Here’s the Details of the New Altima SR Trims
In addition to the redesign, Nissan has added two new “sport” trims to its flagship sedan, the Nissan Altima. However, Nissan didn’t just want to pay lip service to making the SR trims sporty by adding wider wheels and a spoiler.
“Anyone can dress up a sedan with custom wheels and a body kit, but that’s not in keeping with Nissan’s longstanding performance heritage,” said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “Altima SR features a 12.5 percent increase in cornering performance, and we’re making SR available with our refined 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine and our higher-powered 3.5-liter V6. It’s like having your espresso shot in a choice of Grande or Venti®.”
In addition, not wanting to push the SR out of reach for younger car shoppers, Nissan based it on the Altima S and placed it just above the S in the model lineup.
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The SR will be available with either a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (which produces 182 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque) or a 3.5-liter V6 (which produces 270 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque). Both will be equipped with an Xtronic seven-step “manumatic” transmission with paddle shifters.
On the outside, the SR will receive 18-inch aluminum Sport design wheels, smoked headlight housings, signature Daytime Running lights, a rear decklid spoiler, and (optionally, late availability) LED headlights.
Inside, the SR will feature an eight-way power driver’s seat with two-way lumber support, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift lever, and black upholstery with blue stitching.
“As the specs show,” Lang added, “the Altima SR is a real performance vehicle for the masses – with features such as a 258-percent stiffer rear stabilizer bar for better rotation – it’s not just a marketing package. We think it is a great addition to the already stellar Altima model lineup.”
Gallery: 2016 Nissan Altima SR Photo
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