This Is The 2016 Nissan Maxima's Pumped-In Engine Note

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson
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this is the 2016 nissan maxima s pumped in engine note

Earlier this week, I was able to drive the 2016 Nissan Maxima around the great state of Tennessee and enjoy some of the twistiest roads outside of the Tail of the Dragon. While I can’t share driving impressions just yet, there is one thing I can offer up: the Maxima’s piped-in engine note.

Again, thanks to embargoes, we can’t tell you much. However, here were the circumstances of the recording: we were cruising at about 35-40 mph while I held my iPhone against a speaker on the passenger side and asked the driver to give it some gas. The system – called Active Sound Enhancement – is similar to that in the new Camaro. Both are provided by Bose in conjunction with Active Noise Cancellation.

If you’d like to know anything other than that, you’ll have to come back on June 3rd for the full review.

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  • Inside Looking Out Inside Looking Out on May 21, 2015

    Why Tesla does not do it, I mean pumped in and out engine noise, I mean ICE noise. Especially in insane mode it would nice if it sounded like Ferrari both from inside and outside. I would also add fake exhaust pipe with imitation of fire under hard acceleration. Also add fake ecological smell of ICE exhaust pipe from 50s.

  • Sector 5 Sector 5 on May 21, 2015

    Pass on sound effects. Outgoing 2014 a better buy with $10K shaved off inventory and NO early production flaws. There is no 2015.

  • Art Vandelay Art Vandelay on May 22, 2015

    Wonder if aftermarket tuners can change the note. I want to pipe in the sound of a Cummins just to screw with folks.

  • Flipper35 Flipper35 on May 22, 2015

    Hey, now if it could sound like an M1A1 and fire a cannon shot every time it shifts we might have something. Maybe fire the Ma Deuce when using engine braking.