Nissan March or Nissan Micra is a hatchback produced by a well-known Japanese brand, Nissan. The Nissan March itself is marketed in many countries but some use the name Nissan March and some also use the name Nissan Micra.
In Indonesia, the Nissan March is offered in two engine options, namely 1.2 liter and 1.5 liter. For the variant that uses the 1.2 liter engine, you can say that it is quite in demand in the market even though it is not as popular as its competitors who have a larger engine capacity.
But did you know that the Nissan March has a variant with an engine that is equipped with a supercharge. The supercharged Nissan March is not the creation of a modified house, but the Japanese car manufacturer does provide an engine variant that is equipped with a supercharge.
The engine that is equipped with the supercharge has an engine code HR12-DDR which uses gasoline as fuel. This machine has a capacity of 1,200 cc with 3 cylinders. This machine has a power that is not too big, actually only has 97 HP with a torque of 143 Nm.
Indeed, this machine was not born for a very significant increase in performance . Indeed, when compared to the HR12DE engine, which is a conventional engine without additional supercharge, only 80 HP with 110 Nm of torque.
Now what Nissan is pursuing by adding a supercharge to the HR12 engine is to reduce emissions from the engine. As reported by Paultan.org the HR12DDR engine has an emission of 95 g / km for the engine combined with a manual transmission. As for the supercharged engine combined with the CVT transmission, it has an emission of 115 g / km.
Apart from that, this supercharged 3-cylinder engine had a pretty impressive fuel consumption at that time of 24.4 km / liter. Very awesome isn’t it! However, this machine did not enter Indonesia. In Indonesia, the Nissan March is only equipped with a supercharge-free engine that has the engine code HR12DE.