Europeans are no strangers to turbo-ing on a budget, as they get a whole range of excellent and affordable turbocharged cars with heart-pumping performance. Now the American can have a taste of that as well with this, the new 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo launched at the Miami International Auto Show.
Obviously, the 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo is not a good-looking or classy car, but it is going to be cheap and it gives you 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque from a peppy little 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline. It will definitely be a lot of fun wringing this little motor out and working it through the revs, knowing that the whole thing hasn’t cost very much so you can beat on it mercilessly and not worry about the costs.
Besides the fantastic engine, 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo comes with a number of other sporty highlights, chief among which enhanced body structure, revised steering system, larger front disc brakes, new 6-speed manual or Xtronic transmission with manual mode and unique suspension tuning. The thing also looks the part with lower body side sill extensions, rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light, fog lights, chrome exhaust finisher, heated outside mirrors with LED turn signals, and unique design 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 205/50R17 all-season tires.
In terms of features and equipment, the SR really shines thanks to sport interior trim, premium sport cloth seats, driver’s seatback pocket, heated front seats, a 5.0-inch Advanced Drive-Assist, Siri voice control. There is also a Premium Package which adds Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), leather-appointed seating and Bose Premium audio system with eight speakers.