than just eliminating two doors from the Altima Sedan, we gave
the Altima Coupe its own style, its own dimensions and its own
interpretation of Nissan’s exhilarating driving pleasure," said
Bill Bosley, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division.
The Nissan Altima Coupe shares much with the latest edition
of the Altima Sedan, which went on sale in November 2006. The
Altima Coupe features a 105.3-inch wheelbase (2674mm), 4 inches
(101mm) shorter than the Sedan, length is 182.5 inches (4635mm)
– 7.1 inches (180mm) less than the Sedan. The Altima Coupe also
has a lower profile – at 55.3 inches (1404mm) it is 2.5 inches
(63.5) shorter than the Sedan. In terms of major body panels,
the two cars share only a common hood, with all other panels
and lights unique to the coupe.
The Nissan Altima Coupe is offered with a choice of two engines
and two transmissions. The 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 offering
270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, and a 2.5-liter DOHC
16-valve QR25 inline 4-cylinder, producing 175 horsepower and
180 lb-ft of torque. Customers can chose between a CVT (Continuously
Variable Transmission) transmission and a 6-speed manual.