Nissan introduced the 2008 Altima coupe in Los Angeles. The new Altima coupe will go on market in middle 2007. The Altima Coupe rides on a 105.3-inch wheelbase, a full 4 inches shorter than the Sedan. Overall length is 182.5 inches ??“ 7.1 inches less than the Sedan. The Coupe also has a lower profile ??“ at 55.3 inches it is 2.5 inches 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 new Altima Coupe is offered with a choice of two engines . The 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 is the “next generation” version of the VQ-series V6 offering 270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Also available with the new Altima Coupe is a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve QR25 inline 4-cylinder, producing 175 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Altima funs can chose between a CVT transmission and a 6-speed manual.