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Nissan Maxima QX 2.0

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Nissan Maxima QX 2.0

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1974 cm3 / 120.5 cu in / 120.5 cu in, 66.0 kW / 88.5 hp / 88.5 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 177.0 N·m / 130.5 lb·ft / 130.5 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 201 km/h / 125 mph / 125 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)NissanIssued from1997
ModelMaxima QX 2.0Issued until2000
SerieMaximaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerNissan Motor Co. Ltd.CountryJP,UK


Base platformA32Number of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4770 mm / 187.8 in / 187.8 inTotal (curb) weight1310 kg / 2888 lb / 2888 lb
Width1770 mm / 69.7 in / 69.7 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1520 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7666666666667  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.0 sq ft / 23.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore84.5 mm / 3.33 in / 3.33 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96022727272727
Fuel supplyDistributed injectionEngine displacement1974 cm3 / 120.5 cu in / 120.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity493.50 cm3/cylinder / 30.115 cu in/cylinder / 30.115 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power66.0 kW / 88.5 hp / 88.5 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque177.0 N·m / 130.5 lb·ft / 130.5 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)42.5 kW / 57.0 hp / 57.0 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output33.4 kW/l / 0.735 bhp/cu in / 0.735 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque89.7 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed201 km/h / 125 mph / 125 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/h11.30 s / 11.30 s / 11.30 sFuel consumption, City (urban)13.2 l/100km / 21.4 mpg-UK / 17.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.0 l/100km / 35.3 mpg-UK / 29.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185/65 R15Tyres rear185/65 R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Nissan Maxima QX 2.0


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