The 2017 Nissan Sentra SR turbo is getting a massive power upgrade and the new edition will soon be available in stores with a capability to produce up to 188 horsepower.
The new Sentra SR is powered by a 1.6-liter direct injected turbo four engine. The powertrain’s extreme potential has been unlocked by the engineers that allow it to deliver 188 horsepower combined with 177 lb feet of torque. The performance numbers of the Sentra SR turbo arevery similar to the Nissan Juke. But, the Juke doesn’t have a turbo edition of the 1.8-liter inline four engine. Without the tweak, the engine delivers just 124 horsepower with 125 lb feet of torque.
When riding the turbo edition of the car, passengers can surely feel the extra oomph factor offered by the car. The automobile brand uses a continuously variable transmission but you have the option to upgrade the vehicle to a six speed manual gearbox. The non-turbo SR variant doesn’t offer the transmission upgrade though.
The 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo uses a completely overhauled suspension system offering the best comfort. The normal SR variant’s front springs are ten percent stiffer in the SR Turbo offering better suspension and reduces vibration on the inside. The front and rear damping in the car has been modified by 23 percent and 50 percent respectively. Nissan has modified the steering controls allowing the driver to steer the car with relative ease.
The steering software has been adjusted for maximum response and is equipped with a large steering motor. It responds to your every touch and movement. The front brake discs used in the Sentra SR Turbo is 11.7-inchesthick when compared to the base model of the Sentra. The braking system uses Nissan’s Active Understeer Control. The improved version of the control works in such a way that the brakes are applied on the wheel from the inside which comes in handy during tight corners.
Other features found in the 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo include 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, sports seats and a large rear spoiler. Buyers can choose to upgrade their vehicle with the Premium Package which adds a lot of new stuff including high quality sound system, navigation system, premium leather seats and special safety tech. The technology has blind spot monitoring system for increased safety. Pricing and availability of the new Sentra SR Turbo will be announced soon, Nissan confirmed.