The Nissan Altima Coupe is the fourth generation model of the Nissan Altima that was introduced with a revised chassis model. The Nissan Altima Coupe was released on the 12th of April 2006 after it was unveiled at the Auto Show in New York in 2006. The Nissan Altima Coupe is the primary vehicle to exploit the smaller D platform of Nissan, with an innovative front and upgraded back suspension. The Nissan Altima Coupe was constructed with the wheelbase of 25 mm (1inch) smaller than the third generation Nissan Altima, but it came with the same interior space as that of the earlier model without any change in its interior features, including the size of the cabin.
The other two models of Nissan, such as the Murano and the Maxima, also started using this new platform for their 2009 year models. As with the earlier generation, the Nissan Altima Coupe shares much of its platform and mechanicals with the Nissan Teana that is constructed for dissimilar market circumstances in Asia.
The 2007 model of the Nissan Altima Coupe employed modified versions of the engines from the Nissan models of the third generation. The coupe edition of the Nissan Altima is the first-ever double-door Altima of Nissan. The Nissan Altima Coupe had a smaller wheelbase, lower height, and shorter overall length than the Altima Sedan. The Nissan Altima Coupe was released with two engines. These revised engines include the V6, 3.5-liter VQ35DE engine, which was capable of producing a maximum power of 201 kW (270 hp). The other modified engine includes the 2.5-liter QR25DE, straight-4 engine that is capable to offer the required power of 130 kW (175 hp) to the coupe. These engines are mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard, but the 2007 Nissan Altima Coups also comes with a continuously variable transmission as an option to replace the conventional automatic transmission.
All the engines that were equipped in the Nissan Altima Coupe were tested thoroughly earlier than equipping the vehicles. The four-cylinder, Inline Altima 2.5S with the continuously variable transmission offers better acceleration to the coupe that makes it attain the speed from 0-60 mph within 8.5 seconds, whereas the V6, 3.5-liter engine in the SE model of the Nissan Altima with six--speed manual transmission accelerated the vehicle from 0-60 mph within 5.9 seconds.
After some years, the 2007 Nissan Altima Coupe received some more new modernisms in the market, together with, but not restricted to, a standard Smart Key, which is called as the Nissan Intelligent Key, with the Push-Button start as a standard internal feature, a parking camera, and Bluetooth competence for mobile phones. The dashboard of the redesigned Nissan Coupe was equipped with bigger buttons for trouble-free readability and with a overall of nine cup holders, such that, three cup holders were hidden beneath the center console, two cup holders in the back armrest, and one 20-oz cup holder in every door of the Nissan Altima Coupe. In the new redesigned Nissan Altima Coupe, quite a lot of out of sight compartments have been appended in addition to doubling the space of the glove compartment to 13 liters (0.46 cubic feet). Later in 2008, all models of the Nissan Altima were equipped with the Anti-lock braking system amid the electronic brake-force distribution system.