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Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3498 cm3 / 213.5 cu in / 213.5 cu in, 197.6 kW / 265.0 hp / 265.0 hp, 346.0 N·m / 255.2 lb·ft / 255.2 lb·ft, automatic 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)NissanIssued from2003
ModelMaxima 3.5 SLIssued until
SerieMaximaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerNissan Motor Co. Ltd.CountryJP,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4915 mm / 193.5 in / 193.5 inTotal (curb) weight1573 kg / 3468 lb / 3468 lb
Width1821 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1481 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2824 mm / 111.2 in / 111.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1560 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1565 mm / 61.6 in / 61.6 inWeight distribution (front)61.1 % / 61.1 % / 61.1 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity76 l / 16.7 UK gal / 20.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.29 m2 / 24.7 sq ft / 24.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.69 m2 / 7.4 sq ft / 7.4 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.1 kW / 22.9 hp / 22.9 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeVQ35Total number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerNissanValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore95.5 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.4 mm / 3.20 in / 3.20 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.17
Fuel supplySMPFiEngine displacement3498 cm3 / 213.5 cu in / 213.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity583.00 cm3/cylinder / 35.577 cu in/cylinder / 35.577 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power197.6 kW / 265.0 hp / 265.0 hp at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque346.0 N·m / 255.2 lb·ft / 255.2 lb·ft at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6600 rpm / 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)79.0 kW / 106.0 hp / 106.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output56.5 kW/l / 1.241 bhp/cu in / 1.241 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque98.9 N·m/l / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.79

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio168.5 kW/ton / 127.6 bhp/ton / 127.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.6Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7JJ x 17Wheels rear7JJ x 17
Tyres frontP225/55 R 17Tyres rearP225/55 R 17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front320 mm / 12.6 in / 12.6 inBrake diameter rear292 mm / 11.5 in / 11.5 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL

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