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Nissan Introduces New Micra w/ Supercharged 3-cyl Engine
In brief: Nissan is launching a new Micra city car utilizing a 3-cylinder supercharged GDI engine.
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Make/Model: Micra DIG-S
The Micra DIG-S (Direct Injected Gasoline, Supercharged) is a city car with a top speed of 112mph and a combined cycle fuel economy of 57mpg.
The car uses a new DIG-S engine that uses 3 cylinders to put out 97hp (142Nm or 105lb-ft torque) with both a manual and CVT transmission option.
The DIG-S uses a Miller cycle to raise compression ratios to 13:1, giving greater combustion efficiency. It's equivalent to a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine in output.
Other benefits of this small engine are its lighter weight, less friction loss, and stop/start technology.
And so ...
The Micra DIG-S will debut in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show in March and will be manufactured in Nissan's new facility in India.
Photo credits: Nissan
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