Is the 2016 Nissan Maxima a better sports sedan than the Acura TLX, Audi A4 and BMW 3-Series? That's up for debate, but that's not what Nissan wants you to believe after seeing this video.

Is the 2016 Nissan Maxima a better sports sedan than the Acura TLX, Audi A4 and BMW 3-Series?  That's up for debate, but that's not what Nissan wants you to believe after seeing this video.

In the clip, AMCI Testing acts as an "objective, independent third-party testing organization" to compare the performance between the Maxima and the aforementioned models on the 1.8-mile (2.8 km) long Buttonwillow Raceway Park West Loop.  In the end, the Maxima was "clearly the fastest" as it finished 0.98 seconds ahead of the BMW, 2.08 seconds ahead of the Acura and 2.71 seconds ahead of the Audi.

According to Nissan North America Vice President of Product Planning Pierre Loing, "We expected the all-new 2016 Maxima, with its re-engineered engine, transmission and chassis to do well, but frankly even we were surprised by the head-to-head test results against some very well-established luxury sports sedans."  He went on to say "Following the adage that ‘seeing is believing', the video highlights that the 2016 Maxima's drivetrain and powertrain combination is well optimized for performance, meeting the challenge offered by the well-regarded rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive competitors."


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