Variable Compression turbo engine debuts on new Nissan Altima

 

At the New York International Auto Show, Nissan revealed the 2019 Altima. The sixth-generation of the best-selling mid-size sedan features two new powerplants, including the advanced variable compression turbo engine first introduced in the Infinit QX50.

Variable Compression Turbo engine

Replacing the previous-generation Altima’s 3.5-litre V6 engine is the world’s first production-ready variable compression turbo inline 4-cylinder —which generates the performance of some V6 gasoline engines but with 4-cylinder level fuel economy.

Designated as the VC-Turbo, the new technology continuously transforms the engine characteristics, providing both dynamic and efficient performance.

The Altima also features the first available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive in a Nissan sedan in the US; and advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility features, including ProPILOT Assist.

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