More than 60% of the legendary Nissan V6 engine has been redesigned for the all-new Maxima – from sodium-filled exhaust valves and anodised pistons, to the high-flow tuned induction system. It even borrows some performance technology from the mighty GT-R. This 300 hp powerhouse exhilarates from idle to redline. And, in harmony with the amazing tech specs ‘under the skin’, the new Maxima is simply stunning to behold.



ENGINE 3.5 litre V6, 24 valves, with double overhead cam (DOHC) and variable valve timing

MAX POWER 300 hp (224 kW) @ 6,400 rpm

MAX TORQUE 354 Nm (261 lb-ft) @ 4,400 rpm

TRANSMISSION All-new XTRONIC continuously variable transmission with manual mode

EXTERIOR The leader in Nissan’s luxury and performance sedans, the new Maxima has deeply sculpted character lines, adding a dramatic fighter-jet sweep to its body line and deeply scalloped doors; beautiful floating roof where the pillars meld seamlessly into the glasswork so the roof appears to hover over the cabin, just like the canopy of a fighter jet; signature lighting front and rear; diamond-cut 19″ alloy wheels; chrome-tipped twin exhausts

INTERIOR The dramatic lines, luxuriously appointed seating and trim, plus advanced and connected technology make driving – and even sitting in – the new Maxima an exhilarating experience; diamond-quilted premium leather, ambient lighting, climate controlled and zero gravity seats are just some of the things to enjoy in this wonderful interior

SAFETY Maxima is equipped with a huge suite of safety, driving, and convenience features designed to inspire confidence behind the wheel, and help make every ride better, safer, and more enjoyable

378 Nissan Maxima m65Externally, the Maxima is lowered, sculpted and streamlined. New manufacturing techniques have enabled the roofline, pillars and doors to look so avant-garde.

Inspired by the layout of a modern fighter jet, the Maxima surrounds you in its luxurious, yet functional cockpit. A deeply bolstered sports seat helps keep you in place, the angled centre stack envelopes you and delivers all necessary information clearly and concisely, and every button, switch, and dial is exactly where you need it.

Maxima’s premium sport-styled front seats feature diamond-quilted leather, or you can opt for luxurious Alcantara inserts, a material usually seen only in the highest of high-end performance cars.

All this cutting-edge technology connects you to your ride, and the road, like no other sports sedan. The 8″ multi-touch screen and 7″ Advanced Drive Assist Display keep key information as close as a glance. A standard Navigation System guides you to where you want to go, and with navigation ‘Swipe to Meter’, you can even send map directions from one screen to the other. Standard NissanConnectSM, Bluetooth hands-free communications, Bose audio system, turn-by-turn navigation – the list goes on. And, the Display Commander is there, letting you dial it all in from a single, central location.

2016 Nissan Maxima Back

There are too many wonderful features to list here but, make no mistake, the new Maxima challenges every conventional notion of what a four-door sedan is. With 300 hp, a performance tuned suspension, a lots of luxurious driver’s cockpit loaded with technology, striking aerodynamic styling, and a Sport Mode setting that’ll get your heart racing, it really isn’t a sedan after all…

It’s actually the 4-Door Sports Car.

Saleh Al Hamad AlMana Co will be pleased to arrange a test drive of the new Nissan Maxima or any of its cars and SUVs for Marhaba readers. Call 4428 3333. For more information, check out Nissan Qatar’s website.

Author: Terry Sutcliffe

Note: This article has been extracted from the ‘Motoring’ section of Marhaba’s upcoming issue 65, to be published on 1 April 2016. For more car reviews, pick up your copy for only QAR20 from the nearest hypermarket or bookstore to you.

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