlled front seats
  • Premium Ascot leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering column with easy access
  • LED low-beam headlights
  • Auto-dimming driver-side outdoor mirror
  • Outside mirrors with reverse tilt-down feature
  • Rain detecting wipers
  • Intelligent Key linked memory settings
  • NissanConnect℠ Services powered by SiriusXM®*
  • Also includes SL features:
  • Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof
  • Bose® Premium Audio with 11 speakers and CenterPoint surround sound*
  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning *
  • Forward Emergency Braking *
  • Blind Spot Warning*
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert *
  • Intelligent Cruise Control*
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Active Sound Enhancement
  • Ambient LED interior lighting
  • Leather-appointed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Front/rear parking sensors
  • Driver ‘s seat power lumbar support
  • Driver’s seat thigh support
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Outside mirrors with turn signal indicator
  • 300hp 3.5-L 24-valve V6 engine
  • NissanConnect℠ with Navigation*
  • Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition*
  • Drive Mode Selector
  • RearView Monitor*
  • 8-way power driver’s seat
  • 4-way power front passenger seat
  • Front Zero Gravity Seats
  • Xtronic CVT® Continuously Variable Transmission
  • 18” machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Two USB connection ports*
  • Leather-wrapped D-shaped steering wheel
  • Remote Engine Start with Intelligent Climate Control*
  • Display commander
  • HD Radio®
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio*
  • 7” Advanced Drive Assist Display
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control with Front & Rear vents
  • Auto dimming rearview mirror
  • HomeLink® Universal Transceiver*
  • Automatic on/off headlights
  • Taillights with integrated LED signature
  • LED Signature daytime running lamps
  • Front fog lamps
  • Dual exhaust with chrome finishers

2016 Nissan MAXIMA SR

Deep Pearl Blue

 

 

2016 NISSAN MAXIMA “4-DOOR SPORTS CAR” MAKES GLOBAL DEBUT AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

02/04/15
  • President and CEO Carlos Ghosn unveils Nissan’s totally redesigned flagship Maxima “4 Door Sports Car”

  • All-new Maxima features a 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and new lighter, yet more rigid chassis, bringing sports car-like acceleration and handling to large sedan segment

  • 2016 Maxima is set to arrive in U.S. Nissan showrooms with a starting M.S.R.P. of $32,410*

NEW YORK – Nissan today unveiled the all-new Nissan Maxima during a press conference at the New York International Auto Show. Making the presentation was Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn, who addressed a range of topics including Nissan’s $10.1 billion investment in the U.S. in the past three decades.

The dramatically styled 2016 Maxima, created by driving enthusiasts for driving enthusiasts, looks like nothing else on the road today – and drives like nothing in the segment. It not only resets Maxima’s iconic “4-Door Sports Car” positioning, it sets a new standard for style, performance and technology in the large sedan segment.

Maxima’s styling showcases Nissan’s new design language –including V-Motion front end, signature boomerang lights, kick-up C-pillars and unique floating roof appearance. Inside, Maxima’s premium class-above, bespoke interior is anchored by a driver’s cockpit that rivals luxury vehicles.

The new Maxima’s 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 has been redesigned with more than 60 percent new parts (compared to the previous generation 3.5-liter V6). With 300 horsepower, Maxima has a high specific output of 85.7 horsepower/liter. The revised engine helps Maxima achieve an anticipated 15 percent increase in highway fuel economy to an EPA estimated 30 miles per gallon**.

Complementing the revised powerplant is a new, performance-oriented Xtronic transmission featuring a wider ratio range, which allows for stronger acceleration from a standing start and an all-new D-Step shifting logic that provides rapid shifts at high throttle openings.

Maxima’s next-generation technology features include a standard NissanConnectSM with navigation, featuring an 8.0-inch touch-screen display, along with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Travel Link™ applications (Sirius XM subscription required, sold separately), Online Search with Google® and other connectivity features. The NissanConnect system is paired with a standard 7.0-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display (ADAD) within the instrument cluster.

The new Maxima also offers an extensive range of safety, security and driving aids, including Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW). These features are available on Maxima SL, SR and Platinum grades. Maxima also offers an available Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system***, which monitors steering input patterns to establish a baseline and helps alert the driver when drowsy or inattentive driving is detected (Maxima Platinum only).

The all-new Maxima, now offered in five grade levels including new SL, SR and Platinum grades, goes on sale in early summer 2015 with a $32,410 starting MSRP* – including standard NissanConnect with navigation, 8.0-inch touch-screen display, Remote Engine Start, RearView Monitor and more.

Public days for the 2015 New York International Auto Show, which is held at New York City’s Jacob Javits Center, are April 3 – 12, 2015.

NEW YORK (April 2, 2015) – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima, which made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show. The eighth-generation of Nissan’s iconic “4-Door Sports Car” is scheduled to arrive at Nissan dealers nationwide beginning this summer.

Nissan also revealed details of a new “Build Yours Now” pre-sale reservation program that rewards eligible buyers who place orders through the reservation website before June 2, 2015 with three years / 36,000 miles complimentary maintenance on their new Maxima. Purchases must be completed before January 4, 2016. Full details on the reservation program are available at NissanUSA.com/cars/2016-maxima/reserve.

The all-new Maxima, a virtual clone of the stunning Nissan Sport Sedan Concept, is lower, longer and lighter than the previous generation design. Helping Maxima push the performance envelope in its segment is a completely revised 300-horsepower 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 engine and new performance-oriented Xtronic transmission. The comprehensive re-engineering effort also resulted in a 15 percent increase in highway fuel economy, to an estimated 30 miles per gallon****. The new Maxima also features a premium bespoke crafted interior, anchored by a command central driver’s cockpit, that rivals luxury vehicles.

 

2016 Nissan Maxima 2016 Nissan Maxima white  Animation 4dSC 2016 Nissan Maxima 2016 Nissan Maxima