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Old 02-18-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Nissan Micra DIG-S

Meet Nissanís supercharged supermini! The firm has just announced the flagship version of the new Micra range Ė the DIG-S, complete with a clever new engine. The model features a 1.2-litre three-cylinder unit thatís boosted by direct injection and a supercharger.

Whatís more, the unit features Millar cycle combustion, which delays the closure of the inlet valve on the compression stroke. In conjunction with the compressed, cooler air provided by the supercharger, this allows a high compression ratio of 13:1 to be used.

This benefits efficiency, because less energy is required in the compression stroke and less is wasted as heat, while also delivering the engine response and torque equivalent to a four-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol unit. Particulate emissions are also way down on a comparable diesel-powered model.

As a result, the engine delivers 97bhp and 148Nm, while returning 68.9mpg and 95g/km, making it exempt from road tax and the London Congestion Charge.

The car will makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and the first cars will arrive with customers in the summer. Prices will be announced closer to the on-sale date.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:25 PM   #2
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Sounds like a winner.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:16 PM   #3
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68.9MPG? Who needs a hybrid?!
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:32 PM   #4
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That sounds pretty nice. Way to go Nissan.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:35 PM   #5
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Nice, I wonder if it has any decent pickup.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:47 AM   #6
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No, no, it's a car. Not a pickup.

ba dum, pssh....
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:51 AM   #7
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68.9MPG? Who needs a hybrid?!
Apples and oranges: UK/Imperial gallons, not US gallons, and UK testing standards, not those of the EPA.

The Prius logs 72.4 mpg in the UK and 89.4 mpg on the Japanese test cycle…
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