LA Show: 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe

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Nissan just came out with the first official pics of its “poor-mans” Infinit G35 Coupe, the 2007 Altima Coupe. Though it shares much with the latest Altima Sedan, judging from the photos, the Coupe’s smaller dimensions and unique styling elements help create a sporty profile.

Dimensionally, the Altima Coupe rides on a 105.3-inch wheelbase, 4.0 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, grille, headlights and rear combination lights unique to the Altima Coupe.

The front-wheel-drive Altima Coupe is offered with a choice of two engines and two transmissions. A 3.5-liter V6 which is rated at 270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque and a smaller, 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder, producing 175 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Both are available with Nissan’s Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) or 6-speed manual transmissions. The 2008 Altima Coupe will go on sale next summer.

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