Since its European introduction in autumn 2008, the second generation Nissan Murano has occupied a unique place in the premium Crossover market - combining cutting edge design, a premium on-board ambiance and easy, enjoyable performance.
And Nissan Murano's appeal to customers will be significantly enhanced in September 2010 with the addition of a diesel engine to the line-up, further reinforcing Nissan's Crossover leadership. The introduction of the diesel version comes just as Nissan will introduce the fourth member of its Crossover line-up, the Nissan Juke, and soon after the introduction of the revised Nissan QASHQAI.
An enhanced version of Nissan's 2.5 dCi four cylinder engine, has been fitted to the Nissan Murano, giving a combination of effortless torque, refinement and reduced consumption and emissions, in line with the European market trend. This YD25 engine from Nissan's range has recently benefitted from comprehensive upgrades in advance of its fitment in Nissan Murano.
When fitted to the Nissan Murano, the engine produces 190PS and 450Nm of torque, with a torque and power curve which means that the performance is smooth and serene thanks to the torquey nature of the engine, perfectly complementing the Nissan Murano's character.
The changes made to the engine include a new direct injection system which operates at 2000 bar, up from 1800 bar. This increase in pressure means the fuel spray is atomised to an even finer degree resulting in more complete combustion. A new cylinder head with parallel ports increases the swirl efficiency of the combustion process, smoothing the intake and exhaust flow, while a new variable nozzle turbo (VNT) with electric control rather than the previous hydraulic system for quicker responses has also been adopted.
The engine is equipped with a diesel particle filter (DPF), helping Nissan Murano to achieve EURO5 emission standards.
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