what do the letters L4DOHC mean in relation to this Altima's engine?

Asked by Aug 10, 2012 at 10:42 PM about the 2009 Nissan Altima

Question type: General

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L4 = four clinders and DOHC is Direct Over Head Cam

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Thanks! Can you tell me if this is a good thing or not?


What do you mean by good? The 2009 Altima is sold with either the 2.5L engine or the 3.5L. The bigger engine has more HP. From Edmunds...."The 2009 Nissan Altima offers two engine choices. Altima 2.5 models come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder producing 175 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Altima 3.5 models have a 3.5-liter V6 that pumps out 270 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Altimas with the four-cylinder engine can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in the mid-7-second range, which is certainly quick for this segment. The more powerful V6 brings that time down to 6.2 seconds for the manual transmission and 6.6 seconds for the CVT."

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Thanks for your excellent explanation and your patience!

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