2019 Sentra SR Turbo adds standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, continues to feature sporty style and performance
•188-horsepower SR Turbo takes Sentra's performance and fun-to-drive factor to a whole new level
•Features advanced 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) turbo engine – a 50 percent increase in horsepower versus standard Sentra SR's 1.8-liter non-turbo engine
•Available with unique Xtronic transmission with manual mode tuned specifically to SR Turbo engine
•Also includes tuned suspension and steering, reinforced body and larger front disc brakes, along with sport exterior and interior treatments
The Sentra SR Turbo takes the sporty look and performance of the popular Sentra SR and kicks things up a notch. For 2019, Sentra SR Turbo adds NissanConnectSM featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ as standard equipment.
At the heart of the 2019 Sentra SR Turbo is its 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) turbocharged engine that delivers a 50 percent horsepower increase from the normally aspirated 1.8-liter Sentra SR powerplant. Rated at 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, the SR Turbo engine offers 64 more horsepower and 52 more lb-ft of torque than non-turbo Sentra models1 (except Sentra S 6MT model, rated at 130 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque.).
The SR Turbo is based on the popular Sentra SR grade level, which accounts for more than 15 percent total Sentra sales. The SR Turbo maintains the SR's unique sporty exterior, interior and wheel treatments.
Únder the skin, however, things get radically different. The 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine includes a 10.5:1 compression ratio, Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), spray-coated and mirror-finish cylinder bores, a variable pressure oil pump and a low-pressure EGR system, which helps lower exhaust gas temperature and improve knock sensitivity.
The Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) includes an intermediate lock function on the intake side, while the use of spray-coated and mirror-finish cylinder bores (versus the iron liners) provides an estimated 12 percent reduction in internal friction, which also improves anti-knock performance and reduces engine weight.
The DIG™ system helps improve combustion, enhancing power, torque, economy and emissions, while the use of the turbocharger and intercooler helps boost power. The variable timing control for both intake and exhaust cycles improves low-end engine response.
The SR Turbo is offered with an advanced Xtronic transmission, a version unique to the SR Turbo to match the engine's performance. The transmission offers a wide gear ratio range of 7.3:1 through use of a sub-planetary gear and smaller pulleys, resulting in high-speed fuel efficiency and responsive acceleration. The SR Turbo's powerful acceleration feel is enhanced with the Xtronic's D-mode step shift program that simulates shifts, giving a more natural acceleration feeling without holding a high rpm constant, letting rpms build as speed builds.
The SR Turbo's performance is not only about the engine. To help handle the increased power and torque, significant changes were made to the suspension, steering and brakes to give the SR Turbo a great driving feel. The enhancements to the independent strut front/rear torsion beam suspension are designed to handle the increased power and include a 10 percent increase in front spring stiffness. The SR Turbo-specific front and rear dampers have been optimized for use with the 17-inch wheels and tires – front damping has been increased 23 percent and rear damping by 50 percent.
In addition, the suspension benefits from body enhancements that range from increased front cowl thickness to a special steering gear mounting. The Electric Power Steering (EPS) system changes include a larger steering motor and revised electronic mapping to provide a balanced feel between reduced effort at parking and low speed situations and enhanced feedback on highways and winding roads.
Larger front brakes and calipers are utilized in the SR Turbo's 4-wheel disc brake system – 11.7-inch vent front (versus the 11.0-inch front discs of the standard Sentra) and 11.5-inch solid rear discs. In addition, the Active Úndersteer Control system has been optimized for the SR Turbo.
The result of the special powertrain, unique suspension tuning and other enhancements is an improved acceleration feeling from standing starts and highway passing, along with improved handling response and enhanced ride comfort.
Like the non-Turbo Sentra SR, the exterior is marked by LED low beam projector headlights with LED accents, 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. The SR Turbo also includes a standard power sliding glass moonroof with tilt feature and SR Turbo badging.
The SR Turbo is offered in seven exterior colors: Red Alert, Brilliant Silver, Gun Metallic, Super Black, Aspen White (premium color) , Scarlet Ember (premium color) and Deep Blue Pearl.
Inside, the SR Turbo (like the non-turbo SR) includes sport interior trim, premium sport cloth seats, driver's seatback pocket and heated front seats. All Sentra grades offer ample room in a compact-size exterior – featuring one of the largest interiors in class, with 111.0 cubic feet of total interior volume. Helping make this possible is the long wheelbase (106.3 inches), which helps provide both ample rear seat legroom of 37.4 inches and large trunk capacity of 15.1 cubic feet. The rear seat is a standard 60/40-split fold-down design, adding versatility to the large trunk space.
The high-quality Sentra SR Turbo interior design features soft-touch instrument panel and door armrests, Nissan Intelligent Key® keyless entry with push button ignition and RearView Monitor. Other features include tilt and telescopic steering column, power windows with driver's one-touch auto up/down with auto reverse, power door locks with auto-locking feature, remote keyless entry and remote trunk, 5.0-inch Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display (ADAD) located between the tachometer and speedometer, and fuel-filler door releases.
An AM/FM/CD system with 7.0-inch color touch-screen display, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System is standard. For 2019, the system adds NissanConnectSM featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.
The Sentra SR Turbo's list of standard safety and security features includes the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors; front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags; roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection; 3-point front and rear seatbelts, front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters and adjustable upper anchors; and LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren).
All trim levels of the 2019 Sentra also offer child safety rear door locks; Zone Body construction featuring front and rear crumple zones and occupant zone; Nissan Immobilizer system and anti-theft alarm system; Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with position monitoring; available Easy Fill Tire Alert system and standard Automatic Emergency Braking2 (except Sentra S 6-speed manual transmission-equipped model).
The optional SR Turbo Premium Package adds dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors, auto-dimming inside mirror with HomeLink® Úniversal Transceiver; Blind Spot Warning (BSW); Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA); Bose® Premium Audio system with 8 speakers; leather-appointed seats; 6-way power driver's seat with 2-way power lumbar support.
In addition to the Sentra SR Turbo, the 2019 Sentra is offered in five other grade levels: Sentra S (6MT and Xtronic), SV (Xtronic), SR (Xtronic), SL (Xtronic) and NISMO (6MT and Xtronic). For full information, please visit NissanNews.com.The Nissan Sentra SR Turbo is assembled in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Source - Nissan