Nissan car maker has release and just confirmed the details of its new supercharged Micra, badged the DIG-S. Yes, that sentence does have the word ‘supercharged’ in it as well as the word ‘Micra’ – you haven’t mistaken Absinthe for the mouthwash this morning. A number of things occur at this point. Nissan’s focus on reducing emissions is not restricted to creating zero emission electric vehicles like the pioneering and award-winning Nissan LEAF.
The Nissan Micra has released new versions of their products that have lower emissions, dubbed the Nissan Micra DIG S. This car will be exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and immediately be sold this summer. The Nissan Micra DIG S uses a 1.2-liter engine with 3-cylinder direct injection which uses supercharging to increase the 98 PS (72 kW) and torque of 142 Nm in the hope achieve the 4-cylinder and 1.5-liter capacity.
First of all this isn’t a modern recreation of the Nissan March Superturbo. Which is a shame. Second of all, unlike Audi, Nissan has at least got the lettering right. It’s DIG-S for supercharger, here, and DIG-T for turbocharger – as in the range-topping versions of the Nissan Juke. That Audi labels its supercharged 3.0-litre petrol the V6 T drives me quietly bonkers, but I am fairly far from getting out more.
Combined fuel is also integrated into this car, to manifest as a fuel efficient car. The DIG S can achieve 68.9 mpg and has CO2 emissions of 95 grams per km, largely thanks to systems like the engine Start / Stop and energy. 2011 Nissan Micra S DIG cans to drive up to 112 mph top speed manual transmission. 2011 Nissan Micra S DIG using Miller cycle and gasoline direct injection to increase is the compression ratio to 13 to more efficient combustion and compressor for immediate response and Greater strength.
Pierre Loing, Vice President Product Strategy and Planning, Nissan International SA said ” Ultra low emissions with no compromise when it comes to drivability means the Micra DIG-S sets new standards for the current generation of city cars. No other petrol-powered compact hatchback can beat its overall efficiency… and it is more than a match for an equivalent diesel” and also said “We have been able to achieve this ultra low CO2 figure in a cost effective package and without the complication of particulate filters needed to clean up diesel engine emissions and which are not entirely compatible with a car that spends much of its life in the city.”