2011 Nissan Murano Diesel

Nissan Europe has unveiled official details on the 2011 Murano diesel version. The new Murano diesel will go on sale in September, and in the UK, it is priced at £37,795.

The new diesel version is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 190 Hp and 450Nm at just 2,000rpm and delivers a fuel economy of 35.3mpg.

Nissan developing a diesel version of their crossover is not the only news they are bringing us today. We are happy to inform you that the 2011 model will receive a few exterior upgrades as well. The 2011 Murano will get a new front end with a larger air intake surface and a redesigned bumper that will now offer a more generous air intake and will incorporate new fog lamps. Standard equipment will include 20-inch alloy wheels, power tailgate and color rear, Nissan Connect Premium satellite navigation system with 7” touchscreen, HDD 9.3 Gb music server, ipod, Bluetooth, and aux connectivity combined with premium 11 speaker BOSE system and the option of rear seat DVD entertainment system.

The new diesel version will add a rear privacy glass, bi-xenon headlamps, cruise control, and Murano’s signature electrically folding rear seats.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

As the first true crossover and a halo model for Nissan, the only thing that could enhance the Murano is the pace, economy and efficiency of diesel power – and that’s now exactly what it’s got!

Available to order in the UK now, the Murano dCi benefits from a diesel engine specifically engineered for Europe with significant input from engineers at Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE).

Nissan Murano Diesel

The 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine has been totally revised with extensive changes designed to provide the perfect balance of performance and efficiency for the Murano. This is combined with a revised 6 speed automatic transmission providing Adaptive Shift Control for the optimum gear and helping to reduce CO2 emissions by 5.0g/km through lower transmission friction and Clear Neutral Control. It is now fully compliant with tough Euro5 emissions standards, and develops 11% more power and torque than before. The headline figures are 190PS and 450Nm at just 2,000rpm.

An all-important benefit of the new diesel unit is efficiency, and with 35.3mpg economy in the combined cycle and 210g/km CO2 emissions the Murano is more appealing than ever. This is helped by improved aerodynamics and a first ever on Murano, an electric power regeneration system.

The importance of refinement hasn’t been forgotten either, with the very latest engineering techniques employed to ensure the Murano’s premium cabin environment remains uninterrupted. Among the improvements are a change from chain to belt drive for the power steering pump to reduce noise while a fifth engine mounting point has been added to make the Murano as quiet as possible. At the same time, extra sound absorbing material has been added to the engine bay to reduce noise intrusion into the cabin even further.

Nissan Murano Diesel

Nissan’s designers have also taken the opportunity to combine the need for cooling airflow to the diesel engine and radiators with a styling makeover for the Murano’s front-end. A new grille and bumper design reinforce the striking looks that have long blended the dynamic pleasure of a sports car with the cabin comfort of an SUV.

This combination of abilities is reflected on the spec sheets. Murano comes fully loaded with everything from 20-inch alloy wheels, power tailgate and colour rear and kerbside cameras all fitted as standard. Murano also features Nissan Connect Premium satellite navigation system with 7” touchscreen, HDD 9.3 Gb music server, ipod, Bluetooth and aux connectivity combined with premium 11 speaker BOSE system and the option of rear seat DVD entertainment system.

In addition, the kit list includes rear privacy glass, bi-xenon headlamps, cruise control and Murano’s signature electrically folding rear seats, which can be raised or lowered easily and conveniently from the luggage area.

All this comes wrapped up in the Murano diesel package priced at a highly competitive £37,795. Orders are being taken now ready for the first deliveries in September.

Nissan Murano Diesel

Now firmly established as the pioneer and leader of the crossover market, Nissan’s improved Murano shares many of the cross-segment abilities that have made the Qashqai and the seven-seat Qashqai+2 so successful in the family hatchback sector. What’s more, Nissan’s crossover dominance is set to be further underlined by the arrival, later this year, of the Juke, Nissan’s new compact crossover.


15 comments:

I just noticed that it has the same platform to Land Rover vehicle but despite that I’m still impressed on this Murano because it is so ideal for a family van but its engine output is not satisfying for this SUV.

I just love everything in the exterior, but I have to agree with leezyking, that the detailing was good except for the fact that its diesel! 

Wow! The physical appearance of the car looks so aggressive! And i do believe that they have perfectly combined the performance and efficiency! 

I’m not hating this model but I actually admired its diesel engine option. A 2.5 liter four cylinder engine is one of its greatest features plus an improved front end making it similar to a sports vehicle. Many fans would agree, but few said it was just a makeover of the previous model.

A new front grille, red shaped bumper and larger air intakes – that was a good design but at the thing is, it’s a diesel! I also like its navigation system and bluetooth connectivity.

It’s not as subdued stylishly. Perhaps it’s even all-over-the-board, but at least it’s cohesive in that it seems purposefully and entirely all-over-the-board.

It’s not as subdued stylisticly. Perhaps it’s even all-over-the-board, but at least it’s cohesive in that it seems purposefully and entirely
all-over-the-board.

but this looks the least like an suv compared to most i see this as a 370z crossover lol can you imagine a 370z clattering away at the lights?

there is a humor that the nissan murano is using the Nissan Z engine. same as the Nissan Z’s engine.

good thing that nissan made a diesel version of the murano. but i hope they already found a way to eliminate the noise and vibration of a
diesel engine.

The battle for suv’s have gotten hotter with this car on the competition list.

the grilles are more noticeable now and the body is looking great too.

I think it depends what car it’s in and what position in the light they are. In this, it looks alright, in the Corolla sedan, not so good.

I like that head lights, its very unique. Fortunately, Japanese car maker did it again and I guess some of the British people will love this
Nissan Murano diesel.

nice, it looks great with its new headlamps and grilles, plust it’s body trim looks more sexier than the previous model.

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