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2012 Nissan Altima Coupe At A Glance

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The 2-door Nissan Altima Coupe, like its 4-door Altima Sedan stablemate, offers high quality and high value – while adding an extra touch of aggressive coupe styling for Altima customers seeking a more personal expression of individuality and sporty appearance.  The Altima Coupe’s unique exterior design stands out in a crowd of sedan-based 2-door models with magnetic, perfectly proportioned styling and a shorter wheelbase, shorter overall length and lower height than the Altima Sedan.  The smaller size and lighter overall weight also contribute to the Coupe’s sportier driving feel.

For 2012, Altima Coupe is again available in 2.5 S and 3.5 SR trim levels, equipped with 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and 3.5-liter V6 engines, respectively, and each offered with a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission).

Altima Coupe’s long list of user-friendly technology features includes standard Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition and available Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, advanced touch-screen navigation system with XM NavTraffic® and NavWeather™ Real-Time Information services (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and RearView Monitor.

2012 Nissan Altima Coupe Body

  • Sporty and sophisticated exterior design, with all major exterior body panels (except hood) different from Altima Sedan
  • Unique grille (with high-gloss finish) and front headlights design, unique rear combination lamps
  • 4.0-inch shorter wheelbase than Altima Sedan (105.3 versus 109.3 inches) for enhanced style, handling and maneuverability (including a smaller turning radius)
  • 9.8-inch shorter overall length, with reduced rear overhang, than Altima Sedan (180.9 versus 190.7 inches)
  • 2.1-inch lower overall height than Altima Sedan (55.9 versus 58.0 inches)
  • Unique 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and tailpipe finishers (3.5 SR models)

2012 Nissan Altima Coupe Engine and Driveline

  • 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with 270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque or refined 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder with 175 horsepower (170 hp CAL) and 180 lb-ft torque (175 lb-ft CAL)
  • Standard dual exhaust with both engines
  • Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) designed for fluid-feeling performance and efficient operation – V6 utilizes a unique controller with adaptive logic and is performance-tuned
  • Xtronic CVT® available with both V6 and 4-cylinder engines
  • Refined 6-speed manual transmission with a short shift throw and smooth shifting feel (available with both V6 and 4-cylinder engines)

2012 Nissan Altima Coupe Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Advanced Nissan “D” front-wheel drive platform
  • Independent strut with coil springs front suspension design, equal-length, equal-angle, near parallel to the ground half shafts
  • Advanced multi-link independent rear suspension design with an emphasis on nimbleness and good ride comfort
  • Front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Shock absorbers with rebound springs for secure cornering feel
  • Power-assisted vehicle-speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering system provides light effort at low speeds, secure feeling at high speeds
  • Power-assisted front vented disc/solid rear disc with standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
  • 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P215/55R17 tires (2.5 S)
  • 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with Michelin P235/45R18 tires (3.5 SR)

2012 Nissan Altima Coupe Interior Features

  • Available premium audio system – includes a 4.3-inch color display, USB port with iPod® connectivity, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, MP3/WMA CD-ROM playback and XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately), 9 speakers
  • Available Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 6.5-inch VGA color display, USB port with iPod® connectivity, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System with audio streaming, advanced map data including speed limit advisories, Zagat Survey® restaurant guide, XM NavTraffic® and XM NavWeather® (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and an RCA input for auxiliary audio/video connectivity
  • Sporty, comfortable, highly bolstered front seats, front seats storage pockets, inboard release lever (for rear seat passenger convenience)
  • Available leather-appointed interior
  • Available 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat (standard on 3.5 SR)
  • Rear 60/40 split flat fold-down rear seat
  • High quality interior feel with refined workmanship, use of soft materials (such as padded armrests) and chrome accents, oversize vanity mirror in driver and passenger side sun visors
  • Sporty interior space with innovative amenities, including Fine Vision illumination display instrument panel
  • Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition
  • Convenient covered storage compartments, cup or bottle holders
  • Available Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • Available Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Available RearView Monitor (standard on 3.5 SR 6MT)
  • Available sliding glass moonroof with sunshade (standard on 3.5 SR)
  • Available HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (standard on 3.5 SR 6MT)

2012 Nissan Altima Coupe Safety

  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor
  • Driver and front passenger side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection
  • Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Front seat Active Head Restraints
  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • Zone Body construction
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
  • Standard Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

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Models and Manufacturing

  • Available in four well-equipped models: 2.5 S 6MT, 2.5 S CVT, 3.5 SR 6MT, 3.5 SR CVT
  • Assembled by Nissan North America –Smyrna & Decherd Manufacturing

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