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2007 Nissan Maxima SE

2007 Nissan Maxima SE
2007 Nissan Maxima SE Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/disc
Tires F-R:245/45 R18
Displacement cu in (cc):214 (3505)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:265(195) / 5800
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:255(346) / 4400
Redline at RPM:6600
Length Width Height in:193.5 71.7 58.3
Weight lb (kg):3436 (1560)
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:n.a.
Top Speed mph (km/h):n.a.
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):20/29 (n.a.)
Base Price: 2007 Nissan Maxima SE - $28,050 (last update: 2/22/2007)

Nissan Maxima: Wrapped in a New Expressive Styling

The Nissan Maxima continues the formula passed down from five previous generations - an blend of performance and luxury. The sixth generation combines Maxima's traditional level of performance from the award-winning VQ engine with expressive sports styling and bold design innovations.

For the first time, Maxima is assembled in the United States, at Nissan's award-winning manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tenn. The new Maxima went on sale at more than 1,100 Nissan dealers nationwide starting in March 2003.

A New, Aggressive Exterior

Maxima's powerful design begins with its chiseled, muscular shape with pronounced character lines. Its arched design creates an expansive and highly strengthened structural image, while the broad beltline creates a strong and integrated impression from front to rear. The distinctive C-pillar design, with subtle extensions beyond the rear backlight, forms a distinctive coupe-like silhouette, maintaining a strong Maxima character. The high rear deck provides easy accessibility to the ample trunk that is essential to a sedan.

Large 18-inch, 6-spoke alloy wheels come standard on the 3.5 SE, while 17-inch wheels are standard on the 3.5 SL. The 2007 Maxima is available in a choice of eight exterior colors, including a bold Radiant Ember, Red Opulence and Spirited Bronze.

An Innovative Interior

The expressive exterior design continues into the interior. Standard on all models is a segment-first SkyView glass roof, which creates an open environment for front and rear passengers while maintaining a solid roof structure. The SkyView is a single elongated rectangular-shaped glass panel that stretches from the front of the roof to the back. It comes equipped with sliding sunshades to block out the sunlight when desired. The long openings in the arched roofline increase the perceptual interior volume, which leaves a unique and memorable impression while maintaining the structural integrity of the roof.

Special focus and attention to detail was put into the design of Maxima's driver ergonomics. The steering wheel, meter cluster and the gearshift knob are designed so the driver can be closely attuned to the car. Maxima also features a custom-designed instrument panel, center stack and console, designed to give it a clean, high-quality display. The center display integrates displays for HVAC, audio system and trip computer into one central location.

Powerful V6 Engine Offers Responsive Acceleration

Maxima's legendary performance continues in 2007 with the continued use of the award-winning VQ 3.5-liter engine. The VQ engine series has been recognized as one of the "Ten Best Engines" by Ward's Auto World magazine for nine consecutive years. The DOHC 24-valve V6 has been refined to produce 265 horsepower and 255 lb-ft torque. The increase in power and torque was created, in part, by modifying the intake duct and exhaust muffler, thus improving the intake/exhaust flow ratio. An equal-length tuned exhaust with a high capacity muffler adds power and gives Maxima a quiet, yet strong, sound - hinting at its performance capabilities.

For the serious driving enthusiast, a 6-speed close-ratio manual is optional on 3.5 SE models. This transmission optimizes the powerband of the 3.5-liter engine and gives the driver the ultimate sports car feel. A helical limited-slip differential is optional on manual transmission equipped Maximas. This mechanical differential is torque sensitive and provides instantaneous locking for increased traction and performance.

Maxima 3.5 SE models feature a special performance-tuned suspension for maximum handling prowess, while the 3.5 SL models feature a luxury-tuned suspension providing a supple ride and smooth and secure handling feeling.

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