The 2011 Geneva Motor Show is turning into a regular environmental fair - with the exception of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 of course - and now Nissan is joining the bunch with a special Micra model. The new Micra DIG S will be powered by a petrol engine, but that engine will only produce 95g/km of CO2. Sales will begin Summer 2011.

The new Micra DIG S is powered by a 1.5 liter four-cylinder Direct Injection Gasoline-Supercharger engine that delivers a total of 98 HP and 142Nm of torque, while emitting only 95g/km for the manual version and 115 g/km for the CVT version. The car can hit a top speed of 112mph when coupled with a manual gearbox. The DIG-S uses the Miller cycle and direct petrol injection to raise the compression ratio to 13 to one for greater combustion efficiency and a supercharger for instant throttle response and added power.

"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. 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."

  • 2011 Nissan Micra DIG S
  • Year:
    2011
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    four-cylinder Direct Injection Gasoline-Supercharger
  • Transmission:
    manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    98hp
  • Torque @ RPM:
    142Nm
  • Displacement:
    1.5L L
  • Top Speed:
    112 mph
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10 comments:

  (504) posted on 12.20.2011

Micra is really a cunning vehicle! I think it will be the best competitor for Fiat and Mini vehicle. smiley Anyway, I’m already so impressed with the maximum speed of this small car.

  (683) posted on 12.4.2011

I thought it was a Fiat vehicle! Well, they have the same platform and exterior detailing. However, I’m still impressed for the exclusivity of this vehicle, and it looks so attractive on its white body paint.

  (256) posted on 10.10.2011

Nissan Micra looks so cute on its platform, and I must say that I simply love this small city car, and with its decent appearance but I wonder if it also had an impressive interior features/amenities.

  (798) posted on 09.20.2011

A very cute platform design and styling. I also love the color of this car. I found it so refreshing and stunning for me on its cute but decency appearance.

  (595) posted on 07.27.2011

Nissan really surprised me on this one. This handles a supercharged engine which you would not usually see on other compact cars, and it is also environment-friendly because it has a very low carbon dioxide emission.

  (528) posted on 05.19.2011

One thing that I like about the Micra is that it was able to cram it a lot of features in such a small car. I hope that they will be able to continue that with the 2011 edition.

  (579) posted on 03.7.2011

Yup, this one kinda looks like a miniature Toyota Yaris. But then again, Nissan is really notable for making small city cars, so this would still be interesting.

  (151) posted on 02.22.2011

Unfortunately it looks like a bad sketch of the 1999 Toyota Yaris smiley

  (134) posted on 02.20.2011

To me the fascinating designs are at the bottom of the price range I am sure the 1909 Packard was a fine car,but the Model T changed the world.

  (714) posted on 02.20.2011

love the Cube and think it is far better than other box cars. While not as cute or iconic as earlier Micras the Auto Express pics show a pleasant looking car-more important 50k lighter,able to use an efficient 3cyl to get great mileage.

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