Nissan Micra DIG-S Introduced

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Nissan is making a new step to reduce the CO2 emissions of its range, as the company is introducing a new version of the Micra which follows the downsizing trend.

Dubbed the Micra DIG-S (Direct Injection Gasoline-Supercharger), the vehicle uses a supercharged 1,198cc three-cylinder unit that delivers 98 hp and a maximum torque of 142 Nm, while emitting 95 grams of CO2 per km, when working with a manual gearbox (115 g/km for the version equipped with the continuously variable transmission).

"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,” stated the press release.

The manual gearbox version offers a top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h) and returns a combined cycle fuel efficiency of 69.8 UK mpg (4 liters per 100 km or 58 US mpg).

By minimising heat, friction and pumping losses as much a possible, Nissan's engineers have created an engine that sets the standard for the rest of the industry. Its three-cylinder configuration gives many benefits including less weight and further reductions in friction loss, thanks to having fewer moving parts. Further gains are made thanks to the adoption of advanced engine management systems with Start/Stop and energy regeneration," explains the press release.

The Micra DIG-S will make its European debut at the the upcoming Geneva Auto Show, with the sales scheduled to debut this summer.

autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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