Nissan Rolls Out Micra DIG-S
If you are looking for one of the cleanest petrol engine available at the moment, Nissan’s Micra DIG-S unit has CO2 emissions of only 95 g/km. It is a 3-cylinder 1.2-liter direct injection unit that has a supercharger and it can be mated to either a traditional manual transmission or to a CVT automatic gearbox.
This tiny engine can produce 98 hp and 105 lb.-ft of torque which is just about the same as the larger 4-cylinder 1.4-liter engine. Combustion efficiency has been increased thanks to the 13:1 compression ratio. In addition, due to the fact that it has fewer moving parts, friction and pumping losses have been reduced. It also has an advanced engine management system with the start/stop feature as well as energy regeneration capabilities.
Mated to the manual transmission, an entry-level Micra DIG-S is capable of achieving a top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h) and can do a remarkable 57.4 mpg (4.1 liters / 100 km) with 95 g/km of CO2 emissions.
The more expensive trim levels (Acenta and Tekna) will emit 99 g/km due to the added equipment while the CVT has CO2 emissions of 115 g/km.
Another great aspect about this car is the fact that depending on the market, the Micra DIG-S is also exempt from road tax and/or congestion charges and customers can take advantage from further tax breaks as well as governmental incentives.
The car will be exhibited next month at the 2011 edition of the Geneva Motor Show and European sales will commence later on this summer. The Micra will be available only in a 5-door body style and with three trim levels. Nissan is also offering a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated engine for the Micra that outputs 80 hp.
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