In order to achieve that level of being "a class above," Nissan extensively studied and benchmarked luxury sedans like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Audi A4, and the BMW 3-Series. A main point on that checklist was handling. The '13 Altima is introducing connected bushings in its multi-link suspension, allowing for better camber control, and has premium ZF Sachs shock absorbers standard. The new car will also have active understeer control, which will brake the inside front wheel when taking a corner hard.