Nissan Shows Off Sentra SR Turbo
Nissan just debuted the new 2017 Sentra SR Turbo at the Miami International Auto Show, and the leap in performance is striking. The new 188-horsepower 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline turbo engine – a 50 percent increase in horsepower versus standard Sentra SR’s naturally aspirated 1.8-liter. Internationally, buyer’s will have a choice between a 6-speed manual Nissan’s Xtronic transmission with it’s “manual mode.” We may not get the manual transmission here in the Middle East, but we’re happy to speculate that it will be the more enjoyable of the two. Oh, and there’s 177 lb-ft of torque on offer, that’s 52 more lb-ft of torque with the turbo.
“The Sentra SR Turbo is designed for buyers who want all the attributes of traditional compact sedans but also desire some serious turbo performance,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “The SR Turbo builds upon the redesigned Sentra and adds 50 percent more horsepower and more than 40 percent more torque, as well as the upgrades where drivers will feel them. It’s truly the complete package for compact car buyers and enthusiasts alike.”
In order to accommodate the added power and torque, the new Sentra SR Turbo also receives an enhanced body structure, revised steering system, larger front disc brakes. The 2017 Sentra SR Turbo includes a standard power sliding glass moonroof and SR Turbo badging. The SR Turbo Premium Package, the only option package available for the SR Turbo, includes Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, leather-appointed seating and Bose Premium audio system with eight speakers.
All Sentra SR models feature LED low beam projector headlights with LED accents, lower body side sill extensions, rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light, fog lights, chrome exhaust finisher, heated outside mirrors with LED turn signals, and unique design 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 205/50R17 all-season tires and more.