Nissan wants more power

Posted on Tuesday, 6 September 2011 , 03:09:39 byEmil

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Nissan wants more power

Nissan managed to replace the 2.0-liter diesel with a more efficient 1.6-liter turbo diesel. So, the Europeans who want to buy it will travel cheaper, in theory, but also with 20 horsepower slower. These changes refer both to the standard Qashqai and the seven-seater Qashqai+2.
The 1.6-liter diesel is the engine most European carmakers equip their cars with and it's quite good, but cars like the Grand Scenic do need more horsepower to pull them along feeling the refinement.
So, the model features a 1.6-liter engine that is able to produce 130 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque from 2000 rpm. It can accelerate from 30 to 50 mph in 6.29 seconds.
The fuel consumption figures on the combined European cycle for the 1.6 dCi are 4.9 l / 100 km which means in consumes less with 1.0 l. The 2WD manual model has 129 g / km CO2 emissions.
Despite of the disappointment of lousing some power, we have to admit this is a great car that offers dynamic driving performance.