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Nissan Altima

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Nissan Altima

2-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2488 cm3 / 151.8 cu in / 151.8 cu in, 135.0 kW / 181.0 hp / 181.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 231.0 N·m / 170.4 lb·ft / 170.4 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)NissanIssued from2003
ModelAltimaIssued until
SerieAltimaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerNissan Motor Co. Ltd.CountryJP

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)2917 l / 103.01 cu ft / 103.01 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4890 mm / 192.5 in / 192.5 inTotal (curb) weight1290 kg / 2844 lb / 2844 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2810 mm / 110.6 in / 110.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity73 l / 16.1 UK gal / 19.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.25 m2 / 24.2 sq ft / 24.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.68 m2 / 7.3 sq ft / 7.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.8 kW / 22.5 hp / 22.5 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2488 cm3 / 151.8 cu in / 151.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity622.11 cm3/cylinder / 37.963 cu in/cylinder / 37.963 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power135.0 kW / 181.0 hp / 181.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque231.0 N·m / 170.4 lb·ft / 170.4 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)54.0 kW / 72.4 hp / 72.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output54.3 kW/l / 1.192 bhp/cu in / 1.192 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque92.8 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio141.9 kW/ton / 107.5 bhp/ton / 107.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Nissan Altima

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