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HR/MR Engine

Technology Overview

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HR/MR Engine Technology Overview I N L I N E 4 - C Y L I
HR/MR Engine Technology Overview I N L I N E 4 - C Y L I

Next-generation four-cylinder engines with enhanced fundamentals for outstanding acceleration and environmental performance

As Nissan’s next-generation global strategy engines for volume-selling models, the inline four-cylinder HR and MR offer heightened consid- eration for the environment, while maximizing the gasoline engine’s “fun to drive” potential.

HR/MR Engine Advantages

Low-end torque for real-life conditions Instead of going for full-throttle performance, we sought to satisfy everyday driving needs with am- ple low-end torque that extends linearly through the mid- to high-speed range.

Class-leading environmental performance We minimized friction in the cylinders, pistons and other major moving parts, while refining the intake/exhaust systems and cooling perform- ance to gain combustion efficiency and superb environmental performance. We also reduced size and weight to class-leading low levels.

Not only quiet, but music to the ears By maintaining quiet operation and minimizing dis- cordant sonic components, we created a pleasant engine sound that adds to driving pleasure.

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Reducing friction

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Improving combustion efficiency

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Raising cooling efficiency

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Optimizing intake/exhaust efficiency

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Acoustic technology to satisfy the senses

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Fewer parts for lighter weight and enhanced reliability

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Major technologies

HR/MR engine development focused on maximiz- ing energy efficiency. We applied a variety of tech- nologies to eliminate energy loss and maximize output for high performance and fuel economy.

Friction-reduction

Comprehensive steps were taken to minimize friction between pistons and cylinders, cams and valve lifters, and other moving parts.

Bore circularity machining By making the cylinder bores as circular as pos- sible, this technology greatly reduces friction.

Mirror-like finish Crankshaft and camshaft journals are polished to a mirror-like smoothness to reduce friction.

Improved combustion efficiency and cooling efficiency

To achieve more efficient combustion, we applied new technology to the valves, fuel injectors and spark plugs, while raising cooling efficiency for the combustion chamber. These measures contribute to rapid fuel combustion with minimum wasted energy.

Improved intake/exhaust efficiency

For improved low- and mid-range torque, we reduced resistance in the intake and exhaust sys- tems to assure smooth airflow.

HR/MR Engine

Technology Overview

Basic performance reengineered

Though low-end torque is key to everyday driving pleasure, increasing this torque poses the greatest challenge to engine developers. Unlike boosting torque at mid and high rpm through forced induction (using a turbocharger or supercharger), raising low-end torque requires painstaking refinement of the engine’s fundamental performance. With the aim of making the HR and MR the global strategy engines for volume-selling models, Nissan thoroughly reviewed and enhanced all basic performance parameters.

reviewed and enhanced all basic performance parameters. HR15DE engine MR20DE engine HR15DE Conventional engine

HR15DE engine

and enhanced all basic performance parameters. HR15DE engine MR20DE engine HR15DE Conventional engine Competitor A

MR20DE engine

HR15DE Conventional engine Competitor A Competitor B Engine rev (x100rpm) HR15DE engine torque curve Torque
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Conventional engine
Competitor A
Competitor B
Engine rev (x100rpm)
HR15DE engine torque curve
Torque

Achieves plentiful low-end torque extending through mid-to-high engine speed.

HR20DE Conventional engine Competitor A Competitor B Engine rev (x100rpm) Torque
HR20DE
Conventional engine
Competitor A
Competitor B
Engine rev (x100rpm)
Torque

MR20DE engine torque curve

2.0-liter engine achieves flat torque characteristics with low-end torque comparable to the 2.2-liter class.